One of the major reasons we’re starting to get excited about the impending awards season is that it seems like this will finally be Todd Haynes’ year to shine. Over his career, he really only got major traction for “Far From Heaven” (which resulted in a screenplay Oscar nomination), but with “Carol” it seems like that could be made up for. And the Gotham Awards are already helping see to that…
Haynes will receive the Director Tribute at IFP’s 25th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards come November 30th, following in the footsteps of last year’s tribute winners Bennett Miller, Tilda Swinton and Netflix CEO Ted Sarandos.
“Each year, the Director Tribute is awarded to a veteran filmmaker with unique vision who has made a significant contribution to the motion picture industry,” the Gothams said. “Todd Haynes exemplifies the true independent spirit, with a career spanning over the last three decades and a truly extraordinary and uncompromising body of work.”
“We are thrilled to present the Director Tribute to Todd Haynes in our 25th Anniversary year,” added Joana Vicente, Executive Director, IFP and Made in NY Media Center. “Todd’s career exemplifies precisely the kind of visionary, independent filmmaking the Gotham Awards first began championing in 1991.”
Nominees for the 25th Gotham Awards will be announced on October 22, and winners will be honored at a ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on November 30.