We’re counting down the 40 days to NYWIFT’s 40th Anniversary Muse Awards with a look at some of our favorite honorees, all women of vision and achievement who have contributed to the film and television industry. Join us as we look back at #Muse40for40, and buy your tickets for the Muse Awards on Tuesday, December 10th at nywift.org/muse!
#20: Patricia Clarkson
By Mellini Kantayya
Patricia Clarkson is an Emmy Award-winning actress for her role as Sarah O’Connor in HBO’s Six Feet Under. She is also an Oscar, Academy Award, Tony, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award nominee for her work in Pieces of April, The Elephant Man and High Art. She makes appearances in the thrillers The Maze Runner, October Gale, The East and in the family-oriented drama Last Weekend. Most recently, she was nominated for an Emmy Award for her work in the HBO limited series Sharp Objects.
“I think most people see me as much darker, more serious and possessing a certain gravitas, when I’m really quite insane. I guess I want everyone to see my insanity. I have a far more nutty and unpredictable side.” – Patricia Clarkson
For our final #Muse40for40 installment we had to of course give a shout out to the indomitable Meryl Streep. Meryl was honored in 1983, and the photo of her cheeky over-the-shoulder smile as she modeled a NYWIFT jacket has become an indelible image for our organization.READ MORE