The 2012 Seattle International Film Festival last night honored Sissy Spacek with a tribute award for achievements in acting. Considering Spacek has carried icons such as “Carrie” and “Coal Miner’s Daughter” amidst a career of fine and refined work in “Badlands,” “Crimes of the Heart” and “3 Women,” and has landed six Oscar nominations, including a win for her portrayal of Loretta Lynn, the award should come as no surprise.
Before a screening of “Badlands,” the actress regaled the SIFF audience for two hours with tales of her work, love and family, charming a full SIFF Uptown theater crowd which came prepared to shower her with strange gifts and interesting anecdotes – one audience member announced they’d shared an algebra class back in Texas when they were young. Fun times.
While the festival will play three of the star’s films over the next few days, Celebs.com’s editor Elliot Kotek caught up with Spacek on the red carpet for a quick minute – check out the video below: