Thursday, December 2, 2010

Grammy Nominations- Eminem Recovers with 10 Nods

Last night was a big night at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles for the Music Industry as the nominations for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards were announced during a live, televised special on CBS.

Grammy and Academy Award-winning rapper Eminem racked up ten Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year for his album, "Recovery", which was considered to be a critical and commercial success, and Record of the Year for "Love the Way You Lie", a collaboration with singer Rihanna.

With the second-most nods was Cee Lo Green, whose claim to fame this past year was the expletive-filled song, "**** You", which was changed (for radio) to "Forget You". Cee Lo Green received seven nominations.

Other big nominees included Katy Perry, Lady Antebellum, Miranda Lambert, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, teen sensation Justin Bieber, and the late Michael Jackson. One big newcomer, Ke$ha was blanked out entirely.

RECORD OF THE YEAR:
"Nothin' on You"- B.o.B. featuring Bruno Mars
"Love The Way You Lie"- Eminem featuring Rihanna
"**** You"- Cee Lo Green
"Empire State of Mind"- Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
"Need You Now"- Lady Antebellum

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
Arcade Fire- "The Suburbs"
Eminem- "Recovery"
Lady Antebellum- "Need You Now"
Lady Gaga- "The Fame Monster"
Katy Perry- "Teenage Dream"

SONG OF THE YEAR:
"Beg, Steal or Borrow"- Ray LaMontaigne (Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs)
"**** You"- Cee Lo Green, Philip Lawrence, and Bruno Mars (Cee Lo Green)
"The House That Built Me"- Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin (Miranda Lambert)
"Love The Way You Lie"- Alexander Grant, Holly Hafferman, and Marshall Mathers (Eminem featuring Rihanna)
"Need You Now"- Dave Haywood, Josh Kear, Charles Kelley, and Hillary Scott (Lady Antebellum)

BEST NEW ARTIST:
Justin Bieber
Drake
Florence and the Machine
Mumford and Sons
Esperanza Spalding

For a complete list of all of the Grammy Nominees in all 109 categories, go to http://www.grammy.com.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Silver Garbage Awards Watch: The New Fall Season

This week, the 2010-11 broadcast network season officially began. The hits will soon be separated from the misses. The Emmy contenders from the Emmy pretenders. What new fall shows seem like a sure shot to be crowned for television's lowest honor- the Silver Garbage Award?

Let's start with the fourth network, Fox, and LONE STAR, which did not live up from its lead-in House, as it lost more than half of House's audience, eventually gaining only 4.5 million viewers. Not a good start on opening night.
Odds of It Sweeping Next Summer's Silver Garbage Awards: 2 to 1

Moving onto the CW, and Hellcats. Out of the CW's 28 Silver Garbage Award nominations this summer, 25 of them were in between Worst Drama Melrose Place and Worst New Series TBL: The Beautiful Life. It's a show about high school cheerleaders, and it doesn't look promising, critically.
Odds of It Sweeping Next Summer's Silver Garbage Awards: 4 to 1

Staying with the CW, I think that their other new show, Nikita, is a worthless piece of garbage.
Odds of It Sweeping Next Summer's Silver Garbage Awards: 35 to 1

A new comedy is going to make it's debut on NBC's Thursday night block called Outsourced. Critics gave it bad reviews when NBC's fall schedule was revealed in May. It could be the first sitcom to be outsourced from the network lineup.
Odds of It Sweeping Next Summer's Silver Garbage Awards: 2 to 3

Last year, I snubbed NCIS: Los Angeles for Worst New Series and Worst Drama. Therefore, Hawaii Five-O (the new one) could show up, despite the fact that the show is destined to be a hit, following the footsteps of the CBS CSI/NCIS mold. Gosh, do we need another NCIS?
Odds of It Sweeping Next Summer's Silver Garbage Awards: 5 to 2

Speaking of spin-offs and the city of Angels, Law & Order: Los Angeles- hit or miss? At the Silver Garbage Awards, who cares?
Odds of It Sweeping Next Summer's Silver Garbage Awards: 20 to 1

The Event fits in the mold of a new show that could crash and burn.
Odds of It Sweeping Next Summer's Silver Garbage Awards: 15 to 1

and finally....
The Defenders. No, this is not the same CBS legal drama that cruised over the competition at the Emmy Awards in the early 1960s. This is a completely new drama, starring Jim Belushi as a family man and lawyer, and Jerry O'Connell as his womanizing law partner. It has all of the makings for a flop. The promos have been played to death on CBS throughout the summer, and it looks like a really stupid show.
Odds of It Sweeping Next Summer's Silver Garbage Awards: 1 to 6

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

As the World Stops Turning

(1956-2010)



On Friday, the world will stop turning for the residents of Oakdale, Illinois. After 54 years, and 13,858 episodes of action, romance, drama, and backstabbing, As the World Turns will fall off the television axis and into the outer space known as television heaven.

It was nine months ago in which CBS announced that the beloved soap opera, which has entertained audiences for generations, and was the top-rated soap from 1958 to 1978, would not be renewed for a 55th year, just three months after sister soap Guiding Light ended a 72-year broadcast run.

As the World Turns was one of two half-hour soap operas to debut on April 2, 1956. The show was the first half-hour soap opera, beating The Edge of Night by three hours.

The show revolved around the triumphs, tragedies, romance, and backstabbing of the Hughes family (for most if not all of those 54 years), and other families (the Snyders, Stewarts, Lowells, etc.). In 1956, Irna Phillips created a show that would later stand the test of times. On Monday April 2, 1956, at one thirty in the afternoon, this show broke the mold of the fifteen-minute soap opera format on television, by becoming the first half-hour soap opera in the history of television. For the first nineteen years, the show would be done LIVE on the air, until the spring of 1975, when the show started to be taped in advance. By year's end, the show expanded to a full hour. No other show, yet has been the # 1 show for as many consecutive years as this series, until The Young and the Restless surpassed ATWT’s mark in the 2007-08 season. The show had it's best of times (The 1960s, the Douglas Marland penned "Glory Days" of the late '80s and early '90s, and the early 2000s), and the worst (the last 2/3 of the '90s and the early '80s), but still, managed to survive through 54 years of love, of loss, of laughter.

The show shot the final episode at it’s Brooklyn studio (it’s home for the last eleven years) on June 23. Four days later, co-stars Michael Park, Maura West, and Julie Pinson won Daytime Emmy awards for the show. In his acceptance speech, Park said, "We had to say goodbye to over 60 members of our family on Wednesday. It was heartbreaking, and I pray you never have to endure what we endured on Wednesday…I can't think of a better way to say goodbye to a 13-year run on a 53-year-old show than this right here.”

What is next? Coronation Street will take the reign as the longest-running soap, internationally. In America, General Hospital will take over as the longest-running soap still on the air. CBS will replace As the World Turns with The Talk, starting on October 18. The Talk is another take of ABC’s The View, but through the view of mothers. CBS will air repeats of The Price is Right for the next four weeks in the interim. ABC’s One Life to Live is the last remaining New York-based soap (All My Children moved production to Los Angeles in January). And lastly, Procter & Gamble is out of the soap opera producing business, after decades of production.

The World may have stopped turning, but it will be in the memories of long-devoted fans.


SHOWS THAT DEBUTED IN 1956:
As the World Turns is one of the few memorable shows that debuted during this year, which wasn’t a banner year for new television shows. Here are five other shows that debuted in ’56, besides ATWT.

1) Queen for a Day- a game show
2) My Friend Flicka
3) The Edge of Night- debuted three hours after ATWT on April 2, 1956
4) Playhouse 90- gave us “Requiem for a Heavyweight”
5) Circus Boy- future Monkee Mickey Dolenz (credited as Mickey Braddock) got his start


CELEBRITIES THAT STEPPED FOOT IN OAKDALE:
Soap operas have been known to be the launching point of the careers of many, many A-list celebrities. ATWT was no different.

1) Julianne Moore as Frannie Hughes (1985-1988, 2010) & Sabrina Fullerton (1986-1988)
2) Marisa Tomei as Marcy Thompson Cushing (1983-1985)
3) Meg Ryan as Betsy Stewart Andropoulous (1982-1984)
4) Tamara Tunie as Jessica Griffin (1987-1995, 1999-2007)
5) John Wesley Shipp as Doug Cummings (1985-1986)
6) Lauryn Hill as Kira Johnson (1991)
7) Parker Posey as Tess Shelby (1991-1992)
8) Martin Sheen as Jack Davis (1965-1970)
9) Steven Weber as Kevin Gibson (1985-1986)
10) Dana Delany as Hayley Wilson Hollister (1981)
plus many others, including Jason Biggs, Jordana Brewster, Peyton List, Courteney Cox, Annie Parisse, William Fichtner, Ming-Na, Richard Thomas, Swoosie Kurtz, Mark Rydell, David McCallum, Robert Vaughn, John James, James Earl Jones, Thomas Gibson, and Robert Horton.

Other soap stars such as Christian LeBlanc, Judith Chapman, Peter Reckell, Linda Dano, Sharon Case, Ruth Warrick, Frances Reid, Tom Eplin, Cady McClain, Hillary Smith, Justin Deas, Lynn Herring, Austin Peck, Stuart Damon, Tom Pelphrey, and Billy Warlock also had roles on ATWT.

The 10 Greatest Couples in As the World Turns History:

10. Penny Hughes and Jeff Baker- Before Will and Gwen, before Luke and Noah, before Lily and Holden, this was teen angst at its finest, as Chris and Nancy Hughes had their first marriage annulled, but Penny and Jeff were the first teen supercouple in the show’s history. Sadly, they did not live happily ever after as Jeff was killed in a car wreck in 1962 (Mark Rydell decided to leave the show), and Penny went through a couple more marriages before marrying a race car driver and moving to Europe.

9. Luke Snyder and Noah Mayer- There was BAM (the first lesbian supercouple in soap history), and Otalia, and Kish, and of course, Nuke. Luke and Noah were the first gay male supercouple in soap opera history, as Luke Snyder fell in love with Noah Mayer, an Army brat with dreams of becoming a filmmaker, in spite of his career Military father. When they first met, Noah was dating cute and charming Maddie Coleman, but one day when Luke kissed Noah while tying a tie, the rest was history, and not long after, Noah dumped Maddie for Luke.

8. John Dixon and Lucinda Walsh- They knew each other when he was an intern in medical school, but it wasn’t until 1987, in which John and Lucinda became a supercouple on the show, and the two most hated people in Oakdale found wedded bliss with each other. Is it possible that they may find each other before the World falls off the television axis?

7. Lisa and anyone- The many loves of Lisa Miller Hughes Eldridge Shea Colman McColl Mitchell Grimaldi Chedwyn. One of the many plot twists and turns throughout the decades was the love life of Lisa, as she had more marriages on average that any person.

6. Steve and Betsy Andropoulous- The 1980s was known as the “decade of the supercouple”- Luke and Laura, Josh and Reva, Bo and Hope, Victor and Nikki, Tom and Margo, Steve and Betsy? Yup. At least when blue-eyed blonde Meg Ryan was in the role of Betsy Stewart, who fell head over heels for Greek businessman Steve Andropoulous, while Craig Montgomery was pining for her affections. However, Steve won Betsy’s heart and in 1983, they got married.

