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(2002–2008)

Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards 2008

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
David Simon (teleplay by/story by)
Ed Burns (story by)
For episode "30".

Primetime Emmy Awards 2005

Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
George Pelecanos (writer/story by)
David Simon (story by)
For episode "Middle Ground".

BAFTA Awards 2009

Nominated
BAFTA TV Award
Best International
David Simon
Ed Burns
Nina Kostroff-Noble
Joe Chappelle

AFI Awards, USA 2009

Won
AFI Award
TV Program of the Year

THE WIRE captures the decay of an American city by calling upon the forces of many art forms - the ... More

THE WIRE captures the decay of an American city by calling upon the forces of many art forms - the novel, the opera, the motion picture - and combining them to present a show like no other on television. David Simon's wizardry of the word harnesses the unique power of the medium to show the interconnectivity of our complex social and political systems, the consequences of their inability to relate and the dramatic effect on us all. This fifth and final season brought the curtain down on America's tragic urban landscape - an ending that served as both love song and eulogy to a city, its institutions and its people.


AFI Awards, USA 2007

Won
AFI Award
TV Program of the Year

THE WIRE is the great American novel produced for television. Rich in detail and engrossing in ... More

THE WIRE is the great American novel produced for television. Rich in detail and engrossing in depth of character, the show is a moving document about the failure of American social institutions - from the family to schools to the justice system and beyond. David Simon and his talented writing team have created a window on our world - one complicated by motives, illuminated by nuance, and ultimately, heartbreaking in its humanity. THE WIRE is a show that you do not simplywatch; it's one you live.


AFI Awards, USA 2004

Won
AFI Award
TV Program of the Year

THE WIRE portrays mundane police work with tragic grandeur and, in doing so, captures the seemingly... More

THE WIRE portrays mundane police work with tragic grandeur and, in doing so, captures the seemingly intractable problem of drugs in American society in a daring and unique way. Complex and subtle, the series offers a look at police procedure more realistic than any show on television.


ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards 2004

Won
ASCAP Award
Top TV Series
Tom Waits

American Cinema Editors, USA 2009

Nominated
Eddie
Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Com Television
Kate Sanford
For episode "More With Less".

American Cinema Editors, USA 2007

Won
Eddie
Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commercial Television
Kate Sanford
For episode "Boys of Summer".

Banff Television Festival 2007

Nominated
Banff Rockie Award
Best Continuing Series
David Simon
Ed Burns
Joe Chappelle
For episode 'Boys of Summer' (USA)

Casting Society of America, USA 2003

Won
Artios
Best Casting for TV, Dramatic Pilot
Alexa L. Fogel
Pat Moran (Baltimore casting)

Directors Guild of America, USA 2009

Won
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - Night
Daniel Attias
Nina Kostroff-Noble (unit production manager) (plaque)
Eric Henriquez (first assistant director) (plaque)
Xanthus Valan (second assistant director) (plaque)
Timothy Blockburger (second second assistant director) (plaque)
For episode "Transitions".

Edgar Allan Poe Awards 2007

Won
Edgar
Best Television Feature/Mini-Series Teleplay
Ed Burns
Kia Corthron
Dennis Lehane
David Mills
Eric Overmyer
George Pelecanos
Richard Price
David Simon
William F. Zorzi
For season 4.

Edgar Allan Poe Awards 2003

Nominated
Edgar
Best Television Episode
David Simon (teleplay/story)
Ed Burns (story)
For episode "The Target".

GLAAD Media Awards 2005

Nominated
GLAAD Media Award
Outstanding Drama Series

GLAAD Media Awards 2003

Nominated
GLAAD Media Award
Outstanding Drama Series

Humanitas Prize 2008

Nominated
Humanitas Prize
60 Minute Category
David Simon (writer)
George Pelecanos (writer)

Image Awards 2009

Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Michael K. Williams
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Sonja Sohn
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series
Seith Mann
For episode "The Dickensan Aspect".

Image Awards 2007

Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Michael K. Williams
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Wendell Pierce
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Glynn Turman
Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series
Seith Mann
For episode "Homerooms".

Image Awards 2005

Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Idris Elba
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Sonja Sohn

Image Awards 2004

Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series
Wendell Pierce

Image Awards 2003

Nominated
Image Award
Outstanding Drama Series

Irish Film and Television Awards 2009

Won
IFTA Award
Best Actor in a Lead Role in Television
Aidan Gillen

Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2007

Nominated
Golden Reel Award
Best Sound Editing in Television: Short Form - Dialogue and Automated Dialogue Replacement
Jen Ralston (supervising sound editor)
Igor Nikolic (supervising dialogue editor)
Matthew Haasch (dialogue editor)
For episode "Misgivings".

NAMIC Vision Awards 2009

Nominated
Vision Award
Best Performance - Drama
Tristan Wilds
Best Performance - Drama
Felicia Pearson

NAMIC Vision Awards 2007

Nominated
Vision Award
Drama

NAMIC Vision Awards 2005

Nominated
Vision Award
Best Dramatic Performance
Idris Elba

NAMIC Vision Awards 2003

Nominated
Vision Award
Best Performance - Drama
Sonja Sohn
Drama

Peabody Awards 2004

Won
Peabody Award

Satellite Awards 2006

Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Television Series, Drama

Television Critics Association Awards 2008

Won
Heritage Award
Nominated
TCA Award
Program of the Year
Outstanding Achievement in Drama
Individual Achievement in Drama
David Simon

Television Critics Association Awards 2007

Nominated
TCA Award
Program of the Year
Outstanding Achievement in Drama

Television Critics Association Awards 2004

Nominated
TCA Award
Outstanding Achievement in Drama

Television Critics Association Awards 2003

Nominated
TCA Award
Outstanding Achievement in Drama
Outstanding New Program of the Year
Program of the Year

Writers Guild of America, USA 2009

Nominated
WGA Award (TV)
Dramatic Series
Ed Burns
Chris Collins
David Mills
David Simon
William F. Zorzi
Richard Price
Dennis Lehane
George Pelecanos

Writers Guild of America, USA 2008

Won
WGA Award (TV)
Dramatic Series
Ed Burns
Chris Collins
Dennis Lehane
David Mills
George Pelecanos
Richard Price
David Simon
William F. Zorzi
Nominated
WGA Award (TV)
Episodic Drama
David Simon (teleplay/story)
Ed Burns (story)

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