The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards airs Sunday night and the Hamptons stars are expected to shine.
Water Mill pop idol and 1998 Golden Globe nominee Jennifer Lopez and Hamptons homeowner Debra Messing (an eight-time nominee) are listed among this year’s presenters on the show, to be hosted by 30 Rock’s Tina Fey and her former SNL castmate Amy Poehler of Parks and Recreation.
East Hampton’s resident director Steven Spielberg is expected to do well with his biopic Lincoln, which received seven nominations, including nods for best dramatic film, best director, best actor in a drama (Daniel Day-Lewis), supporting actress (Sally Field), supporting actor (Tommy Lee Jones), screenplay (Tony Kushner) and score (John Williams). This year’s Globes brought Spielberg the most nominations ever from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Meanwhile, Amagansett’s favorite adopted son Alec Baldwin is up for an award in the best comedic actor in a TV series category. The Globes airs just three days after the final episodes of 30 Rock began airing on Thursday. With any luck, Baldwin will earn some gold and end his unforgettable role as fictional NBC head Jack Donaghy on a high note.
Richard Gere, who was at the Hamptons International Film Festival in October, is up for best actor in a drama for his role in Arbitrage. Hamptons visitor Naomi Watts is in the running for best actress in a drama for her part in The Impossible and Hamptons guests Bradley Cooper and Hugh Jackman are up for Globes in the best actor in a musical or comedy category for Silver Linings Playbook and Les Miserables, respectively.
Frankenweenie, which played at the Hamptons Film Festival, is up for best animated film, and Sigourney Weaver, another Hamptons famous face, is up for best performance in a miniseries or made-for-TV movie.
The Golden Globes, filmed at the Beverly Hills Hilton airs live on NBC Sunday, January 13 from 8-11 p.m.