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Elizabeth Perkins says empowering women in media is one step forward, two steps back!

Monday, Jun 3, 2019

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.

Elizabeth Perkins speaks onstage at the 44th Annual Gracies Awards, hosted by The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation on May 21, 2019 at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

“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 attends The Gracie Awards!

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

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.

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Elizabeth Perkins attends 2019 Sundance Film Festival!

Saturday, Jan 26, 2019

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.

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Elizabeth Perkins attends The 76th Golden Globe Awards!

Monday, Jan 7, 2019

Last night, Elizabeth attended 2019 Golden Globes Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Unfortunately, Sharp Objects didn’t win the Golden Globe Award for “Best Television Limited Series”!! Anyway, I am pretty sure Elizabeth really enjoyed the night and so far, I have added some photos of her looking so happy at the ceremony. There are also a few more photos from the HBO After Party, so make sure to have a look and enjoy all the pictures!

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Elizabeth Perkins receives Critics Choice Award Nomination!

Tuesday, Dec 11, 2018

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)

Elizabeth Perkins steps out for HBO’s Emmy 2018 After Party!

Tuesday, Sep 18, 2018

Elizabeth Perkins strikes a pose while hitting the carpet at HBO’s Post 2018 Emmy Awards Reception held at the Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on Monday September 17th in Los Angeles, California. Photos from the after party have been added to the photo gallery.

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Elizabeth Perkins On The Deleted “Sharp Objects” Scene That Explains Adora’s Fate!

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018

In “Sharp Objects,” our final glimpse of Jackie O’Neill, the ever-drunken busybody played by Elizabeth Perkins, finds her sauntering up to prison for a visit. She’s there to see the incarcerated Adora (Patricia Clarkson), who’s been accused of murdering the two Missouri teen girls at the center of the case Camille (Amy Adams) spent eight episodes investigating.

In typical Jackie fashion, she appears not to have a care in the world ― part of the well-worn armor that masks her dark, vulnerable solitude. Strip the edge away, and Jackie is nothing if not fun, especially in the hands of Perkins, a chronically underrated actress who has barely gotten her due after more than three decades of feisty supporting parts. A few days before the finale brought this incredible show to a close ― or did it? ― Perkins called me to chat about all things “Sharp Objects,” including a nixed scene that would have revealed more of Adora’s fate.

Maybe we’ll see it in a second season that has yet to be confirmed, Perkins revealed. Along the way, we also talked about “The Flintstones,” “Big,” why she hasn’t made a movie since 2005, her unwavering paranormal beliefs and Amy Adams’ excellence.

When’s the last time you were part of something that got this much attention?

Oh, “Weeds.” It also hit the zeitgeist at the time and was one of Showtime’s first series. I was just blessed with that incredible role of Celia, who was more fun to play than anything I’ve ever done.

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Vulture Interview: Elizabeth Perkins on Sharp Objects Adora’s Shocking Secret!

Monday, Aug 20, 2018

In Sunday’s episode of Sharp Objects, Jackie O’Neill, played to wry, boozy perfection by Elizabeth Perkins, finally tells Camille Preaker (Amy Adams) that she knows the truth about Adora Crellin (Patricia Clarkson) and what happened to Camille’s late sister, Marian (Lulu Wilson). It’s a confrontation scene that the show has been building toward all along, but, in true Sharp Objects fashion, it still keeps certain details shrouded in mystery.

Perkins took some time to talk to Vulture about shooting that scene with Adams, why she thinks Jackie kept Adora’s secret for so long, and what it was like to work with director Jean-Marc Vallée, who’s known for his unique creative approach. “there is no blocking, there is no rehearsals, there are no lights,” she explained. “There’s no beginning, middle, end to a scene.” 

Had you read the book before you did the show?
No, I had not. I had read Gone Girl even before the movie of Gone Girl came out, so I was a big Gillian Flynn fan and, of course, loved what they did with the adaptation of Gone Girl. It was an amazing movie. But no, as soon as I got the role, I went right out and read Sharp Objects, and I thought, “Oh, my God, how are they going to expand this into eight episodes?” I’m pretty impressed with what Jean-Marc did, to be honest, because the role of Jackie in the book is described so differently. When they meet Jackie in the book, she’s just had a facelift, and she still has bandages on and she’s described as, like, her bandages were oozing. I thought, “Wow! That is so fantastic.” But I don’t think they wanted to do that with her. We just had to give the impression that she was one of those people, you know.

How much did the book stick with you as you tried to bring this character to life? 
Well, you have to put everything out of your head when you work with Jean-Marc Vallée, because nothing he ever does is literal.

I read the book, but the minute we started shooting, Jean-Marc was like, “This is going to be almost a dream state that we’re in all the time.” So I know who did it, and I know how the story ends, but that’s not the way we’re really telling the story. It’s not like point A, point B, point C. It’s sort of like start at A, go to F, go to E, go to C. Continue reading Vulture Interview: Elizabeth Perkins on Sharp Objects Adora’s Shocking Secret!