Gotham Awards: Uma Thurman to Host, Jake Gyllenhaal and Meryl Streep Among Presenters
Other stars set to take the stage next Monday include Patricia Arquette, Will Arnett, Ethan Hawke, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank and Miles Teller
Uma Thurman will emcee the 2014 Gotham Awards, it was announced Tuesday. The Oscar-nominated actress is just one of several stars set to appear at the independent film awards in New York on Dec. 1, traditionally seen as the start of Oscar season.
Other stars set to take the stage next Monday, as presenters, include Patricia Arquette, Will Arnett, Jake Gyllenhaal, Heather Graham, Ethan Hawke, Scarlett Johansson, Catherine Keener, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Amy Schumer, Meryl Streep, Hilary Swank, Marisa Tomei and Miles Teller.
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Arquette, Johansson and Mbatha-Raw are all nominated in the best actress category. Hawke and Teller are also nominated in the best actor category for their work in Boyhood and Whiplash, respectively. Boyhood is up for four Gotham Awards, including the top prize of best feature, where it will face off against Birdman, Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel, Ira Sachs' Love Is Strange and Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin, starring Johansson.
Gyllenhaal's Nightcrawler is also up for multiple awards as are Birdman, Foxcatcher, Under the Skin and Dear White People.
The 2014 Gotham Awards, set to take place at Cipriani Wall Street, will also honor actress Tilda Swinton, Foxcatcher director Bennett Miller and Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos with previously announced tributes.
Past Gotham Award winners have included Oscar nominees Inside Llewyn Davis, The Act of Killing, Moonrise Kingdom, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Beginners, The Tree of Life, Winter’s Bone and The Hurt Locker. Last year's most nominated film, 12 Years a Slave, went on to win the best picture Oscar.
Members of the Independent Filmmaker Project, the organization that presents the Gotham Awards, are still able to vote online for this year's audience award winner. The nominees for that category are the 15 films nominated for best feature, best documentary and the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award. Voting concludes on Nov. 26 at 5:00 p.m. ET.