Friday, September 10, 2010

The BC Bulletin- Bryan Awards Recap

The Bryan Awards- 'Glee' Sings a High Note of 14 Bryan Award Wins

Glee won 14 Bryan Awards, including Outstanding Comedy Series, at this year’s Bryan Awards.

Glee, Fox’s smash hit musical comedy series, led all shows with a record 42 Nominations this year, breaking the record of 40 set by CBS soap opera As the World Turns in the inaugural Bryan Awards in 2001.

Glee won prizes for Younger Actor (Chris Colfer), Supporting Actress (Jane Lynch), and two prizes for directing, among its accolades.

“The thing about ‘Glee’ is that it was able to resonate through the television viewing audience in song. In the complete history of the television world, no show has been able to do that, until now,” said Bryan Awards Creator Bryan Curtiss.

The romp by Glee led to a complete sweep over rival freshman comedy, Modern Family, ABC’s multi-layered family skein, which had 24 nominations. The show only won for Supporting Actor in a New Series for co-star Eric Stonestreet and Comedy Series Supporting Actor for Ty Burrell.

Also with 24 nominations, The Young and the Restless, the top-rated daytime soap for over the last 23 years, only won one Bryan Award, Best Supporting Actress honors for Stacy Haiduk, who left the show last month for her dual-role as a madwoman and a psychiatrist.

As the World Turns
, which is ending its 54-year run on September 17, won eight Bryan Awards this year, including Best Daytime Soap for the first time since 2002. The show swept the Lead Acting races with wins for recent Daytime Emmy winners Michael Park and Maura West. Park and West’s on-screen son, Mick Hazen won for Younger Actor. The show also won for Guest Actor (Stuart Damon), makeup, costumes, and casting.

“There will never be another soap like (As the World Turns) in the
history of the Bryan Awards.”

"There will never be another soap like (As the World Turns) in the history of the Bryan Awards," Curtiss remarked about the departing soap. “The loss of both ‘World Turns’ and ‘Guiding Light’ is a huge wake-up call to daytime television and the already slowly dying soap opera industry, telling them that it’s time to completely revamp.”

Also winning eight Bryan Awards was the soap which will take over as the longest-running soap after ATWT wraps, and Damon’s long-time home for over 30 years, General Hospital, which won awards for Supporting Actor (Jonathan Jackson), Younger Actress (recent Daytime Emmy champ Julie Berman), Episode of the Year (Carnival), and five craft prizes.

Another show that left the airwaves in 2010 picked up eight Bryan Awards, and it was the Best Drama of the year, Lost. ABC’s suspense drama about castaways from a plane crash picked up writing, directing, and Episode of the Year laurels for the show’s swan song.

At the Bryan Awards, Lost soared over two-time defending champion Mad Men, which only won three Bryan Awards, including Ensemble Cast and Supporting Actress for Christina Hendricks, who plays an administrative assistant in a 1960s advertising agency.

In Miniseries and Movie races, Temple Grandin and You Don’t Know Jack shared the honor for top TV Movie, while HBO’s ten-part World War II drama The Pacific took home nine Bryan Awards, including Best Miniseries, plus kudos for directing, casting, editing, cinematography, sound editing, sound editing, music, and visual effects..

If Glee was the biggest sensation of the past television season, actress Betty White would have been a clear and distant second biggest sensation.

The veteran Emmy-winning actress hosted Saturday Night Live, in part due to a large Facebook campaign to get White to host the show. The campaign paid off, and SNL reaped it’s third straight Variety Series win. White was named Best Guest Actress for her hosting duties on the show, and won for Performance of the Year. In addition to all of the accolades for hosting Saturday Night Live, White also won for her guest stint on Daytime

Emmy victor The Bold and the Beautiful. White, at 88 years young, is currently on the TVLand sitcom Hot in Cleveland and could might as well be back for more at next year’s Bryan Awards.

