Awards Information Page

The Film and Television Awards pages, listing all nominations and winners in the history of the OFTA, are linked on these pages. Film nominees and winners referenced on the left and Television nominees and winners referenced on the right.

14th Annual Film Award Nominations

Earning 15 nominations from the OFTA is Inglourious Basterds including a Best Picture nomination. Also competing for that prize are the next four most nominated films with District 9 picking up 13 nods, and Avatar, The Hurt Locker andUp in the Air each earning ten nominations.

The winners will be announced on February 14, 2009.

13th Annual Film Awards Announced

The results of the 13th Annual Online Film & Television Association Film Awards have been announced.

13th Annual Film Award Nominations

Leading the charge for this year's OFTA Film Award nominations is The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, which earned 16 nominaions (including Best Picture and three acting nomination). It was followd in the nomination count by fellow Best Picture nominee Milk with 13, The Dark Knight and Slumdog Millionaire with 12 each and WALL-E at 10 nominations. The top five nomination getters were also the five Best Picture nominees.

The winners will be announced on February 8, 2009.

12th Annual Film Awards Announced

The 12th Annual Online Film & Television Association's film awards have been announced. There Will Be Blood receives the Best Picture award along with six other prizes including Best Director for Paul Thomas Anderson, Best Actor Daniel Day-Lewis, Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing and Most Cinematic Moment. Julie Christie received the Best Actress prize for Away from Her while Javier Bardem in No Country for Old Men and Cate Blanchett in I'm Not There took home the supporting categories. Saoirse Ronan received two awards: Best Youth Performance and Best Breakthrough: Female. Michael Cera received the Breakthrough prize for his performance in Juno.

Juno received the second most trophies with five prizes including Best Original Screenplay and Best First Screenplay. No Country for Old Men won four awards with prizes including Best Ensemble, Adapted Screenplay and Editing.

12th Annual Film Award Nominations

The nominations for the 12th Annual Online Film & Television Association's Film awards have been announced.

Topping the nominations list was There Will Be Blood which earned nods for Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and 9 other awards. Coming in just behind at twelve nominations is the most nominated film without a corresponding Best Picture nomination: Atonement. Following up are No Country for Old Men with eleven nominations, and Juno and The Assasssination of Jesse James by the Cowrd Robert Ford with eight each.

The Best Picture race features There Will Be Blood, No Country for Old Men, Juno, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and Zodiac which collected seven nominations. Also with seven is the musial Hairspray which picked up three nods in the Best Adapted Song category.

11th Annual Film Awards Announced

The winners have been announced for the 11th Annual Online Film & Television Association's Film Awards.

The winners were announced Sunday, February 10, 2007. The year's winner for Best Picture of the year was Children of Men, Alfonso Cuaron's futuristic tale of infertility and the hope of life. The film received a total of five awards including Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Cinematography and Best Sound Editing.

Children of Men was not the top winner of this year's awards with the motown-inspired musical Dreamgirls winning six awards. Four of those awards were given in conjunction with Jennifer Hudson's performance as she received the award for Best Supporting Actress, Best Breakthrough Performance: Female, Best Adapted Song for "And I Am Telling You..." and Best Cinematic Moment for the same song. The other awards it won were Best Sound and Best Original Song for "Listen".

Filling out the acting categories were Forest Whitaker who received the Best Actor trophy for The Last King of Scotland. His royal counterpart, Helen Mirren, won Best Actress for her work on The Queen which also won awards for Best Breakthrough Performance: Male and Best Original Screenplay. Winning the Supporting Actor award for Little Children, Jackie Earle Haley was his film's only winner.

Ranking just below Children of Men in the final vote tally, Pan's Labyrinth received four awards including prizes for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Production Design, Best Makeup and Best Visual Effects.

Sharing The Queen's victory total were Little Miss Sunshine which received honors for Best Youth Performance (Abigail Breslin), Best First Feature and Best First Screenplay. Also receiving three awards was Martin Scorsese's The Departed which won the director the top directing prize as well as Best Ensemble and Best Casting.

11th Annual Film Award Nominations

The nominees for the 11th Annual Film Awards have been announced by the Online Film & Television Association.

