NAOMI WATTS (Diana) was honored with an Academy Award nomination in 2013 for Best
Actress for her performance in Juan Antonio Bayona's THE IMPOSSIBLE. She also earned Best
Actress nominations for a Golden Globe Award, a SAG Award, a Critics' Choice Award and
received the Desert Palm Achievement Actress Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
Watts also earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her role in Alejandro
Gonzales Inarritu's 21 GRAMS. The film also garnered Best Actress Awards from the Los Angeles
Film Critics Association, Southeastern Film Critics Association, Washington Area Film Critics and San
Diego Film Critics, as well as Best Actress nominations from the SAG Awards, BAFTAs,
Broadcast Film Critics and Golden Satellites. At the film's premiere at the 2003 Venice International
Film Festival, she received the Audience Award (Lion of the Public) for Best Actress.
Next up for Watts is the gritty drama SUNLIGHT JR., opposite Matt Dillon, which premiered at
the Tribeca Film Festival and the highly anticipated TWO MOTHERS, from director Ann Fontaine,
which premiered at The Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.
Other recent film credits include Clint Eastwood's critically acclaimed J. EDGAR, Jim
Sheridan's DREAMHOUSE, Doug Liman's FAIRGAME, Woody Allen's YOU WILL MEET A TALL DARK STRANGER, Rodrigo Garcia's MOTHER AND CHILD, for which she received an Independent
Spirit Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress and Tom Twyker's THE INTERNATIONAL.
Watts has had an impressive list of movies since her acclaimed turn in David Lynch's
MULHOLLAND DRIVE. Her credits include Peter Jackson's epic remake of KING KONG, WE DON'T
LIVE HERE ANYMORE which she starred in and produced, THE ASSASSINATION OF RICHARD
NIXON, David O. Russell's I (HEART) HUCKABEES, Marc Forster's STAY, Gore Verbinski's THE
RING and its sequel, THE RING 2, Merchant Ivory's LE DIVORCE; John Curran's THE PAINTED
VEIL, David Cronenberg's drama/thriller EASTERN PROMISES and Michael Haneke's thriller
Born in England, Watts moved to Australia at the age of 14 and began studying acting. Her
first major film role came in John Duigan's FLIRTING.
Among her many awards and recognitions, Watts received the Montecito Award from the
Santa Barbara Film Festival in 2006 for her role in KING KONG, was honored by the Palm Springs
Film Festival in 2003 for 21 GRAMS, and in 2002, was named the Female Star of Tomorrow at
ShoWest and received the Breakthrough Acting Award at the Hollywood Film Festival, both for her
work in MULHOLLAND DR. She was most recently honored for her entire body of work at the
2011 Deauville Film Festival.
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