Friday, April 9, 2010

Canadian and American TV Series Go to the Monte-Carlo TV Festival

The nominations regarding comedy and dramatic TV series have been announced for the 2010 Monte-Carlo Television Festival. As always, Canada and the USA are both part of the competion. Furthermore, the festival will be held from June 6 to 10.

Canadian dramatic TV series:

Speaking of dramatic TV series, the Canadian nominees for the Golden Nymph of Outstanding International Producer(s) are Durham County, a procedural drama taking place in a suburb of Toronto, and Flashpoint, a show that follows some members of the Toronto police department's tactical unit.

In acting nominations for men, Hugh Dillon is nominated twice. The first nomination is for Durham County. The second one is shared with Enrico Colantoni for Flashpoint. As for the nominations for best actress(es), Michelle Forbes is representing Durham County and Amy Jo Johnson, Flashpoint.

Canadian comedy TV series:

In the category for Outstanding International Producer of a comedy TV series, Renée-Claude Brazeau's La galère (Family Mess), a show about four average-class women who decides to move together in a mansion with their children, will be the only Canadian show.

The actors of La galère that will compete for the Golden Nymph of best actor will be Patrice Godin and Jeff Boudreault. As for the category of best actresses, Anne Casabonne and Geneviève Rochette will also be representing La galère.

American dramatic TV series:

Speaking about American dramatic TV series, Dexter, Lost, Mad Men and Spartacus: Blood and Sand will try to make Uncle Sam's voice heard.

In the category of best actor(s), Michael C. Hall and John Lithgow will represent Dexter and Jon Hamm, Mad Men. Andy Whitfield and John Hannah will compete for Spartacus: Blood and Sand. As for the men of Lost, there will be Naveen Andrews, Nestor Carbonell, Jeff Fahey, Michael Emerson, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia, Josh Holloway, Daniel Dae Kim, Ken Leung and Terry O'Quinn.

For the ladies, the nominees will be: Julie Benz and Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter); Emilie de Ravin, Yunjin Kim, Evangeline Lilly and Zuleikha Robinson (Lost); January Jones and Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men); and finally Lucy Lawless (Spartacus: Blood and Sand).

American comedy series:

The American nominees are 30 Rock, Entourage and The Office.

The American men vying for the Golden Nymph for best actor(s) in a comedy are: Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan (30 Rock); Adrian Grenier and Jeremy Piven (Entourage); Steve Carrell and Rainn Wilson (The Office). As for the women, the nominees are: Tina Fey and Jane Krakowski (30 Rock); Perry Peeves (Entourage); Jenna Fischer and Ellie Kemper (The Office).

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