Field is presented with her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her work in the category of Motion Pictures. Friends Jane Fonda and Beau Bridges serve as guest speakers at the event.
It’s great. It’s so great. You know, with the 3,000 other people that have stars, it’s really about the diversity of show business because you look on the stars and they’re kind of great.
Field is nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 85th Academy Awards for portraying Mary Todd Lincoln in Lincoln.
I’m spinning and beyond thrilled on so many levels. To be included in this amazing group of extraordinary craftsman and exquisite talents has been an honor in itself. But now for us all to receive so much recognition from the Academy I’m deeply appreciative and overwhelmed, and basically, I still can’t believe I got the role.
Field discusses playing Mary Todd Lincoln in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln in this interview for PBS. On wanting the role:
I think it’s my size and that I somehow have a roundness to my face that perhaps I could put the two people together, me and Mary. And then when you add that it was Steven’s project, that eventually Tony Kushner wrote the screenplay and Daniel Day-Lewis was Lincoln, how would I not want this project? Mary was such a complicated, under-examined, really maligned and unbelievable important female American character, and Steven had originally asked me, like in 2005, to be Mary, but he didn’t have the project, really. It was something he wanted to do.
Field is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards for portraying Nora Walker on Brothers & Sisters.
As Brothers & Sisters enters its fourth season, it still is and always will be a great honor to be nominated. The only hard part is finding a dress…and a date.
Field gives her thoughts on starring in the television show Gidget at 18 years of age:
When it aired in 1965, a season had 36 shows, which is huge. At 18 I didn’t see how the show was perceived. I barely had all my consciousness at that point, and I never read reviews or saw ratings. I had my own TV series, yet I’d never been on a plane or even been out of the state.