Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama
The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama is an award presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The award honors the best performance by an actress in a drama television series, it was first awarded at the 19th Golden Globe Awards on March 5, 1962 under the title Best TV Star - Female, encompassing performances in comedy and drama television series, to Pauline Frederick. The nominees for the award announced annually starting in 1963. In 1969, the award was split into the drama and comedy categories, presented under the new title Best TV Actress - Drama and in 1980 under its current title. Since its inception, the award has been given to 50 actresses. Angela Lansbury has won the most awards in this category, winning four times, received ten nominations for the awards, the most in the category. Listed below are the winners of the award for each year, as well as the other nominees. TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Escape at Dannemora
Escape at Dannemora is an American television limited series that premiered on Showtime on November 18, 2018. It is based on the 2015 Clinton Correctional Facility escape; the seven-episode series was created and written by Brett Johnson and Michael Tolkin and directed by Ben Stiller. It stars Benicio del Toro, Patricia Arquette, Paul Dano, Bonnie Hunt, Eric Lange, David Morse; the series is based on the true story of the 2015 Clinton Correctional Facility escape in upstate New York. The escape prompted a massive manhunt for the two convicted murderers, who were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled. Benicio del Toro as Richard Matt, a convicted murderer Patricia Arquette as Joyce "Tilly" Mitchell, a married prison worker who becomes romantically entangled with both Matt and Sweat and aids in their escape Paul Dano as David Sweat, a convicted murderer Bonnie Hunt as Catherine Leahy Scott, the New York State Inspector General heading up a formal investigation of the Matt/Sweat prison escape Eric Lange as Lyle Mitchell, Tilly's husband and maintenance worker at Clinton Correctional David Morse as Gene Palmer, the inmate escort guard at Clinton Correctional Jeremy Bobb as Dennis Lambert, a corrections officer and friend of Lyle Michael Imperioli as Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York Charlie Hofheimer as Kenny, Joyce Mitchell's first husband Principal production commenced in Upstate New York in the fall of 2017.
For their roles, Patricia Arquette and Eric Lange each gained 40 pounds. Episode 6, the flashback episode, was filmed unlike the rest of the series. Episode 6 was the final episode filmed, so Arquette and Lange could lose the excess weight gained over the course of production. Director Ben Stiller decided to shut down production for a month and resume filming the episode once Arquette and Lange lost the weight. However, production was further delayed three weeks to accommodate the birth of Lange's son; the series was met with acclaim upon its premiere. On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 88% with an average rating of 7.16 out of 10, based on 52 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "Escape at Dannemora's slow pace demands patience, but those willing to wait will be rewarded with a chilling mystery that provides the perfect showcase for its talented cast -- a nearly unrecognizable and unbearably moving performance from Patricia Arquette."
Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the series a score of 78 out of 100 based on 27 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews". In a December 2018 interview at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, Joyce Mitchell criticized some events portrayed in the miniseries, she claimed, "I never had sex with them", referring to David Sweat. She criticized director Ben Stiller, calling him "a son-of-a-bitch liar just like the rest of the world, he doesn't care about the truth. All he cares about is making millions off me. He's an idiot." Notes Official website Escape at Dannemora on IMDb
A Killing in a Small Town
A Killing in a Small Town is a 1990 CBS television movie directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal and starring Barbara Hershey and Brian Dennehy. Co-star Barbara Hershey won a 1990 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress - Miniseries or a Movie. A small town is shocked by the brutal ax murder of Peggy Blankenship. However, they are more shocked when a reserved neighboring woman, Candy Morrison, a wife and mother, becomes the chief suspect. During the investigation, she is placed under hypnosis which reveals a different personality completely; the film is based on the story of Wylie, housewife Candy Montgomery's murder of Betty Gore in 1980, sometimes is titled Evidence of Love, after a 1984 book on the murder case. Barbara Hershey as Candy Morrison Lee Garlington as Peggy Blankenship Brian Dennehy as Ed Reivers Richard Gilliland as Dale Morrison John Terry as Stan Blankenship Hal Holbrook as Dr. Beardsley Portions of the movie, including interior and exterior scenes of Candy Morrison's home, were filmed in Plano, Texas.
