Thursday, July 16, 2009

Farrah's Story cops Emmy nomination

It's one of those best-of-times-worst-of-times mornings for producer Craig Nevius. He and Farrah Fawcett spent years working on the documentary about her travels in search of a cure for her cancer. Then Farrah sold the project to NBC, and when her condition worsened, her boyfriend Ryan O'Neal took control of the project, pushing Nevius out and alowing producers from NBC's Dateline to re-edit and reshoot the nonfiction film into a maudlin, morbid death march.

But Craig Nevius managed to retain his executive producer title.

This morning, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced that "Farrah's Story" has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Nonfiction Special. So along with NBC's Alexandra Gleysteen and Robert Dean, Craig Nevius is an Emmy nominee.

And so is Farrah, with a posthumous producing nomination (she'd had acting nods for The Burning Bed, Small Sacrfices and The Guardian).

It's all good for Alana Stewart. Farrah's companion on her trips to Germany, who often held the home video camera, not only was first out of the gate with a book deal, she held out at the end for more money and producer's credit. She, too, is an Emmy nominee.

Farrah's Story • NBC • Sweetened by Risk LLC
Alexandra Gleysteen, Executive Producer
Craig Nevius, Executive Producer
Farrah Fawcett, Executive Producer
Robert Dean, Producer
Alana Stewart, Produced by

(Farrah's Story is up against History Channel's 102 Minutes That Changed America... ABC's Michael J. Fox: Adventures Of An Incurable Optimist... HBO's Roman Polanski: Wanted And Desired... and HBO's The Alzheimer's Project: Momentum In Science Parts 1 & 2. The Emmy Awards show airs September 20th on CBS.)

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