washington 2001


Academy Award for Best Actor:

74. Denzel Washington // Training Day (2001, Antoine Fuqua)

To protect the sheep you gotta catch the wolf, and it takes a wolf to catch a wolf.

heres the favourite movie thing…… definitely not confident about a lot of these choices but what are ya gonna do

1990 - millers crossing i guess….. not a great year…..
1991 - ok this is harder, gonna go les amants du pont-neuf (lovers on the bridge)
1992 - bad lieutenant
1993 - groundhog day
1994 - heavenly creatures
1995 - safe
1996 - fargo
1997 - princess mononoke
1998 - was gonna put down the celebration but its too fucking miserable so I’m gonna put down spice world instead
1999 - the blair witch project
2000 - george washington
2001 - ghost world
2002 - punch drunk love
2003 - oldboy
2004 - tropical malady
2005 - cache
2006 - old joy
2007 - my winnipeg
2008 - uhhhh wall e? sure
2009 - in the loop
2010 - uncle boonmee who can recall his past lives
2011 - attack the block
2012 - holy motors
2013 - computer chess
2014 - two days, one night
2015 - mad max fury road
2016 - toni erdmann


The Huntington’s Education staff recently formed a partnership with WriteGirl, a Los Angeles-based creative writing and mentoring organization that, according to the WriteGirl website, “launched in December 2001 to bring the skills and energy of professional women writers to teenage girls who do not otherwise have access to creative writing or mentoring programs.” Huntington reader Ayana Jamieson is the founder of the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network, a group of scholars, artists, activists, and fans devoted to the works of science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler, whose papers reside at The Huntington. Jamieson helped develop curriculum for the partnership, which included a one-day creative writing workshop at The Huntington using Butler materials. She shares a description of the day.

Happy Birthday, Octavia Butler!

Today on VERSO, in “Writing Herself In,” Ayana Jamieson talks about a recent creative writing workshop that involved some of the Butler archive, which was acquired by The Huntington in 2009.

Octavia E. Butler near Mt. Shuksan, in the state of Washington, 2001. Photographer unknown. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.

The Butler archive, which The Huntington acquired in 2009, includes more than 35 cartons (350 boxes) of correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and ephemera. Photo by Kate Lain.

(Note: When we originally posted this, we quoted from the VERSO post. The wording of that bit of the blog post has changed a little in response to a great note from racheldoinglines, and the quote block above now reflects that.)

30 Stars Who Got an Early Start on 'Law & Order'
Sarah Paulson earned her very first on-screen credit thanks to one 1994 episode of Law and Order. She played a 14-year-old girl named Maggie Conner, who is being investigated for the murder of her mother.

30 Stars Who Got an Early Start on ‘Law & Order’ | Kerry Washington | EW.com

Kerry Washington

Before Scandal, Django Unchained, or even Ray, there was Law & Order. Early in her career, Kerry Washington appeared in one 2001 episode of the crime show, playing Allie Lawrence.

Image Credit: NBC

Idris Elba

Before he was starring in Luther and earning critical acclaim for his big-screen work, Idris Elba was filling his résumé with smaller roles, such as an appearance in a 2001 episode of Law & Order.

Image Credit: NBC