awards & nominations

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Jessica Chastain as "Maya"

Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden becomes one of the most-wanted men on the planet. The worldwide manhunt for the terrorist leader occupies the resources and attention of two U.S. presidential administrations. Ultimately, it is the work of a dedicated female operative (Jessica Chastain) that proves instrumental in finally locating bin Laden. In May 2011, Navy SEALs launch a nighttime strike, killing bin Laden in his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Academy Award (2012)NominatedActress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)NominatedLeading Actress
Golden Globe (2012)WonBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

The Help (2011)

Jessica Chastain as "Celia Foote"

In 1960s Mississippi, Southern society girl Skeeter (Emma Stone) returns from college with dreams of being a writer. She turns her small town on its ear by choosing to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent white families. Only Aibileen (Viola Davis), the housekeeper of Skeeter's best friend, will talk at first. But as the pair continue the collaboration, more women decide to come forward, and as it turns out, they have quite a lot to say.

Academy Award (2011)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2011)NominatedSupporting Actress
Golden Globe (2011)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011)WonOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture