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Sigourney Weaver's Acting Credentials: Awards and Highlights of Her Storied Career

By    |   Monday, 18 May 2015 10:16 AM

Since acclaimed actress Sigourney Weaver rocketed into superstardom with director Ridley Scott's 1979 science fiction classic "Alien," she's been featured in several film and television roles, and nabbed several awards and nominations for her work in the process.

Here's a look at some of Weaver's awards achievements:

Academy Awards


Appropriately, Weaver received her first Academy Award nomination for playing Ellen Ripley, the character that put her on the map. The interesting thing is that the Oscar nod came not for "Alien," but "Aliens," the James Cameron-directed sequel from 1986. The 1987 nomination marked a rare instance for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science in that it was a major nod for a science fiction film.

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In 1989, Weaver pulled another rare feat with Oscar nominations in both the lead and supporting actress categories. Her Best Actress nod came for playing real-life zoologist Dian Fossey in "Gorillas in the Mist" (1988) while her Best Supporting Actress nomination was earned for her portrayal of Melanie Griffith's conniving boss in "Working Girl" (1988).

Golden Globe Awards

While Oscar success has eluded Weaver, she's had a bit more luck with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Golden Globe Awards. While she missed out on winning in the Best Performance by an Actress in Motion Picture Drama for "Aliens" (1986), she won Golden Globes in both the lead and supporting actress categories, respectively, for "Gorillas in the Mist" (1988) and "Working Girl" (1988).

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In addition, Weaver has been nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Drama Globes for "The Ice Storm" (1997) and "A Map of the World" (1999) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for "Prayers for Bobby" (2009) and "Political Animals" (2012).

Primetime Emmy Awards

In addition to her honors for her television work by the Golden Globes, Weaver has also earned recognition by the Academy of Television Arts and Science with three Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Each time she received a nod for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie, for "Snow White: A Tale of Terror" (1997), "Prayers for Bobby" (2009) and "Political Animals" (2012).

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