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Fernanda Montenegro

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Category
ENTERTAINERS - ENTERTAINMENT

Language
BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE

Among the numerous national and international awards she received in her more than sixty-year career, in 1999 she was awarded her country’s highest civilian commendation, the National Order of Merit, "in recognition of her outstanding work in the Brazilian performing arts", delivered by then-president Fernando Henrique Cardoso.[10] In addition to having been awarded the Molière Prize five times,[11], Fernanda Montenegro is a three-time recipient of the Governor Award of the State of São Paulo,[11] and also won the Silver Bear at the 48th Berlin Festival in 1998 for her performance as "Dora" in Central Station by Walter Salles,[12] a role which earned her nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Dramatic Film in 1999, among other distictions.[13] In television, she was the first actress contracted by Tupi TV, in 1951, where she starred in teletheater shows under the direction of Fernando Torres, Sérgio Britto and Flávio Rangel. She made her debut in soap operas in 1954 with A Muralha on RecordTV, where she appeared in other productions as well.[14] She has done work in the majority of Brazil’s main broadcasters, such as Band TV, Cultura TV, RecordTV e Globo TV , in addition to the extinct TV Excelsior, TV Rio and TV Tupi.[15][16]

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