Not too shabby: Two locals got top honors at Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
Oscar Isaac was all smiles after nabbing an award for best performance by an actor in a series, limited series or motion picture for television (HBO’s Show Me a Hero). Isaac, who was born in Guatemala but moved to Country Walk as a second-grader, played real-life Yonkers, New York, mayor Nick Wasicsko, who worked to desegregate a public housing development in the late ’80s. Ironically, while talking to press backstage, most of the questions the 36-year-old had to field were regarding his part in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Variety reports.
Christian Slater — a Hollywood vet at age 46 — paid tribute to his wife, Brittany Lopez, while accepting a best supporting actor trophy for his turn in USA Network’s computer hacking drama Mr Robot. “My wife, oh my God, thank you for making me the happiest man alive and you make all my dreams come true,” said Slater, who met Lopez, 28, while both were staying at Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in Little Torch Key in 2009; the two married four years later at the Coral Gables courthouse.
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Local success story: Filmmakers and fellow New World School of the Arts alumni Joshua Jean-Baptiste and Edson Jean are the winners of the #GetTheGreenLight web series contest. The prize: $25K and a development deal with Project Greenlight Digital Studios. According to a release, their webisodes, called #Josh, follow a “chaste, digitally dependent 20-something who is forced to coexist with his promiscuous, problematic cousin.” In a joint statement, Jean and Baptiste expressed their gratitude: “This entire #GetTheGreenlight process has been a roller coaster of emotions, or as our fellow Haitians would say... MEZAMNI! [WOW!] We are honored to share a story set in Miami that isn't coated in glitz or glamour.” The winning pitch video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1sMUQUPbHY