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2008 Awards Winners

Film and Television Winners

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Juno
Written by Diablo Cody; Fox Searchlight

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

No Country for Old Men
Screenplay by Ethan Coen & Joel Coen, Based on the Novel by Cormac McCarthy; Miramax

DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY

Taxi to the Dark Side
Written by Alex Gibney; THINKFilm

DRAMATIC SERIES

The Wire
Written by Ed Burns, Chris Collins, Kia Corthron, Dennis Lehane, David Mills, Eric Overmyer, George Pelecanos, Richard Price, David Simon, William F. Zorzi; HBO

COMEDY SERIES

30 Rock
Written by Brett Baer, Jack Burditt, Kay Cannon, Robert Carlock, Tina Fey, Dave Finkel, Daisy Gardner, Donald Glover, Matt Hubbard, Jon Pollack, John Riggi, Tami Sagher, Ron Weiner; NBC

NEW SERIES

Mad Men
Written by Lisa Albert, Bridget Bedard, Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton, Tom Palmer, Chris Provenzano, Robin Veith, Matthew Weiner; AMC

EPISODIC DRAMA - any length - one airing time

"The Second Coming" (The Sopranos)
Written by Terence Winter; HBO

EPISODIC COMEDY - any length - one airing time

"The Job" (The Office)
Written by Paul Lieberstein & Michael Schur; NBC

LONG FORM - ORIGINAL - over one hour - one or two parts, one or two airing times

Pandemic
Written by Bryce Zabel & Jackie Zabel; Hallmark Channel

LONG FORM - ADAPTATION - over one hour - one or two parts, one or two airing times

The Company: A Story of the CIA
Teleplay by Ken Nolan, Based on the novel by Robert Littell; TNT

ANIMATION - any length - one airing time

"Kill Gil Volumes 1&2" (The Simpsons)
Written by Jeff Westbrook; FOX

COMEDY/VARIETY - (INCLUDING TALK) SERIES

The Colbert Report
Written by Bryan Adams, Michael Brumm, Stephen Colbert, Rich Dahm, Eric Drysdale, Rob Dubbin, Glenn Eichler, Peter Grosz, Peter Gwinn, Barry Julien, Jay Katsir, Laura Krafft, Frank Lesser, Tom Purcell, Allison Silverman; Comedy Central

(*Editor's Note: There are no nominations this year in the Comedy/Variety - Music, Awards, Tributes - Specials category.)

DAYTIME SERIALS

The Young & The Restless
Written by Lynn Marie Latham, Scott Hamner, Jeff Gottesfeld & Cherie Bennet, Bernard Lechowick, James Stanley, Natalie Minardi Slater, Lynsey Dufour, Marina Alburger, Sara Bibel, Janice Ferri Esser, Eric Freiwald & Linda Schreiber, Joshua McCaffrey, Sandra Weintraub; CBS

CHILDREN'S SCRIPT - EPISODIC & SPECIALS

"Look Who's Not Talking" (Flight 29 Down)
Written by D. J. MacHale; Discovery Kids

CHILDREN'S SCRIPT- LONG FORM OR SPECIAL

Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board
Teleplay by Ann Austen & Douglas Sloan and Max Enscoe & Annie deYoung, Story by Ann Austen & Douglas Sloan; Disney Channel

VIDEOGAME WRITING

Dead Head Fred
Written by Dave Ellis and Adam Cogan, D3 Publisher

DOCUMENTARY - CURRENT EVENTS

"Return of the Taliban" (Frontline)
Written by Martin Smith; PBS

DOCUMENTARY - OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS

"Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life" (Independent Lens)
Written by Robert Levi and Robert Seidman; PBS

TELEVISION NEWS - REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN OR BREAKING REPORT

"Amish School Shooting" (World News With Charles Gibson)
Written by Josh Landis, Joel Siegel, Julia Kathan, Charles Gibson;ABC

TELEVISION NEWS - ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY

"To Bee Or Not To Bee" (Good Morning America)
Written by Mary Pflum; ABC

Radio Winners

RADIO DOCUMENTARY

Go Wireless, Get Connected! ABC's Technology Survival Guide
Written by Andrea Smith; ABC RADIO

NEWS - REGULARLY SCHEDULED OR BREAKING

World News This Week
Written by Marianne J. Pryor; ABC RADIO

NEWS - ANALYSIS, FEATURE OR COMMENTARY

Passages
Written by Gail Lee; CBS

Promotion Writing and Graphic Art Award Winners

TELEVISION ON-AIR PROMOTION

Days of Our Lives: Mini-Series, The Bradys vs. The Dimeras
Written by Judie Henninger; NBC

TELEVISION GRAPHIC ART

One Pricey Pants Suit
William J. Hennessy Jr.; ABC News

TELEVISION GRAPHIC ANIMATION

Where In The World Is... Matt Lauer? Tease Campaign 2007
Joe Strobino and Miranda Patterson; NBC