The Evening Star
The Evening Star is a 1996 American comedy-drama film and a sequel to Academy Award for Best Picture-winning Terms of Endearment, starring Shirley MacLaine, who reprises the role of Aurora Greenway, for which she won an Oscar for playing in the original film. Based on the novel by Larry McMurtry; the screenplay is by Robert Harling, who served as director. The story takes place about fifteen years after the original, following the characters from 1988 to 1993, it focuses on Aurora's relationship with her three grandchildren, her late daughter Emma's best friend Patsy and her longtime housekeeper Rosie. Along the way Aurora enters into a relationship with a younger man, while watching the world around her change as old friends pass on and her grandchildren make lives of their own. Miranda Richardson co-stars as Aurora's rival, Patsy Carpenter. Juliette Lewis plays Aurora's rebellious granddaughter, Melanie Horton, with Marion Ross as Aurora's housekeeper and Bill Paxton as Aurora's psychiatrist and lover.
The movie was Ben Johnson's last, in a career. The film is dedicated to him. Jack Nicholson returns in an extended cameo appearance, playing the role he played in Terms of Endearment, retired astronaut Garrett Breedlove; the Evening Star received unfavorable reviews from critics and failed to recoup its budget at the box office. Years have passed since the death of Emma. Aurora Greenway is still her usual strong, willful self, but all is not well with the three grandchildren she raised after Emma's death eldest boy Tommy, serving time in jail on a drug charge. Younger grandson Teddy now has a son. Melanie, is all but grown and still living with Aurora at home but giving serious thought to moving out. Aurora's only true companion is housekeeper Rosie now that a man she's been spending time with, the General, is a friend, not a romance, her late daughter's old friend, still has a home in Houston and thinks of herself as Aurora's friend now, dispensing advice to Melanie, something that Aurora does not appreciate.
Rosie is being courted by an elderly gentleman named Arthur, who has bought astronaut Garrett Breedlove's former house next door. On seeing how lonely Aurora is, Rosie tricks her into seeing a licensed counselor, Jerry, to whom Aurora admits that she is still seeking "the love of my life." Unprofessional in every way, Jerry jumps into a romantic situation with Aurora himself. However, he has an ulterior motive. Aurora is cheered up only by a brief visit from Garrett, who advises her to find that true love soon because "there aren't that many shopping days left till Christmas." Needing a cause, Aurora decides to take charge after Melanie moves to California to try to become an actress. She is peeved to discover that Patsy has the same idea. Melanie succeeds in landing a role on a television show. Aurora comes home to a new problem, when it turns out that Rosie is critically ill, she is left once more facing the prospect of being alone. Shirley MacLaine as Aurora Greenway Bill Paxton as Jerry Bruckner Juliette Lewis as Melanie Horton Miranda Richardson as Patsy Carpenter Ben Johnson as Arthur Cotton Scott Wolf as Bruce George Newbern as Tommy Horton Marion Ross as Rosie Dunlop Mackenzie Astin as Teddy Horton Donald Moffat as Hector Scott Jack Nicholson as Garrett Breedlove China Kantner as Jane Jake Langerud as Henry Unlike Terms of Endearment, the film was not a box-office success, grossing only $12,767,815 and received poor reviews from critics, as it holds a 23% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Roger Ebert, in his Chicago Sun-Times review of December 27, 1996, described The Evening Star as "a unconvincing sequel", awarding it only one-and-a-half stars of a possible four. The Evening Star on IMDb The Evening Star at AllMovie The Evening Star at Box Office Mojo The Evening Star at Rotten Tomatoes
Shirley Knight Hopkins is an American actress who has appeared in more than 50 feature films, made-for-television movies, television series, Broadway and Off-Broadway productions in her career playing leading and character roles. She is a member of the Actors Studio. Knight has been nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, for The Dark at the Top of the Stairs and Sweet Bird of Youth. In the 1960s, she had leading roles in a number of Hollywood movies such as The Couch, House of Women, The Group, The Counterfeit Killer, The Rain People, she received Volpi Cup for Best Actress for her role in the British film Dutchman. In 1976 Knight won a Tony Award for her performance in Kennedy's Children. In years, she played supporting roles in many films, include Endless Love, As Good as It Gets, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, Grandma's Boy. For her performances on television, Knight eight times was nominated for Primetime Emmy Award, has received a Golden Globe Award. Knight was born in Goessel in Marion County, east central Kansas, the daughter of Virginia and Noel Johnson Knight, an oil company executive.
