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15. She’s Earned Golden Globe Nominations For Best Actress
She garnered four Golden Globe nominations for best actress — in 1984 for her role in Rhinestone, in 1989 for Steel Magnolias, in 1992 for Straight Talk, and in 2012 for Joyful Noise.

She also earned praise for leading roles in popular films such 9 to 5 (1980) and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982).