June Squibb has starred alongside some of Hollywood's greatest leading men—from Jack Nicholson in About Schmidt, to Anthony Hopkins and Brad Pitt in Meet Joe Black, to Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman. But her latest role as Bruce Dern's wife in Nebraska has proven to be her greatest and most rewarding yet, as it snagged her a 2014 Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. "It’s very exciting, I feel like I’m a part of a community now," Squibb tells InStyle of being nominated for an Academy Award. More than comfortable in her own skin, the actress has shown us that at 84-years-young, you can still play some amazing parts in film and television. Look for Squibb in March on HBO's hit series Girls, where she has been cast as grandmother to Lena Dunham's character, Hannah Horvath.
Usually wears: Long-sleeved gowns in jewel tones like scarlet, plum, or navy crafted from textured and embellished fabrics.
Wildcard factor: A professed lover of clothing, shopping, and magazines, Squibb is excited about her newfound attention from the fashion world and wants to wow us with her style.
What we'd like to see: She already has a custom Tadashi Shoji gown in the works, and it seems to be everything we'd want in a dress for the actress. "It’s emerald green and the fabric is beautiful," Squibb tells InStyle. One of her favorite parts of being a nominee? The ability to help design her Oscars dress herself, alongside Shoji and her stylist. With Shoji's masterful hand behind her gown, its sure to be an amazing creation.
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