The North Fork TV Festival announced Golden Globe nominee Constance Wu as this year’s Ambassador for the Arts recipient. A formal ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 5, at the Greenport Theatre.
Greenport Mayor George Hubbard Jr. will present Ms. Wu with a letter of commendation for her commitment to and promotion of the arts and for her work to encourage young people to excel in the arts within the North Fork community. Last year’s Ambassador to the Arts commendation was presented to actress Bridget Moynihan.
“The Village of Greenport has long been known to be a harmonious and ethnically diverse community, and we applaud Constance Wu for her work in furthering awareness of Asian-American representation in the television and film arts,” the mayor said in a press release. “It is our pleasure to welcome Constance Wu to Greenport, and to honor her as Ambassador of the Arts for this year’s North Fork TV Festival.”
Last year, she starred in Warner Brother’s romantic comedy hit, “Crazy Rich Asians,” directed by Jon M. Chu, receiving a Golden Globe nomination. Wu will next be seen starring in Lorene Scafaria’s drama, “Hustlers,” opposite Jennifer Lopez, which his slated for release on September 13.
Additionally, the North Fork TV Festival Canopy Award will be presented to Emmy, Golden Globe and Tony award winner Kelsey Grammer by 2017 Canopy Award recipient Chris Noth on Friday, October 4.
A full list of events and screenings, as well as festival passes and individual tickets, are available at northfork.tv.