Today the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) announced that Tilda Swinton and Bennett Miller will receive the honors of the Actor Tribute and Director Tribute at this year’s Gotham Independent Film Awards. Swinton and Miller will be joining Ted Sarandos, Netflix’s chief content officer, who will receive the Industry Tribute honor.
“We are excited to have Tilda Swinton and Bennett Miller as this year’s Actor and Director Honorees,” said Joana Vicente, executive director of IFP and the Made in NY Media Center. “Swinton’s broad and iconoclastic body of work permeates the indie film landscape, thrilling and challenging audiences. Miller’s films, both narrative and documentary, have similarly made an indelible mark on the independent scene to great critical acclaim.”
Swinton, known for starring in critically acclaimed independent films, “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Snowpiercer” and “Only Lovers Left Alive,” is also known for her multi-film collaborations. She has worked alongside filmmakers such as Derek Jarman, Lynn Hershman-Leeson, John Maybury and Jim Jarmusch. Miller won Best Director at the Cannes 2014 Film Festival for “Foxcatcher,” picked up six Academy Award nominations for “Moneyball” (2011) and another nomination in 2005 for Best Director with his film “Capote.”
The Gotham Independent Film Awards’ 24th annual ceremony will take place December 1 at Ciprani Wall Street in New York City.