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New Showtime series starring Damian Lewis filming in Middle Village this week


| agiudice@ridgewoodtimes.com

Photo by  JoJo Whilden/SHOWTIME

Updated 3:38 p.m.

Be on the lookout for some major star power in Middle Village as the new Showtime series “Billions” films on Metropolitan Avenue this Thursday.

Posters along Metropolitan Avenue alert the community that there will be no parking beginning at 10 p.m. on July 15 in preparation for the shoot on July 16, which will run from 6 a.m. to 2 a.m. the following morning.

The production company has parking requests for Metropolitan Avenue between 74th Street and 80th Street, both sides, with full block control; 78th Street between Metropolitan Avenue and 67th Road, both sides, with 3/4 block control; 78th Street between Metropolitan Avenue and 66th Drive, both sides, with full block control; 66th Drive between Gray Street and 78th Street, on the south side, with 1/2 block control; 74th Street between 66th Drive and Metropolitan Avenue, both sides, with full block control; and 75th Street between Metropolitan Avenue and 67th Road, both sides, with full block control.

Photo by Dylan Mannarino

Photo by Dylan Mannarino

The series is headlined by Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning actors Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, as well as Malin Akerman of “Watchmen” fame.

Giamatti plays Chuck Rhoades, a shrewd U.S. Attorney who has his sights set on taking down Lewis’ character, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod, a corrupt billionaire hedge fund king in this complex drama about power and politics in the world of New York high finance.

It is not known if Giamatti, Lewis or Akerman will be on the Middle Village set on July 16.

The show is set to air on Showtime in 2016.

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‘Argo,’ ‘Les Misérables,’ ‘Homeland’ win big at Golden Globes


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

“Lincoln” may have led the Oscar nominations, but “Argo” won two of the top awards at last night’s 70th annual Golden Globe awards.

“Argo” earned the award for best dramatic film and, even though he was shut out of the Oscar race, Ben Affleck, who also starred in the film, won for best director.

Other winners of the night included “Les Misérables” for best comedy or musical film, Jessica Chastain of “Zero Dark Thirty” for best actress in a drama and Daniel Day-Lewis won best actor for his portrayal of the 16th president in “Lincoln,” the movie’s only award of the night.

In the best comedy or musical category, Hugh Jackman of “Les Misérables” won for best actor and Jennifer Lawrence of “Silver Linings Playbook” was awarded a best actress Golden Globe.

Supporting film acting awards went to Anne Hathaway for “Les Misérables” and Christopher Waltz for “Django Unchained.”

In the other remaining film categories, “Brave” won for best animated, “Amour” from Austria won for best foreign film and Quentin Tarantino won for his “Django Unchained” screenplay.

A surprised Adele, who said it was her first night out since having her baby, won for best original song for “Skyfall” from the latest James Bond movie of the same name.  Best original score went to “Life of Pi.”

In television, best drama went to Showtime’s “Homeland” and best comedy went to HBO’s “Girls.”

The stars of those shows, Claire Danes and Lena Dunham also took home best actress awards.

“Homeland” also earned best actor for Damian Lewis, and best actor in a comedy or musical television series went to Don Cheadle who stars in the show “House of Lies.”

Best made for TV movie or mini-series went to “Game Change,” and Julianne Moore, who played former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in the HBO film, won for best actress the category.

Kevin Costner won for best actor for his role in the post-Civil War ear mini-series “Hatfields & McCoys.”

Awards for best supporting actress and actor in a series, mini-series or made for television movie went to Maggie Smith for “Downtown Abbey: Season 2” and Ed Harris for “Game Change.”

Finally, Jodi Foster, who has been working in films since she was a child, was honored with the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille award for her “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.”