Killers of the Flower Moon is going to be one of the front-runners in this year’s Oscar race, and it’s already set to receive several honorary awards. Martin Scorsese’s historical epic will be honored with historical icon and creature tribute at this year’s Gotham Awards.
Jeffrey Sharp, executive director of The Gotham Film and Media Institute, announced Flower Moon as the recipient of this honorary award. He described it as “a powerful examination of the history of violence bestowed upon the Osage Nation” and singled out Lily Gladstone as its standout performer.
“At the center of the brilliant writing, impeccable set design, and extraordinary cast, Lily Gladstone delivers a tour de force as Mollie Kyle. We’re thrilled to honor Lily with the film’s cast members during the ceremony,” said Sharp in a statement.
Gladstone is expected to pick up the award alongside her co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. She’s also been nominated for the outstanding lead performance for her role in the indie drama The Unknown Country.
The 2023 Gotham Independent Film Awards will take place at the Cipriani Wall Street, New York on November 27. The list of major contenders includes All of Us Strangers with four nods, followed by Past Lives, A Thousand and One, and The Zone of Interest with three each.