IMDb > Jessica Lange > News
Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDesk
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDesk
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

News for
Jessica Lange (I) More at IMDbPro »

Connect with IMDb



2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997

1-20 of 343 items from 2017   « Prev | Next »


Emmys Poll 2017: What Should Win for Outstanding Limited Series?

8 hours ago | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Outstanding Limited Series category at this year’s Emmys is just as jam-packed with quality TV as the Comedy and Drama categories — but which one of the five nominees will come out on top?

The frontrunner has to be HBO’s Big Little Lies, the star-studded portrait of the Monterey upper crust that piled up 16 nominations, including nods for stars Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman. But it’ll face stiff competition from a pair of FX entries: Fargo, which has now racked up 52 total nominations across three installments, including a Limited Series win in 2014 for Season 1; and Feud: Bette and Joan, »

Permalink | Report a problem


Oscar flashback: ‘Feud’ co-stars Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon faced off in 1994

18 August 2017 2:30 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

When Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon face off at the Emmy Awards next month as nominees for “Feud: Bette and Joan,” they may well feel a sense of déjà vu. After all, it won’t be the first time the two leading ladies have “feuded” for a chunk of Hollywood gold. Back in 1994, the pair […] »

- Tariq Khan

Permalink | Report a problem


Watch Emmy’s Main Title Contenders: ‘Stranger Things,’ ‘Westworld’ and ‘Feud’

15 August 2017 12:53 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The craft of main title design has become more prestigious in TV since “Mad Men” and “Game of Thrones” won Emmys in 2008 and 2011. And this season the race pits three Best Drama contenders (“Westworld,” “Stranger Things,” “The Crown”) against Limited Series contender (“Feud: Bette and Joan”) and “American Gods.”

Three of the five main title designs come from Patrick Clair (“Westworld,” The Crown,” “American Gods”), last year’s winner for “The Man in the High Castle,” and a previous winner for “True Detective” (2014). If the goal is to encapsulate the essence of a show in a graphically striking, attention-grabbing manner, then all five shows fit the job.

As far as winning the race, “Westworld” stands out for its complex design, poetic beauty, and melancholy mood, But both “Feud” and “Stranger Things” boast distinctive retro vibes— that brilliantly play off the nostalgia appeal of their series.

Westworld

From the galloping horse »

- Bill Desowitz

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Westworld,’ ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Stranger Things’ Battle for Cinematography Emmy

14 August 2017 5:20 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This year’s one-hour series Emmy contenders for cinematography are marked by some bold sci-fi and dystopian disruptors: “Westworld,” “Stranger Things,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “The Man in the High Castle” (last year’s winner), “Mr. Robot, and Sense8.”  With dazzling visuals, they explored the impact of tyranny and hate, of societies turned upside down, struggling for a greater humanity.

That leaves “The Crown” as the lone historical drama. But it too was a disruptor of sorts in the way that it showcased the symbiotic relationship between the monarchy and Parliament in post-war Great Britain, steered by the young Queen Elizabeth (nominated Claire Foy) and the old warhorse, Winston Churchill (nominated John Lithgow).

But don’t be surprised if it comes down to a race between the dueling dystopias: “Westworld” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Westworld

The clash of two worlds envisioned by showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, the »

- Bill Desowitz

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Feud: Bette and Joan’: How Jessica Lange Made Conniving Joan Crawford Sympathetic — Career Watch

14 August 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Jessica Lange, who’s at the height of powers at age 68, revealing depths of emotion as fading Golden Age star Joan Crawford in FX’s mighty Emmy contender “Feud: Bette and Joan.”

Bottom Line: Jessica Lange has matured from a gorgeous movie ingenue to a theater and screen character actress with extraordinary range who keeps surprising audiences with what she can make them feel.

Career Peaks: From the start, Lange impressed people even when she was in the clutches of the Dino De Laurentiis incarnation of “Kong Kong.” She followed that up with her performance as a sexy waitress who seduces Jack Nicholson on a kitchen table in Bob Rafelson’s “The Postman Always Rings Twice” (1981) and with a weighty dramatic role as the depressed »

- Anne Thompson

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Feud: Bette and Joan’: How Jessica Lange Made Conniving Joan Crawford Sympathetic — Career Watch

14 August 2017 12:30 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

Welcome to Career Watch, a vocational checkup of top actors and directors, and those who hope to get there. In this edition we take on Jessica Lange, who’s at the height of powers at age 68, revealing depths of emotion as fading Golden Age star Joan Crawford in FX’s mighty Emmy contender “Feud: Bette and Joan.”

