Actress Rachel Weisz continues to have a stellar 2018. The Oscar-winning actress kicked off the year with an excellent performance in “Disobedience,” which continues to draw raves. Now as we turn towards Oscar season, she features as one of the trio of women at the heart of “The Favourite” from Yorgos Lanthimos. This performance has been hailed by many as well. Between the two films, Weisz brought herself fully into the discussion of 2018. Now, the Gotham Awards will present Weisz with a tribute to her career.
According to Deadline, Weisz and RadicalMedia chairman and CEO Jon Kamen are the first two tributes announced by the IFP Gotham Awards. Last year, the Gothams gave away six tributes, including Nicole Kidman, Jason Blum, and former Vice-President Al Gore. The tributes often function as a way to give lavish praise to a performer or individual within the industry. With all eyes on the performer, these tributes become valuable campaign stops on the road to Oscar.
Kamen may not be a household name, but he has been prolific. In his 150 plus credits, he produced the Oscar-winning documentary “The Fog of War” and Oscar-nominated “What Happened, Miss Simone?” for Netflix. Kamen also helped in roles on “Mad Men” and in ESPN‘s “30 for 30” series.
Weisz, on the other hand, remains a known commodity in Hollywood. She won an Oscar for 2005’s “A Constant Gardner” in supporting actress. There has been no word on where Weisz will submit her performance from “The Favourite” when its time for the Oscars. There are plenty of supporters who want her to go lead and plenty who wish she heads to supporting. It might be smart for her to throw her support for a supporting nomination, as her “Disobedience” performance is sure to siphon votes in lead actress. Regardless of where she goes, it will be hard to talk about 2018 in film without bringing up Weisz.