Tuesday, 23 October 2007

*And the award goes to...*

Liza Minnelli has achieved a lifetime of Memories, of goals and has entertained the worlds for 45 years. She been on the stage, the screen, danced her ass off and sung her guts out. Liza's career ares been recognized as that of lustre, dedication and true commitment to the theater and to the world. The first Award that Liza won was in 1965, for Best Actress, for her performance of Flora in 'Flora the Red Menace', at just 19 years old, she is the youngest actress to ever win a Tony Award. On March 27Th 1973, Just 2 weeks after her 27Th Birthday, Liza won an Academy Award for Best Actress, for her performance of Sally Bowles in 'Cabaret'. Joel Grey won Best Supporting Actor that night, As you can see from the above picture. She was also nominated for Best Actress for the 1969 release of 'The Sterile Cuckoo'. The following year, 1974, Liza was awarded her second Tony, a 'special' Award for her dedication to the theater. Her Third Tony was honored to her in 1978 for her one woman show, 'The Act'. Liza was also nominated for Best Actress in 1984, along with Bernadette Peters for 'Sunday in the park with George' and Rhetta Hughes for 'Amen Corner', for her role in 'The Rink' but lost out to her fellow cast member, Chita Rivera. On July 24Th 2001, Liza accepted a GLAAD (gay & lesbian alliance against defamation) Vanguard Award at "The 16Th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, honored for being a member of the entertainment community who has made a significant difference in promoting equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
Liza quotes: "I must say, I've been given some awards in my time, but this is very, very important to me. I'm moved and I'm honored to receive this award from a wonderful organization that I deeply believe in, and that's GLAAD," Minnelli said in accepting the award. "Love is the most cherished feeling we have; it's unique to human beings, and if anyone thinks they can dismiss love through politics, they're nuts." Among the three Tony's, The Oscar and the GLAAD award she's won, Liza can safely boast a few more. She won a Golden Globe for her performance in 'Cabaret' in 1973, A second Globe for her performance in 'A Time to Live' in 1986 and has been nominated four more times for The 'Sterile Cuckoo', 'Lucky Lady', 'New York, New York' and 'Arthur'.
She also won a Living Legend award at the 1989 Grammy Awards, for her work in the music industry and was even inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame on January 29Th 2001.
The extent of her award collection just goes to show how amazing Liza is, That she has been dedicated to and the people understand just how fantastic her work is. She has deserved every single award she has and the ones that she will get in the future. I feel very incredibly proud of her.

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