At the age of 14, she wrote a short story, published in a national magazine. Knight attended Phillips University and Wichita State University and trained in acting with Erwin Piscator, Lee Strasberg, Uta Hagen at HB Studio. Knight's feature films include The Group, The Dutchman, The Rain People, Juggernaut, As Good as It Gets, Elevator, in which she plays one of several people trapped in a Wall Street elevator with a bomber. Knight was cast in 1958 and 1959 as Mrs. Newcomb in twenty of the thirty-nine episodes of the NBC western television series, with Tom Nolan, Sally Brophy, Mike Road, she became a Warner Brothers Television contract star who while on breaks filming movies appeared in such WB television series as Maverick, Bourbon Street Beat, Sugarfoot and The Roaring 20s. A life member of The Actors Studio, Knight's stage credits include Three Sisters, We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Kennedy's Children, which earned her the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play, A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur.
She was nominated for the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play twice, for Landscape of the Body and The Young Man from Atlanta, for which she received another Tony nomination. She appeared, with Alison Fraser, in Come Back, Come Back, Wherever You Are, an original play by playwright Arthur Laurents, her television credits include Target: The Corruptors!, The Eleventh Hour, The Outer Limits, The Reporter, The Fugitive, The Invaders, The Virginian, She Wrote, Law & Order, L. A. Law, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Maggie Winters, ER, House M. D. Crossing Jordan, Cold Case, Hot in Cleveland, among others, she has appeared in various television movies, including Playing For Time and Indictment: The McMartin Trial. For the latter, she won both the Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie and the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, her guest performance in thirtysomething earned her a 1988 Emmy for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series.
She won Emmy in 1995 for her guest performance in the NYPD Blue episode "Large Mouth Bass". She appeared in the first segment of, she had a recurring role on Desperate Housewives. Knight was married twice, to actor and producer Gene Persson, from 1959 until they divorced in 1969, to writer John Hopkins, from 1969 until his death in 1998, she has actress Kaitlin Hopkins and elementary school teacher Sophie Hopkins. Shirley Knight at the Internet Broadway Database Shirley Knight on IMDb Shirley Knight at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Shirley Knight at the Wisconsin Historical Society's Actors Studio audio collection, 1956-1969 Shirley Knight at the TCM Movie Database Shirley Knight at AllMovie TheaterMania.com TalkMoviesWorld.com
Toni Collett, credited professionally as Toni Collette, is an Australian actress and musician, known for her acting work on stage and film, as well as a secondary career as the lead singer of the band Toni Collette & the Finish. She has received six AACTA Awards, one Primetime Emmy Award, one Golden Globe Award and one Screen Actors Guild Award, has been nominated twice for a British Academy Film Award and both once for an Academy Award and a Tony Award. Collette's acting career began in the early 1990s with comedic roles in films such as Spotswood and Muriel's Wedding. For the latter, she earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. In 1999, she achieved international recognition as a result of her Oscar-nominated portrayal of Lynn Sear in The Sixth Sense, a year made her Tony Award-nominated Broadway debut with the lead role in the musical The Wild Party. In the 2000s, she received acclaim for her roles in independent features such as About a Boy, for which she was nominated for a BAFTA, Little Miss Sunshine, which earned her an SAG Award as well as her second Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations.
