(August 6, 2010)
‘Glee’, ‘Pacific’, ‘SNL’ Big Winners At Bryan Creative Arts Awards
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 Bublé, 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.