The nominees were announced Sunday, January 21, 2007. Best Picture nominees were Children of Men, The Departed, Dreamgirls, The Queen and United 93. Nominees were also selected in 30 other categories including three categories unique to the OFTA. Best Adapted Song recognizes achievements in taking songs written in other mediums, re-recording and publishing for the film in question. Best Titles Sequence recognizes the stellar work of those artists responsible for the most engaging and original title work whether opening or closing a film. Best Cinematic Moment is intended to recognize the scene or sequence of scenes in a film that, standing alone, speak to the artistry and soul of filmmaking.

Winners are scheduled to be announced on Sunday, February 11, 2007.

Film Awards History

To the left, you'll find a list of every year the OFTA has presented awards and a link to the nominees and winners each year and including the official tallies. For ease of reference, the Best Picture winner of each year is included below the link to the year.

10th Annual Film Winners Remembered

For the year 2005, the Online Film & Television Association crowned Brokeback Mountain as the Best Picture of the year. The film also went on to grab 9 other awards including mentions for actors Heath Ledger (lead) and Jake Gyllenhaal (supporting) and director Ang Lee. It was only the fifth film to win ten or more awards. It joins the impressive ranks of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (15), The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (12), Saving Private Ryan (10) and Titanic (15).

Other acting winners included Philip Seymour Hoffman who tied Ledger for Best Actor for his work in Capote, Reese Witherspoon as Best Actress for Walk the Line, Supporting Actress winner Maria Bello for A History of Violence, young Owen Cline from The Squid and the Whale received the Best Youth Performance award and Terrence Howard was select as Best Breakthrough Performance: Male for Hustle & Flow, the Female counterpart award went to Amy Adams in Junebug, Best Casting went to Munich and Brokeback was selected as Best Ensemble.

Alongside Best Director Lee, screenwriters Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana earned the Screenplay Adaptation award for Brokeback with the Original Screenplay award going to George Clooney and Grant Heslov for Good Night, and Good Luck. Capote helmer Bennett Miller received the honor for best First Feature while Clooney and Heslov also received the award for best First Screenplay.

Germany's Downfall captured the Best Foreign Language Film award while documentaries Grizzly Man and March of the Penguins tied for Best Documentary. Brokeback picked up two more trophies in the music categories for Gustavo Santaolalla's country score and Best Original Song for "A Love That Will Never Grow Old". Title track "I Walk the Line" won for Best Adapted Song.

Brokeback Mountain received the award for Best Cinematography. The Editing prize went to The Constant Gardener, Memoirs of a Geisha won Best Costume Design and Sin City received Best Makeup. King Kong received the ape's share of the tech awards receiving four for Production Design, Sound, Sound Effects and Visual Effects.

Two categories are relatively unique categories to the Online Film and Television Association. Best Titles Sequence went to Sin City while Brokeback was honored for the Most Cinematic Moment (a scene or sequence of scenes that capture the essence of the film) for the scene titled (by the OFTA) "Finding the Shirt".

Three web design prizes were awarded. Brokeback Mountain's site was honored as Best Official Website (and is not included in the count of its overall tally of 10 awards). The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) was selected Best Professional Website. Best Personal Website went to The Oscar Guy.

The awards for 2006 will be announced in February of 2006 with nominations being announced two weeks prior. The official calendar of dates has not been announced at this time.

13th Annual Television Awards Announced

The winners of the 13th Annual OFTA Television Awards have been announced. Mad Men leads the pack with ten wins followed closely by Grey Gardens with 9 and miniseries Generation Kill with 6. Comedy series 30 Rock took home 5 awards, as did daytime serial The Young and the Restless.

Those five programs were each named the best of the year in their respective categories. Mad Men took home a double award for Best Actress along with its Drama Series trophy as well as directing, writing, both Drama Guest acting awards and a number of techs. 30 Rock was named Best Comedy Series along with its leads Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey (who also managed a second award for Guest Actress for Saturday Night Live, which also earned Justin Timberlake a Guest Actor award). The show also received honors in directing and writing.

For Best Daytime Serial, The Young and the Restless took the series and ensemble awards, plus three of the four acting awards, held at bay by Julie Pinson in As the World Turns as Best Supporting Actress. In the Motion Pictures Made for Television and Miniseries categories, the awards were divided between Grey Gardens, named Best Motion Picture Made for Television and Generation Kill which took the Miniseries prize. Each took one acting trophy, the former for Drew Barrymore in Lead Actress and the latter for James Ransone in Supporting Actor

The Online Film & Television Association will begin work selecting the best Achievements on television between June 1, 2009 and May 31, 2010 in July of 2010.

13th Annual Television Nominations Announced

The nominations for the 13th Annual OFTA Television Awards for the season from June 1, 2008 through May 31, 2009 have been announced today, Sunday, July 26, 2009.

Leading the pack in overall nominations is the drama series Mad Men with 16 nominations follows by comedy series 30 Rock and TV movie Grey Gardens with 15 each.

Mad Men is joined in the Drama Series category by Battlestar Galactica, Breaking Bad, Lost and The Shield. Beside 30 Rock in the Comedy Series category is How I Met Your Mother, The Office, Pushing Daisies and Weeds. Also nominated for Best Made for Television Movie with Grey Gardens are The Courageous Heart of Irene Sendler, Into the Storm, Prayers for Bobby and Taking Chance. The nominees for Best Miniseries are Generation Kill, House of Saddam, Little Dorrit, Wallander and XIII.

The Online Film & Television Association will reveal its winners for this year's awards on Sunday, August 9, 2009.

12th Annual Television Awards Announced

The awards for the best achievements from June 1, 2007 through May 31, 2008 were selected by the Online Film & Television Association's Television Branch and announced today, Sunday, August 10, 2008.

The HBO miniseries John Adams captured 8 awards including honors for Best Miniseries, Best Actor Paul Giamatti, Best Ensemble, Best Direction, Music, Editing, Makeup/Hairstyling and Visual Effects.

In the Drama Series categories, Mad Men, was elected Best Series, Supporting Actor John Slattery, Direction, Writing, Costume Design, Makeup/Hairstyling and New Theme Song.

30 Rock took home the prize for Best Comedy Series. It also managed two other awards including Best Actress Tina fey and Direction. Pushing Daisies lost the Comedy Series award, but topped the series prizes with eight including Best Actor Lee Pace, Supporting Actress Kristin Chenoweth, Guest Actor Paul Reubens, Ensemble, Writing, Lighting, Production Design and New Titles Sequence.

The Online Film & Television Associaiton will begin work selecting the best achievements on television between June 1, 2008 and May 31, 2009 in July of 2009.

12th Annual Television Award Nominations

From June 1, 2007 through May 31, 2008 the Online Film & Television Association has selected its Nominees for the 12th Annual Television Awards.

This year's nominations include the ABC hour-long dark comedy Pushing Daisies which leads the nomination count with 18. It is followed with 16 nominations each by AMC's first drama series Mad Men and the HBO miniseries John Adams. Episodic drama Lost came in third with 12 nods. Rounding out the top five nominees is The Young and the Restless, which makes OFTA history breaking a long-held record of nine nominations set by All My Children during the 2000-01 season. It received 11 nominations.

Other top comedy nominees include NBC's 30 Rock with 10 nominations and How I Met Your Mother with 9.

Mad Men and Lost is joined as top drama nominees by House with five nominations.

The movies and miniseries top tallies add Comanche Moon with 8 nods, and The Andromeda Strain A Raisin in the Sun, Recount and Tin Man with 7 nods apiece.

ER picked up four more nominations this year bringing its series total to 96, pushing it past The Sopranos and The West Wing as the second-most nominated series in history. Next year will be its final chance at the top prize, but it would require 13 nominations to break the long-standing record held by Star Trek: Deep Space Nine which picked up an amazing 109 nominations during its run.

Slowly inching towards the record among comedy series, The Simpsons brought its cumulative total to 60 nominations, putting it within 18 nominations of the comedy stalwart Frasier. Simpsons is the most nominated animated series of all time and shows no signs of slowing picking up four nominations this year alone and promising to be around at least into its 20th season, and possibly beyond, next year. Alongside The Simpsons.

John Adams, earning the most nominations for a movie or miniseries, became the most honored miniseries in six years following the massive haul of 19 nominations for Angels in America during the 2002-03 season.

