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Mix Up Star: HOLLY HUNTER


Age: 64

Birthday: 20th March


Holly Hunter is an American actress. For her performance as Ada McGrath in the 1993 drama film The Piano, Hunter won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She earned three additional Academy Award nominations for Broadcast News (1987), The Firm (1993) and Thirteen (2003). For her roles in the television films Roe vs. Wade (1989), and The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom (1993), she won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. She also starred in the TNT drama series Saving Grace (2007–2010).

Hunter's other film roles include Raising Arizona (1987), Always (1989), Miss Firecracker (1989), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000), The Incredibles (2004), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), The Big Sick (2017), and Incredibles 2 (2018). the latter of which earned her a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role.




 

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS: 4 WINS: 1

2004 - Best Supporting Actress - THIRTEEN

1994 - WINNER: Best Leading Actress - THE PIANO

1994 - Best Supporting Actress - THE FIRM

1988 - Best Leading Actress - BROADCAST NEWS


BAFTA AWARD NOMINATIONS: 3 WINS: 1

2004 - Best Supporting Actress - THIRTEEN

1994 - WINNER: Best Leading Actress - THE PIANO

1994 - Best Supporting Actress - THE FIRM


GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD NOMINATIONS: 7 WINS: 1

2008 - Best TV Actress - SAVING GRACE

2004 - Best Supporting Actress - THIRTEEN

2001 - Best TV Actress - HARLAN COUNTRY WAR

1994 - WINNER: Best Leading Actress - THE PIANO

1994 - Best TV Actress - THE POSITIVELY TRUE ADVENTURES OF THE ALLEGED TEXAS CHEERLEADER-MURDERING MOM

1990 - Best TV Actress - ROE vs. WADE

1988 - Best Leading Actress - BROADCAST NEWS



How do you rate Holly Hunter's films?






 

WATCH HOLLY HUNTER THIS WEEK




ON TV:


FILM: Raising Arizona (1987)

Wednesday 31st August, Great! Movies, 7:10pm

ALSO ON DISNEY+

Hunter stars in this comedy with Nicolas Cage. Inveterate crook Hi McDonnough turns his back on a life of crime to marry Edwina, a police officer he meets on his regular journeys to jail. Their happiness is marred only by their inability to have children, so when they hear that quintuplets have been born nearby, they set out to steal one.


ON NETFLIX...

FILM: O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)

Hunter has a supporting role in this Coen brothers comedy.


ON AMAZON PRIME...

Peep and the Big Wide World

Hunter provides guest vocals in this kids TV cartoon.



ON DISNEY+

FILMS: The Incredibles (2004) / Incredibles 2 (2018)


The Incredibles

Animated comedy adventure from Monsters, Inc and Toy Story studio Pixar, featuring the voices of Hunter, Craig T Nelson, and Samuel L Jackson. A family of superheroes struggles to fit in to normal suburban life after its amazing powers are outlawed. But the temptation to fight crime proves too strong for Mr Incredible.


Incredibles 2

The Incredibles family takes on a new mission which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world.



Pixar Popcorn

Holly Hunter returns as Mrs. Incredible in an episode of this Pixar short spin-offs.





What's your favourite Holly Hunter performance?









 

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