Gotham Awards: No Oscar indicator, but they go for McConaughey, “Llewyn Davis”

The first couple of cinema awards of “Awards Season” are the most irrelevant.

So don’t read too much into The Gotham City centric “Gotham Awards” going for “Inside Llewyn Davis” as best picture. Over “12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity” and everything else. They’re no early Oscar indicator.

“Fruitvale Station” earned their version of “Nice try, newcomer” in actor and director honors.


I’d like to think Matthew McConaughey is now the Oscar front runner after winning their best picture, but Gotham track records are weak in this regard.

Similarly, when the “National Board of Review” rolls out its announcement, if anybody is still paying attention to them, we won’t have any clearer picture about Oscar nominees-future winners.

Late December is when the momentum shows itself, and the premature awards of early Dec. will be forgotten.


About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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