Arnon Milchan, the founder and chairman of New Regency, will receive the annual industry tribute at the 2016 Gotham Independent Film Awards, as part of a slate of Gotham tributes that already includes Amy Adams, Ethan Hawke and Oliver Stone.
The Gotham Awards will honor Milchan for a career that includes “Brazil,” “Once Upon a Time in America,” “Pretty Woman,” “Fight Club,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Birdman” and “The Revenant.” This year, he and New Regency have on tap “Rules Don’t Apply,” headlined by Warren Beatty, and “Assassin’s Creed,” the videogame adaptation starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.
Steve Golin, Jeff Skoll and Ted Sarandos are among the names who have previously received the industry tribute from the Gothams. The special tributes are handed out each year in addition to the evening’s roster of competitive awards, which includes trophies for feature, actress, actor, screenplay, breakthrough actor and director, and breakthrough series (short form and long form).
Presented every year by New York’s Independent Filmmaker Project, the Gothams recognize indie film and media, and often turn an early spotlight on the independent fare that goes on to make a splash at the Oscars. The year’s edition of the Gothams will be held Nov. 28 at Cipriani Wall Street in downtown Manhattan.