The cast of Andrew Ahn’s Fire Island will receive the Ensemble Tribute during the 32nd annual Gotham Awards ceremony taking place live and in person on Monday, November 28, 2022 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.
Directed by Andrew Ahn (Spa Night, Driveways), the film made its world premiere as the opening night of New York’s NewFest Pride in June to kick off Pride, followed by a release on Hulu domestically and Disney+ Star internationally.
Fire Island features an ensemble cast of Booster, Bowen Yang, Conrad Ricamora, James Scully, Matt Rogers, Tomás Matos, Torian Miller, Nick Adams, Zane Phillips, and Margaret Cho.
Set in the iconic Pines, the film is an unapologetic, modern day romantic comedy showcasing a diverse, multicultural examination of queerness and romance. Inspired by the timeless pursuits from Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice, the story centers around two best friends (Joel Kim Booster and Bowen Yang) who set out to have a legendary summer adventure with the help of cheap rosé and their cadre of eclectic friends.
Jeffrey Sharp, Executive Director of The Gotham Film & Media Institute, stated: “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.”