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Secrets & Lies (1996)

Marianne Jean-Baptiste as "Hortense Cumberbatch"

After her adoptive mother dies, Hortense (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), a successful black eye doctor, seeks out her birth mother. She's shocked when her research leads her to a lower-class white woman, Cynthia (Brenda Blethyn). At first Cynthia denies the claim, but she eventually admits to birthing Hortense as a teenager, and the two begin to bond. However, when Cynthia invites Hortense to a family barbecue, Cynthia's already tense relationship with her family becomes even more complicated.

Academy Award (1996) Nominated Best Supporting Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996) Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1996) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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