From the EW Archive: January 2004

The Divine Providence Award goes to...

Amber Tamblyn

Amber Tamblyn
Image credit: Amber Tamblyn: Ron P. Jaffe/CBS

Amber Tamblyn is among this year's EW.com Award winners

FOR ''Joan of Arcadia''

WHY? What if God was one of us? Then He or She would probably enjoy checking in on a regular basis with Tamblyn's perfectly adorable teen mystic. Which, in fact, God does, offering Joan Girardi such cosmic advice as: Get a job. Learn chess. Figure things out for yourself. In other words, stuff that a typical teen would probably do anyway without ''Joan of Arcadia'''s celestial gimmick. But that's Tamblyn's secret heavenly gift: making ordinary adolescence into the stuff of compelling TV drama. As for the 20-year-old actress' ability to turn her popular show into a long-running hit series, we'll take it on faith.

(Golden Globe nomination: Best Actress in a Drama Series)

Originally posted Jan 16, 2004
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