Cable Garners Nominations For Monte Carlo TV Festival Awards

NBCU topped the U.S. nominees for Monte Carlo TV Festival Awards with two, while ABC's Lost, in its last hurrah, got a nod for best drama.

Both of NBCU's nods were in the best comedy category for 30 Rock and The Office, with HBO's Hollywood buddy series Entourage getting the third comedy series nomination.

Cable shows took two of the three drama categories, with AMC's highly decorated retro ad series Mad Men (produced by Lionsgate) and Showtime's serial killer show Dexter joining Lost.

The winners will be announced June 10 during the festival in Monte Carlo.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.