Last night celebrities such as Amy Adams, Allison Williams, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Lara Stone, Luciana Barroso, Mickey Sumner, Ethan Hawke, Jack Black, Billy Crudup, Jared Leto, Ron Livingston, Rosemarie DeWitt, Oliver Platt, Agyness Deyn, Alex Karpovsky, Famke Janssen, Joana Vicente, Melanie Lynskey, Rachael Taylor honored the 2012 Tributes: Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, David O. Russell, & Jeff Skoll at the Euphoria Calvin Klein presents the IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards.
Actor Matt Damon was there to accept the male “Tribute” award, which acknowledges a lifetime career of groundbreaking achievements in the entertainment industry. During his speech, the humble actor was quoted saying, “I was at this same event 15 years ago. What’s funny, is that Calvin Klein offered me a free suit at that time. It was then that my life became surreal, when I realized that everything in my closet still wouldn’t add up to the cost of that suit”. As always, he thanked his stunning wife, Luciana Barroso, along with his three children. During the award ceremony, Luciana was busy “playing Mom for the table” as described by onlookers. “She was busy pouring champagne for everyone, making sure everyone had what they needed”. Guess Matt is a lucky man? Matt’s moving speech concluded by saying “I have never taken this industry for granted and I never will… I’m truly blessed.”
Married couple Emily Blunt and John Krasinski clearly know the secret to a successful Hollywood marriage. The gorgeous twosome arrived to the ceremony looking relaxed and healthy as they strolled in hand-in-hand. Emily turned heads in an ankle length white Calvin Klein dress, which reminded onlookers of the gown she donned during her 2010 nuptials to John. A bystander was overheard saying, “John seemed to be smitten with the way she looked. He couldn’t stop smiling and laughing around her. White seems to really bring out a side of Emily that he adores”. Another person John seemed to adore was Matt Damon, as he presented him with the male “Tribute” award. Praising Matt as one of his most beloved icons, the funny-man actor went on to say that “he is so infatuated with him, his children would be frightened if they knew how much.” Emily scored an IFP Gotham Independent Film Award before the glowing duo headed out to celebrate.
The flawless French actress Marion Cotillard turned heads as she arrived. The talented beauty was there to receive the female “Tribute” award, which she seemed beyond grateful for. Her acceptance speech enlightened audience members, as she credited independent film makers as “great storytellers” and as individuals who “have the courage to hold a mirror up to life and create a story based on what they see.” Later, Marion was overjoyed discussing family life and her baby. “He’s 18 months old now!” She kept checking her phone to make sure everything was alright at home. The starlet seemed in high-spirits and as a bystander put it “had the best energy out of all the talent there.” The actress stayed until the very end, and even took photos with star-struck fans outside afterwards.