Dark sky laws be damned: Hamptons stars do shine a little brighter. Our narrow stretch of island was well represented at the Golden Globe awards on Sunday.
12 Years a Slave, which was the closing film at the 2013 Hamptons International Film Festival, won for “Best Motion Picture, Drama.” The honor was its only award of the night, though other nominations included for “Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama” (Chiwetel Ejofor); “Best Supporting Actress” (Lupita Nyong’o); “Best Supporting Actor” (Michael Fassbender); “Best Director” (Steve McQueen); “Best Original Score” (Hans Zimmer); and “Best Screenplay” (John Ridley).
Her and Nebraska were also nominated for “Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.” (The winner: American Hustle.) Her won for “Best Screenplay, Motion Picture” (Spike Jonze). In addition to 12 Years a Slave, Nebraska was also nominated in that category, highlighting the work of screenwriter Bob Nelson. For his work in Nebraska, Bruce Dern nabbed a nomination for “Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy” while June Squibb got the nod for “Best Supporting Actress” and Alexander Payne was nominated for “Best Director.” Dern came to HIFF to be featured in the festival’s “A Conversation With…” series. To round out the HIFF highlights, Her scored a nomination for “Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy” (Joaquin Phoenix).
Helena Bonham Carter, who was nominated for “Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie” for her role in Burton and Taylor, gave a conversation at Bay Street Theatre during HIFF.
Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine stars Cate Blanchett as the titular character, who spent quite a bit of time in the Hamptons before her fall from grace and subsequent move to San Francisco. Blanchett won the Golden Globe for “Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama.” Blue Jasmine also starred Amagansett resident Alec Baldwin. In other too-close-to-home-news, Wolf of Wall Street’s Leonardo DiCaprio won for “Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy” for his portrayal of Jordan Belfort. Before being convicted of securities fraud and money laundering, the real Belfort spent considerable times in the Hamptons.
Frequent East End visitor Matthew McConaughey won for “Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama” for his role in Dallas Buyers Club. Liev Schreiber was nominated for “Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama” for his role in Ray Donovan. Girls, which filmed in Greenport this summer, was nominated for “Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy.” Inside Llewyn Davis, which was nominated for “Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical,” filmed in Riverhead.
Sofia Vergara, who has come to the Hamptons on occasion, was nominated for “Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie” for her role in Modern Family.