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For ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye,’ Jessica Chastain receives the Academy Award for Best Actress.

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Jessica Chastain received the Academy Award for best lead actress on Sunday for her mascara-drenched title role as Tammy Faye, the on-air preaching partner and wife of Christian televangelist Jim Bakker in “The Eyes of Tammy Faye,” a documentary about the couple’s rise and fall.

The Oscar win for Chastain, 45, who played Tammy Faye Bakker and was nearly unrecognisable in heavy makeup, came after she received a Screen Actors Guild Award for her portrayal and capped her third Academy Award nomination.

She was previously nominated for an Academy Award for her supporting role as a Southern socialite in the 1960s racial tensions in “Zero Dark Thirty,” in which she played a CIA analyst on the hunt for Osama Bin Laden, and for her supporting role as a CIA analyst in “Zero Dark Thirty,” in which she played a CIA analyst on the hunt for Osama Bin Laden.

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