awards & nominations

Gia (1998)

Faye Dunaway as "Wilhelmina Cooper"

Gia Carangi (Angelina Jolie) travels to New York City with dreams of becoming a fashion model. Within minutes of arriving, she meets Wilhelmina Cooper (Faye Dunaway), a wise and high-powered agent who takes Gia under her wing. With Cooper's help and her own natural instincts, Gia quickly shoots to the top of the modeling world. When Cooper dies of lung cancer, however, Gia turns to drugs -- and both she and her career begin to spiral out of control.

Golden Globe (1999)WonBest Performance by An Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Barfly (1987)

Faye Dunaway as "Wanda Wilcox"

Down-and-out writer Henry Chinaski (Mickey Rourke) spends his nights drinking and picking brawls at a dingy Los Angeles watering hole. One night Henry spies a kindred spirit in pretty barfly Wanda (Faye Dunaway) and, despite warning signs that she may be unfaithful, shacks up with the woman. When Henry's fears are confirmed by Wanda's infidelity with bartender Eddie (Frank Stallone), he begins an affair of his own with wealthy publisher Tully Sorenson (Alice Krige).

Golden Globe (1987)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Network (1976)

Faye Dunaway as "Diana Christensen"

In this lauded satire, veteran news anchorman Howard Beale (Peter Finch) discovers that he's being put out to pasture, and he's none too happy about it. After threatening to shoot himself on live television, instead he launches into an angry televised rant, which turns out to be a huge ratings boost for the UBS network. This stunt allows ambitious producer Diana Christensen (Faye Dunaway) to develop even more outrageous programming, a concept that she takes to unsettling extremes.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1977)NominatedActress
Academy Award (1976)WonActress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1976)WonBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Three Days of the Condor (1975)

Faye Dunaway as "Kathy Hale"

On a seemingly ordinary day, Joe Turner (Robert Redford), a quiet CIA codebreaker, walks into his workplace and finds that all of his coworkers have been murdered. Horrified, Joe flees the scene and tries to tell his supervisors about the tragedy. Unfortunately, he soon learns that CIA higher-ups were involved in the murders. With no one to trust, and a merciless hit man (Max von Sydow) close on his tail, Joe must somehow survive long enough to figure out why his own agency wants him dead.

Golden Globe (1975)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Chinatown (1974)

Faye Dunaway as "Evelyn Cross Mulwray"

When Los Angeles private eye J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is hired by Evelyn Mulwray to investigate her husband's activities, he believes it's a routine infidelity case. Jake's investigation soon becomes anything but routine when he meets the real Mrs. Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) and realizes he was hired by an imposter. Mr. Mulwray's sudden death sets Gittes on a tangled trail of corruption, deceit and sinister family secrets as Evelyn's father (John Huston) becomes a suspect in the case.

Academy Award (1974)NominatedActress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1974)NominatedActress
Golden Globe (1974)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Faye Dunaway as "Bonnie Parker"

Small-time crook Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty) tries to steal a car and winds up with its owner's daughter, dissatisfied small-town girl Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway). Their crimes quickly spiral from petty theft to bank robbery, but tensions between the couple and the other members of their gang--hapless driver C.W. (Michael J. Pollard), Clyde's suave older brother Buck (Gene Hackman) and Buck's flibbertigibbet wife, Blanche (Estelle Parsons) --could destroy them all.

Academy Award (1967)NominatedActress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1967)WonMost Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles
Golden Globe (1967)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama