U.K., U.S. top Rockie noms

'Spooks,' 'Sopranos,' among noms in continuing series category

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TORONTO — The U.S., Britain and Canada head the nominees for the 25th Banff Rockie Awards, announced in Banff, Alberta, on Tuesday. The kudos are the centerpiece of the Banff TV Fest, which unspools June 13-17.

Programs produced or co-produced in the U.K. led the way with 33 Rockie Award noms. U.S.-produced or co-produced shows received 19 noms, while those from Canada took 16 nods.

Other multiple nominees include France with seven, and Germany, Japan and the Netherlands with five. There are 87 noms repping 22 countries in this year’s awards.

Those tapped in the continuing series category are “Carnivale,” and “The Sopranos” from the U.S., “Shameless” and “Spooks” from the U.K. and “DaVinci’s Inquest,” which is made in Canada.

“Catherine Tait Show,” “Hardware,” and “The Office” from the U.K. plus the U.S. skeins “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Frasier” have been tapped for best comedy. The Rockie Awards ceremony will be held June 13.

And the nominees are…

ANIMATION PROGRAMS

The Candles
Produced by: TV Company Confetti
Broadcaster: n.a.
Russia

Monkey Dust
Produced by: Talkback Productions Ltd.
Broadcaster: BBC 3
UK

Creature Comforts: Cats or Dogs?
Produced by: Aardman Animations
Broadcaster: ITVI
UK

Noël Noël
Produced by: National Film Board of Canada en collaboration avec Teletoon
Broadcaster: TOON
Canada

Fair Phyllis
Produced by: National Film Board of Canada
Broadcaster: Comedy Network
Canada

The Slot: Animated Minds
Produced by: APT Films
Broadcaster: n.a.

ARTS DOCUMENTARIES

AVRO Close Up: Inside Out – Animations by Paul Driessen
Produced by: Cinemedia in association with AVRO Television/ RNWO/ RTBF
Broadcaster: Public television channel 1
The Netherlands, Belgium

Marina
Produced by: NHK
Broadcaster: NHK
Japan

Controversy: Steve Earle – John Walker Blues
Produced by: Country Music Television
Broadcaster: n.a.
USA

Martins’ Passion
Produced by: Lichtfilm/ARTE GEIE/WDR/ Synchrofilm in association with NPS/YLE
Broadcaster: NSP
Germany, France, Austria, The Netherlands, Finland

George Orwell – A Life in Pictures
Produced by: Wall To Wall
Broadcaster: Channel 4
UK

The Messengers
Produced by: InformAction Films
Broadcaster: Bravo!
Canada

Inside Australia
Produced by: Thunderbox in association with Artemis International
Broadcaster: Five
Australia, UK

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS

Around the World with Tippi: Tippi in Africa
Produced by: David Brady Productions/Strawberry Films Paris in association with Rebel Media Ventures
Broadcaster: Discovery Canada/A-Channel Alberta
Canada, France

Paradise Harvest
Produced by: NHK
Broadcaster: NHK
Japan

Embarrassing Stories: The Love Letter
Produced by: VPRO Television
Broadcaster: Channel 3 (Z@ppelin Youth Channel)
The Netherlands

The Show with the Mouse: Episode 47
Produced by: J.E.P. Juergen Egenolf Productions/Flash Filmproduktion/WDR
Broadcaster: ARD/Kika
Germany

An Island in the Sea: Episodes 1 & 2
Produced by: Filmlance in association with SVT/YLE/NRK/TV2
Broadcaster: SVT 1
Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark

COMEDIES

Catherine Tate Show
Produced by: Tiger Aspect Productions
Broadcaster: BBC 1
UK

Hardware: Nice
Produced by: Thames Television
Broadcaster: ITV
UK

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Mel’s Offer
Produced by: HBO
Broadcaster: HBO
USA

The Office – Christmas Special
Produced by: BBC
Broadcaster: BBC 1
UK

Frasier: The Doctor is Out
Produced by: Grub Street Productions in association with Paramount Pictures
Broadcaster: NBC
USA

CONTINUING SERIES

Carnivale: Milfay
Produced by: 3 Arts Entertainment in association with HBO
Broadcaster: HBO
USA

