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Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

Jessica Tandy as "Ninny Threadgoode"

On one of trapped housewife Evelyn Couch's (Kathy Bates) Wednesday nursing home visits, she encounters Ninny Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy), a colorful old woman who brightens Evelyn's outlook by sharing tales from her past. As Ninny recounts the exploits of her free-spirited sister-in-law Idgie (Mary Stuart Masterson), owner of a small Alabama café in the 1920s, and the bond Idgie shared with her friend Ruth (Mary-Louise Parker), Evelyn gains the confidence to change her own life for the better.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1992) Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Academy Award (1991) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
Golden Globe (1991) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

The Christmas Story Lady (1991)

Jessica Tandy as "Grace McQueen"

An adwoman (Stephanie Zimbalist) and her boss (Ed Begley Jr.) get their hands on a retired widow's (Jessica Tandy) quality TV story hour for children.

Golden Globe (1991) Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

Jessica Tandy as "Daisy Werthan"

Daisy Werthan (Jessica Tandy), an elderly Jewish widow living in Atlanta, is determined to maintain her independence. However, when she crashes her car, her son, Boolie (Dan Aykroyd), arranges for her to have a chauffeur, an African-American driver named Hoke Colburn (Morgan Freeman). Daisy and Hoke's relationship gets off to a rocky start, but they gradually form a close friendship over the years, one that transcends racial prejudices and social conventions.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1990) Won Actress in a Leading Role
Academy Award (1989) Won Best Actress
Golden Globe (1989) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962)

Jessica Tandy as "Mrs. Adams"

Hemingway's Nick Adams (Richard Beymer) hits the road, meets a boxer (Paul Newman) and drives an ambulance in World War I France.

Golden Globe (1962) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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