Best Supporting Actress In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

  • Best Supporting Actress In A Series, Limited Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

    AWARD 14

    PATRICIA CLARKSON, “SHARP OBJECTS”

    PATRICIA CLARKSON:  Oh, woo.  Hot damn.   It’s a privilege to be here tonight.  Thank you Hollywood Foreign Press, HBO.  I love you, David.  Every single person who worked on this miniseries, I thank you with all my heart.  Amy, I owe you so very much.   Jean‑Marc Vallée, my director, you demand everything of me except sex, which is exactly how it should be in our industry.

    (Applause.)

    Chris, Tony, Katie, Peter, I love you.  My friends, my sisters.  But I ‑‑ this really is for my extraordinary mother and father.  And I share this with you, Mom and Dad in New Orleans.  Cheers.

     

    Backstage Interview:
    Q. Congratulations. Look, we don’t have to guess how excited by the look on your face and the jump up. What’s the giggle in this and what does it mean to you?

    MS. CLARKSON: I have done a lot of work at this point in my career. But I think being honored — and this isn’t false modesty, when we are honored we celebrate all the people who work with us. And I will say working on Sharp Objects, I had the most remarkable group of people around me that I can remember led by Amy Adams, HBO, Chris Messina, Matt Craven, Elizabeth Perkins. And that was the supporting cast.

    I feel I have won for everybody. I feel I am here tonight to celebrate Sharp Objects. That’s why I’m here tonight.

    Q. What’s the giggle in the getting dressed and the getting ready and the anticipation?

    MS. CLARKSON: It is exhausting. It is extraordinary. This is a couture Georges Chakra dress. It is the first dress I saw and I picked it. I was superstitious and I saw it for something else, and I said no. Just tell them — whatever, I am superstitious. But I have had this dress for a while. And I am here tonight with this.

    Q. Since it is a long night, do you have any snack strategy?

    MS. CLARKSON: Oh, I’m going to be eating bolognese tomorrow. Or maybe tonight. I am going to get through tonight and have a little more champagne and call my mom and dad when I finish talking to you and a few friends and celebrate with this extraordinary man that’s my date tonight. I am looking forward to celebrating at HBO party first and foremost.

    Q. You mentioned you are superstitious. Is there any other good luck rituals that you may have done in the last couple of days?

    MS. CLARKSON: I won’t let anybody say anything about winning and if they do, I make them turnaround three times and spit. Ask anybody. Patty says no, I think you might — no, no, turnaround three times and spit, which is an old theater superstition.

    Q. You’re so jolly. Sharp Objects you take on such a dark character. What was it like taking on somebody so dark?

    MS. CLARKSON: I thanked my parents. I had an incredible childhood that I am able to play fractured, beautiful hard characters because I had a beautiful life growing up. I think that feeds you in an odd juxtaposition. And Adora was one for the books, literally and figuratively, but she’s a character that I love still with all of her foibles, all of her faults, all of her troubles, I still love her.

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