Bottom Line: Jessica Lange has matured from a gorgeous movie ingenue to a theater and screen character actress with extraordinary range who keeps surprising audiences with what she can make them feel.

Career Peaks: From the start, Lange impressed people even when she was in the clutches of the Dino De Laurentiis incarnation of “Kong Kong.” She followed that up with her performance as a sexy waitress who seduces Jack Nicholson on a kitchen table in Bob Rafelson’s “The Postman Always Rings Twice” (1981) and with a weighty dramatic role as the depressed »

- Anne Thompson

Permalink | Report a problem


Emmy Awards: ‘Feud’ Star Jackie Hoffman Offers to Accept Winner’s Trophy (Watch)

14 August 2017 9:22 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Oscars episode of FX’s “Feud” may well be one of its best — depicting the behind-the-scenes shenanigans at the 1963 Academy Awards. Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) was nominated for best actress for her work in “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?” — but her co-star Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) was famously snubbed. Crawford schemed to steal the spotlight from her longtime rival by offering to accept the award on the other nominees’ behalf, including Geraldine Page and Anne Bancroft, who ultimately won.

Feud’s” Emmy haul of 18 nominations includes one for Jackie Hoffman, who is up for an award for best supporting actress in a limited series for her work as the unforgettable Mamacita, Joan Crawford’s long-suffering, infinitely patient maid/sidekick — opposite castmate Judy Davis (who embodied Hedda Hopper), “Big Little Lies'” Laura Dern and Shailene Woodley, Regina King (“American Crime”), and Michelle Pfeiffer (“The Wizard of Lies”).

So when it comes to campaigning for the trophy »

- Debra Birnbaum

Permalink | Report a problem


Nostalgic ‘Feud’ vs. ‘Stranger Things’ Vie for Best Main Title Theme Emmy

11 August 2017 2:29 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

When it comes to picking main title themes this season, Emmy voters are heading toward either FX’s “Feud” or Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” Both tap Hollywood musical nostalgia in depicting the rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford (nominated Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange, respectively) in the early ’60s and ’80s sci-fi in the Duffer Brothers’ creepy thriller.

On the other hand, HBO’s “Westworld” has a haunting theme, National Geographic’s “Genius” offers a brief but adrenaline-pumping opener, Masterpiece’s “Victoria” contains a feisty bit of classicism, and “The Good Fight” gets explosive in the debut launch of CBS All Access.

Feud”: Bette and Joan” (Mac Quayle)

Composer Mac Quayle (last year’s winner for the “Mr. Robot” score) took a deep dive into ’60s Hollywood movie scores to evoke the anger and pain between Davis and Crawford during their competitive stint co-starring in “Whatever Happened To Baby Jane? »

- Bill Desowitz

Permalink | Report a problem


Emmys Fyc: FX Hosts ‘Feud: Bette and Joan –  An Evening with Ryan Murphy, Jessica Lange, and Susan Sarandon’

11 August 2017 10:58 AM, PDT | AwardsDaily.com | See recent AwardsDaily news »

With voting starting next week, Emmy®-related events kick-off in the run up to the race. FX hosts Feud: Bette and Joan –  An Evening with Ryan Murphy Attendees packed the »

- Jazz Tangcay

Permalink | Report a problem


New Faces Like Millie Bobby Brown and Ron Cephas Jones Break Into Emmy Supporting Race

11 August 2017 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Emmy voters are often creatures of habit, content to reward the usual suspects. But this year, the supporting category offers a lot of opportunities for new faces to break in. The diverse group of vets and newbies invited to the party include Jackie Hoffman (“Feud: Bette and Joan”), Chrissy Metz and Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”), Alexander Skarsgard and Shailene Woodley (“Big Little Lies”), Samira Wiley (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) and David Harbour and Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”).

For 13-year-old British actress Brown, playing the enigmatic, buzz-cutted Eleven on the Duffer brothers retro Netflix drama “Stranger Things” represents a couple of firsts. “It was my first big break and really my first proper acting job,” she says. “When we were shooting [the first season] we never thought it’d be this big, and it’s kind of crazy to realize how many people have responded to it and my character, this outcast.”

