CapoteCelebrating "the innovative films and filmmakers whose passion and vision make their way onto the screen year after year," The Gotham Awards set themselves apart from related events by relying on a jury system in lieu of membership voting. Though the true status of the Gothams as The First Big Awards is still a bit up in the air - some see it an a primarily indie event - big names are nonetheless not absent from the list of nominees.

Among the films up for Best Feature are Brokeback Mountain, Capote, and A History of Violence, while high-profile docs Murderball, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, and the already Oscar-snubbed Grizzly Man are among the nominees in the Best Documentary category. Whatever the role of the Gothams, a win by any of these films tomorrow night would not only add to the buzz surrounding its chances for the big awards, but also serve to energize its Oscar push.