awards & nominations

Lincoln (2012)

Sally Field as "Mary Todd Lincoln"

With the nation embroiled in still another year with the high death count of Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln (Daniel Day-Lewis) brings the full measure of his passion, humanity and political skill to what would become his defining legacy: to end the war and permanently abolish slavery through the 13th Amendment. Having great courage, acumen and moral fortitude, Lincoln pushes forward to compel the nation, and those in government who oppose him, to aim toward a greater good for all mankind.

Academy Award (2012)NominatedActor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2012)NominatedSupporting Actress
Golden Globe (2012)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Brothers & Sisters (2006)

Sally Field as "Nora Holden"

Mother Nora continues to be the glue that holds the dysfunctional Walker clan together as family members face a variety of challenges. Sarah finds new love with a mysterious Frenchman and learns to accept her father's longtime mistress, Holly Harper. Kevin has found his soul mate in chef Scotty Wandell, and the two are looking into expanding their family through surrogacy. Justin has dealt with his war trauma and started a new course, planning to marry Rebecca and attend medical school. Kitty and Robert work on holding their marriage together as they handle new parenthood in the wake of Robert's gubernatorial campaign. Saul tackles life as an openly gay man while looking after the newest member of the family, Ryan Lafferty. And Tommy has isolated himself from his family, fleeing to Mexico on a personal journey. Still, the loss of family patriarch William continues to affect their lives and decisions.

Emmy (Primetime) (2009)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2009)NominatedBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2009)WonOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2008)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2008)NominatedBest Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2008)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Emmy (Primetime) (2007)WonOutstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

ER (1994)

Set in Chicago, this medical drama deals with the personal and professional crises of the doctors in the emergency room at County General Hospital. From the exciting to the mundane, a day in the frantic hospital serves up many interesting dilemmas as well as heartrending choices for everyone on staff.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

A Woman of Independent Means (1995)

Sally Field, Brenda Fricker and Ron Silver star in a 1995 miniseries based on an Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey novel about a single-minded woman of wealth.

Golden Globe (1996)NominatedBest Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Forrest Gump (1994)

Sally Field as "Mrs. Gump"

Slow-witted Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) has never thought of himself as disadvantaged, and thanks to his supportive mother (Sally Field), he leads anything but a restricted life. Whether dominating on the gridiron as a college football star, fighting in Vietnam or captaining a shrimp boat, Forrest inspires people with his childlike optimism. But one person Forrest cares about most may be the most difficult to save -- his childhood love, the sweet but troubled Jenny (Robin Wright).

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)NominatedActress in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1994)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Steel Magnolias (1989)

Sally Field as "M'Lynn Eatenton"

M'Lynn (Sally Field) is the mother of bride-to-be Shelby Eatenton (Julia Roberts), and as friend Truvy Jones (Dolly Parton) fixes the women's hair for the ceremony, they welcome a helping hand from aspiring beautician Annelle Dupuy Desoto (Daryl Hannah). Diabetic Shelby has a health scare, which is averted but doesn't bode well for her hopes of having children. Time passes, and the women and their friends encounter tragedy and good fortune, growing stronger and closer in the process.

Golden Globe (1989)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Murphy's Romance (1985)

Sally Field as "Emma Moriarty"

Emma (Sally Field), a divorced single mother seeking to start her life over, moves to a small town in Arizona. She builds a relationship with Murphy (James Garner), the older local pharmacist but, due to his age, it remains platonic. Their friendship becomes complicated when Emma's ex-husband, Bobby Jack (Brian Kerwin), shows up. He claims to have changed his ways, but when he turns out to be the same man Emma divorced, she discovers her true feelings for Murphy.

Golden Globe (1985)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Places in the Heart (1984)

Sally Field as "Edna Spalding"

In 1935 rural Texas, recently widowed Edna Spaulding (Sally Field) struggles to survive with two small children, a farm to run and very little money in the bank -- not to mention a deadly tornado and the unwelcome presence of the Ku Klux Klan. Edna is aided by her beautician sister, Margaret (Lindsay Crouse) ; a blind boarder, Mr. Will (John Malkovich) ; and a would-be thief, Moze (Danny Glover), who decides to stick around to teach Edna how to plant and harvest cotton.

Academy Award (1984)WonActress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1984)WonBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama