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)

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