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Political Animals (2012)

Sigourney Weaver as "Elaine Barrish"

This drama series, which stars Golden Globe winner Sigourney Weaver in her first regular role in a TV series, explores the complex world of politics through a former first family that has experienced its highs and lows and is fighting political adversaries while struggling with the family members' own personal demons. Weaver stars as Elaine Barrish, who is appointed Secretary of State by President Paul Garcetti after losing to him in the presidential primary. While dealing with the usual crises of the State Department, Barrish also must try to keep her family together and fend off a hungry journalist who wants to destroy her political career.

Emmy (Primetime) (2013)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Golden Globe (2013)NominatedBest Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
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