September 22, 2011 3:30pm PT by Gregg Kilday
Gary Oldman, Charlize Theron and David Cronenberg to Be Feted at the Gotham Awards
Gary Oldman, Charlize Theron and director David Cronenberg will be recognized with Career Tribute Awards at the 21st annual Gotham Independent Awards, which will take place Nov. 28 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.
They’ll join the previously announced honoree Tom Rothman, chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment.
The awards, which unofficially kick off the movie awards season, shine the spotlight on independent film, although this year’s honorees have all worked in both the indie and studio arenas.
Oldman will next be seen as British spy master George Smiley in Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, the new film adaptation of the John le Carre novel that Focus is releasing Dec. 9. Theron stars in Jason Reitman’s newest movie, Young Adult, which Paramount bows Dec. 16. And Cronenberg’s new feature, A Dangerous Method, starring Viggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley and Michael Fassbender, will be released by Sony Pictures Classics on Nov. 23.
“We are truly honored to pay tribute to four cinematic film luminaries, all of whom have greatly contributed to independent film, and have steadfastly supported the film community in their own individual and unique ways,” said Joana Vicente, executive director of the IFP, which presents the Gotham Awards.
In addition to the four career tributes, the Gothams will hand out awards in seven competitive categories. Those nominees will be announced Oct. 20.