“Fire Island,” Hulu’s LGBTQ+ ensemble dramedy from writer and star Joel Kim Booster and director Andrew Ahn, will be recognized at the 32nd annual Gotham Awards with its Ensemble Tribute.
In addition to Booster, the acclaimed Searchlight Pictures release co-stars “Saturday Night Live” Emmy nominee Bowen Yang alongside Conrad Ricamora, James Scully, Matt Rogers, Tomás Matos, Torian Miller, Nick Adams, Zane Phillips and Margaret Cho. The feature is inspired by Jane Austen’s classic text, “Pride and Prejudice,” and follows a group of friends through what may be their last summer together on the titular queer destination.
Of “Fire Island,” Executive Director of The Gotham Film & Media Institute Jeffrey Sharp, said in a statement: “Beyond delivering a wildly hilarious queer romantic comedy, FIRE ISLAND beautifully expresses the concept of found family. The remarkably funny cast truly feels like a family and their incredible individual talent and overall group chemistry is on display in every scene of the film. We’re proud to honor this excellent ensemble with the Ensemble Tribute at this year’s Gotham Awards Ceremony.”
“Fire Island” is produced by Tony Hernandez, John Hodges and Brooke Posch and made its world premiere in June, kicking off Pride as the opening night of New York’s NewFest Pride.
For over 30 years, the Gotham Awards have been a leading honor for independent film and, more recently, television projects. They pride themselves on being the first major honors of the film awards season. This year’s ceremony will take place Nov. 28 in New York City.