Congratulations go out to one of my favorite actors Colin Firth and a great Masterpiece Classic mini-series Little Dorrit who were both honored this weekend with industry awards.
Colin Firth: Best Actor at the Venice Film Festival for A Single Man
Need I whisper more than his name to an Austen fan to evoke vivid memories of Mr. Darcy diving into a lake? Even though Colin Firth is hugely popular and one of the most in-demand actors in film, he has not really been recognized for his great talent. I am so happy that he is finally getting his due. In his usual urban and witty manner he graciously accepted the award claiming it “the greatest honor of his life.” Married to Italian actress Livia Giuggioli, he joked that good things seem to happen for him in Italy.
“I rarely seem to come home from Italy empty-handed – wine, balsamic vinegar, wife, two children, and now a nice piece of silverware," quipped the actor after winning the prize.”
Little Dorrit: 4 Creative Arts Emmy’s
Mr. Dickens is still hip after 150 years! The BBC/PBS mini-series Little Dorrit took top honors with four Emmy’s on Saturdays Creative Arts segment of the award ceremony in casting, costumes, art direction and cinematography. Little Dorrit is also up for several Prime Time Emmy awards, so be sure to watch the ceremony on Sunday, September 20. Best of luck to all the nominees.
Cheers, Laurel Ann, Austenprose