ELVIS MITCHELL TO HOST GOTHAMS ANNOUNCEMENT

Critic Elvis Mitchell will be livestreaming the 2010 Gotham Award nominations Monday, October 18th. Tune in and hear all the nominations, including the five films we picked for the Filmmaker-sponsored “Best Film Playing at a Theater Near You Award.

More details from the press release:

Signaling the official kick-off to the film awards season, the Gotham Independent Film Awards™ nominations will be announced at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. / PT to a global audience on UStream TV at

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/gotham-independent-film-awards-2010

There will also be a link from IFP’s website. Mitchell, currently host of the public radio show The Treatment, as well as the newly crowned co-host of the revamped TV series Roger Ebert Presents At The Movies, set to air on PBS in January 2011, will announce the Gotham Award nominations in six competitive awards categories including Best Feature, Best Documentary, the Alfred Dunhill Breakthrough Director and Breakthrough Actor Awards, Best Ensemble Performance and the Royal Bank of Canada, Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You Award. The Festival Genius Audience Award nominees will be announced early November.

“As a New Yorker, I’m thrilled to be part of an event that’s so important to the independent film world,” said Mitchell.

“We are very excited to announce this year’s 20th Anniversary Gotham Awards nominees live and streaming on line,” said Joana Vicente, executive director of IFP. “Elvis is a highly regarded film critic whose decades of reviews have cemented him as a formidable presence in the film world.”