Gotham tributes for Duvall, Swank, Schamus, Aronofsky

Posted by · 9:52 am · September 30th, 2010

The press release, in part:

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation’s oldest and largest organization of independent filmmakers, announced today that director Darren Aronofsky, actors Hilary Swank and Robert Duvall, and Focus Features CEO, James Schamus, will each be presented with a career Tribute at the 20th Anniversary Gotham Independent Film Awards™ on Monday, November 29th at Cipriani Wall Street, New York, New York.

Signaling the official kick-off to the film awards season, the Gotham Independent Film Awards™ is one of the leading awards for independent film. Anchoring the evening’s seven competitive awards for Best Feature, Best Documentary, Breakthrough Director, Breakthrough Actor, Best Ensemble Performance, Best Film Not Playing at a Theater Near You and the new Festival Genius Audience Award, are four Tributes to film community icons.

This year’s Tribute selection represents a range of individuals – all veterans well-versed in the journey between lower-budget independent films and large-scale studio releases…

“We are moved and honored to give tribute to four cinematic film luminaries, all of whom have had their roots in independent film, and have steadfastly focused on the art of film, irrespective of the size of the budget of their work” said Joana Vicente, Executive Director of the IFP. “This year’s tributes personify independent spirit and have created an astonishing breadth of work that we are proud to celebrate. James Schamus won the producing award in 1996 and Darren Aronofsky was our Breakthrough Director in 1998. We are thrilled to honor them again for their deserving careers. Robert Duvall and Hilary Swank’s work have enriched our lives; from the smallest of indies to the largest of Hollywood features, we are in awe of their talent and look forward to what lies ahead.”

[Photo: Fox Searchlight Pictures]

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6 responses so far

  • 1 9-30-2010 at 11:08 am

    Jacob S. said...

    Congrats, but 36 years old is a bit young for a career tribute, no?

  • 2 9-30-2010 at 11:10 am

    /3rtfu11 said...

    One performance: “Boys Don’t Cry” and our lives are forever enriched – really?

  • 3 9-30-2010 at 11:43 am

    Fitz said...

    I could understand Aronofsky, but Swank? I guess.

  • 4 9-30-2010 at 12:07 pm

    yuhheu said...

    you should add “million dollar baby”, 3rtfu11

  • 5 9-30-2010 at 2:25 pm

    caro said...

    don’t forget “beverly hills 90120” and “the next karaté kid”!

  • 6 9-30-2010 at 2:29 pm

    Patryk said...

    I can think of no reason why Hilary Swank is deserving of such career achievement award. Bogus.