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Forest Whitaker to Receive Gotham Awards’ Actor Tribute

Forest Whitaker will receive the annual actor tribute at the 2013 Gotham Awards, picking up the kudo for a film career with recent credits including “Fruitvale Station” (as a producer) and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” (as an actor).

Each year the Gotham actor tribute goes to a thesp singled out for a prolific and varied body of work. In recent years tributees have included Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Charlize Theron, Robert Duval and Natalie Portman.

Whitaker, who scored an Oscar for his perf in 2006 pic “The Last King of Scotland,”  joins a list of 2013 Gotham tributees that already includes helmer Richard Linklater (getting the director tribute) and Katherine Oliver, commissioner of the Gotham mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (receiving the industry tribute).

This year’s tributes will take place during the upcoming ceremony of the Gotham Awards, the indie-centric kudofest presented every year by New York-based nonprofit Independent Film Project. Winners in seven competitive categories — including feature, actor, actress and doc — also will be announced.

The Gothams are generally the first awards show of the film kudo season, often giving early recognition to titles (such as “The Hurt Locker” and “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” in prior years) that go on to be major awards-season players.

Nominees for the Gothams’ competitive categories will be announced Oct. 24 ahead of the Dec. 2 ceremony.

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