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Gotham Awards covet Carrey, Winslet

Presenters will include Bacon, Cheadle, Clarkson

NEW YORK — A bevy of famous faces has been booked to make onstage appearances at the IFP/New York’s Gotham Awards, Dec. 1, including Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Jonathan Demme, Charlie Kaufman and Ethan Hawke.

Rounding out the list skedded to grace the Gotham stage are Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Don Cheadle, Patricia Clarkson, Willem Dafoe, Mos Def, Michel Gondry, Mike Leigh, Anthony Mackie, Virginia Madsen and David O. Russell.

The awards show is airing live from Manhattan’s Chelsea Piers on IFC. This is the first year the Gothams, the IFP/New York’s biggest annual fundraiser, has shifted from a fall slot to recast itself as an end-of-year awards date.

Bob Balaban is slated as the night’s emcee, and John Cameron Mitchell will handle red carpet duties. DJ Grandmaster Flash has been booked to provide music on the wheels of steel.

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