I don’t actually watch any of these shows, but I want to celebrate these women. Sarah Silverman won writing for a Variety Special, a category where with 17 nominees split between five specials, only three women were included. Gail Mancuso won in a category (directing/comedy) where only two of the six nominees were women. She’s also one of only four women to win directing Emmys for drama or comedy (and she’s the only woman to do it twice; I’m not sure on the statistic for directors wining back-to-back like she did, but I bet it’s rare). Moira Walley-Beckett won in a category (writing/drama) where she was the only woman and is only the 6th woman to win in this category since 1954.
Yesterday I saw The coat that Horatio Nelson was wearing when he was shot (and subsequently died from said shot) at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
It still has the hole in the left shoulder the bullet made.