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.”