Actress Kathy Bates attends a screening of "Midnight in Paris" at Tribeca Grand Screening Room on May 17, 2011, in New York. Bates scored a 2011 Primetime Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category for her role as Harriet "Harry" Korn on NBC's "Harry's Law."
Director Woody Allen and actress Kathy Bates attend a screening of Allen's film "Midnight in Paris" at the Tribeca Grand Screening Room on May 17, 2011, in New York.
Actress Kathy Bates attends the Cinema Society screening of "Cheri" in New York, on June 16, 2009, in New York.
Actress Kathy Bates arrives at the premiere of the movie "Revolutionary Road" on Dec. 15, 2008, in Los Angeles.
Actress Kathy Bates, left, actress Helen Mirren, center, and actress Kate Winslet, right, pose together at the BAFTA/LA Cunard Brittania Awards in Los Angeles on Nov. 1, 2007.
Actress Kathy Bates attends the premiere of "The Day The Earth Stood Still" in New York on Dec. 9, 2008.
Actress Kathy Bates hosts the 2008 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York, June 5, 2008.
Kathy Bates poses with children during the 36th Giffoni Film Festival in Giffoni, Italy, on July 21, 2006.
From left, Kathy Bates, Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker and Zooey Deschanel attend the premiere of "Failure To Launch" at Clearview Chelsea West in New York on March 8, 2006. In the film, Bates plays mother to McConaughey, whose character is a 30-something still living at home.
From left, rapper-actor Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Kathy Bates and Terrence Howard onstage at the 17th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala in Palm Springs, Calif., on Jan. 7, 2006. In 1991, Bates won an Oscar for best actress for her role in "Misery."
Kathy Bates, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for HBO's 2005 drama "Warm Springs," arrives with a guest at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sept. 18, 2005.
From left, director Nick Hurran, Kathy Bates, Julianne Nicholson, Brittany Murphy and Rashida Jones arrive at the world premiere of "Little Black Book" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on July 21, 2004. Aside from winning an Oscar, Bates is also the secretary of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Board of Governers.
Kathy Bates and James Woods attend the premiere of Paramount's "Northfork" at the Arclight Cinema in Hollywood, Calif., on July 10, 2003.
Kathy Bates is shown in a nude scene from the film "About Schmidt" (2002), which received five Golden Globes nominations, including best supporting actress for Bates. She did her first of two nude scenes at the age of 43 in the 1991 film, "At Play in the Fields of the Lord."
Kathy Bates poses with her award for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress at the fifth Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on March 7, 1999. Bates won for her role in "Primary Colors," for which she also received an Academy Award nomination.