Sunday, August 12, 2007
Last night Jon and I went to an Emmy Party to Honor those nominated for best Stunt Coordinator. We had such a fun time. Their was an award ceremony for those who where nominated at the beginning of the night. Since the theme was 70's and 80's TV shows they had actors from popular TV shows from that era to present the award to those nominated. Among the special guest were David Hasselhoff (Knight Rider), Lindsay Wagner (The Bionic Woman), and David Soul (who played Hutch in Starsky and Hutch). They also put together stunt clips from of the famous shows of that era. It was so entertaining to watch how much stunts have changed since then. My dad was in the clip show a few times that I noticed which I thought was pretty cool. I thought perhaps my kids will watch stunt clips from my era and say "Hey there is mom on Lost or on Monk or on One Tree Hill..."
After the awards presentations the party began. Their was a live band, open bar, and food. At one point in the night I was walking down the stairs with two other young stunt girls and one said "We should do a stair fall just for fun". Listening to the good advice from my dad "Never do stunts unless you are getting paid" I suggested that I video tape them with my camera (I am so clever). So they did two stair falls in their dresses. This is the stuff us crazy stunt people do. We really never look at stairs or cars the same once you have been intimate with them on camera. Here is the video of their stair fall:
We also signed up to be a members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. There is a bunch of criteria to be a member but we were able to by pass that because the dean of the stunts was able to just sign us in which was pretty sweet. I received my voting ballot and actually get to vote for the Emmy's. Being a member for the Academy I can also attend the events they hold all the time. I am so excited to be a part of the Academy. We had a such a great night.