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HBO takes big fiction prizes in first night of Banff television awards

BANFF, Alta. – The biting comedy “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and the drama “In Treatment” have won two big fiction prizes at the Banff World Television Awards.

The two HBO series were among the winners in the first of five ceremonies honouring the best in fiction, non-fiction, film, special achievement and digital programming.

Trophies were set to be handed out over four days, with winners drawn from 900 entries from more than 40 countries.

Other winners Sunday included the NFB’s “Molly in Springtime,” for best animation; the BBC’s “Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra,” for best music & variety program; Denmark’s “The Yellow House,” for best children’s program; and Nickelodeon’s “TeenNick HALO Awards,” for best youth program.

“So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator Nigel Lythgoe was to receive an award of excellence on Monday.

A ceremony on Tuesday night was to present Brit comic Ricky Gervais with the Sir Peter Ustinov comedy award, William Shatner with a lifetime achievement award and actor Eric McCormack with the NBC Universal Canada award of distinction.

The awards, also known as “the Rockies,” are part of the Banff World Television Festival. It runs through Wednesday.

Source: The Canadian Press

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Headline, Industry News

HBO takes big fiction prizes in first night of Banff television awards

BANFF, Alta. – The biting comedy “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and the drama “In Treatment” have won two big fiction prizes at the Banff World Television Awards.

The two HBO series were among the winners in the first of five ceremonies honouring the best in fiction, non-fiction, film, special achievement and digital programming.

Trophies were set to be handed out over four days, with winners drawn from 900 entries from more than 40 countries.

Other winners Sunday included the NFB’s “Molly in Springtime,” for best animation; the BBC’s “Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra,” for best music & variety program; Denmark’s “The Yellow House,” for best children’s program; and Nickelodeon’s “TeenNick HALO Awards,” for best youth program.

“So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator Nigel Lythgoe was to receive an award of excellence on Monday.

A ceremony on Tuesday night was to present Brit comic Ricky Gervais with the Sir Peter Ustinov comedy award, William Shatner with a lifetime achievement award and actor Eric McCormack with the NBC Universal Canada award of distinction.

The awards, also known as “the Rockies,” are part of the Banff World Television Festival. It runs through Wednesday.

Source: The Canadian Press

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Headline, Industry News

HBO takes big fiction prizes in first night of Banff television awards

BANFF, Alta. – The biting comedy “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and the drama “In Treatment” have won two big fiction prizes at the Banff World Television Awards.

The two HBO series were among the winners in the first of five ceremonies honouring the best in fiction, non-fiction, film, special achievement and digital programming.

Trophies were set to be handed out over four days, with winners drawn from 900 entries from more than 40 countries.

Other winners Sunday included the NFB’s “Molly in Springtime,” for best animation; the BBC’s “Bill Bailey’s Remarkable Guide to the Orchestra,” for best music & variety program; Denmark’s “The Yellow House,” for best children’s program; and Nickelodeon’s “TeenNick HALO Awards,” for best youth program.

“So You Think You Can Dance” co-creator Nigel Lythgoe was to receive an award of excellence on Monday.

A ceremony on Tuesday night was to present Brit comic Ricky Gervais with the Sir Peter Ustinov comedy award, William Shatner with a lifetime achievement award and actor Eric McCormack with the NBC Universal Canada award of distinction.

The awards, also known as “the Rockies,” are part of the Banff World Television Festival. It runs through Wednesday.

Source: The Canadian Press

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