The Sopranos: Two Tonys
Produced by: Chase Films/Brad Grey Television in association with HBO
Broadcaster: HBO
USA

Da Vinci’s Inquest: Bury My Own Bones
Produced by: Da Vinci Productions (VI) Inc. in association with CBC
Broadcaster: CBC
Canada

Spooks: Episode 6
Produced by: Kudos Productions
Broadcaster: BBC 1
UK

Shameless
Produced by: Company Pictures
Broadcaster: Channel 4
UK

FAMILY AND YOUTH PROGRAMS

Children – Full of Life: Learning to Care
Produced by: NHK
Broadcaster: NHK
Japan

More Than Fate: Ashley’s Way of Living
Produced by: Fuji Television Network Inc/ INPUT VISION. Ltd.
Broadcaster: Fuji Television Network Inc.
Japan

Dunya & Desie: Blind Love
Produced by: NPS
Broadcaster: Channel 3
The Netherlands

VH1 News Presents: AIDS- A Pop Culture History
Produced by: VH1, Programming & Production
Broadcaster: VH1
USA

Ghost CatProduced by: Shaftesbury Films Production in association with Lee Distribution Inc./ Cellar Door Productions
Broadcaster: Animal Planet
Canada, USA

HISTORY & BIOGRAPHY PROGRAMS

American Experience: Tupperware!
Produced by: Blueberry Hill Productions/ WGBH
Broadcaster: PBS
USA

The Magical Life Of Long Tack Sam
Produced by: National Film Board of Canada/Ann Marie Fleming
Broadcaster: Sundance Channel
Canada

The Birthday Party
Produced by: Perlov Productions in association with RVRG Productions
Broadcaster: Channel 2
Israel

The Nazi Officer’s Wife
Produced by: Moxie Firecracker Films Inc./Trillion Entertainment Inc.
Broadcaster: A&E
USA

The Good Father – A Daughter’s Indictment
Produced by: WDR
Broadcaster: 3SAT
Germany

Watergate Plus Thirty: Shadow of History
Produced by: Carlton Productions LLC/Washington Media Associates
Broadcaster: PBS
USA, UK

Invitation to a Hanging: Georgian Underworld
Produced by: Juniper Productions
Broadcaster: Channel 4
UK

INFORMATION & CURRENT AFFAIRS PROGRAMS

Along Came a Spider
Produced by: Off-Centre Productions
Broadcaster: n.a.
Iran

Un oeil sur la planète: Israël: démocratie ou théocratie
Produced by: France 2
Broadcaster: France 2
France

Breaking the Silence – Truth and Lies in the War on Terror
Produced by: Carlton Television
Broadcaster: ITV1
UK

Reinventing the Taliban
Produced by: Discovery Times Channel/New York Times Television
Broadcaster: Discovery Times Channel
USA

CBC News – The National: Cover Up
Produced by: CBC
Broadcaster: CBC
Canada

The True Face of War
Produced by: Lion TV
Broadcaster: Channel 4
UK

CNN Presents: Blowback
Produced by: CNN Productions
Broadcaster: CNN
USA

MADE-FOR-TV MOVIES

Chasing Freedom
Produced by: Blueprint Entertainment/Alberta Filmworks
Broadcaster: Court TV
Canada

The Negotiators
Produced by: France 3/Dargaud-Marina/Arte France in association with Gaspard de Chavagnac
Broadcaster: France 3
France

The Mayor of Casterbridge
Produced by: A&E Networks/Sally Head Productions
Broadcaster: A&E
UK, USA

Norrmalmstorg
Produced by: SVT-Sveriges Television in association with NRK/FSTR/RUV
Broadcaster: SVT-Sveriges Television
Sweden, Iceland, Finland

My House in Umbria
Produced by: Canine Films/Panorama Films in association with HBO Films
Broadcaster: HBO
USA, UK, Italy

This Little Life
Produced by: BBC
Broadcaster: BBC 2
UK

MINI-SERIES

Alibi
Produced by: Wark Clements & Co Ltd in association with AKA Productions
Broadcaster: ITV
UK

The Soloists
Produced by: Göta Film AB/SVT/YLE in association with RUV/ERT
Broadcaster: SVT 1
Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Greece

Angels in America
Produced by: Avenue Pictures in association with HBO
Broadcaster: HBO
USA

