Ronan Farrow’s “Catch and Kill” audiobook, wherein particulars how he broke the Harvey Weinstein story, earned a Grammy nomination for finest spoken phrase album on Tuesday.
Farrow received the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for public service for his reporting in The New Yorker. Fellow nominees within the spoken phrase album class are “Acid for the Youngsters: A Memoir” by Flea, “Alex Trebek – The Reply Is” by Ken Jennings, “Blowout Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Harmful Trade on Earth” by Rachel Maddow and “Charlotte’s Net (E.B. White)” by Meryl Streep and solid.
Regardless of receiving optimistic opinions for the subject material and influence on Hollywood and the #MeToo period, the audiobook featured some unintentionally unusual accents from Farrow that picked up consideration on social media upon its launch.
Within the audiobook, Farrow does impressions of President Trump and actor Rosie Perez, together with Ukrainian and Australian accents.
“In my final e-book, I acquired some criticism for not differentiating the voices sufficient. I did work as an anime voice actor earlier in my profession in a small approach, and it was essential to me to do as a lot justice as potential to the actually courageous characters,” Farrow instructed Selection in an interview final yr. “We did a really cautious, respectful job, and gave numerous thought to creating certain that these voices had been differentiated in a approach that will assist the reader, and captured somewhat little bit of who these folks had been. But in addition weren’t full impersonations; it’s kind of on the midway mark. I’m not an actor. However we needed to guarantee that it was imbued with a enough quantity of character that these folks got here throughout in a full, well-rounded approach.”
Earlier winners within the spoken phrase class embrace Michelle Obama’s “Changing into,” Carrie Fisher’s “The Princess Diarist,” Carol Burnett’s “In Such Good Firm: Eleven Years of Laughter, Mayhem, and Enjoyable within the Sandbox,” and President Jimmy Carter’s “A Full Life: Reflections at 90.”
See the total checklist of Grammy nominations right here.