Lange boasts two Oscars (for Tootsie and Blue Sky) and two Emmys (for Grey Gardens and American Horror Story). In 1982, she received two separate Oscar nominations: a Best Supporting Actress for Tootsie and a Best Actress for Frances, the biopic of actress Frances Farmer. She has also received nods from the Academy for Country, Sweet Dreams, Music Box.
“Jessica Lange possess the three key elements in making it in this crazy business: talent, beauty and intelligence, all of which have served her well and continue to do so,” commented Kirk Douglas. “It is my honor to give her my award.”
SBIFF will run from January 27 to February 7.