The ABC mini-series Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows was a top-rated movie of the 2000-2001 television season, and was the winner of five Emmys, the Television Critics Association Award, the Broadcast Critics Award, was nominated for the Golden Globe, and appeared on several Top 10 Lists, including the New York Times.
Robert was nominated for an Emmy and a Writers Guild Award for his script, which he adapted from the memoir Me and My Shadows by Lorna Luft, and a mountain of research about the life and career of legendary entertainer Judy Garland. Director Robert Allan Ackerman and actor Victor Garber were also Emmy-nominated, and Emmys were won by stars Judy Davis and Tammy Blanchard, among others. Read the reviews.
The 2001 Emmys were postponed twice after the tragedy of September 11th, and the ceremony on November 4th was a solemn affair, highlighted by Barbra Streisand’s stirring rendition of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “You’ll Never Walk Alone.” Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows lost the Outstanding Mini-series award to Anne Frank (ABC), and the Outstanding Writing award to Conspiracy (HBO).