STANLEY TUCCI & PATRICIA CLARKSON WILL CO-HOST GOTHAM AWARDS
The IFP announced earlier today that two indie film stalwarts will be co-hosting this year’s Gotham Independent Film Awards: Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson.
Veterans of the stage and screen (both large and small), Clarkson is coming off a busy year where she received rave reviews for playing the lead in Cairo Time and starred in Hollywood projects Shutter Island and Easy A (which Tucci also starred in). Tucci, who received a Gotham Awards tribute last year, was nominated for a Best Supporting Oscar last year for his performance in The Lovely Bones and will be seen next in Burlesque.
The two actors have known each other for many years, including starring opposite one another in Tucci’s last directing effort, 2007’s Blind Date.
“We were delighted to hear that Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman passed on hosting the Gotham Awards this year,” said Tucci and Clarkson in a press release. “It encouraged the two of us to launch a massive Twitter and Facebook campaign to get the hosting gig. As two actors who love and respect each other’s work, and happen to be incredibly good friends too, what could be more fun than hosting the Gotham Awards on their 20th Anniversary. We took the job with the understanding that every time either of us says the word “independent,” everyone at home watching or attending the awards themselves must take a shot. Here’s to a fun evening for all.”
Confirmed presenters at the awards this year include: Julianne Moore, Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Barbara Kopple, Anthony Mackie, Leighton Meester, Rosie Perez, Sam Rockwell, John Turturro and Michelle Williams.
The Gotham Independent Film Awards takes place Nov. 29 in New York City. Learn more here.