awards & nominations

Buffalo Girls (1995)

Melanie Griffith as "Dora DuFran"

Legendary gunslinger Calamity Jane's (Anjelica Huston) adventures include friendship with a brothel owner (Melanie Griffith) and a tour of England with an Old West show.

Golden Globe (1995)NominatedBest Performance by An Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Working Girl (1988)

Melanie Griffith as "Tess McGill"

Savvy New York City receptionist Tess McGill (Melanie Griffith) gives her conniving boss, Katharine Parker (Sigourney Weaver), an excellent business tip, but Katharine simply steals the idea without giving due credit to her secretary. After Katharine winds up in the hospital with an injured leg, Tess decides to exact revenge. Pretending to be her boss, Tess initiates a major deal with an investment broker (Harrison Ford) -- but things turn ugly after Katharine finds out what Tess has been up to.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989)NominatedActress in a Leading Role
Academy Award (1988)NominatedActress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1988)WonBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Something Wild (1986)

Melanie Griffith as "Audrey Hankel"

Free-spirited Lulu (Melanie Griffith) sets her sights on uptight banker Charles (Jeff Daniels) for a little bit of fun. Their relationship starts off simple enough with a tryst and some modest adventure, but Lulu wants Charles to pose as her husband at a high school reunion. It seems harmless enough to Charles, but that all changes when Lulu's actual husband, Ray (Ray Liotta), confronts them at the event. Understandably, Ray isn't content to let Charles and Lulu ride off into the sunset.

Golden Globe (1986)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Body Double (1984)

Melanie Griffith as "Holly Body"

After losing an acting role and his girlfriend, Jake Scully (Craig Wasson) finally catches a break: he gets offered a gig house-sitting in the Hollywood Hills. While peering through the beautiful home's telescope one night, he spies a gorgeous blonde (Deborah Shelton) dancing in her window. But when he witnesses the girl's murder, it leads Scully through the netherworld of the adult entertainment industry on a search for answers -- with porn actress Holly Body (Melanie Griffith) as his guide.

Golden Globe (1984)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture