Saturday, July 19, 2008

Catherine Keener Nominated for Emmy for An American Crime

One of my favorite actresses of all time, Catherine Keener (pictured right), has been tagged for a Best Actress Emmy nod this week for her terrifying role as Gertrude Baniszewski in a film I have written about quite frequently here at BOTS, An American Crime.

Keener takes on the thankless role of the less-than-motherly babysitter/torturer of Sylvia Likens, played by current "It" girl Ellen Page.

The case, also known as the "Indiana Torture Slaying," receives a nice summation here.

The film sat on the shelves for a couple of years and began to receive attention with the success of Page's turn in the Academy Award winning, Juno. An American Crime finally saw the light of day earlier this year with a release on Showtime.

Keener has been nominated in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Television Movie category.

You can watch the trailer for An American Crime below:

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