The Year in Drama at the Emmys

Finally! The "Year in Drama" video montage shown at the 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards, featuring a clip from BSG and Bear McCreary's music. Again, mixed emotions here, but welling up with pride and joy nonetheless.


BSG Emmys recap

Well, one win isn't bad I guess. Yay for sound editing! But no nom for Bear McCreary? Not even for his work on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles or Eureka either? So many categories BSG *should* have been nominated for, and some of the winners that beat BSG in it's nominated categories is certainly criminal - but I don't need to tell other fans that.

If anybody watched the Emmys broadcast on TV, they may have noticed the clips from BSG that were included in a video montage of various TV shows in the drama category, as well as Bear McCreary's music in the background. Too bad that's the only peep we got of BSG during the show that was broadcast, but they were only showing the "big" awards on air. Grumble. Anyway, still looking for video online of said video montage, but have had a frak of a time finding it. I have to wonder if the award academy has some sort of hold on things like that being posted online.

The following is a listing of the categories Battlestar Galactica was nominated for at the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards. Included are the winners of the category. The other nominees can be viewed by following the respective category link.

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series:
Nominated: Battlestar Galactica - Daybreak (Part 2) - Syfy R&D TV in association with Universal Cable Productions - Michael Rymer, Director
Winner: ER - And In The End - NBC Constant c Productions, Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Television - Rod Holcomb, Director

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series:

Nominated: Battlestar Galactica - Daybreak (Part 2) - Syfy R&D TV in association with Universal Cable Productions - Andrew Seklir, A.C.E., Edited By; Julius Ramsay, Edited By; Michael O'Halloran, Edited By
Winner: Breaking Bad - ABQ AMC - High Bridge, Gran Via Productions, Sony Pictures Television - Lynne Willingham, Edited By

Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs:
Nominated: Battlestar Galactica: The Face Of The Enemy - SyFy.com
Universal Cable Productions - Ronald D. Moore, Executive Producer; David Eick, Executive Producer; Jane Espenson, Executive Producer; Harvey Frand, Produced By
Winner: Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog - drhorrible.com Mutant Enemy, Inc. - Joss Whedon, Producer; Michael Boretz, Producer; David Burns, Producer

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series:

Winner: Battlestar Galactica - Daybreak (Part 2) - Syfy R&D TV in association with Universal Cable Productions - Daniel Colman, Supervising Sound Editor / Sound Designer; Jack Levy, Supervising Sound Editor; Vince Balunas, Dialogue/ADR Editor; Sam Lewis, Sound Effects Editor; Doug Maddik, Foley Artist; Rick Partlow, Foley Artist; Doug Madick, Foley Artist; Michael Baber, Music Editor

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour):

Nominated: Battlestar Galactica - Daybreak (Part 2) - Syfy R&D TV in association with Universal Cable Productions - Rick Bal, Production Mixer; Michael Olman, C.A.S., Supervising Re-Recording Mixer; Kenneth Kobett, C.A.S., Supervising Re-Recording Mixer
Winner: House - House Divided - FOX Universal Media Studios in association with Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions - Von Varga, Production Sound Mixer; Richard Weingart, Re-Recording Mixer; Gerry Lentz, Re-Recording Mixer

Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series:

Nominated: Battlestar Galactica - Daybreak (Part 2) - Syfy R&D TV in association with Universal Cable Productions - Gary Hutzel, Visual Effects Supervisor; Michael Gibson, Visual Effects Producer; Jesse Toves, CGI Artist; Sean Jackson, CGI Artist; Kyle Toucher, CGI Artist; Pierre Drolet, CGI Modeler; Greg Behrens, Visual Effects Coordinator; Heather McAuliff, Visual Effects Compositor; Dave Morton, CGI Artist
Winner: Heroes - The Second Coming/The Butterfly Effect - NBC Universal Media Studios in association with Tailwind Productions - Mark Scott Spatny, Visual Effects Producer; Eric Grenaudier, Visual Effects Supervisor; Gary D'Amico, Special Effects Supervisor; Michael Cook, Lead CG Artist; Daniel Kumiega, Lead CG Animator; Chris Martin, Compositing Supervisor; Meliza Fermin, Lead Visual Effects Compositor; Ryan Wieber, Lead Visual Effects Compositor; Diego Galtieri, Lead Visual Effects Compositor


