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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Melissa Leo also is not Critics' Choice.

Accord resident Melissa Leo lost to Meryl Streep AND Anne Hathaway in the best actress category at the Critics' Choice Award just now.

Bummer.

But there's hope.

Leo is also up for a Screen Actors Guild Award for best actress for her role in "Frozen River"

And she has also been nominated for a Spirit Award for the same role in the film by Chatham director-writer Courtney Hunt.

SAG Award recepients often receive Academy Awards.



In January, "Frozen River" won the grand-jury prize for best U.S. drama at the Sundance Film Festival.



"Frozen River" is about a struggling single mother in upstate New York who teams with a Mohawk woman to smuggle people across the Canadian border.
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