Her other films include: Emma, Velvet Goldmine, Changing Lanes, The Hours, In Her Shoes, The Night Listener, Fright Night, Hitchcock, Lucky Them, Enough Said, Miss You Already, Imperium, XXX: Return of Xander Cage, Hereditary. From 2009 to 2011, she played the lead roles on the television series United States of Tara, for which she won Primetime Emmy and Golden Globe awards for Best Actress. Collette returned to Broadway in 2014 in The Realistic Joneses, for which she earned a Drama Desk Special Award. Toni Collett was born in Blacktown, a suburb in Sydney, the daughter of Judith, a customer-service representative, Bob Collett, a truck driver, she added an "e" at the end to be her stage name. In a 2015 episode of Who Do You Think You Are? she discovered that her biological paternal grandfather was an American Chief Petty Officer in the U. S. Navy stationed in Australia during World War II. From an early age, Collette showed a talent for acting, she faked appendicitis when she was eleven, was so convincing that doctors removed her appendix, although tests showed nothing wrong with it.
She attended Blacktown Girls' High School until the age of 16, attended both the Australian Theatre for Young People and National Institute of Dramatic Art. Her first acting role was onstage in the musical Godspell in Sydney in her early teens. Collette made her television debut in 1990, in a guest appearance on the Seven Network drama series A Country Practice. In 1992, she made her feature film debut as part of the ensemble comedy-drama Spotswood, which starred Anthony Hopkins and which featured Russell Crowe. Collette soon rocketed to international notice with her performance in the title role for Muriel's Wedding in 1994, a role for which she gained 18 kg in seven weeks, she won the Australian award for Best Actress as Muriel, her first of five Australian Film Institute awards. In 1996, she was part of the ensemble cast of the comedy, Così, had a leading role in Emma as the naïve Harriet Smith. In 1998, she appeared based on a Sydney stage play of the same name. In Her Shoes and Fun Moms Dinner She has received broad acclaim on Broadway, starring as Queenie in Michael John LaChiusa's musical work, The Wild Party.
For this role, Collette was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Collette turned down the title role in Bridget Jones's Diary because she was committed to perform on Broadway at the time. In 2000, she was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as the mother of a troubled boy in the 1999 U. S. film The Sixth Sense, which starred Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment. In 2000, she was the voice of Meg Bluegum Bunyip's mother in The Magic Pudding based on the iconic children's book by Norman Lindsay. In 2003, Collette played the lead role in Japanese Story as an Australian geologist traversing an arc of emotions in the course of an intense relationship with a visiting Japanese businessman, her powerful performance led to numerous reviewers welcoming her back to playing lead roles, the first time since Muriel's Wedding and scored her performance as riveting. Collette won the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress for her performance. In 2004, Collette starred with Nia Vardalos and David Duchovny in the musical comedy Connie and Carla, released by Universal Studios.
Collette's only film in 2005 was In Her Shoes, a comedy-drama about the relationship between two different sisters and their estranged grandmother, co-starring Cameron Diaz and Shirley MacLaine. Based on the 2002 novel of the same name by Jennifer Weiner, the production received positive reviews from critics, became a moderate independent success, earning a total of US$82.2 million worldwide. Collette was subsequently nominated for a Satellite Award for Best Actress for her performance of a successful-but-lonely lawyer with low self-esteem, which Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle noted the focus of the film: "As usual, Collette's face is a fine-tuned transmitter of her emotions, moment by moment, she becomes the locus of audience feeling."In 2006, Collette starred in Little Miss Sunshine, a comedy-drama-road movie about a family's trip to a children's beauty pageant. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2006, its distribution rights were bought by Fox Searchlight Pictures for one of the biggest dea
Chloë Stevens Sevigny is an American actress, director and fashion designer. She is known for her work in independent films appearing in controversial or experimental features, she is the recipient of several accolades, including a Golden Globe, a Satellite Award, an Independent Spirit Award, as well as Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. She has a career in fashion design concurrent with her acting work. Over the years, her alternative fashion sense has earned her a reputation as a "style icon". After graduating high school, Sevigny found work as a model, she appeared in music videos for Sonic Youth and The Lemonheads, acquired "it girl" status. In 1995, she made her film debut in Kids. A string of roles in small-scale features throughout the late 1990s further established her as a prominent performer in the independent film scene, she received particular attention for her portrayal of Lana Tisdel in the drama Boys Don't Cry, which earned her nominations for the Academy Award and Golden Globe Award in the Best Supporting Actress category.
