2023 Gotham Awards to Present “Killers of the Flower Moon” With the Gotham Historical Icon & Creator Tribute

Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone in Killers of the Flower Moon

The Gotham Awards Will Take Place in NYC on Monday, November 27, 2023

New York ( November 22, 2023 ) -

The Gotham Film & Media Institute announced today that Apple Original Films’ critically acclaimed “Killers of the Flower Moon,” directed by the legendary, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese, will receive The Gotham Historical Icon & Creator Tribute at the 33rd annual Gotham Awards Ceremony, taking place live and in person on Monday, November 27, 2023 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Nominees for the Gotham Awards can be found HERE.

The Historical Icon & Creator Tribute will recognize significant moments in history and honor the filmmaker and cast responsible for bringing the story to life in an authentic way on screen. Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro will be present when lead actress Lily Gladstone and the cast receive the tribute at the upcoming Gotham Awards Ceremony.

“Authentically and carefully crafted by one of our greatest filmmakers with respect and integrity, ‘Killers of the Flower Moon’ is a powerful examination of the history of violence bestowed upon the Osage Nation,” said Jeffrey Sharp, Executive Director of The Gotham Film & Media Institute. “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.”

“Killers of the Flower Moon” is set at the turn of the 20th century, when oil brought a fortune to the Osage Nation, who became some of the richest people in the world overnight. The wealth of these Native Americans immediately attracted white interlopers, who manipulated, extorted, and stole as much Osage money as they could before resorting to murder. Based on a true story and told through the improbable romance of Ernest Burkhart (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Mollie Kyle (Lily Gladstone), Killers of the Flower Moon is an epic western crime saga, where real love crosses paths with unspeakable betrayal. Also starring Robert De Niro and Jesse Plemons, “Killers of the Flower Moon” is directed by Scorsese from a screenplay by Eric Roth and Scorsese, based on David Grann’s best-selling book.

Winners of the 33rd annual Gotham Awards will be honored at the awards ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday, November 27th. The Premier Sponsor of the 2023 Gotham Awards is Vanity Fair. Cadillac will serve as the Official Vehicle and FIJI Water will serve as the Official Water for the Awards.

About The Gotham Film & Media Institute
The Gotham celebrates and nurtures independent film and media creators, providing career-building resources, access to industry influencers, and pathways to wider recognition. The organization, under the leadership of Executive Director and award-winning producer Jeffrey Sharp, fosters a vibrant and sustainable independent storytelling community through its year-round programs, which include Gotham Week, Gotham Labs, Filmmaker Magazine, the Gotham Awards, Gotham EDU, Owning It, and Expanding Communities.

About the Gotham Awards
The Gotham Awards is the first major awards show of the awards season that honors outstanding and groundbreaking voices in storytelling. For over 30 years, The Gotham Awards provides support for the work that The Gotham Film & Media Institute does year-round to celebrate and nurture film and media creators with vital resources to bring their work to fruition.