The late Emmy Award-winning actor
The awards ceremony takes place Dec. 2 at Cipriani Wall Street in
"We are honored to pay tribute to a man whose life and work has inspired and moved so many who knew him personally, or through his vast body of work on stage and screen, where he collaborated with so many independent artists to bring to life unforgettable, iconic characters," said Joana Vicente, executive director of the Independent Filmmaker Project and the Made in New York Media Center by IFP in a statement Wednesday.
Gandolfini, who won three
"James Gandolfini was a friend, an inspiration and an extraordinary talent whose presence is missed by all of us who knew and loved him," said Buscemi, who acted in and directed episodes of "The Sopranos." "It is an honor to present this tribute at the Gotham Awards recognizing his impact."