Category:Best Actress Empire Award winners
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1. Empire (film magazine) – Empire is a British film magazine published monthly by Bauer Consumer Media of Hamburg based Bauer Media Group. From the first issue in July 1989, the magazine was edited by Barry McIlheney, Bauer purchased Emap Consumer Media in early 2008. It is the biggest selling magazine in the United Kingdom and is also published in the United States, Australia, Turkey, Russia, Italy. Empire organises the annual Empire Awards which were sponsored by Sony Ericsson, the awards are voted for by readers of the magazine. Empire is populist in both approach and coverage and it reviews both mainstream films and art films, but feature articles concentrate on the former. As well as news, previews, and reviews, Empire has some other regular features. Each issue features a Classic Scene, a transcript from a film scene. The first such classic scene to be featured was the I could have been a scene from On the Waterfront. The regular Top 10 feature lists Empires choice of the top ten examples of something film-related, for example,10 Best Chase Scenes or 10 Best Movie Gags in The Simpsons. The Re. View section covers Blu-ray and DVD news and releases, Kim Newmans Movie Dungeon is a regular feature in the Re. View section, in which critic Kim Newman reviews the most obscure releases, mostly low budget horror movies. How much Is Pint of Milk presents celebrities answers to silly or unusual questions and this is intended as a guide to the chosen celebritys contact with reality, and as such can be more informative than a direct interview by reporting some surprising responses. Each magazine includes a Spine Quote, in which a relatively challenging quote is printed on the spine of the magazine, there are usually some obvious and obscure links from the quote to the main features of that months edition. Readers are invited to identify the source and the links to win a prize. Celebrity Mastermind is another regular in which a celebrity is given questions about the films they were in or they directed, celebrities range from Quentin Tarantino and Christopher Lee to John Carpenter and Michael Keaton. A regular feature since issue 167, the feature is a two-page essay on a film selected by Empire in the Re. View section. The selection of the films seem to be random and follow no specific pattern. Only a few issues since the first masterpiece feature have not featured one –169,179,196,197,198 and 246, Issue 240 had director Frank Darabont select 223 masterpieces. L. A. Confidential was featured twice, once in issue 191 and this list is as follows, Alien – Dinner chestburster The Omen – Glass decapitation An American Werewolf in London – Wolf transformation The Exorcist – Crucifix abuse Risky Business – Ready Ralph
2. Joan Allen – Joan Allen is an American actress who has worked in theatre, film and television. She won the 1988 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her Broadway debut in Burn This and she is also a three-time Academy Award nominee, receiving Best Supporting Actress nominations for Nixon and The Crucible, and a Best Actress nomination for The Contender. Allen began her career in 1977 with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Her New York stage credits include And a Nightingale Sang and The Heidi Chronicles and she starred in the ABC drama The Family. Allen, the youngest of four children, was born in Rochelle, Illinois, the daughter of Dorothea Marie, a homemaker, and James Jefferson Allen and she has an older brother, David, and two older sisters, Mary and Lynn. Allen attended Rochelle Township High School, and was voted most likely to succeed, Allen began her performing career as a stage actress and on television before making her film debut in the movie, Compromising Positions. She became a member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble in 1977 when John Malkovich asked her to join, shes been a member ever since. In 1984, she won a Clarence Derwent Award for her portrayal of Hellen Stott in And a Nightingale Sang, in 1989, Allen won a Tony Award for her Broadway debut performance in Burn This. She also starred in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Heidi Chronicles and she received Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her roles as Pat Nixon in Nixon and as Elizabeth Proctor, a woman accused of witchcraft, in The Crucible. She was also nominated for Best Actress for her role in The Contender, in which she played a politician who becomes the object of scandal. She had starring roles in the drama The Ice Storm, directed by Ang Lee, in 2001, Allen starred in the mini-series The Mists of Avalon on TNT and earned an Emmy nomination for the role. In 2005, she received positive notices for her leading role in the comedy/drama The Upside of Anger. She played CIA Department Director Pamela Landy in The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, Allen appeared in Death Race, playing a prison warden. In 2009, Allen starred as Georgia OKeeffe in Lifetime Television’s 2009 biopic chronicling the artist’s life, Allen