The anticipated Oscars will be tonight. I can’t wait and will be taking my seat on the couch again. So, if anyone is taking roll (my grandparents, my aunt, my dad)…here, present…I will be seated on the couch for your posterity.
There’s a member of the family who has been nominated over the years…and won! If he reads this, I want him to know we are so proud of him. We are proud of his work not compromising his parents, siblings, grandparents or great-grandparents. It is a difficult road to reach such heights. He has sacrificed a lot. We admire his perseverance, sensibilities, yes – his self-effacing manner and his talent.
I love the awards show and quite frankly am humbled that while we sit and watch from the sofa and he deservedly has walked the red carpet, he has done all the work to make the show(s) even more meaningful to family. We are in awe of his accomplishments and although he is not nominated this year, we are following him, watching and knowing it’s a matter of time until he receives another nomination whether it be a Golden Globe or Oscar.
His grace and talent in screenwriting stand out. In the Washington Post, June 17, 2010 he generously acknowledged that in one collaborative project, “… there’s no way I could have written this by myself…. I’m just one guy on a large team. There is so much manpower and brainpower applied to these scripts — it’s like working for NASA…” And, TWP added this about his own individual efforts: “He delivers humor and heart with a canny knack for audience connection.” Yes, I will be sitting from the couch and I thank him for transporting us to his world, a world in film I can recognize. Click to find out about the inception of one of his characters, one the whole family can identify. I love what he shares here; click on minute 7:30 to hear his explanation. More “>explanation here.
Click on this link to meet him, a down to earth genuine soul.
In addition he is inspiring family members, making a difference for his audience just through his sensitive development of characters, his talent and courage in taking on a project that looms large and handling it with class. He has some notable sequels on the burner as I write this. Stay tuned next year.
In an fb post he commented “…thanks for the invite to the farm…”
Anytime. You can take the driver’s seat of the gator whenever which would be every bit as fun– if not more– as my seat from the couch.