Georgia O'Keeffe (2009 film)
|Distributed by||City Entertainment|
|Directed by||Bob Balaban|
Joshua D. Maurer (executive producer) Alixandre Witlin (executive producer) Joan Allen (executive producer)Tony Mark (line producer)
|Screenplay by||Michael Cristofer|
|Music by||Jeff Beal|
|Editing by||Kathryn Himoff|
|Running time||89 minutes|
Georgia O'Keeffe is a 2009 American television biographical film, produced by City Entertainment in association with Sony Television, about noted American painter Georgia O'Keeffe and her husband, photographer Alfred Stieglitz. The film was directed by Bob Balaban, executive-produced by Joshua D. Maurer, Alixandre Witlin and Joan Allen, and line-produced by Tony Mark. Shown on Lifetime Television, it starred Joan Allen and Jeremy Irons in lead roles.
The film was in development for four years at HBO, having been originally pitched and developed by executive producers Maurer, Witlin and Allen, and at one point it was to be produced by HBO, but eventually Lifetime took it up once HBO passed.
The film was shot entirely on location in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico. The executive producers worked closely with the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and specifically curator Barbara Buhler Lyons to make sure issues of accuracy and content were done with sensitivity and attention to detail. Over seventy original paintings and drawings by O'Keeffe were permitted to be used in the film. Moreover, the filmmakers were given permission to film at O'Keeffe's home in Ghost Ranch, the first time in history any film company was given that privilege.
The film's screenplay, which was nominated and won the 2009 Writers Guild Award for Best Original Screenplay for Movie or Miniseries, was written by Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cristofer, most known for Gia (1998). At the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards, the film received nine nominations, including Outstanding Made for Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Jeremy Irons and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for Joan Allen. The film was also nominated for three 2009 Golden Globe Awards, including Best Miniseries or Television Movie or Miniseries, as well as receiving nominations for director by the Directors Guild of America and a Producers Guild nomination for Producer of the Year award for Outstanding Television Movie or Miniseries, and a NAACP nomination for supporting actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries. The movie earned more total nominations than in the history of Lifetime Television combined, making it the most critically acclaimed film in Lifetime's history.
- Joan Allen as Georgia O'Keeffe
- Jeremy Irons as Alfred Stieglitz
- Henry Simmons as Jean Toomer
- Ed Begley, Jr. as Stieglitz's brother Lee
- Tyne Daly as Mabel Dodge Luhan
- Kathleen Chalfant as Mrs. Stieglitz
- Linda Emond as Beck Strand
- Chad Brummett as Marsden Hartley
- Steve Corona as John Marin
Awards and nominations
- 2009 Golden Globe Awards:
- 2009 Primetime Emmy Award: 
- 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards:
- Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Mini-Series or Television Movie: Joan Allen: Nominated
- Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie: Jeremy Irons: Nominated
- 2009 Producers Guild Awards:
- Producer of the Year for Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominated
- WON 2009 Writers Guild Award for Outstanding original Television Movie or Miniseries
- 2009 NAACP Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominated
- 2009 Directors Guild of America:
- Outstanding Director of a Television Movie or Miniseries: Nominated
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