returned to Broadway in March 2009, when she played the role of Katherine Keenan in Michael Jacobs play Impressionism opposite Jeremy Irons at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Allen voiced the character Delphine in Bethesda Softworks 2011 video game The Elder Scrolls V and she also lent her voice talents in the Thomas Nelson audio Bible production known as The Word of Promise. In this dramatized audio, Alexander played the character of Deborah, in 2015, Allen signed for the leading role in the ABC drama series, The Family, playing the role of villainous and manipulative mayor and matriarch of her family. In 1990 Allen married actor Peter Friedman and they divorced in 2002 but live close to each other to share time with their daughter, Sadie, born in 1994
3. Cate Blanchett – Catherine Elise Cate Blanchett is an Australian actress and theatre director. She has received acclaim and many accolades, including six AACTA Awards. In 2013, she starred as Jasmine Francis in Woody Allens Blue Jasmine, Blanchett is one of only six actors, and the only actress, to receive Academy Award nominations for portraying the same role in two films, accomplished in her case by portraying Queen Elizabeth I. She is additionally the only Australian to win two acting Oscars, a seven-time Oscar nominee, she has also received nominations for Notes on a Scandal, Elizabeth, The Golden Age, Im Not There and Carol. Blanchett has also had a career on stage and is a four-time Helpmann Award winner for Best Female Actor in a Play. From 2008 to 2013, she and her husband Andrew Upton were co-CEOs, Blanchett has been awarded the Centenary Medal for Service to Australian Society by the Australian government. She was appointed Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government in 2012, in 2015, she was honoured by the Museum of Modern Art and received the British Film Institute Fellowship in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the industry. Blanchett was born on 14 May 1969 in the Melbourne suburb of Ivanhoe and she is the middle of three children, her older brother is a computer systems engineer, and her younger sister is a theatrical designer. The two met when Blanchetts fathers ship broke down in Melbourne, when Blanchett was 10, her father died of a heart attack, leaving her mother to raise the family on her own. Blanchetts ancestry includes English, some Scottish, and remote French roots, Blanchett has described herself as being part extrovert, part wallflower during childhood. She had a penchant for dressing in traditionally masculine clothing, and went through goth and punk phases during her teenage years and she studied economics and fine arts at the University of Melbourne but dropped out after one year to travel overseas. While in Egypt, Blanchett was asked to play an American cheerleader, as an extra in the Egyptian boxing movie, Kaboria, in need of money, she accepted. Upon her return to Australia, she moved to Sydney and enrolled in the National Institute of Dramatic Art to pursue an acting career and she graduated from NIDA in 1992. Blanchetts first major role was opposite Geoffrey Rush, in the 1992 David Mamet play Oleanna for the Sydney Theatre Company. That year, she was also cast as Clytemnestra in a production of Sophocles’ Electra, a couple of weeks after rehearsals, the actress playing the title role pulled out, and director Lindy Davies cast Blanchett in the role. Her performance as Electra became one of her most acclaimed at NIDA, Blanchett played the role of Ophelia in an acclaimed 1994–95 Company B production of Hamlet directed by Neil Armfield, starring Rush and Richard Roxburgh, and was nominated for a Green Room Award. She appeared in the 1994 TV miniseries Heartland opposite Ernie Dingo, the miniseries Bordertown with Hugo Weaving and she also appeared in the 50-minute drama short Parklands, which received an Australian Film Institute nomination for Best Original Screenplay. Her first leading role was as Lucinda Leplastrier in Gillian Armstrongs romantic drama Oscar and Lucinda, Blanchett received wide acclaim for her performance, and earned her first AFI Award nomination as Best Leading Actress, she lost to Deborah Mailman in Radiance
4. Helena Bonham Carter – Helena Bonham Carter, CBE is an English actress. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Kate Croy in The Wings of the Dove. For her role as Queen Elizabeth in The Kings Speech, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and she also won the 2010 International Emmy Award for Best Actress for her role as British author Enid Blyton in the TV film Enid. Bonham Carter began her career playing the title character in Lady Jane. Her other television films include A Pattern of Roses, Live from Baghdad, Toast, Bonham Carter was born in Islington, London. C. Her mother, Elena, is a psychotherapist who is of mostly Jewish background and her paternal grandmother was politician and feminist icon Violet Asquith, daughter of H. H. Asquith, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the first half of World War I. Bonham Carter is the youngest of three children, with two