Keegan-Michael Key Set To Host 2016 IFP Gotham Awards


The Independent Filmmaker Project has named comedian Keegan-Michael Key as host of the 2016 IFP Gotham Awards. The ceremony will take place November 28 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

Key’s final season of his Comedy Central series Key & Peele won its first Emmy for Outstanding Variety Sketch series. In film, Key starred in Warner Bros.’ Keanu, which he also co-produced, and Don’t Think Twice. He recently wrapped production on John Hamburg’s Why Him?, in which he stars alongside James Franco, Bryan Cranston and Megan Mullally, and is set to open this Christmas. He also has a voice role in Warners’ animated Storks, which opened in September. On the television side, Key is in production on the Nick Stroller’s Netflix comedy series Friends From College, which starts streaming in 2017.

Kenneth Lonergan’s Manchester by the Sea, Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight, and Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!! were among the titles to receive nominations in key categories. Amy Adams, Ethan Hawke and Oliver Stone will receive 2016 Gotham tributes and producer Arnon Milchan will receive the group’s industry tribute.

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