This year's Gotham Independent Awards do have some illustrious names that will receive special tributes. According to reports, two of them are none other than Ava DuVernay and Sam Rockwell.
For the uninitiated, DuVernay is a writer-producer-director who has received an Oscar nomination and won two Emmy awards for her criminal justice documentary, 13th. One of her latest projects, When They See Us has gone on to receive a staggering 16 Emmy nominations and tells the true story of five Harlem teens of color who were wrongfully convicted of the rape of a white female jogger in the 1989 Central Park case.
When it comes to Rockwell, the actor won several awards that include Oscar, SAG Award, Golden Globe, BAFTA Award, Critics' Choice Award and Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
The actor was most recently seen in Emmy nominated Fosse/Verdon and is all set to be seen in Jojo Rabbit soon.