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The Gotham Awards Will Honor Viola Davis & Chadwick Boseman This Year

Written by on December 5, 2020

It was announced that late actor Chadwick Boseman will be receiving the Annual Actor Tribute Award at this year’s Gotham Awards, along with his Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom co-star Viola Davis, who will receive the Actress Tribute.

This is a significant turn of events, as the awards are going to two actors in the same film for the first time ever.

Executive Director of the Independent Filmmaker Project Jeffrey Sharp gave a statement regarding the tributes, saying:

“Chadwick Boseman was an incredibly talented actor whose significance and impact onscreen and kindness offscreen will never be forgotten. We at IFP are forever indebted to him for all of his contributions to our organization, his legacy in providing mentorship and we are proud to honor him and all of his historical and groundbreaking contributions with this tribute.

Viola Davis is a force within the industry, acting in some of the most culturally impactful and influential films of the past two decades. While universally recognized in her achievements on the stage, television and film, her extraordinary performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is in many ways the culmination of an entire career. Both are champions within our industry and we look forward to celebrating their accomplishments.”


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