5. Tom and Margo Hughes- They met in 1981, but little did they know that they would fall in love. That’s what exactly happened when Tom and Margo went hot on the trail for Mr. Big (and his house of horrors). Tom and Margo’s romance was the brainchild of the Mary-Ellis Bunim-led era of the show in an effort to compete with ABC’s “Big Three”. Co-stars Justin Deas and Margaret Colin (who were Tom and Margo at the time) got married in real life as well. Since Tom and Margo’s action packed courtship, different actors have played the characters, but Tom and Margo remain as one of the longest-lived marriages in soapdom.

4. Jack Snyder and Carly Tenney- On Wednesday, CarJackers across the country will get one last joy of excitement as Carly and Jack get married…for the last time. It’s been a topsy-turvy ride the last 13 years for Carly and her G-Man, surviving crazy Julia, the Evil Spa, three “who’s the baby daddy” storylines, Simon Frasier, Carly’s alcoholism, and Jack’s marriage to Janet.

3. Chris and Nancy Hughes- One of the few soap opera couples to remain true to each other. After being shelved in the early 1980s, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1986. Not long after their golden anniversary, Chris passed away (actor Don McLaughlin died). But Chris and Nancy remain the standard when it comes to 100 percent fidelity on daytime.

2. Bob and Kim Hughes- In April, these two were finally married (legally) after their marriage was deemed invalid, but it was a long and bumpy ride for the two, who have spent the last 25 years as a couple on the show.

1. Lily and Holden Snyder- Probably the most important couple in the show’s rich history. Funny thing is, is that Lily Walsh married her “Uncle” Holden Snyder (Iva Snyder is Lily’s biological mother). However, head writer (at the time) Douglas Marland modified the Snyder family tree to make Iva adopted, so that the writers could pursue the Lily and Holden romance, which has fizzled a few times over the years, as they each were in love with other people. However, Lily always found her way back to her stable boy, Holden. Will they before the World falls out of the TV galaxy?

The 10 Greatest Storylines in As the World Turns History:

10. The Baby Switch (2005)- On one stormy night, Jennifer Munson and teen Gwen Norbeck each gave birth to a baby boy. After the deliveries, Craig Montgomery switched the babies around, and Gwen ended up with Jennifer's baby, and vice versa. Jennifer has a mental breakdown after she is told that her baby died, when in all reality, it was being raised by Gwen and her boyfriend, Jennifer's brother Will. Several months later, after tests are done, reality sets in as Gwen learns that her baby died, and that the babies were switched. Soap opera drama at its finest.

9. The Memorial Serial Killer (2003)- This was one of the best suspense thrillers in soap opera history, as no one saw this one coming. Dr. Eric Decker comes to Oakdale and works at Memorial. Shortly after Dr. Decker comes to town, mysterious deaths take place at Oakdale Memorial. The summer of 2003 had everyone guessing who, but not long after Chief of Staff Dr. Bob Hughes got struck by the serial killer, all fingers were pointing at Dr. Decker, who had found romance with Dr. Susan Stewart.

8. Luke Comes Out (2006)- How do you tell a story that is so relevant and give it an angle to make the storyline your own? In 2006, Oakdale teen Luke Snyder told his parents that he was gay to little fanfare, but it paved the way for daytime's first gay male supercouple, as Luke later found love with army brat and aspiring filmmaker Noah Mayer.

7. Andy's Alcoholism (1989-90)- This was one of the great Douglas Marland storylines as young Andy Dixon battled an alcohol addiction, as he was rejected by an older woman he had a fling with. This was one of the few times in which Drs. Bob Hughes and John Dixon were on the same side.

6. Lucinda and John get married (1987)- The two most diabolical and hated residents of Oakdale knew each other from his days as a medical school intern in Chicago, but not long after they crossed paths in Oakdale, the chief surgeon and the CEO had one night of drunken bliss and then got married, making one of daytime's most oddest and ruthless couples.

5. The Doug Cummings arc (1985-86)- "Someone to Watch Over Me" had a new meaning after this story arc, which garnered John Wesley Shipp a well-deserved Daytime Emmy in 1986 for his role as a restauranteur obsessed with Kim Hughes, from her days as a nightclub songstress. The aforementioned standard's tie to this story arc was the scene in which Kim walks into Doug's "Kim Shrine", which was everything Kim Hughes. Doug kidnapped Kim and Frannie and took them to a remote cabin in the Rockies, where Doug had hoped to make Frannie his wife.

4. The Evil Spa (2002)- Question: How do you get rid of two characters, played by pregnant actresses while they go on maternity leave? The Answer: Take them and a friend to an evil spa, and have them kidnapped by the most sinister villain known to man. Actresses Maura West and Kelley Menighan Hensley went off on maternity leave in early 2002, and their Oakdale alter egos, Carly Tenney and Emily Stewart brought pal Rose D'Angelo with them to a spa. While at the spa, these three lovelies are kidnapped by James Stenbeck and disappear without a trace. Eventually, they were found safe and sound.

3. The Right to Die/Casey Peretti (1990)- This was one of the cornerstone battles and issues facing real life people in which ATWT scribe Douglas Marland transferred into Oakdale, as Dr. Casey Peretti is put on life support, and Casey's stepdaughter Margo Hughes literally pulls the plug on a brain dead Casey. Coincidentally, Casey was Katie's father and the namesake of Tom and Margo's second son, Casey.

2. Margo's Rape/HIV (1992-93)- This was one of the most memorable storylines of its time. It began when Tom and Margo return to Oakdale from a vacation in Cape Cod. Margo is called in to break up a liquor store holdup. What happens next would be the catalyst for the storyline for months to come. The gunman, Elroy Nevins holds Margo at gunpoint and rapes her. What she doesn’t know is that Nevins has AIDS.

1. Lily's Parentage (1987)- This was true soap opera child parentage revelation at its finest. Not since Phillip’s parentage on Guiding Light was there a parentage revelation so shocking that it was hard to believe that it was true. In the episode that aired on June 24, 1987, you have Rod Landry grabbing young Lily Walsh in the Snyder barn and then Iva Snyder grabbing a pitch fork and yelling, “SHE’S YOUR DAUGHTER!” (followed by the opening theme song). Priceless drama. And then there was that thing with Rose D’Angelo that happened years later that had to be explained.

10 FAVORITE VILLAINS in As the World Turns History:

10) Tonio Reyes- a James-type replacement in between a couple of James's "deaths" during the Douglas Marland days

9) Dr. Rick Decker- Dr. Death kept us glued to our sets in the Summer of 2003.

8) Ralph Manzo- who knew that Janet had ties to a known mobster? We didn't

7) Damian Grimaldi- He kidnapped Luke as a boy, tried to send him off to a camp to cure gays, and swindled his way back into Lily's heart (and pants)

6) Craig Montgomery- Among Craig's crimes in the last 28 years: He faked impotency to woo Meg Ryan (em, Betsy), he switched babies by kidnapping his own son (Johnny) and raising him as his own, he tried to kill a girlfriend's lover on a remote cliff, drove his wife off a cliff, and stole from a teen's trust fund

5) Col. Win Mayer- You needed a disapproving, homophobic father for the Luke and Noah saga, and this career Army man fit the bill

4) Doug Cummings- "Someone to Watch Over Me" has a whole new meaning, in a creepy kind of way

3) Mr. Big (and his house of horrors)

2) Dr. John Dixon- the longest-running dastardly character in soap history

1) Only South Park's Kenny has died more times than this man...James Stenbeck

25 Best Characters in As the World Turns History:

So many people called Oakdale home, but here are the BC Bulletin's 25 Best Characters in ATWT's 54 years and 13,858 days.

1) Dr. Bob Hughes
2) Dr. John Dixon
3) Lucinda Walsh
4) James Stenbeck
5) Kim Sullivan Reynolds Dixon Stewart Andropoulous Hughes
6) Lily Walsh Mason Snyder Grimaldi Snyder Grimaldi
7) Lisa Miller Hughes Shea Colman McColl Mitchell Grimaldi Chedwyn
8) Barbara Ryan Stenbeck Munson Munson Montgomery Stenbeck Coleman
9) Tom Hughes
10) Margo Montgomery Hughes
11) Holden Snyder
12) Carly Tenney Snyder Snyder Snyder
13) Craig Montgomery
14) Doug Cummings
15) Nancy Hughes McClosky
16) Christopher Hughes I
17) Jack Snyder
18) Iva Snyder Benedict
19) Penny Hughes Baker Lowell Cunningham
20) Dr. Dan Stewart
21) Edith Hughes
22) Andy Dixon
23) Kirk Anderson
24) Paul Ryan
25) Henry Coleman

Honorable Mention: Gwen Norbeck Munson, Dusty Donovan, Emily Stewart, Dr. Rick Decker, Gunnar St. Clair, Jennifer Ryan, Liz Talbot, Jeff Baker, Luke Snyder, Noah Mayer, Grace Baker, Emma Snyder, Dr. David Stewart, Ellen Lowell Stewart, Simon Frasier, Julia Lindsay Snyder

SHOWS THAT ENDED IN 2010:

As the World Turns isn't the only long-running series to bite the dust in 2010. Here are some other shows that said "farewell" besides ATWT.

1) 24- Eight days in which Jack Bauer saved the world, and after the eighth day, Jack rested.
2) Law & Order- tied with Gunsmoke as the longest-running primetime drama
3) Lost- the castoffs eventually did get off the island...although they were all dead
4) The Tudors- the ending was spoiled 463 years ago, and so for 463 years, we knew how this was going to end, but alas, poor Yorick, King Henry VIII died off-screen.
5) Cold Case- each episode had a great soundtrack to listen too, but low ratings and high costs proved fatal for this show at the end

For another BC Bulletin story on ATWT, check out http://thebcshow.bravehost.com/atwt50th.html for our 50th Anniversary page, which was made four and a half years ago.

And of course, look for a proper Bryan Awards wake for ATWT in the summer of 2011 as part of the 11th Annual Bryan Awards.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The BC Bulletin LIVE Emmy Awards Reactions

The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards air in a little over an hour on NBC. The BC Bulletin will be blogging live reactions as the ceremony takes place. (6:45PM ET)
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Sorry, I'm late. I got in my best dressed for the Emmycast. Right now, Billy Bush (nephew of George W.) is chatting with birthday girl and Lead Actress nominee Lea Michele of Glee. Michele is dressed in a navy blue Oscar de La Renta gown.

What I glimpsed- Billy talking with Modern Family hottie Sofia Vergara, who vowed if the show won for Best Comedy Emmy, she'd run down naked on Sunset Blvd. To counteract, Maria Menounos interviewed her fellow co-star and nominee Julie Bowen, who said that "if (Bowen), Ty (Burrell), and the show all won, I'll run down naked." Choose your words carefully. The show begins in a tad over five minutes. Oh, and all of the Comedy categories (except series) are together, Drama are together, Miniseries and Movie are all together.
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The SHOW is STARTING!!!!!

The Opening Sketch: Jimmy Fallon is chatting with castmembers (Lea Michele, Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, and Cory Monteith) of Glee. The Glee-sters are figuring out a way to get to the Emmys. They enlist Tina Fey, Jon Hamm, Jorge Garcia, Joel McHale, and Sue Sylvester/Jane Lynch, spoofing the Boss man's "Born to Run". (8:05PM)

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8:08 PM- WE are looking back at the past year in Comedy with clips from Comedy of the past year.

8:11PM- Jon Hamm and Betty White are presenting the first award of the evening- Supporting in a Comedy Series.

**The Emmy goes to** FIZBO!!!! Eric Stonestreet wins the Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in "Modern Family". Hey, NBC, WHERE THE CLIPS AT?!?!

