Ferrarithe new film about the legendary ex-racing driver, racing car manufacturer and entrepreneur Enzo Ferrariwhich was directed and produced by the legendary filmmaker Michael Mannwill receive the Icon & Creator Tribute for Innovation at the 33rd Gotham Awards ceremony, The Hollywood Reporter have learned. The newly created award recognizes both a cultural icon (Ferrari) and a creator (Mann).
The event will take place on November 27th at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Other award winners that have already been announced are: Air Director/Supporting Actor Ben Affleck And maestro Writer/director/lead actor Bradley Cooper. Meanwhile, this year’s Gotham Awards nominations were announced on October 24th – the first to include films of all budgets.
“Both Enzo Ferrari and Michael Mann are considered legends in their respective industries for their vision, innovation and tireless commitment to pushing the boundaries of their craft.” Jeffrey SharpManaging Director of the Gotham Film & Media Institute, says THR. “With his thrilling drama that illuminates a remarkable season in the life of the man behind the red cars, Mann captures the passion and complexity at the heart of this Italian icon. We are proud to honor both Enzo Ferrari’s legacy and Mann’s extraordinary film.”
Mann is a four-time Oscar nominee, two-time Emmy winner and recipient of WGA, DGA and BAFTA awards. He is best known for directing films like Thief, Manhunter, The last of the Mohicans, heat, The insider, Ali, Miami Vice, Security And Public enemies. He also worked as a producer The plane, The kingdom, Hancock And Ford vs Ferrari.
Mann’s latest film to be independently financed Ferrari, had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival and then debuted in the United States as the closing film of the New York Film Festival. Neon will release it in theaters across the US on Christmas Day.
Source : www.hollywoodreporter.com