A Killing in a Small Town on IMDb
Gia is a 1998 biographical HBO film about the life and times of one of America's first supermodels, Gia Marie Carangi. The film stars Angelina Jolie as Gia and Faye Dunaway as Wilhelmina Cooper, with Mercedes Ruehl and Elizabeth Mitchell, it was written by Cristofer and Jay McInerney. The original music score was composed by Terence Blanchard. Gia Carangi is a Philadelphia native who moves to New York City to become a fashion model and catches the attention of powerful agent Wilhelmina Cooper. Gia's attitude and beauty help her rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, but her persistent loneliness after the death of Wilhelmina drives her to experiment with mood-altering drugs like cocaine, she becomes entangled in a passionate affair with a make-up artist. Their love affair first starts when both make love to each other after a photo shoot. However, after a while Linda gives her an ultimatum. Failed attempts at reconciliation with Linda and with her mother, drive Gia to begin abusing heroin.
Although she is able to break her drug habit after much effort, she has contracted HIV from a needle containing infected blood, having progressed to AIDS. She spends the remainder of her life in the hospital. Angelina Jolie as Gia Carangi Mila Kunis as Gia Carangi Faye Dunaway as Wilhelmina Cooper Mercedes Ruehl as Kathleen Carangi Elizabeth Mitchell as Linda Scott Cohen as Mike Mansfield Kylie Travis as Stephanie Edmund Genest as Francesco Scavullo Alexander Enberg as Chris von Wangenheim Louis Giambalvo as Joseph Carangi Eric Michael Cole as T. J. John Considine as Bruce Cooper James Haven as young man on Sansom street Rick Batalla as Phillipe Brian Donovan as junkie at Shooting Gallery Tricia O'Neil as Vogue editor Sam Pancake as Francesco stylist #1 Adina Porter as Girl at Group Therapy Michael E. Rodgers as Red dress photographer Nick Spano as Michael Jason Stuart as Booker #2 Gia was well received by critics, with an approval rating of 92% on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes. Kalamazoo Gazette commented: "Jolie gives it her all in a uninhibited and effective portrait of a woman living from thrill to thrill."
Christopher Null of Filmcritic.com gave the film 3 out of 5 stars. Conversely, Film Freak Central gave the film only 1.5 out of 4 stars and commented: Gia isn't hagiography, I'll give it that, but it is reductive to a fault." Golden GlobesAngelina Jolie – Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Faye Dunaway – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion PictureEmmy AwardsEric A. Sears – Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a MovieScreen Actors Guild AwardsAngelina Jolie – Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries Gia on IMDb Gia at AllMovie Gia at Rotten Tomatoes
Who Will Love My Children?
Who Will Love My Children? is a 1983 American made-for-television biographical film based on the life of Lucile Fray. Lucile Fray was diagnosed with cancer in 1952 and wanted to find suitable homes for her ten children, since she felt her husband could not properly care for them. Prior to her death, she succeeded; the film was directed by John Erman, written by Michael Bortman, starred Ann-Margret in her first television film. It was broadcast on American Broadcasting Company; the same evening as its original broadcast, February 14, 1983, the children of Lucile Fray appeared on That's Incredible!, an ABC program. Ann-Margret as Lucile Fray Frederic Forrest as Ivan Fray Cathryn Damon as Hazel Anderson Donald Moffat as Dick Thomas Lonny Chapman as Milton Hammond Patricia Smith as Cleta Thomas Jess Osuna as Dr. Willis Christopher Allport as Kenneth Handy Patrick Brennan as Carl Fray Soleil Moon Frye as Linda Fray Tracey Gold as Pauline Fray Joel Graves as Warren Fray Rachel Jacobs as Joyce Fray Robby Kiger as Frank Fray Cady McClain as Virginia Fray Hallie Todd as Joann Fray Cory Yothers as Ivan Fray Jr. Kyle Chapman, Wade Chapman, Brian Mazzanti as Stephen Fray 1983 Emmy Awards Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series Or A Special — John Erman Nominated Outstanding Achievement in Makeup — Zoltan Elek and Monty Westmore Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Limited Series or a Special — Laurence Rosenthal Outstanding Drama Special — Paula Levenback and Wendy Riche Outstanding Film Editing for a Limited Series or a Special — Jerrold L. Ludwig Outstanding Film Sound Editing for a Limited Series or a Special — Michael Hilkene, Rusty Tinsley, Bill Jackson, Joseph A. Mayer, Jill Taggart, Ben Wong Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Special — Ann-Margret Outstanding Writing in a Limited Series or a Special — Michael Bortman1984 American Cinema Editors Award Best Edited Television Special — Jerrold L. Ludwig 1984 Directors Guild of America Award Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Specials — John Erman 1984 Golden Globe Awards Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television — Ann-Margret Nominated Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV Who Will Love My Children? at AllMovie Who Will Love My Children? on IMDb TV: Ann-Margret Plays a Dying Mother of 10 at the New York Times
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows
Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows is a 2001 American two-part, four-hour biographical television miniseries based on the 1998 book Me and My Shadows: A Family Memoir written by Lorna Luft, the daughter of legendary singer-actress Judy Garland. The miniseries was directed by Robert Allan Ackerman and broadcast in two parts on ABC on February 25 and 26, 2001; the miniseries is notable for its meticulous recreations of Garland's films and concerts, verisimilitudinous impressions of her by Tammy Blanchard and Judy Davis. Her original recordings are used to dub Davis' singing; the miniseries, which chronicles Garland's life from her first public performance in 1924 until her death in 1969, is divided into two parts: the first part depicts her rise to fame in the 1930s, her descent into drugs, her fall from grace in the 1950s. The second part begins with her marriage to Sid Luft, proceeds to chronicle her successful return to movies with A Star Is Born, concert performances, her personal issues and her death at the age of 47.
