Weisz and Dafoe will receive the Actress and Actor Tributes and Greengrass the Director Tribute at the IFP Gotham Awards, set this year for November 26th at Cipriani Wall Street. RadicalMedia founder Jon Kamen will receive the Industry Tribute.
For Weisz, this year brought Disobedience in the spring and The Favourite coming this fall. Her next film, The Favourite, premiered at Venice to raves and hits the New York Film Festival on September 28th. It will be released by Fox Searchlight on November 23rd. Dafoe won the Best Actor prize at Venice for At Eternity’s Gate, and is also is the NYFF closer this year. CBS Films will release the film on November 16th. Paul Greengrass debuted his most recent film 22 July at Venice earlier this month. It will be released by Netflix on October 10th.
Previous tributes have gone to Nicole Kidman and Sofia Coppola (2017), Amy Adams and Ethan Hawke (2016) and Todd Haynes and Helen Mirren (2016).
Said Joana Vicente, executive director of IFP and the Made in NY Media Center on Rachel Weisz:
“We are thrilled to be honoring Rachel with the Actress Tribute this year,” said Joana Vicente, executive director of IFP and the Made in NY Media Center. “Throughout her career she has carefully chosen projects ranging from thought-provoking independent films to thrilling studio blockbusters. Rachel consistently seeks out complex roles and delivers unforgettable portrayals of spirited and intelligent characters.”
On Willem Dafoe:
“Willem Dafoe is one of the most iconic actors of our generation,’ said Joana Vicente, executive director of IFP and the Made in NY Media Center. Throughout his legendary career, he has consistently brought versatility, boldness and daring complexity to his roles. Whether a Hollywood tentpole franchise or a small-scale independent film, Willem’s artistic curiosity has led him to film and theatre projects all over the world, making him one of the most internationally respected actors.”
On Paul Greengrass:
“Paul brings a startling realism to all of his films whether directing a stellar cast in a cat and mouse thriller that stretches around the globe or directing relative unknowns in a tragic docudrama within the confines of a doomed plane. His singular ability to create a visual – and visceral – narrative from his meticulously redrawing of impactful historical events will have a lasting influence on cinema for generations to come.”
On Jon Kamen:
“We are equally delighted to present Jon with this year’s Industry Tribute and to acknowledge him as a pioneer for his prescient use of transmedia,” Vincent said. “Under his RadicalMedia banner, Jon helped usher in the multi-platform era by producing a wide range of content – from independent docs to branded entertainment that lent itself to this new experience and by successfully adapting it as a business model.”