“At 88, Betty White is having a renaissance, and is still getting work, and not dropping a beat,” Curtiss said.

THE POWER OF GLEE: Fox's "Glee" has crossed over in both the music and television industry, as the show has hit both the Neilsen ratings and the Billboard Charts, as the show has recorded albums in addition to the weekly show. "Glee" won 14 Bryan Awards and four Emmys last month. (Photo by Bryan Curtiss)

Bryan Curtiss contributed to portions of this story.

Bryan Award Recap of Winners:

Comedy Series: Glee (Fox)
Drama Series: Lost (ABC)
Daytime Soap: As the World Turns (CBS)
Miniseries: The Pacific (HBO)
Made for TV Movie: (TIE) Temple Grandin (HBO) and You Don't Know Jack (HBO)
Variety Series: Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Variety Special: Hope for Haiti Now- A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief (Various)
New Series: Glee (Fox)
Actor, Comedy: Tony Shalhoub, Monk (USA)
Actress, Comedy: Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Jane Lynch, Glee (Fox)
Cast, Comedy: Glee (Fox)
Actor, Drama: Michael C. Hall, Dexter (Showtime)
Actress, Drama: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Drama: John Lithgow, Dexter (Showtime)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Christina Hendricks, Mad Men (AMC)
Cast, Drama: Mad Men (AMC)
Younger Actor: Chris Colfer, Glee (Fox)
Younger Actress: Tamzin Merchant, The Tudors (Showtime)
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Al Pacino, You Don't Know Jack (HBO)
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Claire Danes, Temple Grandin (HBO)
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Jim Caviezel, The Prisoner (AMC)
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Brenda Vaccaro, You Don't Know Jack (HBO)
Cast, Miniseries or Movie: You Don't Know Jack (HBO)
Actor, Daytime: Michael Park, As the World Turns (CBS)
Actress, Daytime: Maura West, As the World Turns (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Daytime: Jonathan Jackson, General Hospital (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Daytime: Stacy Haiduk, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Younger Actor, Daytime: Mick Hazen, As the World Turns (CBS)
Younger Actress, Daytime: Julie Berman, General Hospital (ABC)
Cast, Daytime: Guiding Light (CBS)

Reality Competition Series: Survivor (CBS)
Actor, New Series: Thomas Jane, Hung (HBO)
Actress, New Series: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Supporting Actor, New Series: Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Supporting Actress, New Series: Jane Lynch, Glee (Fox)
Writing, Comedy: 30 Rock- "Dealbreakers Talk Show # 0001" (NBC)
Directing, Comedy: Glee- "Pilot- Director's Cut" (Fox)
Guest Actor, Comedy: Jon Hamm, Saturday Night Live (NBC) & 30 Rock (NBC)
Guest Actress, Comedy: Betty White, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Guest Actor, New: Mike O'Malley, Glee (Fox) & Parenthood (NBC)
Guest Actress, New: Kristin Chenoweth, Glee (Fox)
Writing, New: The Good Wife- "Pilot" (CBS)
Directing, New: Glee- "Pilot- Director's Cut" (Fox)
Guest Actor, Drama: Gregory Itzin, 24 (Fox)
Guest Actress, Drama: Lily Tomlin, Damages (F/X)
Writing, Drama: Lost, "The End" (ABC)
Directing, Drama: Lost, "The End" (ABC)
Writing, Miniseries or Movie: Temple Grandin (HBO)
Directing, Miniseries or Movie: The Pacific (HBO)
Writing, Daytime: The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Directing, Daytime: General Hospital (ABC)
Talk Show Host: Bonnie Hunt, The Bonnie Hunt Show (Syndicated)
Late Night Host: Conan O'Brien, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (NBC)
Comedy Episode of the Year: Saturday Night Live- "Betty White/Jay-Z" (NBC)
Drama Episode of the Year: Lost- "The End" (ABC)
Daytime Episode of the Year (TIE): General Hospital- "The Carnival" (ABC) & Guiding Light- "Series Finale" (CBS)
Reality Episode of the Year: American Idol- Season 9 Finale (Fox)
Animated Episode of the Year: South Park- "You Have 0 Friends" (Comedy Central)