Davis' performance was critically acclaimed: she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie. Christmas 1924: Two-year-old Frances Gumm performs in public for the first time, singing "Jingle Bells", her mother, watches from the audience while her father, watches from backstage. Ethel is unhappy with her marriage because of Frank's homosexuality. To help herself cope, she moves her family to Hollywood with the hope that her daughters will break into the movie business. 1935: Frank takes Frances, now using her stage name of "Judy Garland," to the studios of Metro Goldwyn Mayer to audition. MGM chief Louis B. Mayer is not impressed with her rendition of "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart', but when she sings a different song an impressed Mayer says, "Little girl. Big voice." Thirteen-year-old Judy signs an MGM contract but, because of her age, they do not know what to do with her and keep giving her radio appearances.
Tragedy strikes one night when she is told her father has been rushed to the hospital. She is told that the doctors have put a radio beside his bed, so he will be listening. While her sisters and Jimmie, are in tears over their ill father, Ethel shows no emotion at all, he dies the next day. 1938-1939: Judy's movie career is now blooming. Now sixteen, she finds herself in competition with MGM's new glamorous star, Lana Turner, everything she is not: tall and blond. Judy becomes jealous as Lana steals everybody's, including Mickey Rooney's, attention on her birthday. MGM purchases the rights to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Rumors spread that Shirley Temple might be playing Dorothy, but when 20th Century Fox refuses to lend her out to them, Judy is cast, she is prescribed some pills to help her sleep and to give her energy to work, she is forced to lose weight. She is seen filming the "Yellow Brick Road" sequence with the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion. On the first take, they all close in and shut her out, prompting director Victor Fleming to yell, "You three dirty hams!
Let that little girl in there!" The film turns out to be a huge success and she is catapulted to international stardom. Early 1940s: Judy begins a romance with bandleader Artie Shaw, married twice; this causes much concern for Ethel, who has now remarried. Judy continues to see him and is shocked when he elopes with Lana Turner, leaving her heartbroken and reluctant to return to the studio since she feels she has to compete with all the goddesses. While filming the "I Got Rhythm" sequence for Girl Crazy, she is continually being reprimanded by the director, the no-nonsense Busby Berkeley, over not putting enough energy into her performance, she collapses on the set and is granted three weeks rest, despite the doctor's instruction that she needs six. Aged just nineteen, she marries composer David Rose. 1944: Judy meets Vincente Minnelli, the director of her next film, Meet Me in St. Louis, she is shown filming "The Trolley Song" sequence. She and Vincente marry in 1945. On their honeymoon, she tells him she plans to quit MGM when her contract expires and that she is pregnant.
She throws away a bottle of her pills and vows never to take them again. 1947: Now mother to Liza, Judy is forced to renew her contract with MGM. While filming The Pirate, she has a mental breakdown and Vincente finds out she's taking the pills again; the marriage spirals downward from there. 1950: Judy is suspended from MGM and from filming Annie Get Your Gun. She tries to commit suicide by slashing her throat with a broken glass, she is fired by MGM and her marriage to Vincente falls apart due to his exhaustion of her mood swings. During this time, she meets Sid Luft, he helps her with her show business comeback at the Palace Theatre on Broadway. Early-1950s: Judy marries Sid in 1952 and a few months she gives birth to her second child, Lorna. In 1953, Ethel dies in a parking lot after suffering a heart attack. Judy does not react to the news, having been estranged from her for years, but while filming "The Man That Got Away" sequence for A Star Is Born, her first film since MGM fired her, she misses her mark, starts crying in her dressing room, not sure if she is upset over Ethel's death.
She receives an Academy Award nomination for her performance. However, shortly after the film's initial release, Sid is enraged to see some of their best scenes have been cut under orders from distributors who felt the film w