Platt, Falco to host Gothams

Audience award nominees announced

Oliver Platt and Edie Falco have been tapped to host the 2011 Gotham Independent Film Awards.

Thesps co-star in Marc Turtletaub’s upcoming indie “Gods Behaving Badly,” targeting a 2012 release. Each also has a prominent gig in a Showtime skein, with Falco toplining “Nurse Jackie” and Platt starring in “The Big C.”

Independent Film Project, which presents the indie-centric Gothams, also announced the five noms for this year’s audience award. Category includes a pair of narrative features, Justin Lerner’s “Girlfriend” and Justin Chadwick’s “The First Grader,” up against three documentaries: Cindy Meehl’s “Buck,” Constance Marks and Philip Shane’s “Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey” and Alex Dawson and Greg Gricus’ “Wild Horse, Wild Ride.” Slate, voted on by festivalgoers, was drawn from a pool of 29 pics that have won aud awards at fests around the country.

The Gothams’ audience kudo, for which votes are accepted online through Nov. 20, joins a previously announced roster of competitive awards including feature, doc, actor and director. “The Descendants” and “Martha Marcy May Marlene” are among the pics that landed multiple noms.

Ceremony is set for Nov. 28 at Cipriani Wall Street in Gotham.

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