One of the most anticipated awards to be given out this coming Emmys is the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series. The nominees are some tough cookies, with Lili Taylor from American Crime part of the pack. Will Taylor take home the prize?
There are many strong candidates for this year’s nominees for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. These include Lili Taylor as the sympathetic mother in American Crime, the fierce Marcia Clark performance of Sarah Paulson in The People v. O.J. Simpson, and the complex kooky character of Kirsten Dunst in Fargo.
According to Enstarz, Taylor continues to be a relatively unknown person the category despite many years of working in the industry. Nonetheless, her performance in American Crime and her nomination concludes that people are watching the actress. In fact, her performance on the show has been widely regarded as one of the best.
Taylor plays Anne Blaine, the mother of a sexual assault victim. Taylor’s character brims with range, emotions and a compelling allure. However, Taylor will have to get the votes in the Emmys as she is nominated against some popular actresses like Sarah Paulson and Kirsten Dunst.
Lili Taylor on American Crime
In another interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Taylor discussed tapping into the raw emotions of a single parent struggling with life.
“I’ve been acting over 20 years, but I start to really feel that on American Crime. The wisdom or the experience started to carry me in a way,” said Taylor.
“I have a daughter; I feel very much compassion for that specific issue of rape and the vulnerable in our society — coupled with parents and, how the hell do we be parents? How do we do this? So all of that is what I was working with.”