2019 Excellence in Acting |
The Provincetown Film Festival is proud to honor Judith Light as our 2019 Excellence in Acting honoree.
Each year, the Provincetown Film Festival presents the “Excellence in Acting Award” to a film artist whose admirable body of work pushes the boundaries of the medium, demonstrating originality and innovation. Past Acting honorees include Tilda Swinton, Patricia Clarkson, Vera Farmiga, Alan Cumming, Chloë Sevigny, Gael García Bernal and Parker Posey.
This year we’re honored to celebrate the career of Judith Light, whose has the uncanny ability to reveal new depths to her talents with each new project. Two-time Tony winner and Emmy winner Judith Light is known for her extensive body of film, television, and stage work. An artist whose talent is as big as her heart and spirit, Light comes to Provincetown a week after being honored at the 2019 Tony Awards with the Isabelle Stevenson Award for her impassioned advocacy to end HIV/AIDS and her support for LGBTQ+ and human rights.
Light’s talents are on display at PIFF in Hannah Pearl Utt’s BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, which premiered to rave reviews at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and was quickly picked up by distributor 1091. Her film credits also include LAST WEEKEND, IRA & ABBY, SAVE ME, and the upcoming MS. WHITE LIGHT.
For her television work, Light has been nominated four times for a Primetime Emmy Award — for Ugly Betty in 2007, for Transparent in 2016 and again the following year, and for American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace in 2018. She won Daytime Emmys in 1980 and ‘81 for One Life to Live.
In addition to her scene-stealing role as Shelly Pfefferman on Transparent, Light has contributed through her screen work to the cultural conversation around prejudice and bigotry toward HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ+ communities.
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