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(2008 TV Mini-Series)

Awards

Golden Globes, USA 2009

Won
Golden Globe
Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Paul Giamatti
Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Laura Linney
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Tom Wilkinson
Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Primetime Emmy Awards 2008

Won
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie
Gemma Jackson (production designer)
David Crank (supervising art director USA)
Christina Moore (supervising art director Hungary)
Kathy Lucas (set decorator)
Sarah Whittle (set decorator)
Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special
Kathleen Chopin (casting director)
Nina Gold (casting director)
Tracy Kilpatrick (casting director)
Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie
Tak Fujimoto
For episode "Independence".
Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special
Donna Zakowska (costume designer)
Amy Andrews (costume supervisor)
Clare Spragge (costume supervisor)
For episode "Reunion".
Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special
Trefor Proud (department head makeup artist)
John R. Bayless (special makeup effects artist)
Chris Burgoyne (special makeup artist)
Matthew W. Mungle (prosthetic make-up designer and creator)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Paul Giamatti
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Laura Linney
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Tom Wilkinson
Outstanding Miniseries
Tom Hanks (executive producer)
Gary Goetzman (executive producer)
Kirk Ellis (co-executive producer)
Frank Doelger (co-executive producer)
David Coatsworth (produced by)
Steve Shareshian (produced by)
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special
Stephen Hunter Flick (supervising sound editor)
Vanessa Lapato (adr supervisor)
Kira Roessler (dialogue editor)
Curt Schulkey (dialogue editor)
Randy Kelley (sound effects editor)
Kenneth L. Johnson (sound effects editor)
Paul Berolzheimer (sound effects editor)
Dean Beville (sound effects editor)
Bryan Bowen (sound effects editor)
Patricio A. Libenson (sound effects editor)
Solange S. Schwalbe (sound effects editor)
David Lee Fein (foley artist)
Hilda Hodges (foley artist)
Alex Gibson (music editor)
For episode "Don't Tread On Me".
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie
Jay Meagher (production mixer)
Marc Fishman (re-recording mixer)
Tony Lamberti (re-recording mixer)
For episode "Don't Tread On Me".
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Kirk Ellis (written by)
For episode "Independence".
Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special
Erik Henry (visual effects supervisor)
Jeff Goldman (visual effects supervisor)
Paul Graff (visual effects supervisor)
Steve Kullback (visual effects producer)
Christina Graff (visual effects producer)
David Van Dyke (visual effects producer)
Robert Stromberg (visual effects designer)
Ed Mendez (compositing supervisor)
Ken Gorrell (special effects coordinator)
Home Box Office (HBO)
For episode "Join Or Die".
Nominated
Primetime Emmy
Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie
Tak Fujimoto
Danny Cohen
For episode "Don't Tread Me".
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Tom Hooper
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie
Melanie Oliver
For episode "Independence".
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Movie
Jan Archibald (department head hairstylist)
Loulia Sheppard (key hairstylist)
Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or a Movie (Non-Prosthetic)
Trefor Proud (department head makeup artist)
John R. Bayless (key makeup artist)
Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score)
Rob Lane
For episode "Independence".
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Stephen Dillane
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
David Morse
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special
Jon Johnson (supervising sound editor)
Bryan Bowen (supervising sound editor)
Kira Roessler (supervising dialogue editor)
Vanessa Lapato (adr supervisor)
Eileen Horta (dialogue editor)
Virginia Cook-McGowan (dialogue editor)
Samuel C. Crutcher (sound effects editor)
Mark Messick (sound effects editor)
Martin Maryska (sound effects editor)
Greg Stacy (sound effects editor)
Patricio A. Libenson (sound effects editor)
Solange S. Schwalbe (sound effects editor)
David Lee Fein (foley artist)
Hilda Hodges (foley artist)
Nicholas Viterelli (music editor)
For episode "Unnecessary War".
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie
Jay Meagher (production mixer)
Michael Minkler (re-recording mixer)
Bob Beemer (re-recording mixer)
For episode "Join Or Die".

Screen Actors Guild Awards 2009

Won
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Paul Giamatti
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Laura Linney
Nominated
Actor
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Tom Wilkinson

AFI Awards, USA 2009

Won
AFI Award
TV Program of the Year

JOHN ADAMS is an act of heroism in the history of long-form television. This epic seven-part ... More

JOHN ADAMS is an act of heroism in the history of long-form television. This epic seven-part miniseries was born from the pages of David McCullough's book, nurtured by the masterful rhythm and timbre of Kirk Ellis's writing, and shaped and sculpted like a work of art by Tom Hooper's extraordinary vision of America's founding fathers. Never bowing to pageantry, this work presents an historical tale greater than unfolding events, articulating ideas that continue to echo across time. With a superb cast led by Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney, JOHN ADAMS is a gift to today's generation, one most resonant in a year when American ideals were discussed and debated in the glow of televisions around the world.