8:18PM- After a quick commercial break; Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) and the lovely Vergara are presenting the 2nd award of the evening- Writing in a Comedy Series.

"When did you get a laugh?" is the question asked of the nominees in this category? As is "Is funny sexy?"

The "Modern Family" pilot wins for Writing in a Comedy Series. Christopher Lloyd (not the actor) is the son of the late David Lloyd, who won in this race 34 years ago for the epic "Chuckles the Clown Bites the Dust" episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

8:22PM- Stephen Colbert is presenting the third award- Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Does Jane Lynch have this one wrapped up?

8:24PM- Janie did have this one wrapped up as the surly coach of the Cheer-E-O's nabs the Emmy. Congrats to Jane Lynch!

8:31PM- Chandler Bing and Lorelai Gilmore, BFF's in real life (Matthew Perry and Lauren Graham) are presenting the nominees for Guest Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series. I'm a big Lauren Graham fan, and she should have three Emmys by now, but has never been a nominee. And they are presenting the fourth category- Directing in a Comedy Series.

"What is the worst direction you've ever given?" is the question asked of all of the nominees in this category

8:33PM- The Emmy goes to Ryan Murphy for directing the pilot of the "sensation, sweeping the nation", Glee.

8:35PM- A clip with the cast of Modern Family. A "pitch" session with the cast of the show. Ha! A scene with Bowen and George Clooney. Priceless. Also, Vergara with Clooney, and Stewie Griffin of Family Guy talking to Ed O'Neill, mentioning that Modern Family is a show "he can talk about."

8:37PM- Eva Longoria Parker and LL Cool J are presenting Lead Actor in a Comedy Series- AND NOW WE HAVE CLIPS!!!! Category Numero Cinco!

8:38PM- JIM PARSONS wins the Emmy for his hilarious drunk scene!!!!! Like Maura West two months ago, Jim Parsons wins with an episode with a boozy drunk scene. As mentioned, Parsons had that scene in his reel where he accepts a trophy while drunk. A two-for-one EMMY SPECIAL.

8:44PM- 'Nother Commercial Break. And then Doogie Howser comes up to the stage to present the Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy.

8:45PM- History has been made. One Edith Falco of Brooklyn, New York becomes the first woman to win Lead Acting Emmys for Comedy and Drama. "I'm not funny", Falco insists during her acceptance speech. Robert Young and Carroll O'Connor are the other two people to pull of this feat.

8:47PM- Up next is a look back at Reality in the past year.

8:49PM- Mr. Amy Poehler/Gob Bluth (Will Arnett) and Felicity (Keri Russell) present the seventh award of the night- Reality/Competition Program. Can The Amazing Race make it 8 straight, or will a new victor triumph?

8:50PM- THE STREAK IS OVER!!!!! Top Chef pulls off the upset in the Reality/Competition Program. Everyone thought Idol would finally get it. Not even a "Simon Sayonara" could save them. REPEAT- The Amazing Race's streak ends at seven. I guess that the Emmy race can open up in this race. Apprentice next year?

8:57PM- After another commercial break, and an intro to the accountants from Ernst & Young, a look back at the year in DRAMA, Drama, Drama...

9:00PM- The next six categories are the Drama races. L&O SVU's Christopher Meloni and Mariska Hargitay introduce Category Numero Ocho- Writing in a Drama Series.

"What's the best note you ever got for a network" is the question asked for the nominees?

9:01PM- The Emmy goes to Mad Men's season finale, written by creator Matthew Weiner, with Erin Levy. "Shut the Door, Have a Seat" was one of the great hours of TV the past year. Last year, the season 2 finale, "Meditations in an Emergency" won this race.

9:03PM- Chris and Mariska present the 9th award- Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (with clips). The Emmy goes to Aaron Paul, who had a breakout year, and is the 15th actor to win this category in the last 15 years. Congrats, Aaron!

9:10PM- after another break, Nathan Fillion and the lovely Emily Deschanel present the 10th award of the night- Supporting Actress in a Drama Series- the most "up in the air" category.

9:11PM- Archie Panjabi pulls off the 2nd upset of the night, winning for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for The Good Wife. Could The Good Wife pull off the Drama Series upset win?

9:12PM- Edie Falco, as Jimmy Fallon called her "the original housewife of New Jersey" presents the Lead Actor award. (# 11)

9:13PM- Tic-tae-toe, THREE in a Row (but not four), Bryan "with a Y" Cranston wins for Lead Actor in a Drama Series award for the third (but not fourth) consecutive year for Breaking Bad.

9:15PM- another commercial break

9:19PM- Guest Actor and Actress in a Drama Series recap; John Lithgow and Ann-Margret are presenting the 12th category of the night- Drama Series Directing.

The nominees question- "What did your mom want you to be when you were growing up?"

9:21PM- Steve Shill wins for Drama Series directing for Dexter for the episode "The Getaway." Lost's finale got snubbed in both writing and directing- this does not look good for the swan song of Lost, about to follow in the footsteps of the swan songs of M*A*S*H, Cheers, St. Elsewhere, and Newhart.

9:23PM- a Musical tribute (by Fallon) to three shows that went off the air- 24 (Fallon dressed as Sir Elton John), Law & Order (a parody of Boyz II Men's It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday, also by Fallon, dressed as a hip-hop artist), and Lost (Fallon dressed as a rock star, to the tune of Green Day's ??song??)

9:27PM- another commercial break

9:31PM- Glee's Matthew Morrison and 30 Rock's Tina Fey present the 13th award of the evening- Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

9:32PM- Floyd, we've got another upset. The better half of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick pulls off the 3rd upset of the night, on her 5th nomination for TNT's The Closer.

9:34PM- We now move to the next arena, Variety. Stephen Colbert joins in Jimmy Fallon's segue to the Year in Variety.

9:36PM- Could The Daily Show's streak also end at seven? Could The Daily Show's little brother, Colbert rise up, or could SNL's Betty White campaign pay off with extra dividends, or will Team Coco get a pity win? We'll find out, NOW!

9:37PM- Joel McHale and Jeff Probst present the 14th award of the night- Variety, Music, or Comedy Special writing.

9:39PM- The Tony Awards (last year's- 2009) win for Best Writing in a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special. (I thought that this would be announced during the Creative Arts awards. I was wrong)

9:47PM- after another word from our sponsors, funny British comedian Ricky Gervais takes the stage, and free beer is handed out to some of the nominees. I guess the party has begun. OK, Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special.

Same question as Drama Series directing...

9:48PM- Haha, Louis J. Horwitz's mom wanted him to be an accordionist on The Lawrence Welk Show, lol....unfortunately for Louis's mom, with Lawrence Welk and Myron Floren, there were too many accordionists cooking in the kitchen.

9:49PM- Ricky Gervais was hoping for Bucky Gunts, and he got it right. Bucky directed the Opening Ceremony for the Vancouver Olympic Games. Congrats to Ricky for predicting it right.

9:50PM- And Sweet 16- Variety, Music or Comedy Series

9:51PM- And the eighth time is still the charm for Jon Stewart, as The Daily Show makes it eight in a row. Jim Tressel is getting ideas from Jon Stewart in order to beat Michigan. SNL was robbed for the second straight year in a row.

9:57PM- after the next break, the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award will be given to George Clooney.

10:00PM- And now, a word from the Chairman from the Academy, John Schaffner(?). Julianna Margulies presents the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award to her former ER co-star George Clooney. Clooney is the 4th recipient of this award, one whose humanitarian work has had a lasting impact in the industry (America: A Tribute to Heroes, Tsunami: A Concert of Hope, and Hope for Haiti Now).

10:04PM- And now, the Miniseries/Movie categories- a year back at those.

10:06PM- Jim & Betty- John Krasinski and January Jones present the 17th category- Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

10:07PM- Julia Ormond wins the Emmy for her portrayal of the mother of Temple Grandin.

10:14PM- After another break, Claire Danes (the new spokesgal for Latisse) presents the Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Emmy.

10:15PM- David Strathairn wins for Temple Grandin.

10:17PM- Jewel performs the song for the Memoriam segment

10:21PM- Commercial break

10:25PM- Jonathan Rollins and Abby Lockhart (Blair Underwood and Maura Tierney) present the Writing in a Miniseries or Movie Emmy (Emmy # 20 tonight) to Adam Mazer who penned You Don't Know Jack (NOT about the computer game).

10:28PM- Underwood & Tierney present the 21st Emmy of the night- Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, which goes to Claire Danes as Temple Grandin. Danes was the youngest Lead Actress nominee in the history of the Emmys, 15 years ago at the tender age of 16. (She should be 2-for-2)

10:30PM- Another break. Only 6 categories left. (edited to realize there are 27 categories and not 26...or 24, or 28- like there were originally, pre-Clooney Humanitarian Award).

10:34PM- Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, and Alexander Skarsgard of True Blood present the Emmy for Directing in a Miniseries or Movie. (Category # 22)

10:35PM- Mick Jackson wins the Emmy for directing Temple Grandin. The third time is the charm for Jackson, who helmed The Bodyguard, Volcano, and L.A. Story.

10:37PM- The True Blood trio also presents Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, which goes to Al Pacino for his role as Dr. Death (Jack Kevorkian) in You Don't Know Jack.

10:42PM- And now, the Final Four- Miniseries, Made for TV Movie, Drama Series, and Comedy Series. I predicted The Pacific, Temple Grandin, Mad Men, and Modern Family. Will I go 4-for-4? But first, another word from our sponsors. The Event- next year's Great Emmy drama, or next year's Silver Garbage chariot horse?

10:45PM- Laurence Fishburne presents the Emmy for Outstanding Miniseries...flip a coin.

10:46PM- The coin landed on heads for The Pacific. Cranford gets swept by Tom Hanks, having lost to John Adams two years ago.

10:48PM- Fishburne also presents the Best Made for TV Movie Emmy, which goes to Temple Grandin, HBO's film about a woman who overcame autism and received a doctorate.

10:49PM- Will Mad Men make it three in a row? Find out now as 1984's Best Drama Lead Actor Tom Selleck hands out the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series.

10:50PM- Tic-tac-toe, THREE IN A ROW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Catch tonight's show again in 10 minutes on the East Coast folks!

10:52PM- one more prize. Can Modern Family win it? Will Glee sing out a high note? Or will 30 Rock pull off a shocker and four-peat? Comedy Series is up next after one final word from the sponsors.

10:56PM- And now, the 27th and Final Award of the night- Outstanding Comedy Series (see last update). And now, Sam Malone (ok, Ted Danson).

10:58PM- The Emmy Goes to...Modern Family. ABC's first Comedy Series winner in 22 years. 30 Rock is one Emmy nomination shy of tying the shutout record. Traditional family is back at the Emmys.

10:59PM- That's all she wrote on the Emmys. Now I'm off to write about tonight. So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, good night (musical break) Adios, au revoir, auf wiedersehen, GOODNIGHT!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

2010 Silver Garbage Award Winners

And the Winners Are:

Worst Comedy Series: The Jay Leno Show
Worst Actor: Michael Strahan, Brothers
Worst Actress: Jenna Elfman, Accidentally on Purpose
Worst Supporting Actor: Carl Weathers, Brothers
Worst Supporting Actress: CCH Pounder, Brothers
Worst Cast: Brothers

Worst Drama Series: Melrose Place
Worst Actor: Spencer Pratt, The Hills
Worst Actress: Mischa Barton, The Beautiful Life: TBL
Worst Supporting Actor: Corbin Bleu, The Beautiful Life: TBL
Worst Supporting Actress: Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, Melrose Place
Worst Cast: The Beautiful Life: TBL

Worst Reality Show: Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Worst New Show: The Beautiful Life: TBL

A full wrap-up of the Silver Garbage Awards will be in the September issue of The BC Bulletin, which will be released Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The BC Bulletin's FINAL EMMY PREDICTIONS

By Bryan Curtiss

The 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards air this upcoming Sunday on NBC. HBO's "The Pacific" is the most-nominated program with 24 Emmy nominations, followed by Fox's "Glee" with 19. This should be a very interesting Sunday night to see who wins and who comes up empty-handed in the approximately 25 categories that will be bestowed on television's biggest night. The BC Bulletin is predicting 14 of those big races.


