DOCUMENTARY - OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS
2008 AWARDS WINNERS
FILM AND TELEVISION WINNERS
JUNO, Written by Diablo Cody; Fox Searchlight
NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, Screenplay by Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, Based on the Novel by Cormac McCarthy; Miramax
THE WIRE, Written by Ed Burns, Chris Collins, Dennis Lehane, David Mills, George Pelecanos, Richard Price, David Simon, William F. Zorzi; HBO
30 ROCK, Written by Brett Baer, Jack Burditt, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Dave Finkel, Daisy Gardner, Donald Glover, Matt Hubbard, Jon Pollack, John Riggi, Tami Sagher, Ron Weiner; NBC
MAD MEN, Written by Lisa Albert, Bridget Bedard, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Tom Palmer, Chris Provenzano, Robin Veith, Matthew Weiner; AMC
EPISODIC DRAMA - any length - one airing time
THE SECOND COMING (THE SOPRANOS), Written by Terence Winter; HBO
EPISODIC COMEDY - any length - one airing time
THE JOB (THE OFFICE), Written by Paul Lieberstein & Michael Schur; NBC
LONG FORM - ORIGINAL - over one hour - one or two parts, one or two airing times
PANDEMIC, Written by Bryce Zabel & Jackie Zabel; Hallmark Channel
LONG FORM - ADAPTATION - over one hour - one or two parts, one or two airing times
THE COMPANY: A STORY OF THE CIA, Teleplay by Ken Nolan, Based on the novel by Robert Littell; TNT
ANIMATION - any length - one airing time
KILL GIL VOLUMES 1&2 (THE SIMPSONS), Written by Jeff Westbrook; FOX
COMEDY/VARIETY - (INCLUDING TALK) SERIES
THE COLBERT REPORT, Written by Bryan Adams, Michael Brumm, Stephen Colbert, Rich Dahm, Eric Drysdale, Rob Dubbin, Glenn Eichler, Peter Grosz, Peter Gwinn, Barry Julien, Jay Katsir, Laura Krafft, Frank Lesser, Tom Purcell, Allison Silverman; Comedy Central
(*Editor's Note: There are no nominations this year in the Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials category.)
THE YOUNG & THE RESTLESS, Written by Lynn Marie Latham, Scott Hamner, Jeff Gottesfeld & Cherie Bennet, Bernard Lechowick, James Stanley, Natalie Minardi Slater, Lynsey Dufour, Marina Alburger, Sara Bibel, Janice Ferri Esser, Eric Freiwald & Linda Schreiber, Joshua McCaffrey, Sandra Weintraub; CBS
CHILDREN'S SCRIPT - EPISODIC & SPECIALS
LOOK WHOSE NOT TALKING (FLIGHT 29 DOWN), Written by D. J. MacHale; Discovery Kids
CHILDREN'S SCRIPT- LONG FORM OR SPECIAL
JOHNNY KAPAHALA: BACK ON BOARD, Teleplay by Ann Austen & Douglas Sloan and Max Enscoe & Annie deYoung, Story by Ann Austen & Douglas Sloan; Disney Channel
DEAD HEAD FRED, Written by Dave Ellis and Adam Cogan, D3 Publisher----------------------------------------------------------------
No surprises there with Juno in the original screenplay category although Michael Clayton had a good case probably (and I haven't seen Lars and the Real Girl). Other nominees were The Savages and Knocked Up.
Also no surprises in adapted screenplay category as No Country for Old Men has won with every guild and also with the editors and cinematographers. Other nominees were There Will Be Blood, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Into the Wild and Zodiac.
30 Rock won the comedy series award over Curb Your Enthusiasm, Flight of the Conchords and The Office, for the second year running.
The Wire won the drama series nod over Dexter, Friday Night Lights, Mad Men and The Sopranos, which won the award last year.
Look at that shortlist for drama series and then look at the list of movie nominations and you wonder how long theatrical releases can continue to be seen as more important.
Mad Men took the new series award over Damages, Flight of the Conchords, Pushing Daisies and The Sarah Silverman Program. Swap Life for Damages and that would be a really good list.