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Guild Hall Honors Hamptonites with Lifetime Achievement Awards

The 29th annual Guild Hall Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Awards celebrated artistic achievement at Sotheby’s in New York City on March 10 with Amagansett’s Alec Baldwin serving as master of ceremonies.

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin. Photo credit: Barry Gordin

Barbara Walters, a Southampton Village part-timer, received the Literary-Media Arts Award presented by Water Mill’s Alan Alda.

Presenter Alan Alda and Literary-Media Arts awardee Barbara Walters.
Alan Alda and Barbara Walters.
Photo: Barry Gordin

Blythe Danner, of East Hampton, received the Performing Arts Award presented by Bob Balaban.

Presenter Bob Balaban and Performing Arts awardee Blythe Danner
Presenter Bob Balaban and Performing Arts awardee Blythe Danner.
Photo: Barry Gordin

Philippe de Montebello received the Visual Arts Award presented by Ann Tenenbaum.

Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder received a Special Award for Leadership and Philanthropic Endeavors presented by Michael Lynne.

Also among the guests Monday were Marlo Thomas, Chuck Close and Phil Donahue.

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