Outstanding Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Glee (Fox)- SHOULD WIN
Modern Family (ABC)- WILL WIN
Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
The Office (NBC)
30 Rock (NBC)

SNUBBED: The Big Bang Theory (CBS), Community (NBC)
DARKHORSE: Nurse Jackie (Showtime), 30 Rock (NBC)

I believe that the winner of this race will join a list of freshman laffers to win for Comedy Series- joining “The Phil Silvers Show” (1956), “The Monkees” (1967), "All in the Family" (1971), "Taxi" (1979), "Cheers" (1983), "The Cosby Show" (1985), "The Golden Girls" (1986), "The Wonder Years" (1988), "Frasier" (1994), "Arrested Development" (2004), and last, but not least, three-time defending champ "30 Rock" (2007). With 19 Nominations, "Glee" is the biggest sensation that is sweeping the television nation. However, the trendiest shows come up empty-handed on Emmy night. "Glee" only won two awards at the Creative Arts Awards, while rival freshman Comedy "Modern Family" won three. The big surprise going into Emmy week is that three-time defending champ "30 Rock" was blanked at the Creative Arts Ceremony, one year removed from the show's record 24 nominations. Anyway, back to the topic at hand. "Glee" should win because it has the most nominations for any series, it won the Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy Series, it won the SAG for Best Cast in a Comedy Series, but on Sunday, it's a whole new ball game. Even the trendiest of shows failed to win- "Desperate Housewives", "Twin Peaks", "Moonlighting", "Miami Vice", "The Sopranos" all were favored to win for their breakout freshman years, but came up empty-handed, which is why I think that the Emmy will go to "Modern Family". Emmy voters love traditional family shows, as witnessed by their love and affection for "All in the Family" and "Everybody Loves Raymond". The last time an ABC show won in this category (1988 to be exact), Ronald Reagan was President and gas cost less that two bucks.


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper- The Big Bang Theory (CBS)- SHOULD WIN
Larry David as Himself- Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Matthew Morrison as Will Schuester- Glee (Fox)
Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk- Monk (USA)- WILL WIN
Steve Carell as Michael Scott- The Office (NBC)
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy- 30 Rock (NBC)

SNUBBED: David Duchovny as Hank Moody (Californication, Showtime), Thomas Jane as Ray Drecker (Hung, HBO), Joel McHale as Jeff Winger (Community, NBC)
DARKHORSE: Parsons

It should all go down to a battle of who has the best tapes. Based on this theory, Tony Shalhoub should win his fourth Emmy for "Monk". Shalhoub submitted the series finale, in which his OCD-afflicted detective finally solves his wife's murder. However, be on the lookout for a possible win by Parsons, as he has a breakout scene in his reel in which his character drunkenly accepts an award on stage, and (1) Emmy voters love drunks- as witnessed by soap star Maura West's win earlier this summer, and (2) it shows that Parsons's character is a winner- a la Dame Maggie Smith in "California Suite" (ok, not really, but you get the picture).


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Lea Michele as Rachel Berry- Glee (Fox)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Christine Campbell- The New Adventures of Old Christine (CBS)
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton- Nurse Jackie (Showtime)- WILL/SHOULD WIN
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope- Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon- 30 Rock (NBC)
Toni Collette as Tara Gregson- The United States of Tara (Showtime)

SNUBBED: Courteney Cox as Jules Cobb (Cougar Town, ABC)
DARKHORSE: Collette

It's an open and shut case as Emmy voters will reward Falco's pill-popping, adulterous nurse over the competition, which includes defending champ Collette as a wife and mother with multiple personalities. What could keep Collette from repeating is that there hasn't been a repeat in this race in nine years, after a 13-year stretch (1989 to 2001) with only five winners in this race (Candice Bergen- five times, Helen Hunt- four times, Patricia Heaton- twice/the last to repeat, Roseanne and Kirstie Alley- once). Since Patricia Heaton's repeat, there have been eight different winners (Jennifer Aniston, Debra Messing, Sarah Jessica Parker, Felicity Huffman, Louis-Dreyfus, America Ferrera, Fey, Collette), and Falco will be the ninth. Also, with her impending win, Falco will be the first woman to win Lead Acting Emmys for both Comedy and Drama, joining Robert Young (“Father Knows Best”- 1959 & “Marcus Welby M.D.”- 1970) and Carroll O'Connor (“All in the Family”- 1972, 1977-1979 & “In the Heat of the Night”- 1989) as the only actors to pull off this feat in Emmy history.


Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel- Glee (Fox)
Neil Patrick Harris as Barney Stinson- How I Met Your Mother (CBS)- SHOULD WIN
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy- Modern Family (ABC)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett- Modern Family (ABC)
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker- Modern Family (ABC)- WILL WIN
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper- Two and a Half Men (CBS)

SNUBBED: John Krasinski as Jim Halpert (The Office, NBC), Ed O'Neill as Jay Pritchett (Modern Family, ABC), Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold (Entourage, HBO), Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute (The Office, NBC)
DARKHORSE: Burrell, Harris

One word- Fizbo. That word was the episode of Stonestreet's reel, in which his character was dressed as a clown. That episode should be enough for Stonestreet to win. Be on the lookout for a possible upset by co-star Burrell, or by Neil Patrick Harris, who won two Emmys on Saturday night (for hosting the Tonys and his guest appearance on "Glee"). God forbid that Ducky from "Pretty in Pink" does the unthinkable...again.


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester- Glee (Fox)- WILL/SHOULD WIN
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy- Modern Family (ABC)
Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett- Modern Family (ABC)
Kristen Wiig, Performer- Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney- 30 Rock (NBC)
Holland Taylor as Evelyn Harper- Two and a Half Men (CBS)

SNUBBED: Jane Adams as Tanya Skagle (Hung, HBO), Dianna Agron as Quinn Fabray (Glee, Fox), Jenna Fischer as Pam Halpert (The Office, NBC), Elizabeth Perkins as Celia Hodes (Weeds, Showtime)
DARKHORSE: You've got to be kidding...right?

If anyone but Lynch wins, it will be a tragedy bigger than Jon Cryer's win last year.


Outstanding Drama Series
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Dexter (Showtime)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Lost (ABC)- SHOULD WIN
Mad Men (AMC)- WILL WIN
True Blood (HBO)

SNUBBED: Treme (HBO)
DARKHORSE: Breaking Bad (AMC), Dexter (Showtime), The Good Wife (CBS)
In any given year, be on the lookout for an upset winner ("Law & Order"- 1997, "Police Story"- 1976, "Cagney & Lacey"- 1985 & 1986, "thirtysomething"- 1988, "24"- 2006). However, "Mad Men" picked flawlessly in their submissions, and I don't think it's 100 percent possible for "Mad Men" to be denied their third consecutive win. "Lost", could win for submitting it's epic finale. But in my opinion, the finale was too long, and dragged a bit. That's what cost shows such as "St. Elsewhere", "M*A*S*H", "Seinfeld", "Cheers", and "Sex and the City" gold in their final seasons. "Mad Men" will join an elite list of shows- "The Defenders" (1962, 1963, 1964), "Hill Street Blues" (1981, 1982, 1983, 1984), "L.A. Law" (1989, 1990, 1991), and "The West Wing" (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003) to three-peat in this race, because "Mad Men" is the Cadillac of the Emmy kingdom (at least until the Bentley in the form of HBO's "Boardwalk Empire" comes in next year).

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston as Walter H. White- Breaking Bad (AMC)- WILL WIN
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan- Dexter (Showtime)- SHOULD WIN
Kyle Chandler as Eric Taylor- Friday Night Lights (DirectTV)
Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House- House (Fox)
Matthew Fox as Dr. Jack Shepherd- Lost (ABC)
Jon Hamm as Don Draper- Mad Men (AMC)

SNUBBED: Simon Baker as Patrick Jane (The Mentalist, CBS), Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as King Henry VIII (The Tudors, Showtime)
DARKHORSE: Hall
Cranston is very likely to three-peat, because he won't be winning this race next year ("Breaking Bad" will not be eligible for next year's race because the show's fourth season does not begin until next July). However, Hall had a breakout year complete with Golden Globe and SAG wins, as his character went toe-to-toe with Guest Actor champ John Lithgow, and Dexter's wife Rita is found murdered in the bathtub. The race has been between Cranston and Hall, and it's a 70-30 race right now, with Cranston leading.


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Kyra Sedgwick as Det. Brenda Johnson- The Closer (TNT)
Glenn Close as Patty Hewes- Damages (F/X)
Connie Britton as Tami Taylor- Friday Night Lights (NBC)
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick- The Good Wife (CBS)- WILL/SHOULD WIN
Mariska Hargitay as Det. Olivia Benson- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)
January Jones as Betty Draper- Mad Men (AMC)

SNUBBED: Anna Paquin as Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood, HBO)
DARKHORSE: None really, but watch out for Sedgwick

If anyone but Julianna Margulies wins, it will be a shocker, because Margulies is the clear choice to win this race. Connie Britton and January Jones should both be proud that they got to break on through with their first Emmy nods this year, after multiple snubs.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman- Breaking Bad (AMC)- SHOULD WIN
Martin Short as Joe Tobin- Damages (F/X)
Michael Emerson as Ben Linus- Lost (ABC)
Terry O'Quinn as John Locke- Lost (ABC)- WILL WIN
John Slattery as Roger Sterling- Mad Men (AMC)
Andre Braugher as Owen Thoreau Jr.- Men of a Certain Age (TNT)

SNUBBED: John Goodman as Creighton Bernette (Treme, HBO), Josh Holloway as Sawyer Ford (Lost, ABC)
DARKHORSE: Braugher, Emerson

If John Lithgow were nominated here like he belonged (he had as much screen time as Michael C. Hall on "Dexter" last season), he would have won, plain and simple. Terry O'Quinn is in the driver's seat right now. However, what's keeping O’Quinn from sealing a win is the fact that in the last 14 years in this category, there have been 14 different winners (the late Ray Walston, Hector Elizondo, Gordon Clapp, Michael Badalucco, Richard Schiff, Bradley Whitford, the late John Spencer, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Imperioli, William Shatner, Alan Alda, O'Quinn, Zeljko Ivanek, and Emerson). Braugher is a spoiler choice, because of his out-of-left field nomination which surprised everyone. Paul has once again garnered buzz for another great season on “Breaking Bad” and definitely deserves a statuette to call his own.

On a side note, condolences go out to Martin Short, whose wife, former actress Nancy Dolman passed away last Saturday.

