Emmys 2014: Jessica Lange Wins 'Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie'
Jessica Lange was the recipient of the 2014 Emmy Award for 'Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie' for her role on FX's AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN. This marks Lange's third Emmy win, the first for HBO's GREY GARDENS, and also for 'AHS.'
Acclaimed as one of the greatest actresses of her generation, Lange has dazzled on the screen with over thirty credits to her name. She made her Hollywood debut in John Guillermin's King Kong opposite Jeff Bridges and Charles Grodin, winning a Golden Globe for Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture. She then permanently put her name on the map by receiving dual Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations in the same year for her challenging performances in Frances and inSydney Pollack's memorable comedy Tootsie starring opposite Dustin Hoffman, for which she took home the Oscar for Supporting Actress. Lange won her second Oscar for her starring role in Blue Sky, opposite Tommy Lee Jones.
Lange has since amazed audiences with dynamic performances in such films as Country, opposite Sam Shepard for which she earned Oscar and Golden Globe nominations; Sweet Dreams and Music Box, both of which garnered her Academy Award nominations; the TV adaptation of A Streetcar Named Desire, for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award; Martin Scorsese's Cape Fear; Rob Roy with Liam Neeson; Tim Burton's Big Fish;Jim Jarmusch's Broken Flowers, among many, many others.
She recently wrapped Rupert Wyatt's The Gambler, also starring Mark Wahlberg and Brie Larson, and is currently in production on the Andy Tennant film Wild Oats, as well as her fourth season of American Horror Story.
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards telecast will air live coast-to-coast live tonight at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT on NBC from the NOKIA Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles. The stars have already hit the red carpet and settled in for the ceremony - but it's never too late to get one last look at the fashion!
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