Steve McQueen (Photo: BBC Studios)
Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen and screenwriter, producer and director Ryan Murphy receive Director Tribute and Industry Tribute, respectively, at the 2020 IFP Gotham Awards.
“Steve M cQueen is a force in the industry, directing one of the most impactful and influential films of the year. His bold, masterly storytelling has captivated audiences for the past decade, making him one of today's most recognizable filmmakers, ”said Jeffrey Sharp, Executive Director of IFP, in a press release. “Ryan Murphy has created some of the most popular and iconic television series and films in recent years. Ryan has created a home on screen in his many successful shows where his characters and frankly all of us feel included, making him one of the most dynamic and beloved creators of peers and audiences alike. Steve and Ryan's commitment to industry inclusivity and continued support for independent film and television is fully in line with IFP's mission and we look forward to recognizing them this year. "
Previously announced Gotham Tributes are Viola Davis and posthumously Chadwick Boseman. The Gotham Awards will take place on Monday January 11, 2021 on Cipriani Wall Street in a hybrid format with virtual interactive tables.
More about these two honors from the press release:
Steve M cQueen is an Oscar-winning producer and Oscar winner and a Golden Globe nominated director. His feature film directorial debut, Hunger, with Michael Fassbender, received a BAFTA Prize for Most Promising Newcomer and a BAFTA Nomination for Best British Film. He then worked with Fassbender on the BAFTA nominated Shame and 12 Years a Slave with Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong & # 39; o, for which he won an Oscar and Golden Globe for best picture and was nominated for an Oscar for Golden Globe for the direction. In 2018 he directed Widows with Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki and Cynthia Erivo. The five films in his new anthology series Small Ax, set from the late 1960s to the mid 1980s, each tell a different story of the West Indian community in London, whose lives have been shaped by their own willpower and discrimination despite rampant racism. The series recently premiered on Amazon Prime Video.
Ryan Murphy is an Emmy, Golden Globe, Tony, and Peabody Award-winning screenwriter, producer, and director. He created and produced a number of successful television series, including Nip / Tuck, Glee, American Horror Story, American Crime Story, Scream Queens, Pose and The Politician ealso directed. In many of his stories, Murphy has worked to include marginalized characters. During his career, Murphy received six Primetime Emmy Awards from 32 nominations, one Tony Award from two nominations, and two Grammy Award nominations. He has made feature films including Running with Scissors with Joseph Cross and Evan Rachel Wood, Eat Pray Love with Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem, and The Normal Heart with Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer and Jim Parsons. Murphy's upcoming film The Prom, adapted from the Tony Award Broadway musical of the same name that he directed and produced, will premiere on Netflix on December 11, 2020. The movie stars are Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman and Keegan-Michael Key Andrew Rannells, Jo Ellen Pellman, Ariana Debose, Kevin Chamberlin and Kerry Washington.