13 items from 2010
HollywoodNews.com: The Writers Guild of America, West and the Writers Guild of America, East have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, news, radio, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2010 season to be honored at the 2011 Writers Guild Awards on February 5, 2011, in Los Angeles and New York.
Friday Night Lights, Written by Bridget Carpenter, Kerry Ehrin, Ron Fitzgerald, Etan Frankel, Monica Henderson, David Hudgins, Rolin Jones, Jason Katims, Patrick Massett, Derek Santos Olson, John Zinman; NBC
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- Linny Lum
Today the Writer’s Guild of America kept the spirit of awards season happy by revealing their nominations for achievements in writing for television. Plenty of our favorite shows got some love from WGA members including like Mad Men, Breaking Bad, 30 Rock and Modern Family while plenty of new series like Boardwalk Empire, Justified and The Walking Dead also got some praise. Even the finale episode of Lost is in the mix of episodic nominees. Aside from the narrative dramas and comedies, other staple series like The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report get their due diligence as well. Check out the full list of nominees, complete with all the writing talents behind them, after the jump.
- Ethan Anderton
Daily Show correspondent Aasif Mandvi has called on comedians to advocate freedom of religion. Mandvi hosted the Stand Up for Religious Freedom comedy night in Manhattan on Monday alongside fellow comics John Oliver and Rory Albanese. He told PopEater that he is concerned with a perceived increase in Islamaphobia in the Us in recent months. "We're all so hysterical about Islam right now in this country and there is so much Islamaphobia going on," he said. "It is worse than after 9/11 with all the fear mongering." Mandvi revealed that he was inspired to hold the event in the wake of the recent media controversy surrounding an Islamic Centre that may be built near Ground Zero in New York City. He explained: "I thought if I could get a bunch of comedians together to donate money to Pakistani flood (more) »
- By Justin Harp
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Modern Family, Mad Men and HBO were among the major winners at last night's 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards. The ABC series snagged awards for supporting actor Eric Stonestreet, Christopher Lloyd’s writing and Outstanding Comedy Series, while Mad Men was named Outstanding Drama Series and won for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. HBO’s Temple Grandin, You Don’t Know Jack and The Pacific also all received at least one award.
Other series that received Primetime Emmys included Fox’s high school musical, Glee, AMC’s Breaking Bad, CBS’s superior legal drama, The Good Wife and one of yours truly's favorites, Big Bang Theory. Bazinga!
The CBS sitcom was named in the category Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for the performances of Jim Parsons. Parsons plays uber-geek, antisocialite and self-confessed physics genius Sheldon Cooper. You can see Parson's »
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded the 2009-2010 Primetime Emmys for programs and individual achievements on the .62nd Primetime Emmy Awards. originating on the NBC Television Network from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Sunday. The Academy’s Chairman & CEO John Shaffner participated in the awards ceremony. Don Mischer was Executive Producer of the telecast. In addition to Emmys in 26 categories announced tonight, Emmys in 74 other categories and areas for programs and individual achievements were presented at the Creative Arts Awards on August 21, 2010 from the Nokia Theatre. HBO, AMC were the big winners at the 62nd Primetime Emmys, while ABC and CBS were the top broadcast Networks.
Biggest shocks on Sunday night.
7 time Emmy winner, The Amazing Race, was brought down by fellow reality series Top Chef. Previous Emmy champs, Tony Shaloub and Alec Baldwin were brought down hard by Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons! »
- Movie Geeks
Daily Show Executive Producer Rory Albanese said it was only recently that he and host Jon Stewart discovered cable network G4’s most prized possession: a hot girl who’ll do anything for a laugh. “We’re stuck in a hard news cycle and we’re nerdy,” Albanese said. “If she was on the cover of The Economist, we would have been like, ‘Yes! Of course!’”
And yet last Thursday, there was Munn delivering her first reported segment on the Comedy Central show about how the Bp oil spill has affected Vietnamese fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico. Stewart introduced her as the show’s new “Senior Asian Correspondent. »
- Andy Pemberton
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart gets pick up for another season Comedy Central has reached individual agreements with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert to extend the contracts of the hosts of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report, it was announced today by Michele Ganeless, president, Comedy Central.
