Handed out annual by the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the Gothams dole out a handful of pre-announced tribute awards as part of a ceremony that focuses on indie films. Hoffman, whose career includes films such as “The Graduate,” “Kramer Vs. Kramer,” “Tootsie” and “Rain Man,” has a movie out this awards season with “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected).”
Coppola, meanwhile, get the tribute for director. Her latest, the well-received “The Beguiled” (with a cast that includes Kidman), was released in June after previous credits that include “Lost in Translation,” “Somewhere,” “The Virgin Suicides” and “The Bling Ring.”
Hoffman and Coppola join a lineup of tributees that also includes honorees for actress (Kidman), humanitarian (Gore), cinematographer (Ed Lachman) and industry achievement (Jason Blum). Prior years have seen tributes go to Helen Mirren, Tilda Swinton, Todd Haynes and Ted Sarandos, among others.
Nominees for the Gothams’ round of competitive awards will be announced Oct. 19, in categories that include feature, screenplay and breakthrough director, as well as honors for long form and short form series. The 2017 ceremony is set for Nov. 27 at Cipriani Wall Street in downtown Manhattan.