Brown »

- Iain Blair

Permalink | Report a problem


Jessica Lange Channels The Depth And Desperation Of Joan Crawford On ‘Feud’

10 August 2017 12:36 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Jessica Lange has much in common with Joan Crawford, the icon she resurrects on Ryan Murphy's Feud. The two high-cheekboned actresses launched their careers as models and dancers before studying the art of silence; Lange as a mime, and Crawford as one of the last pre-talkies glamour girls to transition into sound. At first, Hollywood typecast them both as "The Babe", a dismissal they fought by diving into extra homework. Crawford, who quit school after 5th grade, read… »

Permalink | Report a problem


‘The Crown’ Battles ‘Feud’ and ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ in Period Costume Emmy Race

10 August 2017 11:20 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This season all five period costume design nominees are steeped in politics and culture. But the smart money’s on “The Crown,” Netflix’s most prestigious and expensive series to date. Here the wardrobe of Queen Elizabeth II (nominated Claire Foy) expressed both her regal power and personal sacrifice. Plus Peter Morgan’s historical drama also fills the “Downton Abbey” void.

However, don’t underestimate the power of Old Hollywood with “Feud: Bette and Joan,” in which the contrasting wardrobes underscored the bitter rivalry between Bette Davis (nominated Susan Sarandon) and Joan Crawford (nominated Jessica Lange).

But there’s a dark horse to be reckoned with: “The Handmaid’s Tale,” in which red dresses symbolized menstrual blood and political rage in capturing Margaret Atwood’s dystopian America along with the anti-Trump zeitgeist.

And the contrasting wardrobes of “Westworld” defined the best and worst of humanity inside the theme park and the futuristic programming center. »

- Bill Desowitz

Permalink | Report a problem


Co-Stars Compete in Lead Actress in a TV Movie/Limited Series Category

10 August 2017 10:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In the fifth episode of the FX limited series “Feud,” aptly titled “And the Winner Is … (The Oscars of 1963),” bitter rivals Joan Crawford (Jessica Lange) and Bette Davis (Susan Sarandon) go head-to-head at the Oscars. Never mind that Crawford wasn’t even nominated: She manages to steal the night by offering to accept the golden statue on behalf of the other lead actress nominees.

And now Lange and Sarandon find themselves nominated against each other in probably the most competitive category of the year: lead actress in a limited series or TV movie. But don’t draw any parallels to the actresses they played on screen; Lange assures us there are no real-life similarities. “I was so happy the day I saw the nominations and realized the six main actors in the piece were all nominated,” Lange says, referring not only to her and Sarandon, but also their supporting cast of Judy Davis, Jackie Hoffman »

- Jenelle Riley

Permalink | Report a problem


Jessica Lange: The double Oscar winner’s 12 greatest films from ‘Tootsie’ to ‘Cape Fear’ to ‘Big Fish’

10 August 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

From her film debut more than 40 years ago in the splashy remake of “King Kong,” Jessica Lange has become one of our most distinguished and honored actresses. With her lengthy award-winning career continuing in 2017 as screen icon Joan Crawford in FX’s “Feud: Bette and Joan”, Lange returns to the Emmys once more, having […] »

- Chris Beachum

Permalink | Report a problem


From ‘Big Little Lies’ to ‘Veep,’ Male Creatives Tap Into Their Feminine Sides

10 August 2017 8:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Perhaps it started with Glenn Close on “Damages.” Or Kyra Sedgwick on “The Closer.” But no matter who deserves the credit for shattering the TV glass ceiling, there’s no question that women have found an abundance of rich, complicated characters on the small screen — and this year’s lineup of nominees serves as prime example. They’re not simply the women closest to the top of the call sheet, playing straight (wo)men to the male leads. They’re the leads in their own right — driving the storytelling, commanding the screen at every turn.

