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Oscar-winning director Ang Lee announced Tuesday that he no longer plans to direct the pilot for the new FX drama "Tyrant."
According to Deadline, the former Larchmont resident released a statement explaining why he was no longer able to helm the TV pilot, which would have been his first project since winning the best director Oscar for “Life of Pi” earlier this year.
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Glitz and glamour are the hallmark of the annual Cannes Film Festival, which kicks off in the French Riviera Wednesday. While the event will attract movie stars and filmmakers from around the world, it will also feature two talents with Westchester ties, both of whom are Oscar winners but are attending the festival for very different reasons.
Bedford resident Michael Douglas will be in Cannes...Read more »
“Skyfall” was one of the biggest blockbusters of 2012, and also the highest-grossing James Bond film of all time. So it comes as a surprise that “Skyfall” director Sam Mendes has opted out of helming the next 007 flick. According to an interview published in Empire magazine today, Mendes said that although directing the movie was “one of the best experiences of [his] professional life,” he needed...Read more »
There's a lot to look for at the 85th Academy Awards ceremony tonight, from red-carpet analysis to handing out of hardware in the most coveted categories.
ABC's coverage from the red carpet begins at 7 p.m., and the ceremony starts at 8:30. But before then, Newsday Westchester is offering five incentives to watch the broadcast in its entirety, keeping a focus on Hudson Valley connections.
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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,"...Read more »
Four films with Hudson Valley connections -- “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Life of Pi,” “Flight” and “Les Miserables” -- received Oscar nods in major categories this morning.
“Beasts of the Southern Wild,” directed by former Hastings resident Benh Zeitlin, was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director (for Zeitlin), Best Actress in a Leading role (for newcomer Quvenzhané Wallis) and Best...Read more »
The prestigious Directors Guild of America nominees were announced today, and local director Ang Lee was named one of the honorees.
Ang Lee, who has called Larchmont home, was recognized for his work helming “Life of Pi.” Lee won the DGA award for 2000's "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and 2005's “Brokeback Mountain,” and in the latter case, went on to win the Oscar that same...Read more »