- Best Feature: (Kelly Reichardt, director; Neil Kopp, Vincent Savino, Anish Savjani, producers (A24))
- Outstanding Lead Performance: (Michelle Williams)
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“Showing Up,” was directed by Kelly Reichardt, written by Reichardt and Oregonian, Jonathan Raymond, and produced by Oregonians, Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani, and Vincent Savino (see all cast and crew here) and was produced by Oregon-based production company FilmScience. Michelle Williams plays a sculptor preparing to open a new show who must balance her creative life with the daily dramas of family and friends.
This is Michelle Williams’s fourth collaboration with director Reichardt, following “Wendy and Lucy” (2008), “Meek’s Cutoff” (2010), and “Certain Women” (2016), and the 6th film Reichardt has shot in Oregon. The film shot mainly in the Portland metro area, is described as a “vibrant and sharply funny portrait of an artist on the verge of a career-changing exhibition. As she navigates family, friends, and colleagues in the lead-up to her show, the chaos of life becomes the inspiration for great art.”
The Gotham Awards is the first major awards show of the awards season that honors outstanding and groundbreaking voices in storytelling. The 33rd annual ceremony will take place Monday, November 27 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.