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Sharp Objects’ Patricia Clarkson took home the Golden Globe for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for TV.
This was Clarkson’s first Golden Globe win after being nominated just once before for her role in 2004’s Pieces of April. On stage, she thanked Sharp Objects director Jean-Marc Vallée, saying he “demanded everything of me except sex — which is exactly how it should be in our industry.”
In the HBO show, Clarkson plays Adora Crellin, the sinister and disapproving mother of the estranged Camille (Amy Adams). Backstage, Clarkson reflected on portraying a parent much different than her own.
“I had an extraordinary childhood and I think I’m able to play these incredible fractured, brutal women characters because I had a beautiful life growing up,” Clarkson said. “And I actually think that feeds you in an odd juxtaposition and an odd way and Adora was one for the books — literally and figuratively. But she’s a character that I love, still. With all of her faults, all of her troubles. I still love her.”
The actress beat out Alex Borstein in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Penelope Cruz in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Thandie Newton in Westworld, and Yvonne Strahovski in The Handmaid’s Tale.
Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg hosted the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on Jan. 6. Tune in after the telecast for The Hollywood Reporter and Twitter’s official live aftershow.
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