Banff lauds ‘Grandin’

Fest hands out awards for TV's best

The Banff World Media Festival kicked off its awards Sunday, handing out 13 fiction Rockies including the best made-for-TV movie to HBO’s “Temple Grandin” and sitcom to an episode of Showtime’s “The Big C.”

The season opener of BBC Wales’ “Sherlock” nabbed continuing series, while ITV’s “Downton Abbey” won for miniseries.

An episode of Jim Henson Co.-produced PBS show “Sid the Science Kid” picked up animation program, “Stella and Sam” (Family Channel/Playhouse Disney) won children’s program and “Anash and the Legacy of the Sun-Rock” (APTN, Access and SCN) in youth programs. TVA’s “lol J” won comedy, Univision’s “Eva Luna” won for telenovela and the music and variety prize went to the “2010 MTV Video Music Awards.” Francophone winners are Radio-Canada’s “19-2” (fiction), V’s “Un gars le soir” (variety) and VRAK TV’s “L’Horrorarium” (youth). The Rockies gala unfolds today and the interactive Rockies are handed out Wednesday.

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