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"Beasts of the Southern Wild" director Benh Zeitlin and "Blue Velvet" actress Isabella Rossellini are scheduled to appear and be honored at the Pelham Picture House's Big Night gala in Rye Brook on Saturday.
Zeitlin, who graduated from Hastings High School, earned Academy Award nominations for best director and best adapted screenplay (with co-writer Lucy Alibar) for "Beasts...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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In the week leading up to the 2013 Academy Awards, Newsday Westchester's Chris Serico and Kirthana Ramisetti will be sharing their predictions on which stars will win major prizes at this year's show, with special attention paid to local nominees.
First up, the best original screenplay and best adapted screenplay categories. Does Hastings' Benh Zeitlin have a shot of scoring an Oscar for co-writing...Read more »
The Sundance Film Festival, a 10-day independent fest that showcases new work from some of the brightest talents in dramatic and documentary film, kicks off today. Held annually in Park City, Utah, it's one of the country’s largest and most prestigious film fests, and this year’s event includes actors with ties to the Hudson Valley.
Rooney Mara, who was raised in Bedford, has two films at...Read more »
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” and the film's Hastings-on-Hudson-raised director, 30-year-old Benh Zeitlin, scored four Oscar nominations last week, including nods for best picture and best director.
On Sunday, his proud mom and dad shared behind-the-scenes tidbits with friends and neighbors following an afternoon screening of "Beasts" at the Andrus Senior Residence auditorium in...Read more »
Anne Hathaway and Daniel Craig were among the celebrities with Hudson Valley connections to claim trophies at Thursday night’s 18th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Hathaway, who briefly attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, won the Best Supporting Actress award for her performance as Fantine in “Les Misérables.” Earlier Thursday, she was nominated in that category for an Academy Award. Craig,...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 »
Oscar nominations will be announced Thursday morning, and Newsday Westchester is taking a look at which local movie stars, directors and other creative talent could receive nods.
Films expected to receive Best Picture nominations that have connections to the Hudson Valley include “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” “Les Miserables,” “Life of Pi” and “Lincoln.” “Beasts” was directed by Hastings...Read more »