Laura Linney misses Globes due to father's death
January 17th, 2011
11:05 AM ET

Laura Linney misses Globes due to father's death

“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.

Filed under: Awards Season • Golden Globes

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  1. Mark

    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!

    January 20, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BB

    Well deserved award!! Love the show...but sorry she couldn't be there to be honored! More sorry for her loss...

    January 18, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ybs

    My deepest condolences.

    January 18, 2011 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. ybs

    Laura, you & Jodie Foster are my most favorite actresses!

    January 18, 2011 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bea

    I just assumed she was filming elsewhere. She is so gracious & a wonderful actress - sorry for her loss.

    January 17, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. vegasmama50

    Iam so sorry for your loss, iam sure your dad is so proud of u

    January 17, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. JenJen

    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.

    January 17, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ckesling

    i like her alot.she was outstanding in "primal fear". congrats, and condolences to you & your family....

    January 17, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cathy Jo

    She is awesome on that show. Yes, very deserving. Thoughts and prayers to her and her family.

    January 17, 2011 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. kjsdlfkj

    How ironic. A very deserving win! The show rocks!

    January 17, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |

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