Golden Globe winner Patricia Clarkson to Sharp Objects director: 'You demanded everything of me, except sex'

Cape Town - “Jean-Marc Vallée, you demanded everything of me, except sex, which is exactly as it should be in our industry,” said Patricia Clarkson of her Sharp Objects director, while collecting her Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress In A Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television. 

In the second HBO hit series in a row from the Big Little Lies director, Patricia played Adora, the mother of newspaper reporter Camille Preaker (Amy Adams), who returns to her small town to investigate the murders of two young girls. Adams was also nominated for the Globe for Best Actress for her role in Sharp Objects, which was also up for Best Limited Series. 

During the subsequent press room interviews, Patricia came across as much jollier than her Sharp Objects character. Asked if she found Adora a difficult role to play, Patricia said: “Very... I realised I had to become something I’ve never been. I think that as actors, that’s the greatest challenge we can ever have.” 

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During her acceptance speech, Patricia thanked her parents. “This really is for my extraordinary mother and father and I share this with you mom and dad, in New Orleans," she said, sending a kiss to the camera. 

During the press interviews, she added: “I think I’m able to play these incredibly compromised, fractured, brutal women characters because I had a beautiful life growing up. I think that feeds you in an odd juxtaposition and an odd way. Adora was one for the books - literally and figuratively - but she’s a character that I love, still, with all of her foibles, all of her faults, all of her troubles. I still love her.” 

Patricia was quick to share credit for her win in her acceptance speech. "Every single person who worked on this miniseries, I thank you with all my heart. Amy [Adams], I owe you so very much."

Patricia looked gorgeous in a dress by Lebanese fashion designer Georges Chakra. "This is what fifty-nine looks like," she told the media proudly. Later, she joked: "My Golden Globe... weighs more than I do. Right now I haven’t had anything to eat in about fourteen hours... This belt is very tight… I’m going to be eating bolognese tomorrow…"

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Clarkson beat out Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs Maisel), Penélope Cruz (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story), Thandie Newton (Westworld) and Yvonne Strahovski (The Handmaid’s Tale).

Although Clarkson had already won two Emmys for her role as the free-spirited sister in Six Feet Under, this is her first Golden Globe win. She’d previously been nominated as a cold-hearted cancer victim in Pieces of April, which also earned her an Oscar nomination. 

Sharp Objects, which has a 92% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, comes to Showmax on 1 February 2018