Adam Sandler to Receive Performer’s Tribute at 2022 Gotham Awards

The 32nd Annual Gotham Awards will honor Sandler’s “genuine heart and hilarious comedy” on November 28.

Adam Sandler will receive a Performer Tribute at the 2022 Gotham Awards.

Alongside four-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams, Sandler will be recognized for her contributions to the film and television industry over her more than 30-year career. The “Hustle” and “Uncut Gems” star will be honored at the 32nd annual Gotham Awards on Nov. 28.

“Adam Sandler’s spectacular performances in some of the most popular films of the past three decades have inspired the filmmaking community we represent here at The Gotham time and time again,” said Jeffrey Sharp, Executive Director of the Gotham Film & Media Institute. . in a press release. “Adam has proven himself to be a brilliant talent who can deliver heartfelt, hilarious comedy in any role. Whether it’s creating absurdly specific characters, telling jokes, or singing clever songs that we all know and love, Adam Sandler is the consummate performer who has brought immeasurable joy to audiences around the world, and it is an honor to name him the recipient of the Performer Tribute for the 32nd Annual Gotham Awards.

Sandler’s Gotham Awards tribute will be presented by Josh and Benny Safdie, co-writers and co-directors of the 2019 Sandler-starring crime thriller “Uncut Gems.” Sandler recently confirmed another upcoming Netflix film starring the Safdie Brothers, which is said to be about the cutthroat world of gaming.

“They’re working hard on it,” Sandler said in an interview earlier this year about the film, which has been rumored for months. “[The Safdie Brothers’] the work ethic is the banana. They are still working, still writing, still thinking. I don’t know what I can tell you, but it’s going to be very exciting. It’s different. But I don’t want them ever to say, ‘Why the hell did you tell him that?’ So I’ll just let them talk [about it].”

Sandler added, “I love these guys, I love them. I mean, they’re amazing filmmakers…Of course, I’d been dying to work with them again, because it’s a whole new feeling. But the most funny is when I said to the Safdies, ‘Your future is so bright,’ they wouldn’t talk about it. They were like, ‘I just like ‘Gems,’ man.’ They were just so deep into it.

Sandler debuted as a cast member “Saturday Night Live”; after leading the sketch comedy series for five years, Sandler landed his starring role in “Billy Madison,” followed by “Happy Gilmore,” “The Waterboy,” “The Wedding Singer” and “Big Daddy.” Forming his own production company Happy Madison Productions in 1999, Sandler became a powerhouse producer while starring in comedies like “Mr. Deeds” and “Anger Management,” as well as showing off his range in dramas like “Punch-Drunk Love” and “Spanglish.” Hits like “50 First Dates,” “Click,” “Funny People,” and “Grown Ups” continued Sandler’s reign at the box office before Sandler garnered additional critical acclaim in Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories” and The Safdies’ “Uncut Gems.” Sandler was nominated for Best Actor at the Gotham Awards. for both movies.

The 2022 Gotham Awards will take place on Monday, November 28 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. As the first major awards show of the fall season, the Gotham Awards provide early critical recognition and media attention to worthy independent films and series and their writers, directors, producers and actors, with 12 award categories. competitive rewards. The awards are also unique for their ability to help catapult winners into the spotlight of national awards season.

The full list of Gotham Award nominees will be announced on October 25. The New York-based ceremony will be streamed online on November 28.