• Emma  Thompson

    Emma Thompson Awards

    Born on April 15th, 1959

    From Paddington, London, England

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Saving Mr. Banks

Spurred on by a promise he made to his daughters, Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) embarks on what would become a 20-year quest to obtain the movie rights to "Mary Poppins." The author, P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson), proves to be an uncompromising curmudgeon who has no intention of letting her beloved characters become mangled in the Hollywood machine. However, when the books stop selling and she finds herself in need of money, Travers reluctantly agrees to consider Disney's proposition.

Golden Globe (2014)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2014)
Nominated
Leading Actress
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
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Last Chance Harvey

In London for his daughter's wedding, a struggling jingle-writer, Harvey Shine (Dustin Hoffman), misses his plane to New York, and thus loses his job. While drowning his sorrows in the airport pub, Harvey meets Kate (Emma Thompson), a British government worker stuck in an endless cycle of work, phone calls from her mother, and blind dates. A connection forms between the unhappy pair, who soon find themselves falling in love.

Golden Globe (2009)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
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Love Actually

Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2004)
Nominated
Actress in a Supporting Role
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Angels in America

Based on Tony Kushner's lauded play, this sweeping production, which mixes real-life and fictional characters, is set against the backdrop of the 1980s AIDS epidemic. While conservative attorney and closeted homosexual Roy Cohn (Al Pacino) slowly dies of AIDS, he is tormented by the ghost of Ethel Rosenberg (Meryl Streep), whom he helped convict of being a Russian spy. Meanwhile, Cohn's employee Joe Pitt (Patrick Wilson), a closeted, married gay attorney, also struggles with his sexuality.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2004)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
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Wit

Professor Vivian Bearing (Emma Thompson), an expert on the work of 17th-century British poet John Donne, has spent her adult life contemplating religion and death as literary motifs. Diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer, she consents to an aggressive and experimental form of chemotherapy administered by Dr. Kelekian (Christopher Lloyd) and his assistant, Dr. Posner (Jonathan M. Woodward), her former student. Facing death on a personal level, she reflects on her life and work.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2002)
Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Golden Globe (2002)
Nominated
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
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Junior

A research scientist becomes the world's first pregnant man in order to test a drug he and a colleague have designed for expectant women. To carry out the trial, he has an embryo implant, believing that he will only carry the baby for three months - hardly expecting to face the prospect of giving birth.

Golden Globe (1995)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
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In the Name of the Father

Unemployed young Irishman Gerry Conlon (Daniel Day-Lewis) gets by as a petty thief in 1970s Belfast. When local IRA leaders get fed up with him, he flees to England and meets up with his friend Paul Hill (John Lynch). On the same night that the IRA bombs a nearby pub, the friends get kicked out of their communal digs and are forced to sleep in a park. He returns to Belfast, but is arrested as the prime suspect in the bombing and imprisoned, where he spends 15 years trying to clear his name.

Golden Globe (1994)
Nominated
Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated
Actress in a Supporting Role
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Howards End

Helen Schlegel falls for Paul Wilcox, but is rebuffed. Her sister Margaret becomes friends with his mother, who promises her the family house, Howards End. Unfortunately, after her death, the will disappears and it appears the inheritance will disappear. Until the widower, Henry Wilcox, becomes attracted to Margaret.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Won
Actress in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1993)
Won
Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Won
Actress in a Leading Role