Actress joins roster of 2012 honorees

Marion Cotillard will receive a career tribute at this year’s Gotham Independent Film Awards.

Cotillard, starring in Sony Pictures Classics’ fall release of “Rust and Bone,” scores the kudofest spotlight for her Oscar-winning perf as Edith Piaf in “La Vie en Rose” as well as credits including “The Dark Knight Rises,” “Contagion” and “Big Fish.” She also has roles in two upcoming films: James Grey’s “Nightingale” and Guillaume Canet’s “Blood Ties.”

Other honors this year will go to thesp Matt Damon, helmer David O. Russell and Participant Media’s Jeff Skoll.

The 22nd annual Gothams ceremony, the indie-centric kudofest run by New York’s Independent Film Project, also will award winners in seven competish categories including feature, documentary, breakthrough director and actor, and ensemble.

Positioned at the start of awards season, the Gothams have provided early recognition for films that would go on to accumulate significant awards-season buzz, with past honorees including “The Hurt Locker” and “Winter’s Bone.”

The 2012 Gothams are set for Nov. 26 at Cipriani Wall Street in downtown Manhattan.

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