Throughout the 2000s, Sevigny appeared in supporting parts in numerous independent films, including American Psycho, Demonlover. Her participation in the latter caused considerable controversy due to its featuring of a graphic unsimulated sex scene. From 2006 to 2011, Sevigny portrayed Nicolette Grant on the HBO series Big Love, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2010, she appeared in mainstream films such as David Fincher's Zodiac, the biopic Mr. Nice. After the conclusion of Big Love, Sevigny went on to appear in numerous television projects, starring in the British series Hit & Miss, having supporting roles in Portlandia, two seasons of American Horror Story. Sevigny made her directorial debut in 2016 with the short film Kitty, followed by a second short film titled Carmen, she had several supporting parts in 2017 before obtaining a lead role portraying Lizzie Borden in the independent thriller Lizzie. Sevigny was born Chloe Stevens Sevigny in Springfield, the second child of Janine and Harold David Sevigny.
She has Paul. According to Sevigny, she added the diaeresis to her first name in life, it was not on her birth certificate, her mother is Polish-American, her father was of French-Canadian heritage, born in Vermont. She was raised in a strict Roman Catholic household in Darien, where her father worked as an accountant, a local art teacher. Despite Darien's affluence, Sevigny's parents had a "frugal" household, were considered "the poor bohemians in prosperous neighborhood." "My dad worked in insurance and worked hard to bring us up in that town," she recalled. "He wanted us to grow up in a safe environment. And I never thanked him for doing that."While a child, Sevigny was diagnosed with scoliosis, though she never received any surgical treatment. She spent summers attending theatre camp, with leading roles in plays run by the YMCA, she attended Darien High School. While in high school, she babysat actor Topher Grace and his younger sister; as a young teenager, she worked sweeping the tennis courts of a country club her family could not afford to join.
Sevigny described herself as a "loner" and a "depressed teenager" whose only extracurricular activity was skateboarding with her older brother: "Mostly I sewed. I had nothing better to do, so I made my own clothes." Despite being "very well-mannered" due to her mother's strict expectations, she "did hang out at the Mobil station and smoke cigarettes." In high school, she grew rebellious and began experimenting with drugs hallucinogens. She has said that her father was aware of her experimentation with hallucinogens and marijuana, told her that it was okay, but that she had "to stop if she had bad trips". Despite her father's leniency, her mother forced her to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings upon discovering her drug experimentation. In 2007, she told The Times: "I had a great family life—I would never want it to look as if it reflected on them. I think I was bored... I feel it's because I experimented when I was younger that I have no interest as an adult. I know a lot of adults who didn't, it's much more dangerous when you start experimenting with drugs as an adult.
In 1996, when Sevigny was twenty-two years old, her father died of cancer. As a teenager, Sevigny would ditch school in Darien and take the train into Manhattan. In 1992, at age 17, she was spotted on an East Village street by Andrea Linett, a fashion editor of Sassy magazine, so impressed by her style that she asked her to model for the magazine; when recounting the event, Sevigny recalled that Linnett "just liked the hat I was wearing." She modeled in the magazine as well as for X-Girl, the subsidiary fashion label of the Beastie Boys' "X-Large", designed by Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, which led to an appearance in the music video for Sonic Youth's "Sugar Kane". In 1993, at age 19, Sevigny relocated from her Connecticut hometown to an apartment in Brooklyn, worked as a seamstress. During that time, author Jay McInerney spotted her around New York City and wrote a seven-page article about her for The New Yorker in which he dubbed her the new "it girl" and referred to her as one of the "coolest girls in the world."
She subsequently appeared on the album co
Erica Abi Wright, known professionally as Erykah Badu, is an American singer and songwriter. Badu's career began after opening a show for D'Angelo in 1994 in Fort Worth, her first album, was released in February 1997. It spawned three singles: "On & On", "Next Lifetime" and "Otherside of the Game"; the album was certified triple Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. Her first live album, was released in November 1997 and was certified double Platinum by the RIAA, her second studio album, Mama's Gun, was released in 2000. It spawned three singles: "Bag Lady", which became her first top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at #6, "Didn't Cha Know?" and "Cleva". The album was certified Platinum by the RIAA. Badu's third album, Worldwide Underground, was released in 2003, it generated three singles: "Love of My Life", "Danger" and "Back in the Day" with'Love' becoming her second song to reach the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #9. The album was certified Gold by the RIAA.