The proliferation of programming has led to a swirl of opportunity for female actors, who can find complex, compelling roles on television no matter the format. While it would be wonderful to see more of these characters rising from female showrunners, it’s worth noting that the year’s most-talked-about performances — take Elisabeth Moss in “The Handmaid’s Tale” or the stars »

- Debra Birnbaum

Permalink | Report a problem


Why ‘Westworld’ and ‘The Crown’ Could Win Production Design Emmys

7 August 2017 3:34 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

HBO’s sci-fi western “Westworld,” is the heavy favorite to win for contemporary and fantasy production design.  The question is whether two nominations for both its western theme park and futuristic programming center actually doubles its chances — or cancels it out. Competition comes from the dystopian minimalism of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the richly Gothic “Penny Dreadful” (nominated last year), and the Vatican beauty of “The Young Pope.”

Meanwhile, the royalty glam of Peter Morgan’s “The Crown” is the heavy favorite to win for period production design, with competition from the Old Hollywood trappings of “Feud: Bette and Joan,” the nightmarish ’80s sci-fi of “Stranger Things,” the alt history of “The Man in the High Castle” (nominated last year), and perennial contender, “Masters of Sex.”

The Dueling Dystopias

The imagination and scope of “Westworld” was unrivaled. In re-imagining Michael Crichton’s adult theme park gone berserk, Jonathan Nolan and »

- Bill Desowitz

Permalink | Report a problem


Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Susan Sarandon, More Top Actresses on Character Misconceptions, Strange Fan Interactions

7 August 2017 11:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

It's a veritable battle of the network (and cable, and streaming) stars in the lead actress categories.

Topliners from the same series competing against each other is nothing new (see: Cagney & Lacey, The Golden Girls), and this year three pairs are in this situation: Feud's Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon and Big Little Lies' Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman are competing in the limited series/TV movie category, while Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin — best friends in Grace & Frankie — are going toe to toe in the comedy series race.

These and 11 other lead actress Emmy nominees »

- THR Staff

Permalink | Report a problem


Everything We Know About American Horror Story Season 7

6 August 2017 2:05 PM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The return of American Horror Story is almost here, and hints and details about season seven have begun to trickle in in recent weeks. Creator and executive producer Ryan Murphy appeared at the Television Critics Association's Winter press tour in January and gave up some small but important details - including the addition of two returning cast members! Then, in February, he shared even more exciting details regarding what's to come, including a crazy solid theme. And in July, he gave us a whole new wave of things to obsess over, including the official Cult title, new cast members, and a few terrifying clowns. Here's what we can expect for the next installment of American Horror Story. 1. The First Hints In an October 2016 cover story with Entertainment Weekly, Ryan Murphy slyly dropped some information on season seven. The idea apparently just came to him. "It comes to me as it always comes to me, »

- Ryan Roschke

Permalink | Report a problem


TCA Awards: The Handmaid's Tale, Atlanta, Big Little Lies, Carrie Coon Among Big Winners

5 August 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Praise be! Critics are enamored with The Handmaid’s Tale.

Hulu’s breakout hit walked away with two trophies at Saturday’s 2017 Television Critics Association Awards in Beverly Hills, including Program of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Drama. Meanwhile, Outstanding Individual Achievement in Drama went to Carrie Coon, who made history by winning for two performances, as both police chief Gloria Burgle on Fargo and Nora Durst on the dearly departed The Leftovers.

Related Emmy Nominations: SNL, Westworld, Feud and Stranger Things Lead Pack, Freshman Hit This Is Us Scores 11 Nods

FX’s Atlanta also took home a pair of awards, »

Permalink | Report a problem


TCA Award Winners: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘This Is Us,’ ‘Atlanta,’ Carrie Coon Take Top Honors

5 August 2017 8:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The winners of the 2017 TCA Awards were announced tonight in Los Angeles, Calif., and freshmen shows like “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “This Is Us,” and “Atlanta” took top honors, while TCA history was made in the individual achievement in drama category by winner Carrie Coon.

Hulu’s dystopian drama “The Handmaid’s Tale” won both the dramatic achievement trophy as well as the top “Program of the Year” honor, while NBC’s family drama “This Is Us” took the prize for new program. On the comedy side, FX’s “Atlanta” took both the comedic achievement trophy and individual achievement in comedy for its star (and creator) Donald Glover.

Coon took home the top honor in dramatic acting, making TCA history for winning for dual performances this year (“The Leftovers” and “Fargo”). It is also worth noting that the Television Critics Assn., whose 220-plus members vote to choose these winners, does not separate male and female actors into »

- Danielle Turchiano

Permalink | Report a problem


2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1997

1-20 of 343 items from 2017   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners