awards & nominations

Lucky Day (1991)

Olympia Dukakis as "Katherine Campbell"

Allison (Chloe Webb) is a mentally handicapped young woman who lives with her kind, supportive older sister, Kari (Amy Madigan), a struggling artist, after their mean-spirited and verbally abusive mother (Olympia Dukakis) abandons them, unwilling to take care of Allison's needs. But after Allison wins a large payout in the state lottery, the sisters' mother sweeps back into their lives, claiming that she's ready to resume taking care of her now-rich daughter.

Emmy (Primetime) (1991)NominatedOutstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Moonstruck (1987)

Olympia Dukakis as "Rose Castorini"

No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta (Cher) accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny (Danny Aiello), than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny (Nicolas Cage). She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has no scruples about aggressively pursuing her while Johnny is out of the country. As Loretta falls deeper in love, she comes to learn that she's not the only one in her family with a secret romance.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1988)NominatedActress in a Supporting Role
Academy Award (1987)WonActress in a Supporting Role
Golden Globe (1987)WonBest Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture