Ann Dowd Has 5 Films at Sundance

Alumna ANN DOWD (MFA, Acting, ’82) continues an impressive year by appearing in five films premiering at the Sundance Film Festival.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

“Having five films at Sundance over the course of a career would be impressive. Try five in one year. That’s what Ann Dowd can boast after the 2018 fest wraps, with the Handmaid’s Tale Emmy winner appearing in a quintet of world premieres, all shot in the past 11 months — from horror (Ari Aster’s Hereditary) to crime thriller (Bart Layton’s American Animals) to drama (Silas Howard’s A Kid Like Jake, Christina Choe’s Nancy, Sebastian Silva’s Tyrel).”

Ann previously won an 2017 Emmy Award, a 2018 Critics’ Choice Award, and was nominated for a 2018 Golden Globe Award for her role as Aunt Lydia on Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale.  Ann also received a 2017 Emmy Award nomination for her work on HBO’s The Leftovers.

However, she won’t be donning a parka because she gets only a two-day “break” from filming her Hulu series, to travel to L.A. for the SAG Awards: “I would love to be there to support them because all five of these films are so deserving. Then again, one should have such problems.”

Source: ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Actress Ann Dowd Has 5 Films at Sundance | Hollywood Reporter

Tarell Alvin McCraney receives United States Artists Fellowship

TARELL ALVIN McCRANEY (BFA, Acting, ’03) was named one of the United States Artists 2018 Fellows Theater & Performance. The fellowships “are $50,000 unrestricted awards recognizing artists for their contributions to the field, and allowing them to decide how to best support their lives.”  Congratulations Tarell!

Source: United States Artists » Tarell Alvin McCraney

Ann Dowd wins 2018 Critics’ Choice Award

ANN DOWD (MFA, Acting, ’82) won a 2018  Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Aunt Lydia on Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale! Ann previously won a 2017 Emmy Award and was nominated for 2018 Golden Globe Award for this role.

Alumna Ann Dowd (left) and Elizabeth Moss in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale.

Source: 2018 Critics’ Choice Awards Winners: List in Full | Hollywood Reporter