Emmy Award-Winning Actress Christine Baranski to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at BANFF
Emmy Award-Winning Actress Christine Baranski Star of "The Good Wife" to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at Banff World Media Festival
TORONTO, CANADA (April 2, 2013) – The Banff World Media Festival (BANFF) is proud to announce that celebrated screen and stage actress Christine Baranski will be presented the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual Festival in Banff, Canada on June 11, 2013.
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to the media industry with their esteemed body of work in screen-based entertainment. Ms. Baranski will accept the honor at the annual Rockie Awards Gala taking place during the Festival, a star-studded event that celebrates some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Baranski will also be featured in a VIP one-on-one interview at BANFF, which is open to delegates.
Christine Baranski, who currently stars on the acclaimed CBS drama “The Good Wife,” for which she has received three Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, continues to achieve acclaim for her performances across a range of mediums, including film, television and theater. The two-time Tony, Emmy, Screen Actors Guild and American Comedy Award winner's feature film credits include "Mamma Mia," "Chicago," "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," "Bowfinger," "Bulworth," "Cruel Intentions," "Jeffrey," "Reversal of Fortune," "Legal Eagles," "Welcome to Mooseport," "The Ref," "Lovesick," "Addams Family Values," "Life With Mikey," "9 ½ Weeks" and "The Birdcage," for which she received a Screen Actors Guild Award.
After graduating from Juilliard, she began earning roles in regional productions and Off-Broadway. She received her big break being cast in Tom Stoppard's hit Broadway comedy, "The Real Thing," directed by Mike Nichols and starring Glenn Close and Jeremy Irons. Within the same year, she was married, gave birth to her first child and won a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award.
Baranski went on to earn a second Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for her performance in Neil Simon's "Rumors," and a Drama Desk Award for "Lips Together Teeth Apart."
In addition to the Emmy Award for the television comedy "Cybill," on CBS, Baranski received an American Comedy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy, as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy and three additional Emmy nominations and three Golden Globe nominations. She was also seen as a guest on “Frasier,” for which she received an Emmy nomination, and she has appeared twice on the CBS series “The Big Bang Theory” and was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in A Comedy Series for each appearance. She has received ten total Emmy Award nominations, three of which were for her role on “The Good Wife,” and two Golden Globe Award nominations. Her television film credits include "Eloise at the Plaza," "Eloise at Christmastime" and "Playing for Time" with Vanessa Redgrave.
“Christine Baranski has celebrated an illustrious career that has spanned television, film and Broadway. We are so pleased to have her at BANFF and look forward to honoring her with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her incredible achievements”, said Ferne Cohen, Executive Director of the Banff World Media Festival.
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About the Banff World Media Festival
The Banff World Media Festival is the world's largest and most important gathering of entertainment industry and digital media executives dedicated to media content production, broadcast and distribution within TV and digital media. Providing a platform for the evolving media industry to develop its creative and business objectives, Banff serves as the leading destination for co-production and co-venture partners and is an unparalleled destination for more than 2000 international decision-makers to meet, learn and do business. The Banff World Media Festival takes place June 9-12, 2013 at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, Canada. For more information, visit: www.banffmediafestival.com