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Sharon Gless as Madeline Westen- Burn Notice (USA)
Rose Byrne as Ellen Parsons- Damages (F/X)
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart- The Good Wife (CBS)
Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma- The Good Wife (CBS)
Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris- Mad Men (AMC)- SHOULD WIN
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson- Mad Men (AMC)- WILL WIN

SNUBBED: Khandi Alexander as Ladonna Batiste (Treme, HBO), Michelle Forbes as Maryann Forrester (True Blood, HBO), S. Epatha Merkerson as Lt. Anita Van Buren (Law & Order, NBC)
DARKHORSE: Gless

It can be a race in which any of these six actresses could win. On paper, it is between "Mad Men" co-stars Hendricks and Moss. However, a possible out-of-left field upset could be on the horizon for Gless, who won two Emmys in the 1980s for her role on "Cagney & Lacey", and is a perennial Emmy vet. And Emmy voters revere their veteran actors, case in point- Betty White. The only thing missing was Khandi Alexander, who was snubbed for great work on HBO's "Treme", which itself got almost ignored by Emmy voters, much like "The Wire", which was also produced by the creators of "Treme".



Outstanding Made for Television Movie
Endgame- Masterpiece Classic (PBS)
Georgia O'Keeffe (Lifetime)
Moonshot (History Channel)
The Special Relationship (HBO)
Temple Grandin (HBO)- WILL WIN
You Don't Know Jack (HBO)- SHOULD WIN

SNUBBED: None
DARKHORSE: None

Four of the six nominees should be proud to make it to Awards Sunday. This is really a two-person race. HBO has won this category 15 of the last 17 years, and there is no doubt they'll make it 16 out of 18, having one half of this year's nominees. "Temple Grandin" has the edge, because it is about a woman who overcame autism to get a doctorate degree. I would not be surprised if HBO's flick about famed assisted suicide advocate Dr. Jack Kevorkian, "You Don't Know Jack" comes out on top. Both "Grandin" and "Jack" shared the Made for TV Movie honors at the Bryan Awards.


Outstanding Miniseries
The Pacific (HBO)- WILL/SHOULD WIN
Return to Cranford- Masterpiece Classic (PBS)

SNUBBED: The Prisoner (AMC)
DARKHORSE: Return to Cranford (PBS)

Barring any British-sentiment for the sequel to "Cranford", the sequel, like the original will lose to an epic HBO miniseries that was executive produced by Academy Award winner Tom Hanks. "The Pacific" has everything- love, conflict, victory, what doesn't "The Pacific" have? Oh, yeah, acting nominations. But, like "Band of Brothers" before it (which also failed to have an acting nomination), "The Pacific" will be honored, not because it was a World War II miniseries, but because it was 10 of the best hours of television of 2010.


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
Jeff Bridges as Jon Katz (A Dog Year, HBO)
Sir Ian McKellen as Number Two (The Prisoner, AMC)
Dennis Quaid as President Bill Clinton (The Special Relationship, HBO)
Michael Sheen as Prime Minister Tony Blair (The Special Relationship, HBO)
Al Pacino as Dr. Jack Kevorkian (You Don't Know Jack, HBO)- WILL/SHOULD WIN

SNUBBED: Jeremy Irons as Alfred Stieglitz (Georgia O'Keeffe, Lifetime)
DARKHORSE: Bridges or McKellen


Al Pacino has this bad girl wrapped up, marking this the second time he's won for portraying a real person (he was a quasi-fictionalized version of attorney Roy Cohn in "Angels in America"). Emmy voters love real people in this category, as witnessed in the past decade, as Emmy voters have honored portrayals of John Adams, Peter Sellers, Otto Frank, and Sir Winston Churchill (twice).


Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Dame Maggie Smith as Mary (Capturing Mary, BBC)
Joan Allen as Georgia O'Keeffe (Georgia O'Keeffe, Lifetime
Dame Judi Dench as Miss Matty Jenkins (Return to Cranford, PBS)
Hope Davis as Hillary Clinton (The Special Relationship, HBO)
Claire Danes as Temple Grandin (Temple Grandin, HBO)- WILL/SHOULD WIN

SNUBBED: Caterina Scorsone as Alice (Alice, SyFy)
DARKHORSE: Dench

This Emmy is Claire Danes' to lose. 'Nuff said?

Emmy Trivia: The last time Danes was Emmy-nominated, she became the youngest Lead Actress nominee in Emmy history, for her role as Angela Chase in "My So-Called Life."



Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)- WILL WIN
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (NBC)- SHOULD WIN

SNUBBED: The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS)
DARKHORSE: Colbert, The Daily Show


"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" has resided in this category for the last seven years. It's about time for a change, don't you think? For the first time in 27 years, late night titan David Letterman won't be competing in this race, as "The Late Show with David Letterman" was snubbed in this category for the first time since Letterman has been on CBS (Letterman was nominated as Executive Producer of "When Kids Grieve", which lost on Saturday night). In the 35 year history of the show, "Saturday Night Live" has only won this award twice (1976 and 1993), and submitted the Betty White episode, which won honors for White and director Don Roy King. Meanwhile, "The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien", which went out with a bang in January, submitted the finale, and "The Colbert Report" submitted an episode from Colbert's trip to Iraq, which won a Writing Emmy on Saturday, which means that this race is far from over.


Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
The Amazing Race (CBS)- WILL WIN
American Idol (Fox)- SHOULD WIN
Dancing with the Stars (ABC)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
Top Chef (Bravo)

SNUBBED: Survivor (CBS)
DARKHORSE: Wow…good one there

"The Amazing Race", like "The Daily Show" has a seven-year itch of its own. "The Amazing Race" was the first winner of this category. And the second. And the third. And so far, it's the only reality competition show to win this category. And as the years go by, it seems like there's a reality show that could unseat it. But every year, "The Amazing Race" has won, now having as many Emmys for Reality-Competition Program, as there are continents on the planet. Can "American Idol" finally get over the hump with their farewell to grouchy ex-judge Simon Cowell? Find out on Sunday.




SELECT CREATIVE ARTS WINNERS:
Guest Actor, Comedy Series: Neil Patrick Harris as Bryan Ryan- Glee (Fox)
Guest Actress, Comedy Series: Betty White, Host/Performer- Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Guest Actor, Drama Series: John Lithgow as Arthur Mitchell- Dexter (Showtime)
Guest Actress, Drama Series: Ann-Margret as Rita Wilson- Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC)
Reality Host: Jeff Probst- Survivor (CBS)
Animated Program: Disney Prep and Landing (ABC)
Reality Program: Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution (ABC)
Variety Special: The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

‘Glee’, ‘Pacific’, ‘SNL’ Win Big; ‘World Turns’ and ‘Lost’ Go Out On Top

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(August 15-16, 2010)

CONTACT: Bryan Curtiss (BCurtiss@hotmail.com)


‘Glee’, ‘Pacific’, ‘SNL’ Win Big; ‘World Turns’ and ‘Lost’ Go Out On Top

“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.

“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.

“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,” 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.

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”.

To view the complete list of winners, go to http://thebryanawards.bravehost.com.

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Friday, August 6, 2010

2010 Creative Arts Bryan Award Winners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(August 6, 2010)


‘Glee’, ‘Pacific’, ‘SNL’ Big Winners At Bryan Creative Arts Awards

CONTACT:
Bryan Curtiss
BCurtiss@hotmail.com


Fox’s “Glee”, with a record 42 Bryan Award nominations, is the heads-on favorite to sweep the Bryan Awards this year, and after Friday night’s Creative Arts Bryan Awards, they made that mark.

“Glee” won ten Bryan Awards on Friday evening, including Best Performance by a Cast in a Comedy Series, at the 2010 Creative Arts Bryan Awards.

The Creative Arts Bryan Awards were held to honor achievements in all but the 30 main categories that will be announced on Bryan Award Sunday on August 15. The achievements range from technical and behind-the-scenes categories, to guest acting categories.

“Glee” also won for Ensemble Cast in a New Series, Supporting Actress in a New Series (Jane Lynch), Guest Actress in a New Series (Kristin Chenoweth), Guest Actor in a New Series (Mike O’Malley, who also won for his work on NBC’s “Parenthood”), Directing for both a Comedy Series and New Series (co-creator Ryan Murphy for helming the pilot). The show also won prizes for casting, editing, and sound mixing.

“‘Glee’, if it sweeps every category on Bryan Awards Sunday, could break the record for most wins in a single season in Bryan Awards history,” said Bryan Awards creator, Bryan Curtiss.

The record that Curtiss is talking about is 15 Bryan Award wins in one year, which was set by ABC’s “Desperate Housewives” during its 2005 rookie campaign. This year, “Housewives” received only one nomination, and lost.

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.

Also with 24 nominations, “The Young and the Restless”, the top-rated daytime soap for over the last 23 years, failed to win a single award for the second consecutive year at the Creative Arts Bryan Awards.

HBO’s “The Pacific” was another big winner at the Creative Arts Bryan Awards, winning eight Bryan Awards.

“The Pacific” won for directing in a Miniseries or Movie, plus kudos for casting, editing, cinematography, sound editing, sound editing, music, and visual effects.

NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” won seven Bryan Awards, including Comedy Episode of the Year, for the episode hosted by Comedy Guest Actress champ Betty White. That episode also won for writing, and shared the directing prize with the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Winter Olympic Games, which won four Bryan Awards, including Variety Performance for Michael BublĂ©, who also won for his SNL musical appearance with Comedy Guest Actor champ Jon Hamm, who picked up his first Bryan Award win.

The love for Betty White was apparent at the Bryan Awards. Her guest hosting gig on SNL was contributed to a fan-driven Facebook drive to get her to host the show. 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.

White also won for Performance of the Year for hosting “Saturday Night Live” and for Guest Actress in a Daytime Drama for the second time for reprising her 2007-winning role on “The Bold and the Beautiful”.

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

ABC’s “Lost”, which ended its six-year run in May, and ABC’s “General Hospital”, which will become the longest-running soap still on the air this September, each received six Bryan Awards each.

Departing shows “24” and “As the World Turns” picked up four Bryan Awards each, as did “Survivor”.

For a complete list of winners, go to http://thebryanawards.bravehost.com for more information.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Classic Bryan Awards, Part 2

Just what are the Classic Bryan Awards exactly? The Classic Bryan Awards is a three-part series in which we go back in time to look back at the major winners of the first ten years, and to play with history and choose winners from the Golden Age of Television up to Y2K.
This Month, we will look back at Bryan Award winners from 2008 and 2004.

In August's BC Bulletin, we will take a look back at Bryan Award winners from last year, 2007, 2005, and 2002, and choose "winners" for 2000, 1997, 1995, 1992, 1990, 1986, 1984, 1981, 1977, 1975, 1971, 1969, 1966, 1963, 1961, 1958, 1957, 1955, and 1952.



(1983)

The 1982-83 was the era of a new day for NBC. In September 1982, NBC, in third place since the early 1970s launched a Thursday night lineup featuring Musical Drama Fame, Emmy-winning police drama Hill Street Blues, Emmy-winning sitcom Taxi (transplanted from ABC), and introduced a new sitcom, Cheers, set in a Boston Bar. Cheers (if the Bryan Awards were around in 1983) shared the honor with a fellow NBC freshman show set in Boston, St. Elsewhere, a low-rated medical drama set in a gloomy Boston hospital, which would also claim the Drama Series prize, among its 24 nominations. In Daytime, All My Children won most of the awards, however the top prize went to sister soap One Life to Live.