No EWwy wins for BSG

The competition was tough, especially when Lost is in the mix and there are so few categories to vote in. Out of the three categories BSG was nominated for in the fan-elected Entertainment Weekly awards; The EWwys, it won zero. Here are the category links with notes on how close we came (the one vote miss for Mary McDonnell for Best Lead Actress is a crying shame!):

Tricia Helfer lost to Lost's Elizabeth Mitchell for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama

Mary McDonnell lost to Emily Deschanel of Bones for Best Actress in a Drama

Battlestar Galactica lost to True Blood for Best Drama Series

At least the Tubeys were a little more in our favor! And don't forget, you can vote I believe once a day for the Spike TV 2009 Scream Awards, which will be open until October 27. Follow the easy links below to vote for BSG in the nominated categories:

Battlestar Galactica for Best TV Show

Katee Sackhoff for Best Science Fiction Actress

Battlestar Galactica for Best Ensemble


Fighting Breast Cancer with Teddy Bears!

The Project Teddy Bear 2009 auctions are now live! Several BSG cast members, as well as lots of other celebs have signed bears that are up for auction, and more people are joining on all the time. I'm not sure if there is an official end date for the auction, but it seems that many of them will close by September 24. Check back to the above site to see if new bear sponsors have been signed on, or to click through to the individual auction pages. Right now the BSG tally is James Callis, Aaron Douglas, Richard Hatch, Michael Hogan, Mary McDonnell, Edward James Olmos, Mark Sheppard (a repeat offender!), Erik Stoltz, and Michael Trucco. Yay for fighting breast cancer with bears!

BSG's Tubey triumphs and otherwise

Television Without Pity's 2009 Tubey Awards winners, losers, and runners-up are now in. Fans and staff voted on various categories for television shows, and BSG shows up aplenty! Here's the breakdown:

In the Actors & Actresses category, BSG was less than 10 votes shy of winning Best Cast, but the Galctica itself won for "Best Performance by an Inanimate Object" (it was also the staff pick for this category which seems to have been created specifically for the Galactica).

In the Episodes & Moments category, BSG was the staff pick for Worst Season Finale, but Dualla was the staff pick for Best On-Screen Death Scene. "Starbuck vanishes into thin air in the finale" was the staff pick for Worst "WTF" Moment, and Daybreak Part 2 was also the staff pick for Worst Single Episode - Drama (Getting the feeling that the TWoP staff wasn't keen on the BSG finale). It's pretty surprising to me that there wasn't any mention of BSG for Best or Worst Dream/Hallucination/Fantasy Sequence since there are so many of them, particularly with the head people!

In the Relationships & Storylines category, Bill Adama and Laura Roslin won for Best Romantic Relationship. Aw!! "Cally cheated on Tyrol with Hot Dog, who fathered her child" got the staff pick for Worst Retcon.

That about sums up BSG at the Tubeys. It seems the Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles fans were also very outspoken about the show with the Tubeys as well.


BSG Dragon Con panel Friday night

A huge thanks to LJ's hikaruchan for putting up a 7 part video of the full Friday BSG panel at Dragon Con. Posting the first section here, and commence to this page to watch them all.


New BSG Concept Art

Not sure if you have already seen this - click on the title for the images.



Forget the Emmys... bring on the EWwys!

Entertainment Weekly has given a second chance for some of the most popular Emmy snubinees by having their very own awards - The EWwy Awards. Fans can vote for BSG in the following drama categories:

Mary McDonnell for Best Lead Actress in a Drama

Tricia Helfer
for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama

and for Battlestar Galactica as a whole for Best Drama Series

It's hard to say what kind of prestige the EWwys may gain winners. Street-cred perhaps? Unfortunately, snub awards only lead to more snubs. Where are the nominations for Eddy for Male Lead? James Callis, Jamie Bamber, and Tahmoh Penikett for Supporting Actor?


Vote BSG for Scream 2009

Get all the BSG votes in while you can! Go here to Spike TV's Scream 2009 voting site, and vote for BSG for Best TV Show, Best Ensemble, and you can vote for Katee Sackhoff for Best Science Fiction Actress. Some of the other categories are interesting too, but there's a few in which I wasn't quite sure what the vote was for specifically (Ultimate Scream? Holy S*** Scene of the Year?)