The final winners are being selected by the membership and will be announced on Sunday, August 10, 2008. Stay tuned for the big announcement.

11th Annual Television Awards Announced

The awards for the best achievements from June 1, 2006 through May 31, 2007 were selected by the Online Film & Television Association's Television Branch and announced today, Sunday, August 12, 2007.

The HBO movie Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee captured 8 awards including honors for Best Motion Picture, Best Supporting Actress Anna Paquin, Best Ensemble, Best Direction, Music, Lighting, Production Design and Costume Design. Its chief rival on the Miniseries side, Broken Trail, had to settle for three awards, one for Best Miniseries, one for Best Actor Robert Duvall an one for Supporting Actor Thomas Haden Church.

In the Drama Series categories, Battlestar Galactica, not nominated for Best Drama Series, managed to take the most awards with four in the Lighting, Makeup, Sound and Visual Effects categories. Second to Galactica was the new NBC series Heroes which won three awards including Best Drama Series, Best Ensemble and Editing. Dexter, The Sopranos, Rome and cancelled series Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip won two awards each

The Office took home the prize for Best Comedy Series. It also managed four other awards including Best Actor Steve Carell, Best Supporting Actor John Krasinski, Best Ensemble and Best Writing.

Also earning high marks in the awards tallies were miniseries Nightmares and Dreamscapes and The Young and the Restless winning four each. Earning two each were also The 79th Annaul Academy Awards, The Ellen DeGeneres Show and Prime Suspect: The Final Act.

The Online Film & Television Associaiton will begin work selecting the best achievements on television between June 1, 2007 and May 31, 2008 in July of 2008.

11th Annual Television Award Nominations

From June 1, 2006 through May 31, 2007 the Online Film & Television Association has selected its Nominees for the 11th Annual Television Awards.

This year's nominations include the HBO miniseries Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee which leads the nomination tally with 14. It is followed with 13 nominations each by TNT's first motion picture made for television Broken Trail .Episodic dramas Heroes and The Sopranos, in its final season, and comedy Ugly Betty, came in a tie for third with 11 nods apiece. Rounding out the top five was Tsunami: The Aftermath with 10 nominations.

Other top comedy nominees include NBC's The Office and Scrubs with 7 nominations each, and Desperate Housewives and My Name Is Earl with 6 each.

Heroes and The Sopranos are joined as top drama nominees by Lost, Friday Night Lights and Deadwood with nine each, and Rome and the cancelled Studio 60 on the Sunset Stripwith six.

The movies and miniseries top tallies add Nightmares and Dreamscapes and Prime Suspect: The Final Act with seven nominations each.

With her twelfth and thirteenth nomination this year, Ellen DeGeneres pulls ahead of Hank Azaria as the most nominated person in OFTA TV history. Azaria had led up to this point having picked up his 12th nod in 2005. DeGeneres earned her first nod during the OFTA's first year when she picked up two mentions for her coming-out season of the television program Ellen. Since then, she's earned mentions as an awards show host, television actress and talk show host. She already held the crown for most honored person in history with seven ahead of Azaria's six. Will she push those tallies higher or will others slowly close on her position?

Tying the record of nominations for a primetime drama, The Sopranos picked up 11 nominations bringing its final total to 92, which matches the number achieved by The West Wing last year. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine still reigns supreme as the most nominated program in history thanks to earlier awards rules. It's total sits at an astonishing 109, collected over a three-year period. Also joining the 92 record is long-running ER which earned 2 more mentions this year and stands a good chance of bypassing these other shows when it continues into its new season where the other two have been cancelled.

Scrubs continues as a comedy powerhouse, having accumulated 58 nominations in the last six runs. It still has 20 more nominations to get before it will approach comedy king Frasier's epic total, but its chances rise each year. The Simpsonsremains the only series to earn to have received nominations in each of the 11 years the OFTA has existed. Alongside The Simpsons is the Academy Awards which has picked up nods in each of those same eleven years and easily holds the record for the most nominated special or series of specials.

The massive 14-nod haul of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee falls far short of the 19-nomination records held by Angels in America and Merlin.

The final winners are being selected by the membership and will be announced on Sunday, August 12, 2007. Stay tuned for the big announcement.

