Robin Weigert

'12 Years a Slave' earns three Gotham Independent film nominations

The movie awards season got into gear Thursday morning with the nominations for the 23rd Gotham Independent Film Awards. Likely Oscar contender "12 Years a Slave" earned the most nominations with three: best film, best actor for Chiwetel Ejiofor and breakthrough actor for Lupita Nyong'o.

"Blue Caprice," "Fruitvale Station," "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "Upstream Color"  received two nominations each.

Nominations were announced in seven competitive categories:

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