Gotham Awards 2021: Actor Kristen (“Spencer”) Stewart, Distributor Eamonn Bowles to Get Tributes

Gotham Awards: Kristen Stewart, Eamonn Bowles to Get Tributes

Stewart’s honor comes in a year in which her performance in Spencer is ineligible for a competitive Gotham Award.

Kristen Stewart, who’s garnering Oscar buzz for her role in Spencer, and vet exec Eamonn Bowles, who in 2001 founded and still presides over Magnolia Pictures, will receive special honors at the 2021 Gotham Awards.

The ceremony will take place at the Cipriani Wall Street on November 29.

Stewart’s portrayal of Princess Diana, lauded by some as the best performance of her career, is not eligible for a competitive Gotham Award because it is technically British (the film will compete in the best international feature category).

“We are tremendously proud to honor Kristen Stewart, whose superb performance as Princess Diana in Spencer marks yet another artistic peak in a remarkable career which spans some of the most successful studio films and iconic independent films of the past two decades,” Jeff Sharp, exec director of The Gotham Film & Media Institute, said in a statement.

“By consistently taking on bold and challenging roles across genres, Kristen has established herself as one of the most respected and beloved artists in the independent film community that we represent here at The Gotham.”

Bowles’ tribute will be presented by frequent collaborator Alex Gibney, Sharp continued, “In order for incredible independent and international films to reach broad American audiences, you need innovative and relentlessly passionate executives like Eamonn Bowles.

Since founding Magnolia in 2001, he has pioneered unique methods of distributing films that elevate voices and stories desperately needed in this industry. His track record of distributing the highest caliber of films speaks for itself and we are so proud to recognize his leadership and stellar career on the occasion of Magnolia’s 20th anniversary.”