Gotham Tributes

Five will be honored at New York indie film event

Four special kudos will be handed out tonight for career achievement:

Kathryn Bigelow

Having proved herself more than capable of out-ballsing the boys at their own action-adventure game, the indie-minded Bigelow (“Point Break,” “Strange Days,” “K-19: The Widowmaker”) may also have single-handedly cured America’s allergy to Iraq War movies with her white-knuckle thriller “The Hurt Locker.”

Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner

With a list of credits as long as Broadway (and just as eclectic), longtime producing partners Bevan and Fellner were in overdrive at Working Title this year, with their frequent collaborators the Coen brothers (“A Serious Man”) as well as “Pirate Radio,” “State of Play” and “The Soloist.”

Natalie Portman

The Jerusalem-born beauty has always been a camera magnet, but her choice of roles has consistently shown a preference for mixing it up — as exhibited by this year’s releases “New York, I Love You” and Jim Sheridan’s remake of “Brothers” as well as Toronto fest entry “Love and Other Impossible Pursuits.”

Stanley Tucci

The Gothams couldn’t have made a more appropriate or popular choice than New Yorker Tucci, who splits his time between acting and directing and is having a busy year — as Paul Child in “Julie & Julia” and as the killer in upcoming “The Lovely Bones,” plus the release of his indie production “Blind Date.”

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