“The Big C” star Laura Linney won a best actress in a TV series - comedy or musical Golden Globe on Sunday, but sadly, the 46-year-old actress wasn’t there to accept it.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the day before the awards show Linney’s father, playwright Romulus Linney, died of lung cancer at the age of 80 at his home in Germantown, New York.
The funeral for Linney’s father will be private, and he is also survived by his wife, Laura Callanan and daughter Susan Linney.
Linney, who portrays a straight-laced suburban mom who decides to loosen up after being diagnosed with cancer on the Showtime series, beat out Toni Collette (“United States of Tara”), Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie”), Tina Fey (“30 Rock”) and Lea Michele (“Glee”) for the honor.
Congratulations to Laura Linney for winning the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Series! You can still see her on Broadway for two more weeks in TIME STANDS STILL – the show closes January 30th. Check it out!
Well deserved award!! Love the show...but sorry she couldn't be there to be honored! More sorry for her loss...
My deepest condolences.
Laura, you & Jodie Foster are my most favorite actresses!
I just assumed she was filming elsewhere. She is so gracious & a wonderful actress - sorry for her loss.
Iam so sorry for your loss, iam sure your dad is so proud of u
I was wondering why she wasn't there. She is AMAZING in that show, and I was so glad to hear her name called. I am sorry for her loss.
i like her alot.she was outstanding in "primal fear". congrats, and condolences to you & your family....
She is awesome on that show. Yes, very deserving. Thoughts and prayers to her and her family.
How ironic. A very deserving win! The show rocks!
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