Michelle Williams Wins Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

IndieWire | 9/23/2019 | Staff
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Michelle Williams has won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her portrayal of Gwen Verdon in FX’s “Fosse/Verdon.”

The biographical miniseries told the story of director-choreographer Bob Fosse (Sam Rockwell) and Verdon, a celebrated actress and dancer. Although the two married and were immensely influential on American entertainment, the duo faced numerous obstacles, including Fosse’s infidelity and medical issues. “Fosse/Verdon” dramatized their story, and Rockwell and Williams portrayed their characters throughout multiple stages of their life.

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Williams expressed support for equal pay in the entertainment industry during her acceptance speech, noting that those who feel empowered will reinvest there energy into their art.

The actress discussed her work on “Fosse/Verdon” with IndieWire in an expansive interview last month and noted the complexities of portraying a character’s different ages for a single project. It was significantly more involved than throwing on some makeup and a prosthetic or two: Williams researched footage of Verdon to better emulate her movements and mannerisms at various points in her life to more authentically bring the acclaimed dancer’s persona to the small screen.

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“You can just look like an actor wearing makeup, and then the whole thing is ruined,” Williams told IndieWire in an August interview. “So after...
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