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Keegan-Michael Key to Host 2016 Gotham Awards

Keegan-Michael Key has signed on to host the 2016 Gotham Awards, the indie-focused awards show presented annually by New York’s Independent Filmmaker Project.

The writer-producer-comedian will lead a show this year that sees Kenneth Lonergan’s “Manchester by the Sea” lead a pack of nominees that also includes contenders “Moonlight” and “Paterson,” among others. Also due to be presented are tributes to Amy Adams, Ethan Hawke, Oliver Stone and Arnon Milchan, as well as well as special honors for Aziz Ansari, Judith Light and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment.

Key emcees the ceremony at the tail end of a year that saw the release of “Keanu,” the film comedy he starred in and co-produced, as well as “Don’t Think Twice,” the Mike Birbiglia film in which he co-starred. On the smallscreen, the “MADtv” alum has won an Emmy for “Key & Peele,” and he’s currently at work on Nick Stoller’s Netflix series “Friends from College.”

The Gothams’ lineup of awards this year also includes trophies for serialized content, both short-form and long-form, and an audience award. The 2016 Gotham Independent Film Awards are set for Nov. 28 at Cipriani Wall Street in downtown Manhattan.

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