Gotham Awards To Give “The Trial Of The Chicago 7” A Particular Ensemble Prize

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THE TRIAL OF CHICAGO 7 (LR) CAITLIN FITZGERALD as DAPHNE O’CONNOR, ALAN METOSKIE as ALLEN GINSBURG, ALEX SHARP as RENNIE DAVIS, JEREMY STRONG as JERRY RUBIN, JOHN CARROLL LYNCH as DAVID DARBEHERH ROBBINS as LEE WEINER. NICO TAVERNISE / NETFLIX © 2020.

We learned early this morning that the 2020 IFP Gotham Awards is introducing a new special tribute. This year is the first instance of an annual award, namely the Ensemble Tribute. The Gotham Awards begin the quote by honoring Aaron Sorkins The Trial of the Chicago 7. Cast includes, of course, Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jeremy Strong, Mark Rylance, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Michael Keaton , Frank Langella, John Carroll Lynch, Alex Sharp, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Caitlin Fitzgerald, Alice Kremelberg and Ben Shenkman, so congratulations to them. You can read the press release below, but Gotham will give this award to the performers at their January 11th ceremony.

Here is the full press release:

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) announced today that it will be introducing a new annual tribute this year: the Ensemble Tribute at the 2020 IFP Gotham Awards. In its inaugural year, the award will be given to THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin. The tribute, previously recognized as a judged prize, will honor the on-screen performances of a group of dynamic and remarkable actors and celebrate their combined efforts and contributions to the narrative of the film.

The IFP Gotham Awards are one of the leading awards for independent films and signal the start of the film awards season. As the first major awards show of the season, the IFP Gotham Awards provide critical early detection and media exposure to honoring independent films and their writers, directors, producers and actors with eleven competitive award categories. The awards are also unique for their ability to catapult award winners into the attention of the national award season. The 30th anniversary of the IFP Gotham Awards will be held on Monday, January 11th, 2021. The award ceremony will be presented live from Cipriani Wall Street in New York in a hybrid format with virtual interactive tables to follow the health and safety protocols brought along due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 consists of an ensemble of Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Jeremy Strong, Mark Rylance, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Keaton, Frank Langella, John Carroll Lynch, Alex Sharp and Kelvin Harrison Jr., Caitlin Fitzgerald, Alice Kremelberg, and Ben Shenkman. The film follows the true story of the Chicago Seven, a group of anti-Vietnam War protesters who were charged with the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois. The film is currently available on Netflix.

“On our 30th anniversary, we are proud to introduce a new honor that recognizes excellence in an ensemble cast,” said Jeffrey Sharp, Executive Director of IFP. “Starting this year and in the years to come, we would like to celebrate a film that demonstrates the collaborative nature of a group performance and the effect it has on the enhancement of each individual, as well as the entire story. Every cast member on THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 delivers an intricate and powerful performance, and we are excited to celebrate them and their cumulative performance. ”

Previously announced that Chadwick Boseman will receive this year’s Posthumous Actor Tribute, Viola Davis the Actor Tribute, Steve McQueen the Director Tribute and Ryan Murphy the Industry Tribute. More information is available at: http://gotham.ifp.org.

Honors will be honored and winners will be presented live from Cipriani Wall Street New York in a hybrid format with virtual interactive tables. To purchase virtual tables or tickets, please email Steven Pfeiffer at spfeiffer@ifp.org or call (212) 465-8200 App. 219.

THE CHICAGO PROCESS 7 (from left to right) KELVIN HARRISON JR. as Fred Hampton, YAHYA ABDUL-MATEEN II as Bobby Seale, MARK RYLANCE as William Kuntsler in THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7th Cr. NIKO TAVERNISE / NETFLIX © 2020

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