Comedy Festival announces awards
The U.S. Comedy Arts Festival has announced the award winners from the 11th annual festival, held last weekend in Aspen. The Live Talent Jury Awards and Film Discovery Showcase awards were presented in a ceremony hosted by Michael Patrick King, executive producer of “Sex and the City.”Live Talent:Best Stand-up – Kevin BrennanBest Alternative – Flight of the ConchordsBest Sketch – Defiant Thomas BrothersBest One Person Show – Steven Cragg: I Am Not Mark TwainBest Theater – The Downtown Plays: “Late Night/Early Morning” by Frank Pugliese, and “Pride & Joy” by Paul RudnickBreakout Award – Rebecca DrysdaleFilm:Jury Award for Best Feature – “It’s All Gone Pete Tong,” directed by Michael DowseBest Director – Phil Price for “Hatley High”Best Screenplay – Miles Hainsworth for “Hatley High”Best Actor – Paul Kaye for “It’s All Gone Pete Tong”Best Actress – Andrea Corr for “The Boys and Girl from Country Claire”Best Foreign Language Film – “Unconscious,” directed by Joaquin OristrellBest Short – “Motel,” directed by Thor FreudenthalBest College Comedy Short – “Backseat Bingo,” directed by Liz BlazerAudience Award for Best Feature – “Lucky 13,” directed by Scott MarshallBest Documentary – “The Aristocrats,” directed by Paul Provenza and Penn JilletteBlack Diamond Grande Comedy Award – “Kung Fu Hustle,” directed by Stephen ChowThe Perrier “Bubbling Under” Award for emerging talent – writer/director Nimród Antal for “Kontroll.”
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