updated 08/19/2008 AT 9:00 AM ET
•originally published 08/19/2008 AT 10:30 AM ET
Penélope Cruz will be this year’s Tribute recipient at the 18th annual Gotham Awards ceremony, Dec. 2 in New York City, the event’s organizers announced Tuesday.
The Madrid-born actress, 34, is being recognized for her several roles in independent films, including the current Vicky Christina Barcelona and Elegy
Past Gotham Award career-tribute honorees include Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Don Cheadle and Matt Dillon.
– Stephen M. Silverman