Minnesota has been well represented on the Oscar red carpet

Here is a look at Minnesota sightings at the Oscars.

Jessica Lange

After 40 years in the biz, Jessica Lange is no stranger to this award ceremony.

The native of Cloquet has six nominations and two victories, for his roles in "Tootsie" and "Blue Sky". Fun fact: she was nominated twice in 1983.

In "Tootsie", Lange has enchanted single mother Julie alongside Michael of Dustin Hoffman, an unfortunate actor, who disguises herself as a woman for a concert.

Lange's acceptance speech was short, sweet and funny: "I feel really lucky to have … Sydney Pollack as director and Dustin Hoffman as my main character". For that, the camera captured Hoffman's affectionate smile towards the stage.

In 1995, Lange played Carly, the wife of the military Hank (Tommy Lee Jones) in "Blue Sky".

That year, he was wrestling with Jodie Foster, Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, and Miranda Richardson as best acting actress. When he won, Lange thanked his three children who "make all this possible with their love and their patience".

Jim Burke

Edina, Minnesota, Jim Burke has a film on the Sunday deck. "Green Book" has won numerous awards in acting, directing, original screenplay. It's a weird comedy drama set in the south of the 60s, with Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen. (Now show in Premiere at Cloquet.)

Burke is one of the producers behind "The Descendants", which captured Best Adapted Screenplay in 2012.

Let's see how his last rates on Sunday.


The pride and joy of the Minnesota Prince stole a statuette for the best original song in 1985 for "Purple Rain".

The prince approached the stage wearing a sparkling purple hood, and was accompanied by members of The Revolution band Lisa and Wendy.

"I want to keep it," he asked Wendy, who responded enthusiastically "Yes".

In his speech, Prince, with his velvety voice, defined the "very incredible" honor and thanked "above all God", among others.

That was the first year in which the Academy included the category, which required at least five original songs that brought the plot forward. Prince was against the music of "The Muppets Take Manhattan" and only "the singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson". (You wonder if it was done just for him.)

More princely sightings at the Oscars of 2005 and 2015. Before presenting for the last one, he was welcomed by a triumph of applause – as he will always be remembered.

Bob Dylan

In 2001, Bob Dylan, of Duluth, won the best original song for "Things have changed".

The song appeared in "Wonder Boys" with Michael Douglas and Tobey Maguire, with lyrics by Dylan-y as "I have white skin, I have murderous eyes / I am looking in the colored sapphire skies".

Dylan accepted his Oscar by satellite from Australia, where he was on tour. According to Rolling Stone, he thanked the Academy and its label for being "bold enough to give me this award for this song, which is a song that does not revolve or close an eye to human nature".

Barkhad Abdi

He was working as a taxi driver and limousine driver in Minneapolis when he was chosen as a Somali pirate in front of Tom Hanks in 2014 "Captain Phillips".

It is based on the true story of a hijacked cargo ship and its captain hostage. Barkhad Abdi

he was nominated as Best Supporting Actor, and was a big competition against Bradley Cooper, Michael Fassbender, Jonah Hill. Abdi lost Jared Leto in the "Dallas Buyers Club". But it is still out on top.

Since then he has starred in "Eye in the Sky" with Helen Mirren and in "Blade Runner 2049" with Harrison Ford and Ryan Gosling.

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

St. Louis Park, born in Minn, is made up of Academy goers with 15 names of directors, screenwriters and editors. On Sunday, the Coens are back in the best screenplay adapted for "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs".

In 2008, when they overwhelmed the best director, screenwriter and photography for "No Country for Old Men", Joel Coen said, "We are very grateful to all of you out there for allowing us to keep playing in our corner of the sandbox."

The best parts of this talk, however, were looking at the camera engraved on his wife, Frances McDormand (also an Oscar winner), with a smile from ear to ear and shaking her head at her partner.

Other Oscars for the Coens: "True Grit", "O Brother Where Art You ?," "Bridge of Spies".

Diablo Cody

She was a Minnesota when she wrote her first screenplay, "Juno", about a pregnant teenager who decides to follow the path of adoption. Directed by Jason Reitman and starring Ellen Page, Michael Cera and an eye-catching indie soundtrack, "Juno" also won three more awards in 2008.

But it was Cody who won the best original screenplay.

He dedicated his award to the writers and paused with gratitude to "the family that loved me exactly as they are".

Since then he has written "Tully", "Young Adult", "Jennifer & # 39; s Body", has created "The United States of Tara" – and has moved to L.A. But hopefully you know that Minnesota's door is always open.

Judy Garland

Grand Rapids singer / actress and native Judy Garland has been nominated for three Oscars. In 1962, it was for his supporting role in "Judgment at Nuremberg" and again in 1955 for "A Star Is Born". (Yes, one of the many predecessors of this year is played by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.)

It was in 1940 that Garland won the Academy & # 39; s Juvenile Award for playing Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz".

Pete Docter

The Bloomington, Minn., Native, helped bring "Toy Story", "WALL-E", "Monsters, Inc." and more in the world. Pete Docter, now head of Pixar, was a writer behind eight films nominated for the Oscar, two of which took the cake: "Up" in 2010 and "Inside Out" in 2016.

During the acceptance speech of this last, Docter stopped beside co-author Jonas Rivera, explaining: "This film was born from the observation of our children grow, which is not easy".

Docter addressed those in middle and high schools, noting that it is not always possible to choose their emotions: "But you can do things, make films, draw, write, it will make a world of difference".

Well said, sir.

Minnesota-mades arrives at the Oscars

Even some films shot in Minnesota have arrived at the Oscars.

• "North Country", based on Jenson's real life against Eveleth Taconite Co., saw the Oscar nominations of Charlize Theron and Frances McDormand in 2006.

• Coen Brothers' "Fargo" and "A Serious Man" have both been shot in the land of 10,000 lakes. "Fargo" has won two, "A Serious Man" has been nominated twice.

When to look

What: 91rd Oscar award

When: 7 pm Sunday

Where is it: ABC

How and where to broadcast the Oscars: https://2019-oscars.com/

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