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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 »
“Deception,” an NBC drama starring Meagan Good and Victor Garber, will air an episode tonight that features a cameo by the Westchester County village of Hastings-on-Hudson.
A midseason series that premiered in January, "Deception" follows NYPD Det. Joanna Locasto (Good) as she investigates the murder of her friend by going undercover at the home of her friend's wealthy family.
In...Read more »
Howard Stern, fashion model Coco Rocha and comedienne Julie Klausner have earned the Hudson Valley Tweets of the Week, which honor Twitter greatness from celebrities with connections to New York City's northern suburbs.
Because the following embedded tweets, links and videos involve HTML coding, this feature is best viewed with a Web browser. If you missed any of Newsday Westchester's previous...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 »