But Allison Janney looked like the epitome of a star while donning a red-hot Reem Acra gown to Sunday's Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.The West Wing favorite, 58, radiated glamour in sizzling couture, later taking the stage to accept the award for Best Supporting Actress.His father sold life insurance policies and his mother taught English at Halifax Technical College. He attended a primary school in the nearby village of Copley and then went to Heath Grammar School in Halifax.He attended Balliol College at the University of Oxford on a Brackenbury Scholarship, initially reading medicine.But whether or not she walks away this evening with another Academy Award, it will be a while before Allison is able to match up to Meryl's previous successes.The screen star won her first Oscar in 1980 for her supporting role opposite Dustin Hoffman in the drama Kramer vs.Smithies won the 2001 Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, jointly with Martin Evans (Cardiff University) and Mario Capecchi (University of Utah), for their work on homologous recombination.
And Allison Janney made sure her red was bright, bold and perfectly suitable for the 2018 Oscars.
and for the discovery, simultaneously with Mario Capecchi and Martin Evans, of the technique of homologous recombination of transgenic DNA with genomic DNA, a much more reliable method of altering animal genomes than previously used, and the technique behind gene targeting and knockout mice.
Smithies was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, to William Smithies and his wife Doris, née Sykes.
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