IFP to honor Amy Adams, Ethan Hawke and Oliver Stone

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The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) announced that Ethan Hawke and Amy Adams will be presented with Actor and Actress Tributes, and Oliver Stone will receive the Director Tribute at the 2016 IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards set for Monday, Nov. 28 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. 

The Gotham Awardsis one of the leading honors for independent film and provides critical early recognition to worthy independent films and their writers, directors, producers and actors. Recent winners include Spotlight (2015), The Look of Silence (2015); Birdman, Boyhood, and CITIZENFOUR (2014); Inside Llewyn Davis and The Act of Killing (2013); Beasts of the Southern Wild, Moonrise Kingdom, and How to Survive a Plague (2012); and Beginners, The Tree of Life, and Better This World (2011), all of which went on to numerous awards and Oscar nominations. Anchoring the evening’s competitive awards are tributes to film community icons.

“We are honored to have Amy Adams, Ethan Hawke and Oliver Stone as our Actress, Acto, and Director Tribute honorees at this year’s Gotham Awards,” said Joana Vicente, executive director of the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) and the Made in NY Media Center. “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.”

Adams was most recently seen in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, in which she reprised her role of Lois Lane.Up next, she will star in Denis Villeneuve's Arrival, which will be released by Paramount Pictures on Nov. 11, and Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, to be released by Focus Features on Nov. 18.

Hawke was most recently seen portraying the late Chet Baker in Robert Budreau’s Born to Be Blue from IFC Films. Other films released in 2016 include The PhenomSony Pictures Classics’ Maggie’s Plan, The Magnificent Seven, directed by Antoine Fuqua and soon to be released by Sony Pictures, Maudie, and Ti West’s In A Valley of ViolenceHawke was nominated for the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor in 2014’s Boyhood.

Three-time Oscar winner Stone debuts his latest film, Snowden, on Sept. 16. His directing credits include Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, JFK, Natural Born Killers, Nixon, Salvador, Wall Street, World Trade Center, The Doors, Any Given Sunday, W. and Savages.

The ten competitive Gotham Awards for 2016 include Best Feature, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Documentary, Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director, Breakthrough Actor, Audience Award, Best Screenplay, Breakthrough Series Short Form, and Breakthrough Series–Long Form. Submissions are now being accepted in eight of these competitive categories.Online applications, along with full criteria, are available at http://gotham.ifp.org. The deadline for submissions is Sept. 15. Nominees will be announced on Oct. 20.

To purchase tables or tickets to attend, contact Steven Pfeiffer by e-mail at speiffer@ifp.org or by phone at (212) 465-8200, ext. 219.