The BC Bulletin- Silver Garbage Awards Recap

Silver Garbage Awards Recap- 'Brothers', 'TBL', and 'Melrose' Big Winners as Team Leno Gets the Last Laugh

MENAGE A FAILURE: The CW's failed attempt at resurrecting 1990s primetime soap Melrose Place earned the failed remake honors for Worst Drama Series at the Silver Garbage Awards. (photo taken by Bryan Curtiss)

NBC’s experiment by putting late night into primetime was a complete and total disaster. However, it proved to come up with the big upset on Silver Garbage award night as The Jay Leno Show won for Worst Comedy Series at this summer’s Silver Garbage Awards.

The Silver Garbage Awards are an awards show created by Bryan Curtiss to counteract with both his best of television awards show, The Bryan Awards, and with the Emmy Awards. The nominees for the Silver Garbage Awards are usually announced the day before the Emmy nominees are, and the winners were announced on the morning of August 28, the day before the Primetime Emmy telecast.

Brothers, Fox’s failed sitcom about a retired football player and his wheelchair bound brother, led all shows with 14 nominations.

"It was the worst show imaginable," Curtiss said. "Fox has had a string of stinkcoms in recent years, with Happy Hour, Til Death, Do Not Disturb, The Return of Jezebel James, and now Brothers."

The Jay Leno Show was NBC’s attempt to put Jay Leno into primetime, which was a disaster that NBC would like to forget.

"NBC totally missed the boat by keeping Jay Leno after he wanted to give up The Tonight Show. The Jay Leno Show just wasn’t appointment TV, and especially for an hour a night in which we’re expected to see the action-packed dramas," Curtiss said. "However, when NBC realized they were wrong, they wanted to put Leno back on The Tonight Show and kick Conan O’Brien to the curb, leading to the Team Leno versus Team Coco war."

Brothers did not go home empty-handed, as it won six Silver Garbage awards, including Best Actor for former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan, as a former NFL player, Best Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress, respectively for veteran actors Carl Weathers and CCH Pounder, Guest Actress (Kim Kardashian), Ensemble Cast, and Writing.

Another show with six Silver Garbage awards was the worst new show of the year, TBL: The Beautiful Life, which had 11 nominations.

“The writing was on the wall, the moment that the CW decided to give this show a chance,” Curtiss said about the failed supermodel drama, which was the first network show to be axed last fall (after only two episodes).

TBL won for Worst Actress (Mischa Barton), Supporting Actor (Corbin Bleu), Writing, Ensemble Cast, New Series, and Screen Couple.

TBL star Barton also won for Worst Guest Actress for her appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, which garnered a long overdue Emmy for actress Ann-Margret the week before, making it the first time that a show won an Emmy and Silver Garbage Award in the same calendar year.

In the Guest Actress race, Barton bested out four actresses from the worst Drama Series of the year, Melrose Place, which was an updated remake of the 1990s “appointment” show.

“When Melrose was updated, nobody cared,” Curtiss said. “It was just a shell of its former self.”

Melrose Place also won for Worst Remake or Spin-off, and Worst Supporting Actress for actress-singer Ashlee Simpson-Wentz.

Other big winners included Jenna Elfman as Worst Comedy Actress for her role as a pregnant woman on Accidentally on Purpose, Spencer Pratt as Worst Drama Actor for The Hills, and the directing team of Guiding Light.


