Alan Alda to Receive The Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award at the Hamptons International Film Festival
At the 2018 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 over the years. The festival established the award in 2017, honoring Dick Cavett himself.
"Alan Alda is one of those now rare actors who in his career continues to outdo 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."
Seven-time Emmy® Award winner Alan Alda played Hawkeye Pierce and wrote many of the episodes on the classic TV series M*A*S*H, and appeared in continuing roles on ER, The West Wing, 30 Rock, The Blacklist, The Big C, Horace and Pete, and The Good Fight.
He was nominated for an Academy Award® for his role in THE AVIATOR. Alda's other films include BRIDGE OF SPIES, TOWER HEIST, WANDERLUST, CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS, MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY, AND THE BAND PLAYED ON, SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR and CALIFORNIA SUITE, as well as THE SEDUCTION OF JOE TYNAN, which he wrote, and THE FOUR SEASONS, SWEET LIBERTY, A NEW LIFE and BETSY'S WEDDING, all of which he wrote and directed.
On Broadway, he received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross, Jake's Women, and The Apple Tree.
For 11 years on PBS, Alda has hosted the award-winning series Scientific American Frontiers; he also hosted the miniseries The Human Spark and Brains on Trial. His playwriting credits include Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curieand Dear Albert.
Alda is on the Board of the World Science Festival; a visiting professor at Stony Brook University's Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, which he helped found; and Founder + CEO of the Alda Communication Training Company. In addition to his successful podcast Clear + Vivid with Alan Alda, he has written three New York Times bestsellers, including If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? - My Adventures in the Art and Science of Relating and Communicating.
Alda will receive the Award on Opening Night at Guild Hall, which also features Maggie Gyllenhaal in Sara Colangelo's THE KINDERGARTEN TEACHER. Opening Night ticket packages will go on sale Tuesday, September 4.