Williams, Ferrar and Hampton Among Satellite Award Winners

News   Williams, Ferrar and Hampton Among Satellite Award Winners The International Press Association doled out the 12th annual Satellite Awards at a gala ceremony held at the InterContinental Hotel on Dec. 16.

Several theatre folk walked away with awards from the International Press Association, including Tony nominee Amy Ryan, who picked up a Satellite Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her work in the film "Gone Baby Gone." Les Liaisons Dangereuses playwright and Sunset Boulevard lyricist Christopher Hampton earned an award for Best Adapted Screenplay for "Atonement."

They're Playing Our Song lyricist and Oscar winner Carole Bayer Sager received the Best Original Song prize for "Grace Is Gone," which she penned with Clint Eastwood for the film of the same title.

On the television front "Ugly Betty" stars America Ferrera and Vanessa Williams earned the Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress Awards in a comedy, respectively. Michael C. Hall was named Best Actor in a Drama, with co-star David Zayas for Supporting Actor, in Showtime's "Dexter." While "Pushing Daisies," which features a slew of New York stage actors, took home the award for Best Comedy Series.

As previously announced, Kathy Bates received the Mary Pickford Award for Outstanding Artistic Contribution to the Entertainment Industry.

For a complete list of Satellite Award winners, which honor work in film, television, DVD and new media, visit www.pressacademy.com.