The Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF) has announced that Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winner Cynthia Nixon will be honored with the 2016 Excellence in Acting Award at the festival, running June 15-19, 2016 in Provincetown, MA. Nixon will be on hand to accept the award at a special ceremony on Saturday, June 18 at Provincetown’s historic Town Hall.
“We are thrilled to honor Cynthia Nixon’s remarkable versatility and talent as evidenced by the sheer depth and volume of her film, TV, and stage performances, her work with the top directors in the world, and her ability to successfully engage the worlds of super stardom and the art house elite,”said Christine Walker, Executive Director of PIFF and CEO of the Provincetown Film Society.
A tour-de-force actress with a long résumé on film, television and stage, Nixon began her career at age 12 in the feature film Little Darlings and made her Broadway debut in The Philadelphia Story, for which she won a Theatre World Award. On television, she received much critical praise and her first Emmy Award in the role of Miranda Hobbes on HBO’s hit series Sex and the City, which also earned her multiple Golden Globe nominations. She went on to co-star in the two wildly successful Sex and the City films.
Nixon can currently be seen in Pamela Romanowsky’s film The Adderall Diaries and later this year will star in Terence Davies’ biopic A Quiet Passion as reclusive poet Emily Dickinson. Recent projects include Showtime’s The Affair, Comedy Central’s Broad City, Josh Mond’s James White (Independent Spirit Award nominee, Best Supporting Female), Richard Loncraine’s 5 Flights Up, and Nikole Beckwith’s Stockholm, Pennsylvania (Critics’ Choice Television Award nominee, Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Limited Series).
On stage, Nixon has won a Tony Award (Rabbit Hole), earned two Tony nominations (Indiscretions and Wit) and has appeared in 40 plays, 10 of them on Broadway. In Winter 2014, she made her directorial debut at The New Group with Joel Johnson’s Rasheeda Speaking. She recently wrapped directing two New York City plays, including New Group’s Steve, starring Mario Cantone, and MotherStruck!, starring Staceyann Chin.
She lives in downtown Manhattan with her wife, Christine, and their children Sam, Charlie and Max.
Previous recipients of the Excellence in Acting Award include Patricia Clarkson, Parker Posey, Vera Farmiga, Tilda Swinton, Alessandro Nivola, Gael García Bernal and Alan Cumming.
Festival passes are now on sale. Tickets go on sale to the public on May 23. For more information, visit ptownfilmfest.org.
The 2016 Excellence In Acting Award is sponsored by The Palette Fund. Partner sponsors of the 2016 Provincetown International Film Festival include: HBO and Xfinity/Comcast.
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