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The winners for the 19th Annual OFTA Television Awards have been announced.

Mad Men, which went home with 7 awards this year, took home its 7th award for Best Drama Series, a record for this category. The series also won awards for Best Actor (Jon Hamm), Best Supporting Actress (Christina Hendricks), Best Ensemble, Best Direction, Best Writing and Best Editing in a Series. Game of Thrones may have lost Best Drama Series, but it tied for most awards this year with eight prizes, all of them in the creative categories except Jonathan Pryce earning the award for Best Guest Actor. The creative awards it won were for Best Music in a series, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Sound and Beast Visual Effects, losing only Best Editing.

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The nominations for the 19th Annual OFTA Television Awards have been announced.

Best Drama Series nominee Game of Thrones earned the most nominations this year with 20, two more than it received last year. Following closely behind was American Horror Story: Freak Show, which secured 19 nominations.

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BirdmanThe winners for the 19th Annual OFTA Film Awards have been announced.

The Online Film & Television Association has selected Birdman as 2014’s best film. In addition, it was presented five other prizes. Alejandros Gonzalez Inarritu’s single-take-simulated film follows the story of a washed-up actor, star of a huge superhero franchise, looking to rediscover his artistic roots by adapting a play on Broadway. The film was also honored for Best Actor (Michael Keaton), Best Ensemble, Best Casting, Best Original Score and Best Cinematography. Richard Linklater received the award for Boyhood. Filmed over a 12-year period, the film chronicled the coming of age of a young boy in a broken family. Linklater’s film received a total of four awards including the Best Director trophy.

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GrandBudapestHotelThe nominations for the 19th Annual OFTA Film awards were announced on Sunday, January 25, 2015.

Best Picture nominee The Grand Budapest Hotel led the field of nominees with 15 followed closely by Birdman with 14 nominations. The eight other films nominated for Best Picture are Boyhood, Foxcatcher, Gone Girl, The Imitation Game, A Most Violent Year, Nightcrawler, Selma and Whiplash. All five Best Director nominees were among this year’s Best Picture nominees, the nominations going to Wes Anderson, Ava DuVernay, David Fincher, Alejandro G. Inarritu and Richard Linklater.

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The winners for the 18th Annual OFTA Television Awards have been announced.

Mad Men, which went home with 3 awards this year, extended its reign as most honored series in OFTA history. The series won awards for Best Supporting Actress (Christina Hendricks), Best Guest Actor (Robert Morse) and Best Writing, all in the Drama Series categories. That record won’t hold for long as Game of Thrones was the year’s most honored program winning ten awards including a tie for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Peter Dinklage (who tied with Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul), Guest Actress for Diana Rigg (her second consecutive year winning this category for this program), Ensemble in a Drama Series, and seven of eight awards in the Series creative categories for Music, Editing, Cinematography, Production Design, Costume Design, Sound and Visual Effects.

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AmericanHorrorStoryCovenThe nominations for the 18th Annual OFTA Television Awards have been announced.

Best Movie/Miniseries nominee American Horror Story: Coven topped this year’s nominations tallies with 19. This is the series’ second year in the limited series categories, two years ago, it competed in the regular series category where it was second-most nominated behind Mad Men.

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12YearsaSlaveThe winners for the 18th Annual OFTA Film Awards have been announced.

The Online Film & Television Association has selected 12 Years a Slave as 2013’s best picture, awarding it 6 other trophies as well. Steve McQueen’s film about a free black man sold into slaver into the Antebellum south also took home awards for Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Best Supporting Actor (Michael Fassbender in a tie with Dallas Buyers Club‘s Jared Leto), Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o), Best Breakthrough Performance: Female (Nyong’o), Best Casting and Best Adapted Screenplay. Alfonso Cuaron took home the Best Director prize for Gravity. That film about a medical doctor marooned in space after satellite debris destroys the shuttle she’s working on. Cuaron’s film received a total of nine awards for its production and two prizes for the advertising campaign.

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12YearsaSlaveThe nominations for the 18th Annual OFTA Film awards were announced on Sunday, January 26, 2014.

Best Picture nominee 12 Years a Slave led the nominations with 17 with Nebraska coming in second with 12. The eight other films nominated for Best Picture are American Hustle, Before Midnight, Blue Is the Warmest Color, Captain Phillips, Gravity, Her, Inside Llewyn Davis and The Wolf of Wall Street. All five Best Director nominees were among this year’s Best Picture nominees, the nominations going to Alfonso Cuaron, Spike Jonze, Steve McQueen, Alexander Payne and David O. Russell.

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The winners for the 17th Annual OFTA Television Awards have been announced.

This year, two records were tied for the most awards in both the movie/miniseries and series categories. One of those ties was American Horror Story: Asylum which earned thirteen awards, tying it with Merlin for the highest number won by a miniseries in a single year. The miniseries won prizes for Best Motion Picture/Miniseries (an honor it shared with Behind the Candelabra); three acting awards (Best Actress Jessica Lange, Best Supporting Actor Zachary Quinto and Best Supporting Actress Sarah Paulson); Best Ensemble; creative achievements in Music, Editing, Cinematography, Production Design, Sound and Visual Effects; and the New Theme Song and New Titles Sequence categories.

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AmericanHorrorStoryThe nominations for the 17th Annual OFTA Television Awards have been announced.

Best Movie/Miniseries nominee American Horror Story: Asylum tops this year’s nominations tallies with 20, a new record for the movies and miniseries categories, previously held in a tie by Angels in America and Merlin, with 19 nominations each. This is the series’ first year in the limited series categories, last year it competed in the regular series category.

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