The Gotham Awards were officially handed out last night in Los Angeles and the first major awards show of the year got everyone’s juices flowing for Oscar season. From this point forward, there are a slew of awards ceremonies that will honor the year’s best films but Monday night at the Gotham Awards was all about the best Indie films that 2013 had to offer.
One of the least surprising awards handed out on the night went to Matthew McConaughey for his stunning work in Dallas Buyers Club. The movie is being carried by McConaughey’s performance which is being cited as the pinnacle of his acting career. Never before has McConaughey been considered this seriously for this many prestigious awards and he has picked up his first big award of the year.
- Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave
- Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
- Oscar Issac, Inside Llewyn Davis
- Isaiah Washington, Blue Caprice
- Robert Redford, All Is Lost
Dallas Buyers Club is garnering some serious Oscar consideration thanks to McConaughey’s performance and the Gotham Awards weren’t afraid of the mainstream appeal of his performance. The awards snubbed 12 Years A Slave which was striding into Oscar season and the win for McConaughey at the Gotham’s is the first step to what many believe is a journey to an Oscar.