American Cinema Editors, USA 2009

Nominated
Eddie
Best Edited Motion Picture for Non-Com Television
Melanie Oliver
For episode "Independence (#1.2)".

Art Directors Guild 2009

Won
Excellence in Production Design Award
Television Movie or Mini-Series
Gemma Jackson (production designer)
David Crank (supervising art director)
Christina Moore (supervising art director)
John P. Goldsmith (art director)
Tibor Lázár (art director)
Dan Kuchar (assistant art director)
Michael H. Ward (assistant art director)
Ted Haigh (graphic designer)
Richard Salinas (lead scenic)
Kathy Lucas (set decorator u.s.a.)
Sarah Whittle (set decorator hungary)

Banff Television Festival 2009

Won
Banff Rockie Award
Best Mini-Series
Steve Shareshian
David Coatsworth
USA

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards 2009

Won
Critics Choice Award
Best Picture Made for Television

Casting Society of America, USA 2008

Won
Artios
Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Mini Series
Kathleen Chopin

Cinema Audio Society, USA 2009

Won
C.A.S. Award
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Movies and Mini-Series
Jay Meagher (production mixer)
Michael Minkler (re-recording mixer)
Bob Beemer (re-recording mixer)
For episode "Join or Die".
Nominated
C.A.S. Award
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Movies and Mini-Series
Jay Meagher (production mixer)
Marc Fishman (re-recording mixer)
Tony Lamberti (re-recording mixer)
For episode "Don't Tread on Me".
Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Movies and Mini-Series
Jay Meagher (production mixer)
Michael Minkler (re-recording mixer)
Bob Beemer (re-recording mixer)
For episode "Independence".

Costume Designers Guild Awards 2009

Won
CDG Award
Outstanding Made for Television Movie or Miniseries
Donna Zakowska

Directors Guild of America, USA 2009

Nominated
DGA Award
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television/Miniseries
Tom Hooper

Geneva Cinéma Tout Ecran 2009

Nominated
Grand Prix 'Cinéma Tout Ecran'
Best Collection & Long Drama Series
Tom Hooper
Steve Shareshian
David Coatsworth
USA

Gracie Allen Awards 2009

Won
Gracie
Outstanding Female Lead - Drama Special
Laura Linney

Hollywood Post Alliance, US 2008

Nominated
HPA Awards
Outstanding Audio Post - Television
Marc Fishman
Tony Lamberti
Stephen Hunter Flick
Vanessa Lapato
Todd-AO
Warner Brothers Post-Production Services
"Don't Tread on Me" Season 1, Episode 3

Humanitas Prize 2008

Won
Humanitas Prize
60 Minute Category
Kirk Ellis
For part 1.

Monte-Carlo TV Festival 2008

Won
Golden Nymph
Best Mini Series
Outstanding Actor - Mini Series
Paul Giamatti
Nominated
Golden Nymph
Outstanding Actor - Mini Series
David Morse
Outstanding Actor - Mini Series
Tom Wilkinson
Outstanding Actor - Mini Series
Danny Huston

PGA Awards 2009

Won
PGA Award
Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television
David Coatsworth
Frank Doelger
Gary Goetzman
Tom Hanks
Steve Shareshian

Satellite Awards 2008

Won
Satellite Award
Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Paul Giamatti
Nominated
Satellite Award
Best Miniseries
Best Actress in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Laura Linney
Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Sarah Polley

Television Critics Association Awards 2008

Won
TCA Award
Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials
Individual Achievement in Drama
Paul Giamatti
Nominated
TCA Award
Program of the Year

Visual Effects Society Awards 2009

Won
VES Award
Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Miniseries, Movie, or Special
Steve Kullback
Erik Henry
Robert Stromberg
Jeff Goldman
For episode "Join or Die".
Outstanding Created Environment in a Broadcast Program or Commercial
Paul Graff
Robert Stromberg
Adam Watkins
For the Boston harbor. For episode "Join or Die".
Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program or Commercial
Paul Graff
Matthew Collorafice
For the Boston harbor. For episode "Join or Die".

Writers Guild of America, USA 2009

Won
WGA Award (TV)
Long Form - Adaptation
Kirk Ellis
For episodes "Join or Die" and "Independence".

Young Artist Awards 2009

Nominated
Young Artist Award
Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special - Supporting Young Actor
Steven Hinkle

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