State of Play
Produced by: BBC/Endor Productions
Broadcaster: BBC 1
UK

Human Cargo
Produced by: 3W Productions Inc. in association with CBC
Broadcaster: CBC
Canada

PERFORMANCE PROGRAMS

Amelia
Produced by: Amérimage-Spectra/Media Principia in association with CBC/Radio-Canada
Broadcaster: CBC
Canada

Shadow Pleasures
Produced by: Eccentric Things Inc./Veronica Tennant Productions Ltd.
Broadcaster: CBC
Canada

The Death of Klinghoffer
Produced by: Blast! Films Ltd.
Broadcaster: Channel 4
UK

Whine Gums: Episode 1
Produced by: Baby Cow
Broadcaster: BBC 3
UK

Marc-André Hamelin in Concert
Produced by: SVT
Broadcaster: SVT 1
Sweden

POPULAR SCIENCE & NATURAL HISTORY PROGRAMS

Chauve-souris superstar
Produced by: Gedeon Programmes/Oxford Films/ARTE France en collaboration avec National Geographic
Broadcaster: n.a.
France, UK

The Elephant, The Emperor and The Butterfly Tree
Produced by: OSF Productions
Broadcaster: BBC 2
UK

DNA: The Human Race
Produced by: Windfall Films Production for Thirteen/WNET New York in association with Channel 4
Broadcaster: PBS
USA, UK

First Flight
Produced by: ORF/Burning Gold Productions/AV Dokumenta/BBC in association with WDR
Broadcaster: ORF-NHU
Austria, UK, Germany

DNA – The Promise and the Price: Episode 1
Produced by: Lion Television
Broadcaster: Discovery Channel
UK

The Origins of AIDS
Produced by: MFP/Pathé Archives/Galafilm/Les Films de la Passerelle/RTBF in association with Channel 4/CBC-Radio Canada /Canal+ Spain / TSR/TV5 Monde/SBS
Broadcaster: Société Radio-Canada
France, Canada, Belgium, UK, Spain, Switzerland, Australia

SHORT DRAMAS

Canterbury Tales: The Wife of Bath
Produced by: BBC/Ziji Productions
Broadcaster: BBC 1
UK

Larkin – Love Again
Produced by: World Productions
Broadcaster: BBC 2
UK

Die Kurve
Produced by: Mind’s Eye Media/HFF/BR/ARTE
Broadcaster: BR
Germany

Lot
Produced by: Overmeer Productions in association with NCRV
Broadcaster: Channel 1
The Netherlands

Home
Produced by: BBC
Broadcaster: BBC 4
UK

Rina and Arik Forever
Produced by: Hot Vision (ICP)
Broadcaster: n.a.
Israel

SOCIAL & POLITICAL DOCUMENTARIES

Dying For Drugs
Produced by: True Vision
Broadcaster: Channel 4
UK

The People of Angkor
Produced by: INA/ARTE France
Broadcaster: ARTE
France

Frontline: Truth, War and Consequences
Produced by: WGBH/Rain Media
Broadcaster: PBS
USA

War Babies
Produced by: Macumba International Inc.
Broadcaster: Télé-Québec
Canada

My Family and Autism
Produced by: BBC
Broadcaster: BBC 2
UK

Wide Angle: Dying to Leave
Produced by: Hilton Cordell Productions for Thirteen/WNET and Film Finanace Corporation Australia
Broadcaster: PBS
USA, Australia

Panorama: A Fight to the Death
Produced by: BBC
Broadcaster: BBC 1
UK

SPORTS PROGRAMS

CNN Presents: Whatever It Takes – Pursuing the Perfect Ten
Produced by: CNN Productions
Broadcaster: CNN
USA

Grandpa’s Games
Produced by: Melodrama Pictures/Starting Gun Films in association with SBS Independent
Broadcaster: SBS TV
Australia

Deadly Arts: Kalaripayattu
Produced by: Ideacom international in association with Creative Anarchy
Broadcaster: History Television
Canada

Sleeping Tigers – The Asahi Baseball Story
Produced by: National Film Board of Canada
Broadcaster: CBC
Canada

The Global Market Capital in Conflict – The Ultimate Brand – Superstar
Produced by: NHK
Broadcaster: NHK
Japan

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