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.
1. Attenborough in Powell & Pressberger’s A Matter of Life & Death aka Stairway to Heaven (1946)
2. Attenborough with Danny Kaye
3. “The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign has been extremely close to my heart since I first joined the Group as a Vice President in 1962. I have never forgotten learning at first hand of the impact of muscular dystrophy on boys with Duchenne and being so moved and indeed distressed to find that there were really no effective treatments and indeed no sign of a cure even on the far horizon in those days,” Lord Attenborough said.” CREDIT: Muscular Dystrophy Page/Richard Attenborough Fellowship
4. Richard Attenborough & Audrey Hepburn w/their Best Actor/Actress awards at the BAFTAs in 1965. Credit: http://www.bafta.org/
5. Lord Attenborough celebrates the 60th birthday of the BAFTA in 2007. CREDITS: http://www.bafta.org
6. & 7. Promo shot & poster from The Man Within aka The Smugglers (Bernard Knowles, 1947) with Jean Kent, story by Graham Green
8. Directing Anthony Hopkins on the set of Shadowlands in 1993.
9. promotional shot of Attenborough on-set when he was directing the 1978 horror/thriller, Magic, which also starred Anthony Hopkins
10. Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, a film that continues to be well-loved over the years.