The two shows, along with the movie “Precious” and fellow series “The Good Wife” and “Nurse Jackie,” were named winners of the 2010 Humanitas Prize on Thursday (Sept. 16). The award honors films and TV show that “explore the human condition in a nuanced, meaningful way.”
The pilot episodes of “Modern Family” (written by Steven Levitan and Christopher Lloyd) and “Nurse Jackie” (Liz Brixius, Linda Wallem and Evan Dunsky) shared the award for TV half-hours. “Glee’s” “Wheels” episode, written by Ryan Murphy, and the pilot of “The Good Wife” by Michelle and Robert King each won in the 60-minute category.
HBO’s movie “Temple Grandin” (written by Christopher Monger and William Merritt Johnson) won the award for long-form TV, and “Precious,” adapted by Geoffrey Fletcher from the novel “Push” by Sapphire, won the feature-film award. Each award carries a $10,000 prize.
CBS Entertainment president Nina Tassler gave the keynote address at the awards luncheon Thursday.
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