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Golden Globes preview: Hudson Valley stars among nominees
The 70th annual Golden Globe Awards air tonight, and a number of movie and TV stars with Hudson Valley connections are nominated in major categories.
Bill Murray, a Palisades resident, received a best actor in a musical or comedy nod for portraying Franklin D. Roosevelt in "Hyde Park on Hudson." He's up against Hugh Jackman for "Les Miserables," Jack Black for "Bernie," Bradley Cooper for "Silver Linings Playbook" and Ewan McGregor for "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen." "Hyde Park on Hudson," which centers on a historic 1939 weekend at Roosevelt's Hyde Park estate, did not receive a nomination.
Mount Vernon native Denzel Washington received a best dramatic actor nomination for his role as an alcoholic pilot in “Flight." Pound Ridge resident Richard Gere joins him in this category for his portrayal of a deceitful Wall Streeter in “Arbitrage.” John Hawkes for "The Sessions," Joaquin Phoenix for "The Master" and Daniel Day-Lewis for "Lincoln" round out the category.
The directing lineup came entirely from dramatic films, with Ang Lee, a Larchmont resident, receiving a nod for "Life of Pi." Also in the running are Ben Affleck for "Argo," Kathryn Bigelow for "Zero Dark Thirty," Steven Spielberg for "Lincoln" and Quentin Tarantino for "Django Unchained." The same five films received best drama nominations. For the best musical or comedy film, nominees are "Moonrise Kingdom," starring Bill Murray, along with "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," ''Les Miserables," ''Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" and "Silver Linings Playbook."
In the best actress in a dramatic role category, Rachel Weisz, who married actor Daniel Craig in Stone Ridge and reportedly owns a Saugerties home, received a nod for her work in "The Deep Blue Sea." She's nominated along with Jessica Chastain for "Zero Dark Thirty," Marion Cotillard for "Rust and Bone," Helen Mirren for "Hitchcock" and Naomi Watts for "The Impossible."
Meryl Streep, a Vassar alum, was nominated for best actress in a musical or comedy for her work in "Hope Springs." The lineup features Emily Blunt for "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," Judi Dench for "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel," Jennifer Lawrence for "Silver Linings Playbook" and Maggie Smith for "Quartet."
Anne Hathaway, another actress who attended Vassar, received a supporting actress nod for her work in "Les Miserables." She's joined in the category by Amy Adams for "The Master," Sally Field for "Lincoln," Helen Hunt for "The Sessions" and Nicole Kidman for "The Paperboy."
Washington and Hathaway received Oscar nods Thursday, increasing their chances of winning Golden Globes, with Hathaway the odds-on favorite to win in her category.
In the TV categories, two local residents received Golden Globe nominations for the first time. Hayden Panettiere, a Palisades native, received a supporting actress nod for her work as a country singing ingenue in "Nashville," and Max Greenfield of Dobbs Ferry received a supporting actor nod for playing the lovable Schmidt in "New Girl." Panettiere is joined in the category by Jessica Lange, who has also called Palisades home, for "American Horror Story."
More established actor Steve Buscemi, of Stone Ridge, received a best actor in a television drama series nod for "Boardwalk Empire." He was nominated along with Bryan Cranston for "Breaking Bad," Jeff Daniels for "The Newsroom," Jon Hamm for "Mad Men" and Damian Lewis for "Homeland." "Boardwalk Empire" also received a best television drama series nomination along with "Breaking Bad," ''Downton Abbey," ''Homeland" and "The Newsroom."
Northern Westchester resident Glenn Close received a best actress in a drama series nomination for her work in "Damages." She's joined by Spring Valley native Julianna Margulies for "The Good Wife," Connie Britton for "Nashville," Claire Danes for "Homeland" and Michelle Dockery for "Downton Abbey."
Rounding out the local nominations, "The Newsroom," created by former Scarsdale resident Aaron Sorkin, received a nod for best drama series. His show will face off against "Breaking Bad," "Boardwalk Empire," "Downton Abbey" and "Homeland."
And Rye native Greg Berlanti's miniseries "Political Animals" earned a nomination for best television movie/miniseries. "Animals" was nominated along with "Game Change," "The Girl," "Hatfield & McCoys" and "The Hour."
Co-hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the 70th annual Golden Globe Awards air at 8 tonight on NBC.
With The Associated Press
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