Badu's fourth album, New Amerykah Part One, was released in 2008. It spawned two singles: "Honey" and "Soldier". New Amerykah Part Two was fared well both critically and commercially, it contained the album's lead single "Window Seat". Influenced by R&B, 1970s soul, 1980s hip hop, Badu became associated with the neo soul subgenre in the 1990s along with artists like D'Angelo. Badu has been called the queen of neo soul, her voice has been compared to jazz singer Billie Holiday. Early in her career, Badu was recognizable for her eccentric style, which included wearing large and colorful headwraps, she was a core member of the Soulquarians. As an actress, she has played a number of supporting roles in movies including Blues Brothers 2000, The Cider House Rules and House of D, she has appeared in the documentaries Before the Music Dies and The Black Power Mixtapes. Erykah Badu was born Erica Abi Wright in Texas, her mother raised her, her brother Eevin, her sister Nayrok alone after separating from their father, William Wright Jr.
To provide for her family, the children's maternal and paternal grandmothers helped look after them. Badu had her first taste of show business at the age of four and dancing at the Dallas Theater Center and The Black Academy of Arts and Letters under the guidance of her godmother, Gwen Hargrove, uncle TBAAL founder Curtis King. By the age of 14, Badu was freestyling for a local radio station alongside such talent as Roy Hargrove. In her youth, she had decided to change the spelling of her first name from Erica to Erykah, as she believed her original name was a "slave name"; the term "kah" signifies the inner self. She adopted the surname "Badu". Upon graduating from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Badu went on to study theater at Grambling State University, a black university. To concentrate on music full-time, she left the university in 1993 before graduating, took several minimum-wage jobs to support herself, she taught dance to children at the South Dallas Cultural Center.
Working and touring with her cousin, Robert "Free" Bradford, she recorded a 19-song demo, Country Cousins, which attracted the attention of Kedar Massenburg. He set Badu up to record a duet with D'Angelo, "Your Precious Love", signed her to a record deal with Universal Records. Baduizm, Badu's debut album, was released in early 1997; the album met with critical and commercial success, debuting at number two on the Billboard charts and number one on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Baduizm's commercial and critical success helped establish Badu as one of the emerging neo soul genre's leading artists, her particular style of singing drew many comparisons to Billie Holiday. Baduizm was certified three times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America, Gold by the British Phonographic Industry and the Canadian Recording Industry Association; the album produced four singles. The album and lead single gave Badu her first nomination and win at the Grammy Awards, where "On & On" won Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and the album won Best R&B Album.
Badu recorded her first live album, while pregnant with Seven, the release of the recording coincided with his birth. The album was released on November 18, 1997 and reached number four on the US Billboard 200 and number one on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums; the album was certified two times platinum by RIAA for shipments of over two million copies. The album's lead single, "Tyrone", became another R&B hit single. "Tyrone", lyrically, is a song chiding a selfish and inattentive boyfriend. Badu collaborated with the Roots on their breakthrough 1999 release Things Fall Apart, she was featured by The Roots and American female rapper Eve. Co-written by Jill Scott, the song peaked at 39 in the US and 31 in the UK; the song went on to win The Roots and Badu a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group in 1999. After taking some time off to raise her child, Badu returned in 2000 with Mama's Gun; the album was characterized as more organic in sound than her previ
The Academy Awards known as the Oscars, are a set of awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry. Given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the awards are an international recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership; the various category winners are awarded a copy of a golden statuette called the "Academy Award of Merit", although more referred to by its nickname "Oscar". The award was sculpted by George Stanley from a design sketch by Cedric Gibbons. AMPAS first presented it in 1929 at a private dinner hosted by Douglas Fairbanks in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel; the Academy Awards ceremony was first broadcast on radio in 1930 and televised for the first time in 1953. It is now seen live worldwide, its equivalents – the Emmy Awards for television, the Tony Awards for theater, the Grammy Awards for music – are modeled after the Academy Awards. The 91st Academy Awards ceremony, honoring the best films of 2018, was held on February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre, in Los Angeles, California.