Comedy Series: Cheers (NBC)
Drama Series: St. Elsewhere (NBC)
Daytime Soap: One Life to Live (ABC)
Miniseries: (TIE) The Thorn Birds & Winds of War (ABC)
Made for TV Movie: Special Bulletin (NBC)
Variety Program: Motown 25- Yesterday. Today. Forever. (NBC)
New Series: (TIE) Cheers & St. Elsewhere (NBC)
Actor, Comedy: Alan Alda, M*A*S*H (CBS)
Actress, Comedy: Shelley Long, Cheers (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Christopher Lloyd, Taxi (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Carol Kane, Taxi (NBC)
Cast, Comedy: Cheers (NBC)
Actor, Drama: Ed Flanders, St. Elsewhere (NBC)
Actress, Drama: Linda Evans, Dynasty (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Drama: Bruce Weitz, Hill Street Blues (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Christina Pickles, St. Elsewhere (NBC)
Cast, Drama: Hill Street Blues (NBC)
Younger Actor: Gary Coleman, Diff'rent Strokes (NBC)
Younger Actress: Sarah Jessica Parker, Square Pegs (CBS)
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Tommy Lee Jones, Executioner's Song (NBC)
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Ann Margret, Who Will Love My Children? (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Richard Kiley, The Thorn Birds (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Jean Simmons, The Thorn Birds (ABC)
Cast, Miniseries or Movie: Nicholas Nickleby (Syndicated)
Actor, Daytime: Robert S. Woods, One Life to Live (ABC)
Actress, Daytime: Dorothy Lyman, All My Children (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Daytime: Darnell Williams, All My Children (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Daytime: Lois Kibbee, The Edge of Night (ABC)
Younger Actor, Daytime: Michael E. Knight, All My Children (ABC)
Younger Actress, Daytime: Kim Delaney, All My Children (ABC)
Cast, Daytime: All My Children (ABC)




(1982)

Comedy Series: Police Squad (ABC)
Drama Series: Hill Street Blues (NBC)
Daytime Soap: General Hospital (ABC)
Miniseries: Brideshead Revisited- Great Performances (PBS)
Made for TV Movie: Bill (CBS)
Variety Program: Night of 1,000 Stars (ABC)
New Series: Police Squad (ABC)
Actor, Comedy: Leslie Nielsen, Police Squad (ABC)
Actress, Comedy: Bonnie Franklin, One Day at a Time (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Christopher Lloyd, Taxi (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Loretta Swit, M*A*S*H (CBS)
Cast, Comedy: Taxi (ABC)
Actor, Drama: Daniel J. Travanti, Hill Street Blues (NBC)
Actress, Drama: Joan Collins, Dynasty (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Drama: Michael Conrad, Hill Street Blues (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Nancy Marchand, Lou Grant (CBS)
Cast, Drama: Hill Street Blues (NBC)
Younger Actor: Gary Coleman, Diff'rent Strokes (NBC)
Younger Actress: Valerie Bertinelli, One Day at a Time (CBS)
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Mickey Rooney, Bill (CBS)
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Ingrid Bergman, A Woman Called Golda (Syndicated)
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Sir Laurence Olivier, Brideshead Revisited- Great Performances (PBS)
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Claire Bloom, Brideshead Revisited- Great Performances (PBS)
Cast, Miniseries or Movie: Brideshead Revisited (PBS)
Actor, Daytime: Anthony Geary, General Hospital (ABC)
Actress, Daytime: Lisa Brown, Guiding Light (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Daytime: David Lewis, General Hospital (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Daytime: Jane Elliot, Guiding Light (CBS)
Cast, Daytime: General Hospital (ABC)




(1980)

In 1980, ABC's satire of soap operas, Soap took the Comedy prize for the third straight year. As for actual soap operas, CBS's Guiding Light would win for Best Daytime Drama. CBS's Lou Grant returned to the top of the Drama pile after taking home the honors in 1978.

Comedy Series: Soap (ABC)
Drama Series: Lou Grant (CBS)
Daytime Soap: Guiding Light (CBS)
Miniseries: Moviola (NBC)
Dramatic Special: All Quiet on the Western Front- Hallmark Hall of Fame (CBS)
Variety Program: The Lawrence Welk Show (Syndicated)
Actor, Comedy: Richard Mulligan, Soap (ABC)
Actress, Comedy: Cathryn Damon, Soap (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Mike Farrell, M*A*S*H (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Loretta Swit, M*A*S*H (CBS)
Cast, Comedy: M*A*S*H (CBS)
Actor, Drama: Larry Hagman, Dallas (CBS)
Actress, Drama: Barbara Bel Geddes, Dallas (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Drama: Patrick Duffy, Dallas (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Nancy Marchand, Lou Grant (CBS)
Cast, Drama: The White Shadow (CBS)
Younger Actor: Gary Coleman, Diff'rent Strokes (NBC)
Younger Actress: Melissa Gilbert, Little House on the Prairie (NBC)
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Powers Boothe, Guyana Tragedy: The Jim Jones Story (CBS)
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Patty Duke Astin, The Miracle Worker (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Ernest Borgnine, All Quiet on the Western Front- Hallmark Hall of Fame (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Patricia Neal, All Quiet on the Western Front- Hallmark Hall of Fame (CBS)
Cast, Miniseries or Movie: Moviola (NBC)
Actor, Daytime: Michael Zaslow, Guiding Light (CBS)
Actress, Daytime: Judith Light, One Life to Live (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Daytime: David Lewis, General Hospital (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Daytime: Jane Elliot, General Hospital (ABC)
Cast, Daytime: Guiding Light (CBS)



(1978)

If the Bryan Awards were around in 1978, All in the Family would have become the first series since I Love Lucy in 1953 to sweep all four regular acting categories at the Bryan Awards in one year.

Comedy Series: (TIE) All in the Family (CBS) & Soap (ABC)
Drama Series: Lou Grant (CBS)
Daytime Soap: Days of Our Lives (NBC)
Miniseries: Holocaust (NBC)
Dramatic Special: A Family Upside Down (NBC)
Variety Series: The Muppet Show (Syndicated)
Variety Special: The Second Barry Manilow Special (ABC)
New Series: Soap (ABC)
Actor, Comedy: Carroll O'Connor, All in the Family (CBS)
Actress, Comedy: Jean Stapleton, All in the Family (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Rob Reiner, All in the Family (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Sally Struthers, All in the Family (CBS)
Cast, Comedy: All in the Family (CBS)
Actor, Drama: Edward Asner, Lou Grant (CBS)
Actress, Drama: Sada Thompson, Family (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Drama: Mason Adams, Lou Grant (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Nancy Marchand, Lou Grant (CBS)
Cast, Drama: Lou Grant (CBS)
Younger Actor: Adam Rich, Eight is Enough (ABC)
Younger Actress: Melissa Sue Anderson, Little House on the Prairie (NBC)
Actor, Miniseries or Special: Derek Jacobi, I, Claudius (PBS)
Actress, Miniseries or Special: Meryl Streep, Holocaust (NBC) & An Uncommon Woman, Great Performances (PBS)
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Special: Ossie Davis, King (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Special: Patty Duke Astin, A Family Upside Down (NBC)
Cast, Miniseries or Special: Holocaust (NBC)
Actor, Daytime: Martin Hulswit, Guiding Light (CBS)
Actress, Daytime: Beverlee McKinsey, Another World (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Daytime: Don Stewart, Guiding Light (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Daytime: Kate Mulgrew, Ryan's Hope (ABC)
Cast, Daytime: Ryan's Hope (ABC)




(1976)

In this Bicentennial Year, The Mary Tyler Moore Show would have won yet again in the Comedy races. In the Drama race, Upstairs, Downstairs would have prevailed again for the top prize. In the Miniseries race, Rich Man, Poor Man would have dominated in prizes. The newest soap opera on ABC, Ryan's Hope would have been named top soap, had the Bryan Awards existed in 1976.

Comedy Series: The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
Drama Series: Upstairs, Downstairs (PBS)
Daytime Soap: Ryan's Hope (ABC)
Miniseries: Rich Man, Poor Man (ABC)
Dramatic Special: Eleanor and Franklin (ABC)
Variety Series: NBC Saturday Night (NBC)
Variety Special: The Monty Python Show (ABC)
Actor, Comedy: Henry Winkler, Happy Days (ABC)
Actress, Comedy: Mary Tyler Moore, The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Ted Knight, The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Betty White, The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
Cast, Comedy: The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
Actor, Drama: Jim Hutton, Ellery Queen (NBC)
Actress, Drama: Angie Dickinson, Police Woman (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Drama: David Wayne, Ellery Queen (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Angela Baddeley, Upstairs, Downstairs (PBS)
Cast, Drama: The Waltons (CBS)
Younger Actor: John Travolta, Welcome Back, Kotter (ABC)
Younger Actress: Melissa Gilbert, Little House on the Prairie (NBC)
Actor, Miniseries or Special: Nick Nolte, Rich Man, Poor Man (ABC)
Actress, Miniseries or Special: Lee Remick, Jennie: Lady Randolph Churchill- Great Performances (PBS)
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Special: Ray Bolger, The Entertainer (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Special: Rosemary Murphy, Eleanor and Franklin (ABC)
Cast, Miniseries or Special: Rich Man, Poor Man (ABC)
Actor, Daytime: Bill Hayes, Days of Our Lives (NBC)
Actress, Daytime: Helen Gallagher, Ryan's Hope (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Daytime: Bernard Barrow, Ryan's Hope (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Daytime: Frances Heflin, All My Children (ABC)
Cast, Daytime: Days of Our Lives (NBC)



(1974)


Comedy Series: The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
Drama Series: Upstairs, Downstairs (PBS)
Daytime Soap: The Doctors (NBC)
Limited Series: QB VII (ABC)
Dramatic Special: The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (CBS)
Variety Series: The Carol Burnett Show (CBS)
Variety Special: The Shape of Things (CBS)
New Series: Upstairs, Downstairs (PBS)
Actor, Comedy: Redd Foxx, Sanford & Son (NBC)
Actress, Comedy: Mary Tyler Moore, The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: McLean Stevenson, M*A*S*H (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Valerie Harper, The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
Cast, Comedy: The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
Actor, Drama: Telly Savalas, Kojak (CBS)
Actress, Drama: Michael Learned, The Waltons (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Drama: Will Geer, The Waltons (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Ellen Corby, The Waltons (CBS)
Cast, Drama: The Waltons (CBS)
Young Performer: Ralph Carter, Good Times (CBS)
Actor, Miniseries or Special: Martin Sheen, The Execution of Private Slovik (NBC)
Actress, Miniseries or Special: Cicely Tyson, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Special: Ned Beatty, The Execution of Private Slovik (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Special: Joanna Miles, The Glass Menagerie (ABC)
Cast, Miniseries or Special: QB VII (ABC)
Actor, Daytime: Macdonald Carey, Days of Our Lives (NBC)
Actress, Daytime: Mary Stuart, Search for Tomorrow (CBS)



(1973)

Although it's been almost 40 years since the show debuted, the show took place in an economic climate, much like the economic climate that the United States is in in the summer of 2010. The Waltons, if we did the Bryan Awards in 1973, would have taken home 11 Bryan Awards out of a hefty 20 Nominations, including Best Drama Series and Best New Series, for its realistic setting in the rural backdrop of Virginia during the Great Depression. In the Comedy race, The Mary Tyler Moore Show took home its first Comedy Series prize. PBS took top honors in the Limited Series and Dramatic Special races for respectively Vanity Fair, based on the novel, and Steambath, a controversial special set in a sauna in purgatory.

