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Mayor Bloomberg Announces Director Sidney Lumet to Receive "Made in NY" Lifetime Achievement Award Posthumously

April 11, 2011 - Legendary director Sidney Lumet, who passed away on April 9, will receive the first “Made in NY” Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s “Made in NY” Awards. Mayor Bloomberg made the announcement in the wake of the director’s death:

“Today we lost one of the great chroniclers of our City, a prolific filmmaker who embraced New York as his home. Sidney Lumet will be remembered for his ability to draw great performances out of his actors, his technical talents as a filmmaker, and his zeal for the arts. I was lucky enough to know Sidney – we spoke just last week. I let him know that we intend to honor him this June with the ‘Made in NY’ Lifetime Achievement Award. Sidney will now receive the award posthumously and I will ask his daughter Jenny, also in the movie business, to accept it on his behalf. He touched countless lives through his work, including mine – 12 Angry Men is one of my favorite films – and I know his friends and family will miss him dearly. May god bless his memory.”
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