Producers Guild Awards Honor Homeland, Modern Family, J.J. Abrams, Colbert and Others

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PGA_garner_abramsThe usual small-screen suspects — Showtime’s Homeland, ABC’s Modern Family, CBS’ The Amazing Race — came away winners at the Producers Guild Awards on Saturday night, in the Outstanding Drama, Comedy and Competition categories, respectively.

Also earning kudos this year were HBO’s Game Change (in the Long-Form Television race), PBS’ American Masters (Non-Fiction), Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report (Live Entertainment/Talk), HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel (Sports) and PBS’ Sesame Street (Children’s Programming).

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Also on the TV front, J.J. Abrams was this year’s recipient of the Norman Lear Achievement Award, for producing “some of the most iconic and highest-rated television shows of the past decade and longer, series that have changed the landscape of television.” Our sister site Deadline reports that after being presented with the award by his Alias lead Jennifer Garner, Abrams quipped, “Typical week!” — alluding to his grabbing of headlines as the director of the next, seventh Star Wars film.

Comments (7)

  • JJ give Jennifer a part in the next star wars and make her a sith jedi. Ok dude.

    Comment by luke – January 27, 2013 12:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Yes, a million times, yes to this! Love Jennifer Garner!

      Comment by Marta – January 28, 2013 07:38 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I went 8 for 9 on my picks for the night. (Woo hoo, Argo and Homeland!) The one I missed was Game Change, because I really thought The Dust Bowl should have won that category. That’s a very important documentary and is pretty applicable to our current times as we’ve been experiencing incredible droughts across the world due to climate change. There are people in other countries who are not far off from experiencing what those people in that documentary did. The PGA voters screwed up. A win for that show would have given it some much needed publicity. Maybe what I’m mostly annoyed with is they put a documentary in the same category as made for TV movies and mini-series. That’s comparing apples to oranges, it’s just really not the same thing at all. By the way, I think everyone should watch The Dust Bowl if given the chance. It will really open up your eyes to some of the things Americans had to endure in that place and time. It will really make you appreciate how good we have it living in a first-world country in the 21st century.

    Comment by Britta Unfiltered – January 27, 2013 01:53 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looks like Colbert will be able to razz Stewart this week.

    Comment by Alienate – January 27, 2013 03:14 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Reblogged this on Let Life Move You.

    Comment by eila1995 – January 27, 2013 03:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • how come i never realized JJ Abrams and Leonard Hofstadter are one and the same?

    Comment by mary – January 28, 2013 04:12 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Yay for Colbert and his team! Congrats to them!

    Comment by Angela – January 28, 2013 03:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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