10th Annual Television Awards Announced

The awards for the best achievements form January 1, 2006 through May 31, 2006 were selected by the Online Film & Television Association's Television Branch and announced today, Tuesday, August 29, 2006.

The first year without the tech categories resulted in a far lower master awards total but the overall winner for the season was clear.

Masterpiece Theater drama Bleak House captured 5 awards including honors for Best Miniseries, Best Actress Gillian Anderson, Best Supporting Actress for Anna Maxwell Martin, Best Ensemble and Best Direction. Its chief rival Elizabeth I had to settle for two awards, one for Supporting Actor Jeremy Irons an one for Writing. Tying with Martin for Best Supporting Actress, Cloris Leachman also took home an award for her role in Mrs. Harris. Flight 93 was awarded best Motion Picture Made for Television and Andre Braugher received the award for Best Actor in Thief.

In the Drama Series categories, hit ABC series Lost received three honors including one for Best Drama Series along with awards for Best Guest Actor Henry Ian Cusick and Best Direction. departing series The West Wing pushed its record awards total to 26 with three more awards this year. It was honored for Best Supporting Actor Alan Alda, Best Ensemble and Best Writing. Tying with Alda for Supporting Actor was 24president Gregory Itzin. Other winners included Hugh Laurie as Best Actor for House, The Sopranos star Edie Falco as Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress for Sandra Oh of Grey's Anatomy, Best Guest Actress to Swoosie Kurtz for her appearance on Huff.

Scrubs took home the prize for Best Comedy Series beating out this year's top comedy winner Arrested Development. Scrubs also won the award for Best Guest Actor for Arrested Development lead actor Jason Bateman. Bateman's show managed three wins including awards for Best Ensemble, Best Writing and Best Direction. Other Comedy winners were Steve Carell and John Krasinski as Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor respectively for The Office, the year's third tie came in the Best Actress category between Lauren Graham who won her second award for the series Gilmore Girlsand the last of the Will & Grace cast to win an OFTA award Debra Messing, My Name Is Earl received Best Supporting Actress for Jaime Pressly, and the award for Best Guest Actress went to Laurie Metcalf for an episode of Monk.

The Miscellaneous Series category saw the victory of The Daily Show while former Daily Show "correspondent" Stephen Colbert won the Performance award for his new show The Colbert Report. The 78th Annual Academy Awards was honored as Best Special. Best Animated series was awarded for the first time to Family Guyand Best Voice-Over Performance went to the voice of Homer Simpson on The Simpsons Dan Castellaneta.

The Online Film & Television Associaiton will begin work selecting the best achievements on television between June 1, 2006 and May 31, 2007 in July of 2007.

10th Annual Television Award Nominations

From January 1, 2006 through May 31, 2006 the Online Film & Television Association has selected its Nominees for the 10th Annual Television Awards.

The reason for the abbreviated eligibility period is based on the way things have been done for the past two years. For 2004 and 2005, the Awards year was from January 1 through December 31 to coincide with the annual Film Awards. However, in an effort to match the awards to the telvision season, it became imperative that we abbreviate this year's eligiblity period.

This year's nominations include the Masterpiece Theater miniseries Bleak House which leads the nomination tally with 11. It is followed with 9 nominations each by situation comedies Arrested Development and Scrubs. Coming in with 8 nominations each is the movie Mrs. Harris, the miniseries Elizabeth I and the record-holding dramatic series The West Wing.

Other top comedy series nominees include My Name Is Earl with 7 nominations, NBC's The Office and season-ending Will & Gracewith 6 nominations each and perennial animated nominee The Simpsonswith 4 nods.

The West Wing is accompanied in the top drama series nominations by ABC's sophomore medical drama Grey's Anatomy with 7 nominations, island mystery Lost and mob drama The Sopranos with 6 nods each and thriller 24 with 5 nominations.

The movies and miniseries top tallies add Jericho with 4 nominations and Thief with 3 nods.

The final winners are being selected by the membership and will be announced on Tuesday, August 29, 2006. Stay tuned for the big announcement.

Television Awards History

Below find a list of every year the OFTA has presented awards and a link to the nominees and winners each year and including the official tallies. For ease of reference, the Best Drama and Comedy Series winners of each year is included below the link to the year.