Comedy Series: The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
Drama Series: The Waltons (CBS)
Daytime Soap: The Edge of Night (CBS)
Limited Series: Vanity Fair- Masterpiece Theatre (PBS)
Dramatic Special: Steambath (PBS)
Variety Series: The Carol Burnett Show (CBS)
Variety Special: Singer Presents Liza with a 'Z' (NBC)
New Series: The Waltons (CBS)
Actor, Comedy: Jack Klugman, The Odd Couple (ABC)
Actress, Comedy: Beatrice Arthur, Maude (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Ted Knight, The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Valerie Harper, The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
Cast, Comedy: The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
Actor, Drama: David Carradine, Kung Fu (ABC)
Actress, Drama: Michael Learned, The Waltons (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Drama: Will Geer, The Waltons (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Ellen Corby, The Waltons (CBS)
Cast, Drama: The Waltons (CBS)
Young Performer: Richard Thomas, The Waltons (CBS)
Actor, Miniseries or Special: Henry Fonda, The Red Pony (NBC)
Actress, Miniseries or Special: Lauren Bacall, Applause (CBS)
Cast, Miniseries or Special: Steambath (PBS)
Actor, Daytime: Macdonald Carey, Days of Our Lives (NBC)
Actress, Daytime: Mary Fickett, All My Children (ABC)




(1972)

Where were you in '72? On television, Sammy Davis Jr. kissed Archie Bunker, Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers' friendship was told, and King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I had their own miniseries. All in the Family reprised its 1971 Comedy Series win, as well as wins for Lead Actor and Actress Carroll O'Connor and Jean Stapleton. The Drama Series favorite was Columbo, NBC's gumshoe. However, Columbo was upset in that race by NBC's freshman drama about paramedics, Emergency!, which also took acting prizes for co-stars and real-life married couple Julie London and Bobby Troup. Columbo's consolation prize was Best Actor for Peter Falk. The Best Dramatic Special went to Brian's Song, about the friendship of NFL running backs Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers. Best Limited Series, a new category this year, went to Elizabeth R, Masterpiece Theatre's six-part series about Queen Elizabeth. Best Variety Series went to The Lawrence Welk Show, a past winner, which was cancelled by ABC and then picked up in First-run Syndication, came back to pull off an upset win.

Comedy Series: All in the Family (CBS)
Drama Series: Emergency! (NBC)
Daytime Soap: Days of Our Lives (NBC)
Dramatic Special: Brian's Song (ABC)
Variety Series: The Lawrence Welk Show (Syndicated)
Variety Special: Jack Lemmon in 'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin (NBC)
Limited Series: Elizabeth R- Masterpiece Theatre (PBS)
Actor, Comedy: Carroll O'Connor, All in the Family (CBS)
Actress, Comedy: Jean Stapleton, All in the Family (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Edward Asner, The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Valerie Harper, The Mary Tyler Moore Show (CBS)
Cast, Comedy: All in the Family (CBS)
Actor, Drama: Peter Falk, Columbo (NBC)
Actress, Drama: Julie London, Emergency! (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Drama: Bobby Troup, Emergency! (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Gail Fisher, Mannix (CBS)
Cast, Drama: Emergency! (NBC)
Actor, Special: Keith Michell, The Six Wives of Henry VIII (CBS & PBS)
Actress, Special: Glenda Jackson, Elizabeth R (PBS)
Supporting Actor, Special: Jack Warden, Brian's Song (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Special: Jenny Agutter, The Snow Goose (NBC)
Cast, Special: Brian's Song (ABC)




(1968)

If He & She debuted in 1970 or 1972, the show would have run for at least six, seven, or maybe even eight seasons, like many of the adult situation comedies that followed suit in the '70s, such as All in the Family, The Odd Couple, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and The Bob Newhart Show. But the show was a trail blazer of its time in 1967, lasting only one season. Former CBS Exec Mike Dann called He & She, "the smartest show (he) ever cancelled."

Comedy Series: He & She (CBS)
Drama Series: Mission: Impossible (CBS)
Dramatic Special: Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, CBS Playhouse (CBS)
Variety Series: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In (NBC)
Variety Special: Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In (NBC)
Actor, Comedy: Don Adams, Get Smart (CBS)
Actress, Comedy: Marlo Thomas, That Girl (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Jack Cassidy, He & She (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Marion Lorne, Bewitched (ABC)
Actor, Drama: Carl Betz, Judd, for the Defense (ABC)
Actress, Drama: Barbara Bain, Mission: Impossible (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Drama: Milburn Stone, Gunsmoke (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Barbara Anderson, Ironside (NBC)
Actor, Special: Melvyn Douglas, Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, CBS Playhouse (CBS)
Actress, Special: Dame Judith Anderson, Elizabeth the Queen- Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC)




(1967)

Comedy Series: Get Smart (NBC)
Drama Series: Star Trek (NBC)
Dramatic Special: Mark Twain Tonight (CBS)
Variety Series: The Lawrence Welk Show (ABC)
Variety Special: The Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, Carl Reiner, and Howard Morris Special (CBS)
Actor, Comedy: Don Adams, Get Smart (NBC)
Actress, Comedy: Marlo Thomas, That Girl (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Hayden Rorke, I Dream of Jeannie (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Frances Bavier, The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)
Actor, Drama: Martin Landau, Mission: Impossible (CBS)
Actress, Drama: Barbara Bain, Mission: Impossible (CBS)
Actor, Special: Ivan Dixon, The Final War of Olly Winter, CBS Playhouse (CBS)
Actress, Special: Shirley Booth, The Glass Menagerie (CBS)




(1964)


Comedy Series: The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS)
Drama Series: Arrest & Trial (ABC)
Variety Series: The Lawrence Welk Show (ABC)
Actor, Series: David Janssen, The Fugitive (ABC)
Actress, Series: Mary Tyler Moore, The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Series: Jim Nabors, The Andy Griffith Show (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Series: Rose Marie, The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS)
Cast: The Dick Van Dyke Show (CBS)



(1959)


Comedy Series: The Phil Silvers Show (CBS)
Drama Series: Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse (CBS)
Dramatic Special: Little Moon of Alban- Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC)
Variety Series: The Garry Moore Show (CBS)
Variety Special: An Evening with Fred Astaire (CBS)
Actor, Series: Robert Young, Father Knows Best (CBS)
Actress, Series: Jane Wyatt, Father Knows Best (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Series: Dennis Weaver, Gunsmoke (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Series: Amanda Blake, Gunsmoke (CBS)
Cast: The Phil Silvers Show (CBS)
Actor, Special: Christopher Plummer, Little Moon of Alban- Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC) Actress, Special: Julie Harris, Little Moon of Alban- Hallmark Hall of Fame (NBC)




(1951)

This is where the Bryan Awards would have begun, if I were around in the dawn of the original "Golden Age" of Television. The 1950s were a beginning of an era in entertainment, as television was forming, and would eventually replace the radio in the form of household entertainment. Your Show of Shows, one of the first sketch comedies in television history, which introduced America to the likes of Sid Caesar, Imogene Coca, and Carl Reiner, would have been crowned the first Best Comedy winner. Studio One, the anthology series, would have been chosen to be the first Best Drama winner.

Comedy: Your Show of Shows (NBC)
Drama: Studio One (CBS)

Classic Bryan Awards- Part 1

Classic Bryan Awards

- The BC Bulletin Staff & Bryan Awards Committee
Just what are the Classic Bryan Awards exactly? The Classic Bryan Awards is a three-part series in which we go back in time to look back at the major winners of the first ten years, and to play with history and choose winners from the Golden Age of Television up to Y2K.
This Month, we will look back at Bryan Award winners from 2008 and 2004.
Next Month, we will take a look back at Bryan Award winners from last year, 2007, 2005, and 2002, and choose "winners" for 2000, 1997, 1995, 1992, 1990, 1986, 1984, 1981, 1977, 1975, 1971, 1969, 1966, 1963, 1961, 1958, 1957, 1955, and 1952.


(2008)
Comedy Series: 30 Rock (NBC)
Drama Series: Mad Men (AMC)
Daytime Soap: The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Miniseries: John Adams (HBO)
Made for TV Movie: Recount (HBO)
Variety Series: Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Variety Special: Justin Timberlake: FutureSex/LoveShow (HBO)
New Series: Mad Men (AMC)
Actor, Comedy: David Duchovny, Californication (Showtime)
Actress, Comedy: Christina Applegate, Samantha Who? (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Jeremy Piven, Entourage (HBO)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Jenna Fischer, The Office (NBC)
Cast, Comedy: Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Actor, Drama: Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment (HBO)
Actress, Drama: Glenn Close, Damages (F/X)
Supporting Actor, Drama: Michael Emerson, Lost (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Drama: January Jones, Mad Men (AMC)
Cast, Drama: Mad Men (AMC)
Younger Actor: Zach Gilford, Friday Night Lights (NBC)
Younger Actress: Adrianne Palicki, Friday Night Lights (NBC)
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Paul Giamatti, John Adams (HBO)
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Phylicia Rashad, A Raisin in the Sun (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Kevin Kline, As You Like It (HBO)
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Laura Dern, Recount (HBO)
Cast, Miniseries or Movie: John Adams (HBO)
Actor, Daytime: Anthony Geary, General Hospital (ABC)
Actress, Daytime: Maura West, As the World Turns (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Daytime: Greg Rikaart, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Daytime: (TIE) Kathy Brier, One Life to Live (ABC) & Gina Tognoni, Guiding Light (CBS)
Younger Actor, Daytime: Mick Hazen, As the World Turns (CBS)
Younger Actress, Daytime: Rachel Melvin, Days of Our Lives (NBC)
Cast, Daytime: The Young and the Restless (CBS)

(2004)
Comedy Series: Arrested Development (Fox)
Drama Series: The Sopranos (HBO)
Daytime Soap: The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Miniseries: Angels in America (HBO)
Made for TV Movie: Something the Lord Made (HBO)
Variety Series: Chappelle's Show (Comedy Central)
Animated Series: South Park (Comedy Central)
New Series: The Apprentice (NBC)
Actor, Comedy: Kelsey Grammer, Frasier (NBC)
Actress, Comedy: Lauren Graham, Gilmore Girls (WB)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Scott Patterson, Gilmore Girls (WB)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Kelly Bishop, Gilmore Girls (WB)
Cast, Comedy: Arrested Development (Fox)
Actor, Drama: Anthony LaPaglia, Without A Trace (CBS)
Actress, Drama: Amber Tamblyn, Joan of Arcadia (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Drama: Michael Imperioli, The Sopranos (HBO)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Drea DeMatteo, The Sopranos (HBO)
Cast, Drama: The Sopranos (HBO)
Younger Actor: Martin Spanjers, Eight Simple Rules (ABC)
Younger Actress: Alexis Bledel, Gilmore Girls (WB)
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Al Pacino, Angels in America (HBO)
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Meryl Streep, Angels in America (HBO)
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Jeffrey Wright, Angels in America (HBO)
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Mary Louise Parker, Angels in America (HBO)
Cast, Miniseries or Movie: Angels in America (HBO)
Actor, Daytime: Eric Braeden, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Actress, Daytime: Cady McClain, As the World Turns (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Daytime: Greg Rikaart, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Daytime: Alicia Minshew, All My Children (ABC)
Younger Actor, Daytime: Matthew Bomer, Guiding Light (CBS)
Younger Actress, Daytime: Eden Riegel, All My Children (ABC)
Cast, Daytime: The Young and the Restless (CBS)

