2021 Gotham Awards Predictions

Here are my predictions for the 2021 Gotham Awards. The ceremony will be held on Jan. 11 @ 8PM ET/5PM PT and can be streamed live on their Facebook (link below).

2021 Gotham Awards Livestream

Most of the awards I believe will be pretty straightforward, and so there might not be major discrepancies between my Will/Should Win, but nevertheless here are my predictions for the 2021 Gotham Awards.

Best Feature

  • Will Win: Nomadland
  • Could Win: First Cow
  • Should Win: Nomadland

Best Documentary

  • Will Win: Time
  • Could Win: 76 Days
  • Should Win: Time

Best International Feature

  • Will Win: Bacurau
  • Could Win: Martin Eden
  • Should Win: Wolfwalkers

Breakthrough Director

  • Will Win: Radha Blank
  • Could Win: Channing Godfrey Peoples
  • Should Win: Radha Blank


  • Will Win: First Cow
  • Could Win: The 40-Year-Old Version
  • Should Win: First Cow

Best Actress

  • Will Win: Youn Yuh-jung
  • Could Win: Frances McDormand
  • Should Win: Jessie Buckley

Best Actor

  • Will Win: Chadwick Boseman
  • Could Win: Riz Ahmed
  • Should Win: Chadwick Boseman

Breakthrough Actor

  • Will Win: Sidney Flanigan
  • Could Win: Kingsley Ben-Adir
  • Should Win: Sidney Flanigan

Breakthrough Series Long Form (Over 40 Minutes)

  • Will Win: Watchmen
  • Could Win: Unorthodox
  • Should Win: Watchmen

Breakthrough Series Short Form (Under 40 Minutes)

  • Will Win: I May Destroy You
  • Could Win: Dave
  • Should Win: I May Destroy You

Jacob is a Graduate of Western Kentucky University where he earned a History/Film Studies Degree. He is a film critic and co-founder of the Music City Drive-In. He is also a member of the North American Film Critics Association and the Music City Film Critics’ Association. You can find him on Twitter @Tberry57.

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