Nicole Kidman and revered cinematographer Ed Lachman ("Carol") will receive the Actress and Cinematographer Tributes, respectively, at the 2017 Independent Filmmaker Project Gotham Awards.
"It is truly an honor to present Nicole Kidman with the Actress Tribute this year. Her choices in projects throughout her career have been bold and carefully selected, ranging from thought-provoking independent films and studio blockbusters to unique and original television series. She has consistently sought out roles of complex characters and delivered them with unforgettable, iconic performances that have unequivocally placed her amongst one of the greatest actresses of our lifetime. We are delighted to celebrate her lasting contributions to the art of film and television," said Joana Vicente, Executive Director of IFP and the Made in NY Media Center, in a statement.
"Likewise, we are thrilled to present Ed Lachman with the Cinematographer Tribute," she added. "His creative contributions to independent films along with his collaborations with countless filmmakers are legendary. His talent to transform what viewers see on screen is one of a kind and worthy of recognition."
Kidman first broke onto the scene in Philip Noyce's critically-acclaimed thriller, "Dead Calm" in 1989. She was honored with her first Oscar nomination for her performance in Baz Luhrmann's "Moulin Rouge!" In 2003, she won an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award and BAFTA Award for her role in Stephen Daldry's "The Hours," and in 2010, she received an Academy Award nomination for her role in John Cameron Mitchell's "Rabbit Hole," which she also executive produced. In 2006, Kidman was awarded Australia's highest honor, the Companion in the Order of Australia. She also continues to serve as Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Development for Women.
Most recently, Kidman starred in The Weinstein Company's "Lion" alongside Dev Patel, and Sofia Coppola's "The Beguiled," as well as in HBO's limited series "Big Little Lies," for which she received her second Emmy nomination. She will next be seen in Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" and Neil Burger's "The Upside," which just premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Lachman is best known for his collaborations with filmmakers Todd Haynes, Coppola, Werner Herzog, Jean-Luc Godard, Paul Schrader, Steven Soderbergh and Robert Altman. His work with Haynes scored Lachman Emmy and Academy Award nominations.
The IFP Gotham Awards, which will be held this year on Nov. 27 in New York City, also honors selected film industry icons as tributes each year. IFP recently announced that former Vice President Al Gore will receive the Humanitarian Tribute, while founder of Blumhouse Productions Jason Blum will receive the Industry Tribute. Additional tributes will be announced in coming weeks.
Previous honorees include Amy Adams, Helen Mirren, Robert Redford, Haynes, Ted Sarandos, Bob & Harvey Weinstein, Roger Ebert, Matt Damon, Natalie Portman, David O. Russell and Gus Van Sant.