Academy honors achievements

During a black-tie gala Saturday at Culver Studios, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation honored the winners of its 29th College Television Awards.

Tom Bergeron (“Dancing with the Stars”) hosted the event, which featured a slew of celebrity presenters including Pamela Adlon (“King of the Hill”), Dule Hill (“Psyche”) and Cesar Milan (“The Dog Whisperer”).

The College Television Awards recognize special achievement in undergraduate and graduate film projects. Winners were selected in 10 categories with prizes of $2,000 for first place, $1,000 for second place and $500 for third. Winning films were screened Sunday at the Television Academy Foundation’s Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre.

A complete list of first place winners:

Animation:

“Shark Suit: the Musical”, Stephen Neary, New York U. (New York City)

Children’s:

Outstanding Children’s Program

“Camp Bean, All Things Woodsey”, Michelle Tessier, UCLA

Comedy

“The Conservatory”, Reed Van Dyk, Cornell U., Ithaca, NY

Commercials

Outstanding Commercial

“Blowing Smoke”, Jonas Mayabb, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, Calif

Documentary

“Bismillah: In the Name of Allah”, Jolene Pinder and Sarah Zaman, U. of Florida, Gainesville

Drama

“The Death Strip”, Nicole Haeusser and Ulrich Schwarz, UCLA (School of Theater, Film and Television)

Magazine Shows

“Alt.news 26:46″, Tim Wilkerson and Sean Brown, Southern Illinois U., Carbondale

Music (One winner in each category)

Best Composition

“Operated by Invisible Hands”, Jean-Olivier Begin, Manhattan School of Music (in collaboration with Columbia U.) – New York

Best Use of Music

“The Wall”, Sou Yun Sim, Florida State U. Graduate Film.

Newscasts

“SportsNight-November 15, 2007″, Ryan Dietz and Patrick Lester, Northwestern, Chicago (Medill School of Journalism)

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