The Best Actress | 1999
An adaptation of John Kane's novel about five characters that are the Academy Award nominees for Best Actress. Prim and proper Fiona Covington finds herself on the brink of divorce when fellow nominee Karen Kroll, a soft-porn star turned "serious actress," publicly sets her sights on Fiona's actor-director husband Colin. Hollywood starlet Amber Lyons is on the fast track until she takes a detour into a renowned rehab center, where she finds herself bunking with fellow nominee Connie Travers, a super diva singer-actress whose career comeback hinges on the award. Closeted lesbian Lori Seefer fears that her nomination will force her out, and is willing to pay any price -- even the loss of her lover Maria -- to avoid it. Ted Gavin is a fan magazine writer, who becomes perilously entangled with the five contenders while penning a story about the awards race.