The inaugural Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award will be given to Cavett himself at this year’s Hamptons International Film Festival.
The award has been created to honor those who have “continued to support the arts” and have made “a significant impact and contribution within the industry,” according to a statement from the festival.
The 80-year-old Cavett, a three-time Emmy winner who established himself as a wry, cerebral interviewer on “The Dick Cavett Show” during the late 1960s and ’70s, will accept his award from the Hampton festival’s co-chairman, Alec Baldwin, on opening night, Oct. 5. Cavett is a longtime Montauk resident, who earlier this year put his home there for sale.
Also at the festival this year, Annette Bening will sit for a live interview as part of the series “A Conversation With . . . .” Bening, whose new drama, “Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool,” is set to screen at the festival, will be interviewed by board member Bob Balaban.