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‘Bell,’ ‘Girl’ tie for Humanitas award

Harwood, Oliver to share $10,000 prize

This article was corrected on Friday, Sept. 19.

“Diving Bell and the Butterfly” and “Lars and the Real Girl” tied for the top feature film honor at the Humanitas awards, presented Wednesday at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

“Diving Bell” scribe Ronald Harwood and “Lars” writer Nancy Oliver will share the $10,000 prize. Humanitas kudos go to writers of film and TV projects that examine aspects of the human condition.

Daniel Giat, writer of HBO’s Emmy-winning “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,” won for the 90-minute telepic category. The hourlong TV nod went to Kirk Ellis for the first installment of HBO’s Emmy-nommed mini “John Adams.”

Dave Tennant of laffer “Scrubs” took the 30-minute prize for the seg “My Long Goodbye.”

Disney Channel prevailed in the kidvid categories. Brian Hohlfeld won for animation for the “Eeyore’s Sad Day” seg of “My Friends Tigger & Pooh.” Live-action kudo went to Ann Austen, Douglas Sloan, Max Enscoe and Annie DeYoung for “Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board.”

The Sundance Feature film nod was presented to Paris Qualles for ABC’s telepic adaptation of “A Raisin in the Sun.” Stephen Walker received the $5,000 docu award for “Young @ Heart.”

The David and Lynn Angell fellowship award for comedy writing went to Cameron Porsandeh, for the spec “Fair.” Katherine Lovejo won the student drama fellowship for her spec script for Fox’s “House.”

The winners for the 34th Humanitas awards were announced at the annual luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

Winners received a $10,000 prize; the docu award comes with $5,000.

This article was corrected on Friday, Sept. 19.

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