The Gotham Awards will introduce Global Icon & Creator Tribute and they picked the perfect film as the very first honoree. Greta Gerwig‘s global smash hit Barbie will be honored with the inaugural Global Icon & Creator Tribute, meant to celebrate cultural icons and filmmakers responsible for bringing their stories to life.
Jeffrey Sharp, executive director of The Gotham Film & Media Institute, announced Barbie as the first recipient of this honorary award. He praised this film for winning over audiences around the globe with its razor-sharp original script, dynamic filmmaking, emotional and hilarious performances, vibrant set and costume designs, and electrifying original music.
“The Barbie creative team took Mattel’s beloved icon and turned it into a cinematic tour de force. We are thrilled to recognize this extraordinary film, the creatives who brought it to the screen, and their unique take on the iconic doll at the center of it all,” said Sharp in a statement.
Barbie will receive this prestigious honor on November 27, when the Gotham Awards are set to take place. The ceremony will be held at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York City, and the list of main contenders includes All Of Us Strangers with four nods, followed by Past Lives, A Thousand and One, and The Zone of Interest with three.