Mirren, Streep, Nighy and "Dreamgirls" Among Satellite Winners

News   Mirren, Streep, Nighy and "Dreamgirls" Among Satellite Winners The International Press Academy, which is composed of accredited domestic and foreign journalists, announced the winners of the 11th Anniversary Satellite Awards Dec. 17.
Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The awards honor film and television productions in over 30 categories. "Dreamgirls," the new film based on the Broadway musical of the same name, picked up three awards: Actress in a Supporting Role (Jennifer Hudson), Director (Bill Condon, in a tie with "Flags of Our Fathers" director Clint Eastwood) and Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical. Others Satellite winners of interest to theatre fans include Helen Mirren (Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama, for "The Queen"), Meryl Streep (Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical, for "The Devil Wears Prada"), Peter Morgan (Screenplay, Original, for "The Queen"), Judy Davis (Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for "A Little Thing Called Murder"), Bill Nighy (Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for "Gideon's Daughter"), Kyra Sedgwick (Actress in a Series, Drama, for "The Closer") and Hugh Laurie (Actor in a Series, Drama, for "House").

Other top prizes include "The Departed" (Motion Picture, Drama), "Volver" (Motion Picture, Foreign Language), Miniseries ("To the Ends of the Earth"), Motion Picture Made for Television ("A Little Thing Called Murder"), Television Series, Drama ("House") and Television Series, Comedy or Musical ("Ugly Betty").

For a complete list of Satellite Award winners, visit www.pressacademy.com.