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The Help (2011)

Sissy Spacek as "Missus Walters"

In 1960s Mississippi, Southern society girl Skeeter (Emma Stone) returns from college with dreams of being a writer. She turns her small town on its ear by choosing to interview the black women who have spent their lives taking care of prominent white families. Only Aibileen (Viola Davis), the housekeeper of Skeeter's best friend, will talk at first. But as the pair continue the collaboration, more women decide to come forward, and as it turns out, they have quite a lot to say.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2011) Won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Last Call (2002)

Sissy Spacek as "Zelda Fitzgerald"

F. Scott Fitzgerald (Jeremy Irons) becomes close to his secretary (Neve Campbell) while dealing with his institutionalized wife (Sissy Spacek) and a mistress.

Emmy (Primetime) (2002) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

In the Bedroom (2001)

Sissy Spacek as "Ruth Fowler"

Summertime on the coast of Maine, "In the Bedroom" centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Matt Fowler (Tom Wilkinson) is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler (Sissy Spacek), a music teacher. He is involved in a love affair with a local single mother (Marisa Tomei). As the beauty of Maine's brief and fleeting summer comes to an end, these characters find themselves in the midst of unimaginable tragedy.

Academy Award (2001) Nominated Best Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001) Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2001) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

The Good Old Boys (1995)

Sissy Spacek as "Spring Renfro"

Love for a schoolmarm (Sissy Spacek) and for a waning lifestyle divide a West Texas cowboy (Tommy Lee Jones) circa 1906.

Emmy (Primetime) (1995) Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

A Place for Annie (1994)

Sissy Spacek as "Susan Lansing"

Susan Lansing (Sissy Spacek) is a veteran nurse and single mother who supervises an urban hospital's neonatal ICU. Increasingly estranged from her teenage son, David, she's drawn to one of her patients -- a 2-month-old, HIV-positive baby girl who was abandoned at a clinic. When the hospital is unable to find the child a foster home, she decides to take the baby in. Two years later, the girl's ex-addict mother (Mary-Louise Parker) resurfaces, preventing Susan from adopting the child.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (1994) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Crimes of the Heart (1986)

Sissy Spacek as "Rebeca 'Babe'/'Becky' Magrath Botrelle"

In this tearjerker based on a successful stage drama, an untimely death haunts a trio of sisters, yet their love proves stronger than any familial tragedy. Meg (Jessica Lange), Lenny (Diane Keaton) and Babe Magrath (Sissy Spacek) aren't exactly mirror images of one another, as becomes clear through their dealings with Old Granddaddy (Hurd Hatfield). But when one of the siblings is pushed to the brink by desperation, they pull together during a makeshift reunion.

Academy Award (1986) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (1986) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

The River (1984)

Sissy Spacek as "Mae Garvey"

Tom and Mae Garvey (Mel Gibson, Sissy Spacek) are a Tennessee farming couple battling violent floods to save their land. In addition to natural disasters, the Garveys fight to stop a selfish land developer (Scott Glenn) and a local corporation from foreclosing on their farm. While Mae stays at home to care for their children (Shane Bailey, Becky Jo Lynch) and tend to the crops, Tom finds work as a scab at a steel mill to preserve his family's property.

Academy Award (1984) Nominated Best Actress
Golden Globe (1984) Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

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