“Prayers For Bobby”- Might Win at the EmmysJune 24th, 2009 - 8:04 pm ICT by GD
The Emmys should be aware not to downplay “Prayers for Bobby“.This telefilm is based upon the real story of a conservative mother paying a horrible price for damning her gay son for his sexual preference. Lifetime’s telefilm reiterates the facts about Bobby who committed suicide in 1983.
This brought about a change in his mother’s life who soon turned a gay-rights crusader.This film focuses on the intolerance towards gays and how this affects their life.The Emmys are known to be enthusiastic about embracing films centering around gays and their lives.These films include “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee” best film, 2007,”A Lesson Before Dying,” and “Miss Evers’ Boys” best movies in 1999 and 1997, respectively.
Even in recent years they have have continued with this practice. With award wining movies about gay rights like “And the Band Played On” (best TV movie, 1994) and “Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story” (1995) Emmys have made a statement.The winning process in Emmys undergoes a lot of scrutiny.First the nominees are determined following which the winners are decided by judges who sign on affidavits attesting that they viewed the work of all contenders.The Emmys do not believe in popular ballots when choosing its winners.”Prayers for Bobby” received accolades for tugging at the heartstrings.
The drawback that the movie faces is the the fact that its DVDs were not available before yesterday. So judges couldn’t view them earlier.Now there’s a rush.This was telecast again by Lifetime on June 23 at 9 p.m.The voting for this movie will continue till June 26.This movie has generated a lot of interest among the audiences and it is expected to be viewed widely.
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