The ceremony was broadcast on ABC. A total of 3,072 Oscar statuettes have been awarded from the inception of the award through the 90th ceremony, it was the first ceremony since 1988 without a host. The first Academy Awards presentation was held on 16 May 1929, at a private dinner function at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel with an audience of about 270 people; the post-awards party was held at the Mayfair Hotel. The cost of guest tickets for that night's ceremony was $5. Fifteen statuettes were awarded, honoring artists and other participants in the film-making industry of the time, for their works during the 1927–28 period; the ceremony ran for 15 minutes. Winners were announced to media three months earlier; that was changed for the second ceremony in 1930. Since for the rest of the first decade, the results were given to newspapers for publication at 11:00 pm on the night of the awards; this method was used until an occasion when the Los Angeles Times announced the winners before the ceremony began.
The first Best Actor awarded was Emil Jannings, for his performances in The Last Command and The Way of All Flesh. He had to return to Europe before the ceremony, so the Academy agreed to give him the prize earlier. At that time, the winners were recognized for all of their work done in a certain category during the qualifying period. With the fourth ceremony, the system changed, professionals were honored for a specific performance in a single film. For the first six ceremonies, the eligibility period spanned two calendar years. At the 29th ceremony, held on 27 March 1957, the Best Foreign Language Film category was introduced; until foreign-language films had been honored with the Special Achievement Award. The 74th Academy Awards, held in 2002, presented the first Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. Since 1973, all Academy Awards ceremonies have ended with the Academy Award for Best Picture. Traditionally, the previous year's winner for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor present the awards for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress, while the previous year's winner for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress present the awards for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor.
See § Awards of Merit categories The best known award is the Academy Award of Merit, more popularly known as the Oscar statuette. Made of gold-plated bronze on a black metal base, it is 13.5 in tall, weighs 8.5 lb, depicts a knight rendered in Art Deco style holding a crusader's sword standing on a reel of film with five spokes. The five spokes represent the original branches of the Academy: Actors, Directors and Technicians; the model for the statuette is said to be Mexican actor Emilio "El Indio" Fernández. Sculptor George Stanley sculpted Cedric Gibbons' design; the statuettes presented at the initial ceremonies were gold-plated solid bronze. Within a few years the bronze was abandoned in favor of Britannia metal, a pewter-like alloy, plated in copper, nickel silver, 24-karat gold. Due to a metal shortage during World War II, Oscars were made of painted plaster for three years. Following the war, the Academy invited recipients to redeem the plaster figures for gold-plated metal ones; the only addition to the Oscar since it was created is a minor streamlining of the base.
The original Oscar mold was cast in 1928 at the C. W. Shumway & Sons Foundry in Batavia, which contributed to casting the molds for the Vince Lombardi Trophy and Emmy Award's statuettes. From 1983 to 2015 50 Oscars in a tin alloy with gold plating were made each year in Chicago by Illinois manufacturer R. S. Owens & Company, it would take between four weeks to manufacture 50 statuettes. In 2016, the Academy returned to bronze as the core metal of the statuettes, handing manufacturing duties to Walden, New York-based Polich Tallix Fine Art Foundry. While based on a digital scan of an original 1929 Oscar, the statuettes retain their modern-era dimensions and black pedestal. Cast in liquid bronze from 3D-printed ceramic molds and polished, they are electroplated in 24-karat gold by Brooklyn, New York–based Epner Technology; the time required to produce 50 such statuettes is three months. R. S. Owens i
Jessica Phyllis Lange /læŋ/ is an American actress. She is the thirteenth actress in history to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting, winning two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, one Tony Award and five Golden Globe Awards. Additionally, she is the second actress in history to win the Academy Award for Best Actress after winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, she is the only performer to win Primetime Emmy Awards in both the supporting and lead acting categories for the same miniseries. Lange has garnered one Screen Actors Guild Award, one Critics Choice Award and three Dorian Awards, making her the most honored actress by the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association. In 1998, Entertainment Weekly listed Lange among the 25 Greatest Actresses of the 1990s. In 2014, Lange was scheduled to receive a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame, though she has yet to claim it. Lange was discovered by fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez in Europe in 1974. While modeling part-time for the Wilhelmina modelling agency, she auditioned for and made her professional film debut in Dino De Laurentiis' 1976 remake of the 1933 action-adventure classic King Kong, for which she won her first Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year.
