Actor honored for artistic achievements

Alda Receives Artistic Champion Award

During The Hamptons International Film Festival, Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actor Alan Alda will receive The Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award, celebrating his artistic achievements and contributions to the industry. The festival established the award in 2017, honoring Dick Cavett himself. Alda played Hawkeye Pierce and wrote many of the episodes on the classic TV series “M*A*S*H.”

“Alan Alda is one of those now rare actors who in his career continues to distinguish himself on Broadway, in films, and on television,” said HIFF Co-Chairman Alec Baldwin. “Of course, most people remember Alda for his starring role in the seminal TV series ‘M*A*S*H’, but Alda is also great in the movies and on stage.”

Alda has also appeared in continuing roles on shows like “ER,” “The West Wing,” “30 Rock,” and “The Blacklist.” He was nominated for an Academy Award for his role in The Aviator. Alda’s films include Bridge of Spies, Wanderlust, and Tower Heist, as well as The Seduction of Joe Tynan, which he wrote, and The Four Seasons, Sweet Liberty, A New Life, and Betsey’s Wedding, which he wrote and directed. On Broadway, he received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross, Jake’s Women, and The Apple Tree.

The 26th annual HIFF will take place October 4 to 8. For more information, visit www.hamptonsfilmfest.org.

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