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Only When I Laugh (1981)

Marsha Mason as "Georgia"

Actress Georgia (Marsha Mason) gets out of treatment for alcohol addiction, only to be greeted by a host of interpersonal problems. Her two best friends are dragging her down with their self-involvement, but her friends are the least of her worries. Stress levels skyrocket when Georgia's angst-ridden teenager, Polly (Kristy McNichol), needs a place to live, and her ex-husband (David Dukes) pressures her to star in a new film that spills secrets about their defunct relationship.

Academy Award (1981) Nominated Best Actress

Promises in the Dark (1979)

Marsha Mason as "Dr. Alexandra Kendall"

A divorced doctor (Marsha Mason) is touched by the plight of her patient, a teenage girl (Kathleen Beller) dying of cancer.

Golden Globe (1979) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

The Goodbye Girl (1977)

Marsha Mason as "Paula McFadden"

Former Broadway hoofer Paula McFadden (Marsha Mason) and her young daughter, Lucy (Quinn Cummings), are outraged to find that Paula's former lover has fled to Europe and subleased their apartment to hyper Chicago actor Elliot Garfield (Richard Dreyfuss). Neither Marsha nor Elliot is prepared to acknowledge the other's right to the apartment, but they reluctantly agree to share it. Despite their opposite natures and constant bickering, when Elliot's play fails, Marsha is surprisingly affected.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1978) Nominated Actress
Academy Award (1977) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (1977) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Cinderella Liberty (1973)

Marsha Mason as "Maggie Paul"

A sailor falls in love with a prostitute but finds it difficult to cope when she resumes her former lifestyle after they are married. When they first meet over a game of pool, she takes him home, where he gets to know her young son, and romance quickly blossoms between the grown-ups. Once hitched, she carries on as before and the sailor prevails upon an old navy colleague for help.

Academy Award (1973) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (1973) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

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