Writer/director/actor Taylor Sheridan, creator of “Yellowstone,” was announced on Wednesday, July 27 as the recipient of the 2022 Larry McMurtry Award. He’s set to receive the award at the Lone Star Film Festival Gala, scheduled for Friday, November 11.
The gala will be held at the Hotel Drover in the Fort Worth Stockyards. Continue reading and we’ll fill you in on the details.
Sheridan Honored by Award in Hometown
This particular award, selected by Officials with the Lone Star Film Festival and the Fort Worth Film Commission, was named after Texas novelist and screenwriter Larry McMurty. It honors native Texans who make great contributions to the film, television, and creative industries notes Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Last year, recipients of the award were Ethan Hawke who was born in Austin, Texas, and Richard Linklater, born in Houston. In the Fort Worth Film Commission news release, Sheridan said that he was honored to be receiving the McMurty Award in his hometown.
“I was such a fan of his work and being recognized in this way is for sure a thrill. I feel lucky to be able to tell the stories I love while also giving back to the community that has meant so much to me.”
Taylor Sheridan is an academy award-nominated writer known for creating hits like “Yellowstone” and its hit prequel, “1883” with Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, and Sam Elliot, as well as “Mayor of Kingstown,” starring Jeremy Renner and Kyle Chandler.
As fans know, the first season of the “Yellowstone” prequel, “1883,” was filmed in Fort Worth at the Stockyards National Historic District and surrounding ranches/ Sheridan’s works also include “Sicario,” as well as Golden Globe and Oscar-nominated series “Hell or High Water,” and “Wind River.”
The Yellowstone creator has other series in the works, including another Yellowstone prequel, 1923, as well as “Lioness” and “1883: The Bass Reeves Story.”
‘Taylor is Changing the Landscape of Television’
Fans of “Yellowstone” may know that Sheridan grew up on Texas ranches and now owns two of his own; the legendary 6666 Ranch, headquartered in Guthrie, and Bosque Ranch in Weatherford. He also reportedly shines in the Western horse performance industry and is an avid supporter and competitor in reining and cutting horses.
Jessica Christopherson, vice president of marketing and film commissioner for Visit Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Film Commission said in the news release that “Taylor is changing the landscape of television and his contributions to the film industry in Texas will only continue to grow,” adding “1883 employed hundreds of locals and contributed greatly to the local economy; we are so excited to honor Taylor at this year’s gala.”
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