Worst Comedy Series: The Jay Leno Show (NBC)
Worst Actor: Michael Strahan, Brothers (Fox)
Worst Actress: Jenna Elfman, Accidentally on Purpose (CBS)
Worst Supporting Actor: Carl Weathers, Brothers (Fox)
Worst Supporting Actress: CCH Pounder, Brothers (Fox)
Worst Guest Actor: Kanye West, The Cleveland Show (Fox) and The Jay Leno Show (NBC)
Worst Guest Actress: Kim Kardashian, Brothers (Fox)
Worst Cast: Brothers (Fox)

Worst Drama Series: Melrose Place (CW)
Worst Actor: Spencer Pratt, The Hills (MTV)
Worst Actress: Mischa Barton, The Beautiful Life: TBL (CW)
Worst Supporting Actor: Corbin Bleu, The Beautiful Life: TBL (CW)
Worst Supporting Actress: Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, Melrose Place (CW)
Worst Guest Actor: Tim Curry, Criminal Minds (CBS)
Worst Guest Actress: Mischa Barton, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)
Worst Cast: The Beautiful Life: TBL (CW)

Worst Reality Show: Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!)
Worst New Show: The Beautiful Life: TBL (CW)

The BC Bulletin- Job Fairs 101

Due to an unforeseen problem with the September BC Bulletin webpage, almost the entire issue was deleted. I am re-posting the Job Fairs 101 story on the BC Bulletin Blog.

- BC

Things You Need To Know Before Going To That Job Fair

THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINE: Long lines like this one, outside of a Columbus, Ohio job fair have been not uncommon all over the country, in this economic recession, as there are so many people applying for the very few jobs that were made available at job fairs. (Photo by Bryan Curtiss)
by Bryan Curtiss

They are advertised in the paper- telling you that "you can find work today", but what is it about job fairs that people should know before heading to the actual job fair itself? Welcome, class, to Job Fairs 101.

In this economy, job fairs are becoming more of a regular thing. But, when people pick up the paper and see the ad for the job fair, they don't do all of the prep work that goes along with attending the job fair itself.

Despite being called a job fair, job fairs are not completely about landing the job, they are about networking as well.

According to job company Local Hires, the job fair also gives you the opportunity to network with the recruiters, as job fairs are about making connections with any and everyone, including people in the line with you, because there may be a person in line that may know someone that knows someone that can help you out. Even if you don't find the right job at a table, you could still give the job recruiter/hiring manager your resume and open up the conversation for other opportunities with that company.

The first step is to research all of the companies that will be present at the job fair. Why? You don't want to sound like you don't know anything about the job. You want to impress the hiring managers with your knowledge and expertise.

The second step is to, if you haven't already, to fine-tone your resume. Make sure that you resume is error-free and that it sounds correct.

The third step is to make sure that you are properly dressed for a job fair. Just what is properly dressed for a job fair anyway? Properly dressed is not a t-shirt and jeans. In fact, that is the biggest mistake that most people make at a job fair. This is not a come as you are party. This is an opportunity for you to meet with several employers, and your wardrobe should reflect that.

The fourth step is to go to many of the tables present at the job fair, preferably all of the tables, and ask how you can help them.

At one recent job fair in Columbus, Ohio, the job fair recruiter at the door, who does job fairs like this all across the country told the jobseekers, "When you walk inside those doors, go to every table. There are so many trees of opportunity out there, but there are too many bushes in the way.”

The recruiter added by saying that some people approach a job fair the wrong way. “When some people go to job fairs, and come out, they say, 'Oh, it's a waste of time.' When you take two seconds to look around the room, read the signs, go to a couple of tables, and grab a pen or souvenir, then yeah, it was a sure waste of time. People think that it’s like window shopping. This isn’t the mall.” The recruiter added by saying that people need to go out to job fairs to network, and ask questions. “That’s how it goes.”

Also, do not be afraid to show pride in yourself by promoting you. Don't be afraid to brag about your achievements, in a positive way.

Now that you know what to do at a job fair, the best of luck to you on your job search.

HIRING MANAGERS: They are the make or break of any job search. (Photo by Bryan Curtiss)