The Weinstein Company was going to receive the Corporate Trailblazer Award in recognition for "its innovative portrayal of the LGBT community in films such as Carol, The Imitation Game, Philomena, Bully, A Single Man, 3 Generations, and Transamerica," according to a press release on Sept. 28.
But on Oct. 6, Outfest announced that the Weinstein Company had withdrawn from the awards. A representative for the company wrote:
"Because we wholeheartedly support Outfest and its mission to preserve LGBTQ cinema, we have decided to withdraw from The Legacy Awards at this time. We do not want to overshadow the extraordinary achievements of the other honorees."