Cicely Tyson

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8 Jun, 2014

Wins Tony

Tyson wins the Tony Award for Best Actress (Play) at the 68th Annual Tony Awards for portraying Mrs. Carrie Watts in The Trip to Bountiful. Tyson gives a long acceptance speech, then prompted by the teleprompter to wrap it up, she says

Well, that’s exactly what you did with me: You wrapped me up in your arms after 30 years.

Cicely Tyson wins Leading Actress in a Play at 2013 Tony Awards

16 Jul, 2009

Emmy nomination


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences nominates Tyson for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Pearl on Relative Stranger.

I am so surprised and deeply honored by the nomination. Relative Stranger is a story that desperately cried out to be told, to make men aware how important it is to be in their children’s lives. I’m truly honored to be recognized by the Academy for this role.

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