Filmmaker Lynn Shelton, who died unexpectedly at the age of 54 in May, was posthumously nominated for Emmy, a series of episodes of the popular Hulu series “Little Fair Everywhere.” After the news broke, celebrities working with him are paying tribute to the director once again.
Kerry Washington, who played one of the lead of the show, Tweeted on Tuesday She was “thinking about Lean Shelton’s happiness and vision for the world and for this show. Congratulations to Lynn, I hope you are celebrating in Beyond.”
Thinking about Anand and Lynvision Lynn Shelton, brought into the world and on the show. Congratulations Lynn, I hope you are celebrating beyond ❤️❤️❤️❤️https: //t.co/eFzkdHVx2J
– Carey Washington (@kerrywashington) 28 July 2020
In a recent interview with Deadline, she further considered working with Shelton.
“My heart really swelled when I thought about Lynn Shelton’s nomination because it’s such a devastating loss to our storytelling community,” she told the outlet. “She was such a tremendous talent and such a beautiful person … to live her beautiful life. It is very meaningful to be accepted in this way.”
Reese Witherspoon, who starred opposite Washington, shared her tribute in a commentary on an Instagram post by podcaster Mark Marrone, who was dating Shelton at the time of his death.
With a photo of Shelton’s Jean Jacket, which she found while working on “Little Fair Everywhere,” Marron wrote, “I know one fact thrilled Lynn Shelton with an Emmy nomination for directing LFE Will be done! She was eligible. He was the real deal. miss her. а lot. love him. #Rip “
Witherspoon replied: “He deserves it! He put his heart and soul on the screen. You’re right, that was the real deal. I miss him so much.”
“Big Little Lies” actor too Tweeted: “Our beloved Lynn Shelton. A beautiful way to honor her spirit and inspiring work.”
One of Shelton’s first films, actor Mark Duplass, who starred in 2009’s “Humpday”, remembered him On twitter, Too.
“Is a wonderful honor for our dear friend Lynn,” he said. “Let’s all respect his legacy. Support your teammates. Realize your potential. Laugh, laugh, laugh … and then laugh some more.”
What a wonderful honor for our dear friend Lynn. Let’s all honor his legacy. Support your teammates. Realize your potential. Laugh, laugh, laugh … and then laugh some more. https://t.co/iEllRxFoEy
– Mark Duplass (@MarkDuplass) 28 July 2020
Shelton died of a previously unknown blood disorder in mid-May, Today previously reported. She collapsed after being ill for a week and was rushed to the hospital, where she died after 24 hours. At the time of his death, both Washington and Witherspoon opened up about his influence on Shelton’s life.
In an Instagram post featuring a photo of himself and Shelton, Witherspoon wrote: “I am completely shocked that this vibrant, talented and soulful filmmaker is no longer with us.”
On twitter Washington added: “You walked into my life and immediately changed me for the better. What an inspiration !!!! Your vision. Your enthusiasm for life. Your free spirit. Your humor and love and dedication. As an artist. One mother. One mother. ” the director. A co-conspirator. A light. “