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Golden Globe-winning director Mike Nichols has died at the age of 83. Nichols was nominated for six Golden Globes, winning in 1968 for The Graduate and in 1997 for The Birdcage. Born Michael Igor Peschkowsky in Berlin in 1931, Nichols got his start as a stage performer, and in the 1950s co-founded the Chicago-based comedy troupe Second City, which honed comedians including John Belushi and Bill Murray. As recounted in the book "Faces of America," a young Nichols arrived in the United States knowing only two phrases: "I don't speak English" and "Please, don't.
Peter Nichols hadn't taken much interest in the Golden Globe race when it happened; he was a schoolboy at the time. But when he later found he had saltwater in his blood, he became obsessed by the story of those nine men and the silly risks they took, risks that don't seem to be taken any more, and he was inspired to set off alone across the Atlantic in a little wooden boat. I suspect he has much more in common with those early pioneers than with the Ellen MacArthurs of this world.
The Sunday Times Golden Globe Race quickly became legend to sailors and non-sailors alike with its triumph and tragedies and epic human endeavour in facing the unknown. Later, the Race would inspire the formation of the BOC Challenge Around Alone and Vendee Globe solo round the world races.
Peter Nichols spent ten years at sea working as a professional yacht captain, living and cruising aboard his own small wooden sail boat, before turning to writing full time. He is the author of three critically acclaimed books: a memoir of those years, Sea Change: Alone Across the Atlantic in a Wooden Boat; Evolution's Captain and Lodestar (a novel). Featured books by Peter Nichols. Author: Peter Nichols Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2015. Set on the island of Mallorca, The Rocks is a double love story told in reverse. May 2011 Travel Book of the Month. Already a classic among sailors, Nichols tell the true story of the inaugural 1968 Golden Globe sailing race: the first single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the world. One of the most gripping sea stories I have ever read.
The Golden Globe Award for Best Director has been presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, an organization composed of journalists who cover the United States film industry for publications based outside North America, since 1943. Having won all four of his nominations, Elia Kazan has been honored most often in this category. Martin Scorsese, Clint Eastwood, David Lean, Miloš Forman, and Oliver Stone tie for second place with three wins each.
Peter Nichols tells Jim Fleming about the Golden Globe race of 1968, when a group of unprepared sailors in inadequate craft attempted to sail alone around the world. He tells the story in full in his book A Voyage for Madmen, now out in paperback. Listen Now. Download. Other Interviews from Ocean Crossings. Guest(s): Peter Nichols.
Peter Nichols is the author of the national bestseller A Voyage for Madmen and two other books, Sea Change: Alone Across the Atlantic in a Wooden Boat, a memoir, and the novel Voyage to the North Star. He has taught creative writing at NYU in Paris and Georgetown University, and presently teaches at Bowdoin College. I'd recommend this book to anyone who's interested in a good sea story, about the events surrounding the said Golden globe race of 1968, or any adventure in general. 3 people found this helpful.
Green Book" is a critical darling but has struggled to find an audience in theaters. Despite this, the film picked up five Golden Globe nominations Thursday morning. Mahershala Ali, left, writer-director Peter Farrelly and Viggo Mortensen at the "Green Book" New York premiere. The film was nominated for best director, best screenplay and best picture Golden Globes. Jamie McCarthy, Getty Images). Nominated for five Golden Globes, Universal’s Green Book is one of the most polarizing awards contenders of the season. The buddy comedy, starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, is a critical darling but has struggled to find its legs at the box office.