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Jacqueline Bisset wins Golden Globe Award for 'Dancing on the Edge'

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Actress Jacqueline Bisset has won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television for her performance in "Dancing on the Edge" on Jan. 12, 2014, at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The Golden Globe Awards are presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and honors the best in television and film. Tonight’s show was hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey live on NBC.

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Quietly she said that 47 years ago she was named promising newcomer by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and stated "I always wanted to do something for the BBC. I want to thank the people that have given me joy..."

In "Dancing on the Edge," Jacqueline Bisset plays Lady Cremon, a somewhat reclusive English aristocrat that plays a pivotal role in the success of black jazz band in 1930's London.

This is the first Golden Globe win and fifth nomination for Jacqueline Bisset. Her previous nominations were in:

  • 2000 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV for "Joan of Arc"
  • 1985 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for "Under the Volcano"
  • 1979 - Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy for "Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?"
  • 1969 - Most Promising Newcomer - Female for "The Sweet Ride"

Also nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television were:

  • Janet McTeer ("White Queen")
  • Hayden Panettiere ("Nashville")
  • Monica Potter ("Parenthood")
  • Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family")

"Dancing on the Edge" was nominated for 3 Golden Globe Awards this evening, including:

  • Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama for Chiwetel Ejiofor

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