brothers, Edward and Thomas and they were brought up in Golders Green and she was educated at South Hampstead High School, and completed her A-levels at Westminster School. When Bonham Carter was five, her mother had a nervous breakdown. Five years after her mothers recovery, her father was diagnosed with acoustic neuroma and he suffered complications during an operation to remove the tumour which led to a stroke that left him half-paralysed and using a wheelchair. With her brothers at college, Bonham Carter was left to help her mother cope and she later studied her fathers movements and mannerisms for her role in The Theory of Flight. Bonham Carter, who has no formal acting training, entered the field winning a national writing contest and she made her professional acting début at the age of 16 in a television commercial. She also had a part in a minor TV film, A Pattern of Roses and her first lead film role was as Lady Jane Grey in Lady Jane, which was given mixed reviews by critics. Her breakthrough role was Lucy Honeychurch in A Room with a View, the role went to Emily Watson, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance. In 1994, Bonham Carter appeared in a sequence during the second series of the British sitcom Absolutely Fabulous, as Edina Monsoons daughter Saffron. Throughout the series, references were made to Saffrons resemblance to Bonham Carter and her early films led to her being typecast as a corset queen, and English rose, playing pre- and early 20th century characters, particularly in Merchant-Ivory films. She played Olivia in Trevor Nunns film version of Twelfth Night in 1996, Bonham Carter speaks French fluently, and starred in a 1996 French film Portraits chinois. In August 2001, she was featured in Maxim, Bonham Carter was a member of the 2006 Cannes Film Festival jury that unanimously selected The Wind That Shakes the Barley as best film. In May 2006, Bonham Carter launched her own line, The Pantaloonies
5. Olivia Colman – Sarah Caroline Olivia Colman is an English actress. She has won three BAFTA Awards, three BIFA Awards, one Golden Globe Award, and has been nominated twice for an Emmy Award, Colman first came to prominence for her supporting role as Sophie Chapman in the Channel 4 comedy series Peep Show. Her other TV comedy roles include Green Wing, Beautiful People, Rev. and she also played various roles in That Mitchell and Webb Look, alongside her Peep Show co-stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb. Colmans move to drama saw her receive critical acclaim for her performance in Paddy Considines film Tyrannosaur, Colman was also nominated for the International Emmy Award for Best Actress for Broadchurch. Colman was born in Norwich, Norfolk, to a nurse mother and she was educated at two independent schools, Norwich High School for Girls in Norwich and Greshams School in Holt. Her first role was Jean Brodie in a production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at age 16. She then realised acting was what she wanted to do, Colman went on to spend a term studying primary teaching at Homerton College, Cambridge. During this time, at the age of 20, she auditioned for the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club and first met future co-stars David Mitchell and Robert Webb, as well as Peter Serafinowicz. She regularly features in BBC Radio 4 comedies, such as Concrete Cow, Think the Unthinkable, The House of Milton Jones and Dirk Gentlys Holistic Detective Agency. She is also the voice of Minka, the Polish secretary in the Radio 4 comedy Hut 33, Colman appeared as Bev, alongside Mark Burdis as Kev, in a series of television adverts for AA car insurance. She provided voices for the Andrex be kind to your behind adverts and Glade fragrance adverts and she has worked with the comedians Mitchell and Webb on several projects. Colman met the duo when they were all students at Cambridge University and she has appeared with them in numerous TV and radio series, such as radios That Mitchell and Webb Sound, and the television version That Mitchell and Webb Look. She decided to leave the programme after her agent suggested that she was becoming too closely associated with their work and needed to widen her horizons and she continued to appear on Peep Show until 2015. In October and November 2008, Colman appeared in the BBC sitcom Beautiful People, based on the life of Simon Doonan, as Debbie Doonan and she also made a guest appearance in Skins, in the episode Naomi as Naomis mother Gina. In 2010, Colman took a role as Alex Smallbone. Also in 2010, she guest starred in The Eleventh Hour episode of Doctor Who, in 2011, Colman appeared in the BBC drama Exile, written by Danny Brocklehurst and starring John Simm and Jim Broadbent. From 2011 to 2012, she played Sally Owen, the secretary to Hugh Bonnevilles character Ian Fletcher, in Twenty Twelve. In 2013, Colman began playing DS Ellie Miller in ITVs Broadchurch, the crime drama series is set in the fictional Dorset town of Broadchurch, and follows the residents of a tight-knit community after a young boy is killed under suspicious circumstances