Stewart's contract extension with Comedy Central will keep him at the helm of The Daily Show through June 2013. He will continue to serve as executive producer, writer and host. Colbert's extension will keep him and The Colbert Report at the all-comedy channel through the end of 2012. Colbert serves as executive producer, writer and host for "The Report."
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart , a nightly news parody launched in the summer of 1996, takes a reality-based look at news, pop culture, politics and the media. In each show, Stewart and a team of correspondents, »
If you had any fears that The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and/or The Colbert Report would be going away anytime soon, you can now put those fears to rest. Comedy Central has announced in a press release that Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert have had their contracts extended to remain the hosts of their respective shows. Stewart’s new contract has him staying as the executive producer, writer, and host of The Daily Show through June 2013 while Colbert will keep those respective roles on The Colbert Report through the end of 2012.
Both shows have won numerous awards, all of them deserved. As the mainstream media swirls further down the toilet of pre-constructed narratives and simplistic analysis, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report have had to become the watchers of the watchmen.
Hit the jump to check out the full press release.
Here’s the full press release »
- Matt Goldberg
Mark Boal certainly deserves the accolades after embedding himself with an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team in Baghdad in 2004 and turning his journalist findings into a dramatic original screenplay. In his speech Boal thanked director Kathryn Bigelow for supporting “an unpopular story about an unpopular war that has now lasted twice as long as WWII with no end in sight.”
The WGA Awards are a somewhat reliable indicator of the Academy Awards. ”Original Screenplay” has matched 10 out of the last 15 years, and “Adapted” has lined up 11 of 15, including Milk and Slumdog Millionaire last year. »
- Jeff Leins
Writer Mark Boal was given the best original screenplay award at the 2010 Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards for his screenplay for the film "The Hurt Locker" beating out other nominees "(500) Days of Summer," "Avatar," "The Hangover," and "A Serious Man."
"Up in the Air" writers Jason Reitman and Sheldon Turner won the best adapted screenplay award beating out "Crazy Heart," "Julie & Julia," "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire," and "Star Trek."
Winning the best documentary screenplay was Mark Monroe for "The Cove." Other documentary nominees were "Against the Tide," "Capitalism: A Love Story," "Earth Days," "Good Hair," and "Soundtrack for a Revolution."
Here's the complete list of WGA Awards winners (for the nominees and my accurate predictions, ahem, click here):
2010 WGA Awards Winners
The 2010 Writers Guild of America Awards Winners The Writers Guild of America, East (Wgae) and the Writers Guild of America, West (Wgaw) tonight announced the winners of the 2010 Writers Guild Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for screen, television, radio, news, promotional, and videogame writing at simultaneous ceremonies at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City and the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles. Susie Essman of Curb Your Enthusiasm hosted the East Coast show, which was executive produced by Craig Shemin, who was also the head writer. Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy) hosted the West Coast show, which was executive produced by Spike Jones, Jr.
The Writers Guild of America, East presented special honors to: Alan Zweibel - Ian McLellan Hunter Lifetime Achievement Award; Gary David Goldberg - Herb Sargent Award for Comedy Excellence; Edward Albee - Evelyn F. Burkey Award for contributions »
At last night’s Writers Guild Awards, Jason Reitman (Up in the Air) and Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) landed the top awards for Adapted Screenplay and Original Screenplay. Generally, the winners of the Writers Guild Awards go on to win Oscars, so I hope they’ve both prepared another speech.
Other winners last night were The Cove for Documentary Screenplay, Mad Men for drama series, 30 Rock for comedy series, Modern Family for new series, and Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart tied for comedy/variety series.
Hit the jump for the full list of winners:
2010 Awards Winners
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- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub
As hard as it may be to believe sometimes, someone (or someones) actually sits down and writes a movie or TV show before you end up seeing it at your local multiplex or on your favorite TV network. The people who do the sitting and the writing are, surprisingly, called writers and, like the Directors, the Golden Globes and the Oscars, they have their own awards show.
This week, the Writers Guild of America, which is the trade group and advocate for writers, announced its nominations for outstanding achievement in feature film and television, radio, news, promotional writing, and graphic animation during the 2009 season to be honored at the upcoming 2010 Writers Guild Awards on February 20, 2010, in Los Angeles and New York.
We realize that these nominations may not be as glamorous as the Golden Globes or the Oscars, but we kinda like writers around here and think they do a pretty important job. »
- Joe Gillis
13 items from 2010
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