Elizabeth Perkins is set to star opposite Denis Leary in A Moody Christmas, Fox’s half-hour holiday event series adaptation of the Australian series. Slated to air in December, the single-camera comedy series hails from CBS TV Studios, which will co-produce with Fox Entertainment.
Written by Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg and Tad Quill, the six-episode A Moody Christmas centers on the Moodys, including Sean Sr. (Denis Leary), his wife Ann (Elizabeth Perkins), their three grown children and an assorted mix of extended family members who gather for the holidays, with each packing his/her own eccentricities and complications.
Fox is envisioning this as an ongoing event series franchise with multiple installments featuring the same core cast at important events throughout the Moodys’ lifecycle that could include a family wedding, a family vacation, a funeral and a graduation. Fisher, Greenberg and Quill executive produce A Moody Christmas with Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum of The Tannenbaum Co. as well as Trent O’Donnell and Phil Lloyd, creators of the original series, and Jason Burrows — all three from Jungleboys FTV Pty Limited, the production company behind the Australian series.
Elizabeth Perkins, three-time Emmy nominee for her supporting role on Showtime’s Weeds, most recently was seen opposite Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson in HBO’s limited series Sharp Objects. She’ll next be seen in Apple’s series Truth Be Told, opposite Octavia Spencer and Lizzy Caplan. She also recurs on NBC’s This Is Us and Netflix’s GLOW. Perkins is repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Elizabeth Perkins feels the more things change for women in Hollywood and in the media landscape, the more things seem to remain stagnant. The longtime Hollywood actress has seen a lot in her over 35-year career performing for television and film as well as being at the forefront of empowering women in show business and the multitude of avenues that cover the industry.
Perkins spoke to Fox News on Tuesday at the 44th annual Gracie Awards at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif., about why she continues to be an advocate for change within an industry where women haven’t always gotten a fair shake.
“Well, I feel like empowering women in media is very much like one step up, two steps back. And once we can get to two steps up and one step back, we’ll be making some headway,” said Perkins, at the swanky Gala presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation. “Since I’ve been doing this for 35 years, I’ve seen how far we have come. But I also see how much we’re going to have to fight to continue to get that kind of solid representation as women in the media.”
Perkins, 58, was presented with an award for her supporting role in the HBO limited original series “Sharp Objects,” and with her well-earned Gracie in tow, told us that her fight is everlasting and only hopes it will continue through generations of actresses to come.
“That’s something I’ll fight for until I stop doing this and beyond because that’s what people here represent – empowering women since 1951. And telling women stories and uniting women as a common front. And I guess once we don’t need organizations like this anymore to empower us, we’ll start to be on equal footing.”
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Elizabeth Perkins hits the red carpet at the 2019 Gracie Awards held at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Tuesday, May 21st in Beverly Hills, California. You can see the photos below!
The Gracie Awards were established in 1975, with 2019 marking the 44th anniversary. The Gracies are celebrated with an evening event on the West Coast and a luncheon on the East Coast. These star-studded events include the visionary women who have spearheaded media progress and those who are the setting the path for the future. The Awards are hosted by The Alliance For Women In Media, an organization that is committed to supporting women across all media segments, to expand networks, educate and celebrate accomplishments.
Elizabeth Perkins and her husband cinematographer Julio Macat walk the carpet at the premiere of the movie “After the Wedding” during the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, January 24th in Park City, Utah.
Here is the film synopsis: “Seeking funds for her orphanage in India, Isabelle (Michelle Williams) travels to New York to meet Theresa (Julianne Moore), a wealthy benefactor. An invitation to attend a wedding ignites a series of events in which the past collides with the present while mysteries unravel.”
The movie is a gender-swapped remake of Susanne Bier‘s 2006 movie After the Wedding, which was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2007 Oscars.
The Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) were announced the nominees for the 24th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards and Elizabeth Perkins has received a Critics Choice Award nomination as Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television for her role as Jackie O’Neill in Sharp Objects.
Sharp Objects was able to score three more nominations for Best Limited Series, Best Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television and Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television. All the winners will be revealed at the star-studded Critics’ Choice Awards gala, broadcast live on The CW Network on Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm ET (delayed PT). The show will continue its combined Film and Television awards format, honoring the finest in both cinematic and televised/streaming achievement, and take place once again at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica.
- Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television
Ellen Burstyn – The Tale (HBO)
Patricia Clarkson – Sharp Objects (HBO)
Penelope Cruz – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Julia Garner – Dirty John (Bravo)
Judith Light – The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)
Elizabeth Perkins – Sharp Objects (HBO)