Monday, August 8, 2011

TCA awards (FNL!) and and Awards Wiz update/announcement

I have yet to watch the majority of the final season of Friday Night Lights.  Maybe I'm crazy, but am mostly just sad to say goodbye to something I have loved so much.  Odd, right?  Considering starting it from the beginning, but my time is not what it used to be.

On a personal note, I have started a new, very full time job.  It is great to have stability again, but also sad news for Awards Wiz.  Well, potentially sad as my hopes of more consistency are bordering on dash-dom.  I'm hoping to have Rick Hamilton continue to write for the site, as well as add a couple of more contributors who share my positive, yet critical take on film enthusiasm.  If you think you might be interested let me know!

That being said, I will be covering New York Film Festival for Awards Daily.  Very excited about that.  Last year many of my top 10 (well, at least "The Social Network" and "Another Year" were seen there.)  And after NYFF, I will be doing the Hamptons Film Festival (where much more of my top 10: "Black Swan," "Blue Valentine" showed.)  And this year, not as an employee or the festival.  And honest to golly press person.  Hopefully I won't completely lose my unique "insider" perspective.

Here is the full list of TCA winners:
Individual Achievement in Drama: Jon Hamm (Mad Men, AMC)
Individual Achievement in Comedy: Ty Burrell (Modern Family, ABC) and Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation, NBC)
Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: Restrepo (National Geographic Channel)
Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: Amazing Race (CBS)
Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: Sesame Street (PBS)
Outstanding New Program: Game of Thrones (HBO)
Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials: Masterpiece: Sherlock (PBS)
Outstanding Achievement in Drama: Mad Men (AMC)
Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: Modern Family (ABC)
Career Achievement Award: Oprah Winfrey
Heritage Award: The Dick Van Dyke Show
Program of the Year: Friday Night Lights (DirecTV/NBC)

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