James Gandolfini to Receive Posthumous Tribute at Gotham Awards

James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini

The Independent Filmmaker Project will honor James Gandolfini with a posthumous tribute at its 23rd annual Gotham Independent Film Awards on Dec. 2.

The award will be presented by Gandolfini's Sopranos co-star Steve Buscemi at the awards, held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

Gandolfini will be honored alongside Forest Whitaker, Richard Linklater and Katherine Oliver.

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"We are honored to pay tribute to a man whose life and work has inspired and moved so many who knew him personally or through his vast body of work on the stage and screen where he collaborated with so many independent artists to bring to life unforgettable, iconic characters," said Joana Vicente, executive director of the IFP and the Made in New York Media Center.

Gandolfini's performance opposite Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Nicole Holofcener's Enough Said is generating awards-season buzz.

"James Gandolfini was a friend, an inspiration and an extraordinary talent whose presence is missed by all of us who knew and loved him," Buscemi said. "It is an honor to present this tribute at the Gotham Awards recognizing his impact."

Marking the start of the awards season, the Gotham Independent Film Awards are among the leading awards for independent film.

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