GLENDA Jackson became a first-time Tony Award winner for her performance in Three Tall Women after an acting retirement and a lengthy politician term. The veteran actress made her stage debut over 60-years ago and we've got all you need to know about her legendary career and what happened to her ex-husband Roy... Who is Glenda Jackson and how old is she? Born May 9, 1936, Glenda May Jackson is a British actress and former Labour Party politician. The 82-year-old studied on a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1954 before making her professional stage debut three years later. Glenda initially retired from acting to stand for election in 1992 as an MP for Hampstead and Highgate and went on to become Junior Transport Minister under Tony Blair. She announced she would step down in 2015 and is still the only member of the British parliament to win an Oscar. Glenda was awarded the CBE in the 1978 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to drama. What are the … [Read more...] about How old is Glenda Jackson, what are the Tony Award winner’s biggest films and who’s her ex-husband Roy Hodges?
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THIS weekend saw the 72nd Tony Awards take place at Radio City Hall in New York. It was hosted by Josh Grobin and Sara Bareilles - here's a list of the winners and some highlights from America's top theatre gongs. Glenda Jackson - Best Performance by a Lead Actress (play) The 82-year-old British actress took home the award for best actress for her turn in Edward Albee's Three Tall Women. It was her third role after a 25-year break from the stage. Glenda, a former Labour politician, also has two Academy Awards under her belt as well as an Emmy and another Tony. Three Tall Women is a 1994 Pulitzer-winning play following the journeys of three women, A, B and C - all variations of the same person during different times in her life. Andrew Garfield - Best Performance by a Lead Actor (play) Andrew won best actor for his role in Angels in America - a play about AIDS and homosexuality in Eighties America. The 34-year-old gave an impassioned speech about the Trump administration and … [Read more...] about Tony Award winners 2018 – Full list from Glenda Jackson and Andrew Garfield to The Band’s Visit and Harry Potter
By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group April 20, 2018 at 11:51 pm When Vanessa Redgrave unleashed her tirade against “Zionist hoodlums” at the 1978 Academy Awards, she became one of the most notorious examples of how things can go horribly wrong when celebrities talk politics on Hollywood’s big night. var _ndnq = _ndnq || ; _ndnq.push([’embed’]); The “hoodlums” were Jewish groups who protested the acclaimed British actress for helping to make a pro-Palestinian documentary. Her belligerent, self-righteous rant didn’t go over well. After Redgrave left the stage, author and “Network” screenwriter Paddy Chayefsky came out and blasted Redgrave and other celebrities who think it’s OK to get political at the Academy Awards. He said, “I’m sick and tired of people exploiting the Academy Awards for the propagation of their own personal … [Read more...] about When Oscars speeches get political: the best, worst and most annoying in Academy Award history
"Moonlight" won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, beating favorite "La La Land" for the movie industry's most prestigious award. Key winners at the 89th Academy Awards But in a highly unusual mishap, presenter Warren Beatty first, mistakenly initially announced that musical "La La Land" had won, causing confusion and uproar on Hollywood's biggest night. Beatty said he had been given the wrong envelope to open. Emma Stone won best actress for the musical, and "Manchester by the Sea" star Casey Affleck was named best actor on a night where U.S. President Donald Trump was the butt of numerous jokes, capping a Hollywood awards season marked by fiery protests at his policies. "La La Land" director Damien Chazelle, 32, became the youngest person to ever win a best director Oscar. Viola Davis and Mahershala Ali won their first Oscars for their supporting roles in African-American stories "Fences" and "Moonlight," in stark contrast to the 2016 Academy Awards when no actors of color … [Read more...] about ‘Moonlight’ wins award as best picture after Oscar flub
Catholic Church abuse movie "Spotlight" was named best picture, the top award at Sunday's Oscars ceremony, after a night peppered with pointed punchlines from host Chris Rock about the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that has dominated the industry. In a ceremony where no single movie commanded attention, Mexico's Alejandro Inarritu nabbed the best directing Oscar for "The Revenant", becoming the first filmmaker in more than 60 years to win back-to-back Academy Awards. Inarritu won in 2015 for "Birdman." "The Revenant" went into Sunday's ceremony with a leading 12 nominations, and was among four movies believed to have the best chances for best picture after it won Golden Globe and BAFTA trophies. The ambitious 20th Century Fox (FOXA.O) Pioneer-era tale, shot in sub-zero temperatures, also brought a first Oscar win for its star Leonardo DiCaprio, who got a standing ovation from the A-list Hollywood audience. "I do not take tonight for granted," DiCaprio said, taking the opportunity in his … [Read more...] about ‘Spotlight’ takes top Academy Award, #OscarsSoWhite other big winner