Filmmaker Lynn Shelton, who died unexpectedly at the age of 54 in May, was posthumously nominated for an Emmy Award for directing several episodes of the popular Hulu series “Small Fires Everywhere.” After interrupting the message, the celebrities who worked with her pay tribute to the director once again.
Kerry Washington, who played one of the leading performers, tweeted on Tuesday that she was “thinking about the joy and vision that Lynn Shelton brought to the world and to this show. Congratulations Lynn, I hope you celebrate for her too. “
Thinking about the joy and vision that Lynn Shelton brought to the world and to this show. Congratulations Lynn, I hope you celebrate beyond the borders ❤️❤️❤️❤️https: //t.co/eFzkdHVx2J
– Kerry Washington (@ Kerrywashington) July 28, 2020
In a recent interview with Deadline, she further considered working with Shelton.
“My heart really gets bigger when I think of Lynn Shelton’s nomination because it’s such a devastating loss to our storytelling community,” she told the store. “She was such an amazing talent and such a beautiful person … Having such a beautiful job recognized in this way makes sense. ‘ “
Reese Witherspoon, who played opposite Washington, shares her tribute in a commentary on an Instagram post from podcaster Marc Maron, who was dating Shelton at the time of her death.
In addition to a photo of Shelton’s jean jacket she got while working on “Little Fires Everywhere,” Maron wrote, “I know that for FACT, Lynn Shelton would be thrilled with an Emmy nomination for directing for LFE!” Earned. It was a real deal. Miss. A lot. Love her. #RIP “
Witherspoon replied, “He deserves it all! She placed her heart and soul on the screen. You’re right, it was a real deal.
The actor “Big Little Lies” also tweeted, “Our beloved Lynn Shelton. A wonderful way to appreciate her spirit and inspiring work.”
Actor Mark Duplass, who starred in one of Shelton’s first films, “Humpday” in 2009, also remembered it on Twitter.
“What a wonderful honor for our dear friend Lynn,” he said. “Let’s all honor her legacy. Support your peers. Use your potential. Laugh, laugh, laugh … and then laugh. “
What a wonderful honor for our dear friend Lynn. Let’s all honor her legacy. Support your colleagues. Use your potential. Laugh, laugh … and then laugh even more. https://t.co/iEllRxFoEy
– Mark Duplass (@ MarkDuplass) July 28, 2020
Shelton died of a previously unidentified blood disorder in mid-May, he reported TODAY today. A week later, when she was ill, she collapsed and was taken to hospital, where she died in less than 24 hours. At the time of her death, both Washington and Witherspoon were open about Shelton’s influence on their lives.
In an Instagram post with a picture of himself and Shelton Witherspoon, he wrote: “I’m completely shocked that this lively, talented and soulful filmmaker is no longer with us.”
On Twitter, Washington added: “You entered my life and immediately changed me for the better. What an inspiration !!!! Your vision. Your passion for life. Your fiercely independent spirit. Your humor, love and determination. As an artist “Mother. Director. Spoluspirátor. The light.”