awards & nominations

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)WonOutstanding 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)NominatedOutstanding 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)NominatedActress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2001)NominatedActress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2001)WonBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)NominatedOutstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2001)NominatedOutstanding 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)NominatedOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

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)NominatedActress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1986)WonBest 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)NominatedActress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1984)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

Missing (1982)

Sissy Spacek as "Beth Horman"

In 1973, U.S. businessman Ed Horman (Jack Lemmon) arrives in Chile to look for his son, Charles (John Shea), a politically left-leaning journalist who disappeared during a military coup. Charles' wife, Beth (Sissy Spacek), has been looking for some time, but her requests for help from the U.S. consulate have thus far produced few results. As Ed and Beth try to figure out what really happened to Charles, Ed realizes that the American officials may know more than they're telling.

Academy Award (1982)NominatedActress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1982)NominatedActress
Golden Globe (1982)NominatedBest Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama