Thursday, February 24, 2011

lct awards 2010: MINISERIES/TV MOVIE results

Let the barrage of results posts begin!  (Okay, so it'll probably be kept to four total, so don't be too worried.)  The LCT Awards winners have officially been announced as of about 9:15 tonight, so it's free to expose the truth to the rest of you out there on the world wide web.  We'll start with the group of categories that began the night, the TV Movie/Miniseries grouping.  It seemed that goodwill from "prequel" to The Queen only helped The Special Relationship to topple its own HBO competitors (You Don't Know Jack, The Pacific, Stuart a Life Backwards, Temple Grandin) in the Best TV Movie or Miniseries category.  It was officially named the best of the year, in a field that was almost exclusively limited to HBO and PBS (and sometimes co-BBC) effors - why don't the networks make telefilms anymore?

As far as the acting categories, it should come as no shock that I'm on the Claire Danes bandwagon - and it truly was head and shoulders above any potential competition in the Lead Actress category.  She toppled her closest rivals, Emma's title star Romola Garai and the quaint Return to Cranford spinster Judi Dench.  The Lead Actor category proved a more difficult choice, with Michael Sheen's return as Tony Blair in The Special Relationship and Al Pacino's dead-on Dr. Kevorkian in You Don't Know Jack losing out to Tom Hardy's troubled homeless person in Stuart, A Life Backwards.  Michael Gambon had Supporting Actor all locked up, as his portrayal of Mr. Woodhouse in Emma bested the closest competition, John Goodman's turn as friend to "Dr. Death" in You Don't Know Jack.  And it was impeccable nuance and poise (and that fantastic voice work) that won Hope Davis the Supporting Actress award for The Special Relationship, over co-star Helen McCrory and heavy competition with You Don't Know Jack gals Susan Sarandon and Brenda Vaccaro.  Full results below (click to enlarge)...

1 comment:

TomS said...

Sadly, I don't have I usually catch up with these on DVD...I have heard about most of them...and I read a book written by Temple Grandin, about humane treatment of animals, so that one is of huge interest to me.
Looking forward to your choices for theatrical awards.