In 1983, she won her second Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as a soap opera star in Tootsie and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her portrayal of the troubled actress Frances Farmer in Frances. Lange received three more nominations for Country, Sweet Dreams and Music Box, before winning her third Golden Globe Award, the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance as a manic depressive housewife in Blue Sky. In 2010, she won her first Primetime Emmy Award for her portrayal of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' famed aunt, Big Edie, in HBO's Grey Gardens. Between 2011 and 2014, she won her first Screen Actors Guild Award, first Critics Choice Award, fifth Golden Globe Award, three Dorian Awards and her second and third Emmy Awards for her performances in the first and third seasons of FX's horror anthology series, American Horror Story. In 2016, Lange won her first Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play, an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play and a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play for her critically acclaimed performance in the Broadway revival of Long Day's Journey into Night.
She had a supporting role in Louis C. K.'s Peabody Award-winning web series and Pete. In 2017, she received praise for her portrayal of legendary Hollywood actress Joan Crawford in the television series Feud, for which she received her eighth Emmy, sixteenth Golden Globe, sixth Screen Actors Guild Award and second TCA Award nominations. In addition to acting, Lange is a photographer with four published works, she has been a foster parent and holds a Goodwill Ambassador position for UNICEF, specializing in HIV/AIDS in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and in Russia. Her most ardent and notable supporters in the film industry include renowned film critic Pauline Kael and actress Meryl Streep. Lange was born in Cloquet, Minnesota, on April 20, 1949, her father, Albert John Lange, was a teacher and traveling salesman, her mother, Dorothy Florence, was a housewife. Third of four children, she has two older sisters and Ann, a younger brother named George, her paternal ancestry originates in Germany and the Netherlands, while her maternal ancestry originates in Finland.
Due to the nature of her father's professions, her family moved over a dozen times to various towns and cities in Minnesota before settling back down in her hometown, where she graduated from Cloquet High School. In 1967, she received a scholarship to study art and photography at the University of Minnesota, where she met and began dating Spanish photographer Paco Grande. After the two married in 1971, Lange left college to pursue a more bohemian lifestyle, traveling in the United States and Mexico in a minivan with Grande; the couple moved to Paris, where they drifted apart. While in Paris, Lange studied mime theatre under the supervision of Étienne Decroux, joined the Opéra-Comique as a dancer, she studied acting at HB Studio in New York City. While sharing an apartment with Jerry Hall and Grace Jones, she was discovered by fashion illustrator Antonio Lopez and subsequently became a model for the Wilhelmina modelling agency. In 1973, she returned to the States and began work in New York City as a waitress at the Lion's Head Tavern in Greenwich Village.
While modelling, Lange was discovered by Hollywood producer Dino De Laurentiis, looking to cast his next leading lady, an ingenue for his remake of the 1933 King Kong. Lange made her film debut in the 1976 King Kong, beating actresses Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn for the role of damsel-in-distress. Despite being a box-office success – it became the fifth-highest-grossing film of 1976 – and receiving an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, the film and her performance were panned. However, renowned film critic Pauline Kael praised her, noting, "The movie is sparked by Jessica Lange's fast yet dreamy comic style. Has the high, wide forehead and clear-eyed transparency of Carole Lombard in My Man Godfrey, one liners so dumb that the audience laughs and moans at the same time, yet they're in character, when Lange says the