Amy Adams, Ethan Hawke and Oliver Stone are receiving tributes at the 2016 Gotham Awards, the IFP announced today. Adams and Hawke will receive Actress and Actor Tributes, and Stone is receiving the Director Tribute.
In a statement, Executive Director of IFP and the Made in NY Media Center, Joana Vicente, said, “We are honored to have Amy Adams, Ethan Hawke and Oliver Stone as our Actress, Actor and Director Tribute honorees at this year’s Gotham Awards.” She added, “Each with a remarkable body of work that continues to challenge, thrill, and inspire audiences, we are proud to celebrate their numerous artistic achievements and honor their contributions to the landscape of cinema with these Tributes.”
The trio all have exciting projects hitting the festival circuit this year.
Adams in particular is busy this season. The five-time Oscar nominee stars in “Nocturnal Animals” and “Arrival.” Both films debuted at Venice to rave reviews.
For his part, Hawke has “Maudie” which debuted at Telluride. He also has Antoine Fuqua’s “The Magnificent Seven,” which closes Venice Sept. 9. Hawke has four Oscar nods: two for writing and two for acting.
Lastly, Stone has “Snowden,” which tells the true-life story of whistleblower Edward Snowden. Stone is a three-time Oscar winner. He won Best Director for “Platoon” and “Born on the Fourth of July.” He also won Best Adapted Screenplay for “Midnight Express.”
Each year, the Gotham Awards mark the start of the film awards season. The show features ten competitive awards. Best Feature, Best Actress, Best Actor and Best Screenplay are some of the night’s biggest honors. However, the awards also feature Best Documentary, Breakthrough Director, Breakthrough Actor, Audience Award and Breakthrough Series (long and short) awards.
The deadline for submissions is Sept. 15 and nominees are announced Oct. 20. More information is available at the Gotham website.
The 2016 Gotham Independent Film Awards are Monday, Nov. 28 in New York City.