Can it really be awards season already? Apparently so, as IFP (Independent Feature Project) announced the nominees for the 17th annual Gotham Awards, honoring the best of indie films in 2007, on Monday.

The awards cover six categories: Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Ensemble Cast, Breakthrough Director, Breakthrough Actor (male or female), and Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You.

Music-biz comedy Great World of Sound earned the most attention, with nods for Best Feature, Breakthrough Director (Craig Zobel), and Breakthrough Actor (Kene Holliday). Cinematical's James Rocchi's enthusiastic review is here.

Noah Baumbach's Margot at the Wedding (Ryan Stewart's review) snagged nominations for Best Feature and Best Ensemble Cast, while Sean Penn's Into the Wild (Rocchi's review; Kim Voynar's review) also got two: Best Feature and Breakthrough Actor (Emile Hirsch). In addition, while not nominated for Best Feature, Day Night Day Nightdid get a pair of nominations for its director (Julia Loktev) and star (Luisa Williams).

An additional 24 films earned one nomination each. The complete list is here. The winners will be announced on Nov. 27.
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