In selecting Glazer and Jacobson, the Gothams — presented every year by the New York-based Independent Filmmaker Project — are drawing from the television and digital arena into which the annual awards are venturing for the first time this year with the Gothams’ inaugural trophies for Breakthrough Series, long form and short form. “Broad City” originated as a web series before it was picked up Central Central.
One of the earliest events in the film industry’s annual awards season, the Gothams generally serve as a good bellwether of indie titles that could go on to have a major impact at the Oscars. “Birdman” and “The Hurt Locker” are among the movies that have scored early recognition at the Gothams.
At the 2015 Gothams, Glazer and Jacobson will preside over a ceremony that will encompass the evening’s competitive awards races as well as the industry tributes to recipients including Robert Redford, Helen Mirren, Todd Haynes and Anonymous Content founder Steve Golin. The races for the film awards this year are led by “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” “Carol” and “Tangerine,” each of which scored multiple nominations.
The 2015 Gotham Awards is set for Nov. 30 at Cirpriani Wall Street in downtown Manhattan.