(1999)
Comedy Series: Ally McBeal (Fox)
Drama Series: The Sopranos (HBO)
Daytime Soap: General Hospital (ABC)
Miniseries: The '60s (NBC)
Made for TV Movie: The Rat Pack (HBO)
Variety Series: The Chris Rock Show (HBO)
Animated Series: South Park (Comedy Central)
New Series: The Sopranos (HBO)
Actor, Comedy: Michael J. Fox, Spin City (ABC)
Actress, Comedy: Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex and the City (HBO)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Robert Guillaume, Sports Night (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Lucy Liu, Ally McBeal (Fox)
Cast, Comedy: Ally McBeal (Fox)
Actor, Drama: James Gandolfini, The Sopranos (HBO)
Actress, Drama: Edie Falco, The Sopranos (HBO)
Supporting Actor, Drama: Steven Hill, Law & Order (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Nancy Marchand, The Sopranos (HBO)
Cast, Drama: The Sopranos (HBO)
Younger Actor: Topher Grace, That '70s Show (Fox)
Younger Actress: Keri Russell, Felicity (WB)
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Don Cheadle, A Lesson Before Dying (HBO)
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Helen Mirren, The Passion of Ayn Rand (Showtime)
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Don Cheadle, The Rat Pack (HBO)
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Jacqueline Bisset, Joan of Arc (CBS)
Cast, Miniseries or Movie: The Rat Pack (HBO)
Actor, Daytime: Anthony Geary, General Hospital (ABC)
Actress, Daytime: Kim Zimmer, Guiding Light (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Daytime: Stuart Damon, General Hospital (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Daytime: Sharon Case, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Younger Actor, Daytime: Jonathan Jackson, General Hospital (ABC)
Younger Actress, Daytime: Rebecca Herbst, General Hospital (ABC)
Cast, Daytime: General Hospital (ABC)

(1996)
If the Bryan Awards were around in 1996, the # 1 show on television that year, ER, would have won again for Drama Series. Friends, the show about six young twentysomethings in New York, would have been crowned top laffer. ABC's General Hospital would have been named Best Soap, with its groundbreaking teen AIDS storyline taking place that season. Murder One, Steven Bochco's critically acclaimed legal drama, would have been named Best New Series, despite the fact it would be cancelled at the end of its sophomore season.
Comedy Series: Friends (NBC)
Drama Series: ER (NBC)
Daytime Soap: General Hospital (ABC)
Miniseries: Gulliver Travels (NBC)
Made for TV Movie: Tuskegee Airmen (HBO)
Variety Series: Dennis Miller Live (HBO)
Animated Program: The Simpsons (Fox)
New Series: Murder One (ABC)
Actor, Comedy: John Lithgow, 3rd Rock from the Sun (NBC)
Actress, Comedy: Helen Hunt, Mad About You (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Jason Alexander, Seinfeld (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Seinfeld (NBC)
Cast, Comedy: Friends (NBC)
Actor, Drama: (TIE) George Clooney, ER (NBC) & Dennis Franz, NYPD Blue (ABC)
Actress, Drama: Angela Lansbury, Murder, She Wrote (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Drama: Stanley Tucci, Murder One (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Barbara Bosson, Murder One (ABC)
Cast, Drama: ER (NBC)
Younger Actor: Noah Wyle, ER (NBC)
Younger Actress: Sara Gilbert, Roseanne (ABC)
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: (TIE) Alan Rickman, Rasputin (HBO) & Gary Sinise, Truman (HBO)
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Lange, A Streetcar Named Desire (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Sir Ian McKellen, Rasputin (HBO)
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Kathy Bates, The Late Shift (HBO)
Cast, Miniseries or Movie: Rasputin (HBO)
Actor, Daytime: Maurice Benard, General Hospital (ABC)
Actress, Daytime: Erika Slezak, One Life to Live (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Daytime: Michael Sutton, General Hospital (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Daytime: Rosalind Cash, General Hospital (ABC)
Younger Actor, Daytime: Joshua Morrow, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Younger Actress, Daytime: Kimberly McCullough, General Hospital (ABC)
Cast, Daytime: General Hospital (ABC)
(1993)
Comedy Series: Seinfeld (NBC)
Drama Series: Picket Fences (CBS)
Daytime Soap: Guiding Light (CBS)
Miniseries: Queen (CBS)
Made for TV Movie: Barbarians at the Gate (HBO)
Variety Series: Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Animated Program: Batman- The Animated Series (Fox)
New Series: Picket Fences (CBS)
Actor, Comedy: Jerry Seinfeld, Seinfeld (NBC)
Actress, Comedy: Roseanne, Roseanne (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Michael Richards, Seinfeld (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne (ABC)
Cast, Comedy: Cheers (NBC)
Actor, Drama: Tom Skerritt, Picket Fences (CBS)
Actress, Drama: Kathy Baker, Picket Fences (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Drama: Fyvush Finkel, Picket Fences (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Mary Alice, I'll Fly Away (NBC)
Cast, Drama: Picket Fences (CBS)
Younger Actor: Chad Lowe, Life Goes On (ABC)
Younger Actress: Kellie Martin, Life Goes On (ABC)
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Robert Morse, Tru- American Playhouse (PBS)
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Holly Hunter, The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleading-Murdering Mom (HBO)
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Beau Bridges, The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleading-Murdering Mom (HBO)
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Ann-Margret, Queen (CBS)
Cast, Miniseries or Movie: Queen (CBS)
Actor, Daytime: Peter Simon, Guiding Light (CBS)
Actress, Daytime: Ellen Dolan, As the World Turns (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Daytime: Jerry ver Dorn, Guiding Light (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Daytime: Ellen Parker, Guiding Light (CBS)
Younger Actor, Daytime: Monti Sharp, Guiding Light (CBS)
Younger Actress, Daytime: Heather Tom, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Cast, Daytime: Guiding Light (CBS)
(1991)

Comedy Series: Cheers (NBC)
Drama Series: L.A. Law (NBC)
Daytime Soap: Guiding Light (CBS)
Made for TV Movie: The Josephine Baker Story (HBO)
Miniseries: Separate But Equal (NBC)
Variety Series: In Living Color (Fox)
Variety Special: The 63rd Annual Academy Awards (ABC)
New Series: Evening Shade (CBS)
Actor, Comedy: Craig T. Nelson, Coach (ABC)
Actress, Comedy: Kirstie Alley, Cheers (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Jonathan Winters, Davis Rules (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Bebe Neuwirth, Cheers (NBC)
Cast, Comedy: Cheers (NBC)
Actor, Drama: James Earl Jones, Gabriel's Fire (ABC)
Actress, Drama: Patricia Wettig, thirtysomething (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Drama: David Clennon, thirtysomething (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Amanda Donohoe, L.A. Law (NBC)
Cast, Drama: L.A. Law (NBC)
Younger Actor: Neil Patrick Harris, Doogie Howser M.D. (ABC)
Younger Actress: Danica McKellar, The Wonder Years (ABC)
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Sidney Poitier, Separate But Equal (NBC)
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Lynn Whitfield, The Josephine Baker Story (HBO)
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Richard Kiley, Separate But Equal (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Vanessa Redgrave, Young Catherine (TNT)
Cast, Miniseries or Movie: Sarah, Plain and Tall (CBS)
Actor, Daytime: Peter Bergman, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Actress, Daytime: Jeanne Cooper, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Daytime: William Roerick, Guiding Light (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Daytime: Jess Walton, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Younger Actor, Daytime: Rick Hearst, Guiding Light (CBS)
Younger Actress, Daytime: Tricia Cast, The Young and the Restless (CBS)
Cast, Daytime: The Young and the Restless (CBS)

(1988)

Comedy Series: Frank's Place (CBS)
Drama Series: L.A. Law (NBC)
Daytime Soap: All My Children (ABC)
Miniseries: Baby M (ABC)
Made for TV Movie: Foxfire- Hallmark Hall of Fame (CBS)
Variety Program: Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration (CBS)
New Series: thirtysomething (ABC)
Actor, Comedy: Dabney Coleman, The "Slap" Maxwell Story (ABC)
Actress, Comedy: Beatrice Arthur, The Golden Girls (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: John Larroquette, Night Court (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Estelle Getty, The Golden Girls (NBC)
Cast, Comedy: Cheers (NBC)
Actor, Drama: Richard Kiley, A Year in the Life (NBC)
Actress, Drama: Jill Eikenberry, L.A. Law (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Drama: Larry Drake, L.A. Law (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Christina Pickles, St. Elsewhere (NBC)
Cast, Drama: L.A. Law (NBC)
Younger Actor: Blair Underwood, L.A. Law (NBC)
Younger Actress: Danica McKellar, The Wonder Years (ABC)
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Hume Cronyn, Foxfire- Hallmark Hall of Fame (CBS)
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Jessica Tandy, Foxfire- Hallmark Hall of Fame (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Dabney Coleman, Baby M (ABC)
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Jane Seymour, Onassis: The Richest Man in the World (ABC)
Cast, Miniseries or Movie: Baby M (ABC)
Actor, Daytime: David Canary, All My Children (ABC)
Actress, Daytime: Erika Slezak, One Life to Live (ABC)
Supporting Actor, Daytime: Justin Deas, Santa Barbara (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Daytime: Ellen Wheeler, All My Children (ABC)
Younger Actor, Daytime: Andy Kavovit, As the World Turns (CBS)
Younger Actress, Daytime: Martha Byrne, As the World Turns (CBS)
Cast, Daytime: Santa Barbara (NBC)
(1987)
As the World Turns is going to be history, this fall. If the Bryan Awards existed in 1987, the show would have replicated it's Daytime Emmy success that year at the Bryan Awards, but sweeping all of the main categories, something that has rarely happened in Awards history. In Primetime, L.A. Law, the hot rookie legal drama, ended St. Elsewhere's Drama Series winning streak with a win for Drama Series.

Comedy Series: The Golden Girls (NBC)
Drama Series: L.A. Law (NBC)
Daytime Soap: As the World Turns (CBS)
Miniseries: A Year in the Life (NBC)
Made for TV Movie: Promise- Hallmark Hall of Fame (CBS)
Variety Program: The Tracey Ullman Show (Fox)
New Series: L.A. Law (NBC)
Actor, Comedy: Michael J. Fox, Family Ties (NBC)
Actress, Comedy: Rue McClanahan, The Golden Girls (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: John Larroquette, Night Court (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Estelle Getty, The Golden Girls (NBC)
Cast, Comedy: The Golden Girls (NBC)
Actor, Drama: William Daniels, St. Elsewhere (NBC)
Actress, Drama: Sharon Gless, Cagney & Lacey (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Drama: Ed Begley Jr., St. Elsewhere (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Bonnie Bartlett, St. Elsewhere (NBC)
Cast, Drama: L.A. Law (NBC)
Younger Actor: Malcolm-Jamal Warner, The Cosby Show (NBC)
Younger Actress: Michele Greene, L.A. Law (NBC)
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: James Woods, Promise- Hallmark Hall of Fame (CBS)
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Ann Margret, The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Stephen Collins, The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Piper Laurie, Promise- Hallmark Hall of Fame (CBS)
Cast, Miniseries or Movie: A Year in the Life (NBC)
Actor, Daytime: Larry Bryggman, As the World Turns (CBS)
Actress, Daytime: Elizabeth Hubbard, As the World Turns (CBS)
Supporting Actor, Daytime: Gregg Marx, As the World Turns (CBS)
Supporting Actress, Daytime: Lisa Brown, As the World Turns (CBS)
Younger Actor, Daytime: Jon Hensley, As the World Turns (CBS)
Younger Actress, Daytime: Martha Byrne, As the World Turns (CBS)
Cast, Daytime: As the World Turns (CBS)