6. Julie Delpy – Julie Delpy is a French-American actress, film director, screenwriter, and singer-songwriter. She has been nominated for three César Awards, two Online Film Critics Society Awards, and two Academy Awards, after moving to the United States in 1990, she became an American citizen in 2001. Julie Delpy was born in Paris to Albert Delpy, a director, and Marie Pillet, an actress in feature films. On the stages of Paris, Delpys parents were involved in underground theatre, at an early age, Julie was exposed to the arts. Delpy has said she has been plagued by problems since childhood and had to wear callipers at age eight. She also occasionally experiences migraines and panic attacks, in 1984, at the age of fourteen, Delpy was discovered by film director Jean-Luc Godard, who cast her in Détective. Two years later, Delpy starred in the role in Bertrand Taverniers La Passion Béatrice. For her performance, Delpy was nominated for a César Award for Most Promising Actress and she used the money she earned to pay for her first trip to New York City. Delpy became a celebrity after starring in the 1990 film Europa Europa directed by Agnieszka Holland. In the film, she plays a young pro-Nazi who falls in love with the hero, Solomon Perel and she did not speak German so she performed her role in English and was later dubbed over. Following the success of Europa Europa, Delpy appeared in several Hollywood and European films, including Voyager, in 1993, she was cast by director Krzysztof Kieślowski to play the female lead in Three Colors, White, the second film of Kieślowskis The Three Colors Trilogy. Delpy also appeared briefly in the two films in the same role. That same year, she appeared opposite Brendan Fraser in the Percy Adlon feature Younger and Younger starring Donald Sutherland, in 1994, she starred opposite Eric Stoltz in Roger Avarys directorial debut Killing Zoe, a cult heist film capturing the Generation X zeitgeist. Delpy is best known for her role with Ethan Hawke in director Richard Linklaters 1995 film Before Sunrise. The film received glowing reviews and was considered one of the most significant films of the 1990s independent film movement and its success led to the casting of Delpy in the 1997 American film An American Werewolf in Paris. In late 2001, she appeared alongside comedian Martin Short in the 30-minute film CinéMagique, CinéMagique won the 2002 Themed Entertainment Association award for outstanding themed attraction. Delpy reprised her Before Sunrise character, Céline, with an animated appearance in Waking Life. The later film was received and earned Delpy, who co-wrote the script
7. Kirsten Dunst – Kirsten Caroline Dunst is an American actress. She made her debut in Woody Allens short film Oedipus Wrecks for the anthology film New York Stories. At the age of twelve, Dunst gained widespread recognition as Claudia in Interview with the Vampire and she appeared in Little Women the same year and in Jumanji the following year. Dunst achieved fame for her portrayal of Mary Jane Watson in Sam Raimis Spider-Man trilogy and she played the title role in Sofia Coppolas biographical film Marie Antoinette and starred in the comedy film How to Lose Friends & Alienate People. She won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival and she starred in the second season of the television series Fargo in 2015, playing the role of Peggy Blumquist, a slightly delusional and neurotic hairdresser. In 2001, Dunst made her debut in the film Get Over It. She also sang the jazz song After Youve Gone for the end credits of the film The Cats Meow, Dunst was born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, to Klaus Hermann Dunst and Inez Dunst. She has a brother, Christian. Her father worked as a medical services executive, and her mother worked for Lufthansa as an attendant and was an artist. Dunsts father is German, originally from Hamburg, and Dunsts mother was born in New Jersey, until the age of eleven, Dunst lived in Brick Township, New Jersey, where she attended Ranney School. In 1993, her parents separated, and she moved with her mother and brother to Los Angeles, California. In 1995, her mother filed for divorce, after graduating from Notre Dame in 2000, Dunst continued the acting career that she had begun. As a teenager, she found it difficult to deal with her rising fame, however, she later expressed that her mother always had the best intentions. When asked if she had any regrets about the way she spent her childhood, Dunst said, Well, its not a way to grow up. I have my stuff to work out, I dont think anybody can sit around and say, My life is more screwed up than yours. Dunst began her career when she was three years old as a fashion model in television commercials. She was signed with Ford Models and Elite Model Management, at the age of six, she made her feature film debut in a minor role in Woody Allens short film Oedipus Wrecks that was released as one-third of the anthology film New York Stories. Soon after, she co-starred with Tom Hanks in the comedy-drama The Bonfire of the Vanities, based on Tom Wolfes novel of the same name, where she played the daughter of Hanks character