that I don’t want anybody to walk ahead of me, and I don’t want anybody to walk behind me.
I want a man who will walk along beside me.
And that’s how I feel about equal rights.”
Actress, Fashion Model, Tony Award – Best Actress in a Play (2013),
BFCA and SAG Awards (The Help, 2011), SAG Award nominations (4x, The Help, 2011)
NAACP’s Spingarn Medal (2010), Primetime Emmy Awards nominee (12x)
Drama Desk Award & Outer Critics Circle Award – Outstanding Actress in a Play
Academy & Golden Globe Awards – Best Actress nominee (Sounder, 1972),
NSFC Best Actress Award & NBR Best Actress Awards, (Sounder, 1972),
Emmy Awards (2x,The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, 1974),
BAFTA Award nominee (The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, 1974)
Tony Award, Outer Critics Award, & Drama Desk Award – Best Actress in a Play (The Trip to Bountiful)
Drama Desk Award (Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, 1962)