Gary Oldman will "revisit" his role as George Smiley in a 'Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy' sequel.

The British actor - who was honoured at the Gotham Independent Film Awards with a special tribute prize last night (28.11.11) - has confirmed "whispers" have begun about a follow-up to the critically acclaimed movie, which starred Colin Firth and Tom Hardy.

He told "I think they're whispering now that they might do 'Smiley's People', not so much as a sequel, because there's a book in the middle actually, but we've set up the world and we'll revisit."

Meanwhile, Charlize Theron also picked up an honorary tribute prize at the award at the Cipriani Wall Street in New York.

The Oscar-winning actress wore a white Gucci dress and almost slipped on the red carpet while making her way to collect her award.

Among the stars to attend the event - which is now in its 21st year - were Tilda Swinton and Elizabeth Olsen.

Full list of winners at Gotham Independent Film Awards

Best Feature: 'The Tree of Life' by Terrence Malick and 'Beginners' by Mike Mills

Best Documentary: 'Better This World' by Kelly Duane and Katie Galloway

Best Ensemble Performance: 'Beginners'

Breakthrough Director: Dee Rees for 'Pariah'.

Breakthrough Actor: Felicity Jones in 'Like Crazy'

Best Film Not Playing At A Theatre Near You: 'Scenes From a Crime'

Audience Award: 'Girlfriend' by Justin Lerner

Special tribute awards: Charlize Theron, Gary Oldman and David Cronenberg