List of awards and nominations received by Penn & Teller: Bullshit!

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Awards and nominations received by Penn & Teller: Bullshit!
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!

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Total number of wins and nominations
Totals 2 21
Footnotes

Penn & Teller: Bullshit! is an American documentary television series that aired for eight seasons from 2003 to 2010 on the premium cable channel Showtime. Penn & Teller: Bullshit! was hosted by professional magicians and skeptics Penn & Teller.[1][2] Its format consists of debating political topics, often from a naturalist libertarian capitalist point of view (the political philosophy espoused by both Penn and Teller)[3] or aiming to debunk pseudoscientific ideas, paranormal beliefs, popular fads and misconceptions.[2][4] The hosts examine topics within the analytical structure of science.[5]

The television program has been nominated for 21 awards, winning two. The Writers Guild of America bestowed an award upon the program in 2004 recognizing excellence in its writing quality. It received an award from the Independent Investigations Group in 2008, recognizing the show's contribution to public understanding of scientific skepticism and rational thinking. In addition, over the course of its run Penn & Teller: Bullshit! garnered a Directors Guild of America Award nomination, 13 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, and five Writers Guild of America Award nominations.

Directors Guild of America Awards[edit]

The Directors Guild of America Awards are issued annually by the Directors Guild of America.[6] Known as the DGA Awards, the recognition ceremony began in 1948.[6]

List of Directors Guild of America Awards and nominations received by Penn & Teller: Bullshit!
Year Category Nominee(s) Result Ref
2006 Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Reality Programs Star Price Nominated [7]

Independent Investigations Group Awards[edit]

The Independent Investigations Group is an organization dedicated to skepticism, and researching those who argue for the presence of extraordinary phenomena including UFOs, paranormal assertions, ghosts, and psychics.[8][9][10] A branch of the Center for Inquiry, the organization began in 2000 and is based in Los Angeles, California.[8]

List of Independent Investigations Group Awards and nominations received by Penn & Teller: Bullshit!
Year Category Nominee(s) Result Refs
2008 Recognizing "the promotion of Scientific and Critical Thinking in mainstream entertainment"[11] Penn & Teller Won [11][12]

Primetime Emmy Awards[edit]

The Primetime Emmy Award is an American accolade bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming.[13]

List of Primetime Emmy Awards and nominations received by Penn & Teller: Bullshit!
Year Category Nominee(s) Result Ref(s)
2003 Outstanding Main Title Design Justin Leibow and Kyle Hollingsworth Nominated [14]
Outstanding Main Title Theme Music Gary Stockdale Nominated [15]
2004 Outstanding Reality Program Mark Wolper, Star Price, Penn Jillette, Teller, Peter Adam Golden, Michael Goudeau, and Shari Adagio Nominated [16]
Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming Penn Jillette, Teller, Emma Webster, Star Price, and Michael Goudeau Nominated [16]
2005 Outstanding Reality Program Mark Wolper, Star Price, Penn Jillette, Teller, Michael Goudeau, Tim Rogan, Peter Adam Golden, Krasher Lewis, Shari Adagio, Jon Hotchkiss, Joshua E. Kessler, Patti Duce, Renee Y. Henson, Tammie Smalls, June Molgaard, Aaron Yampolski, and Randall Kirk Nominated [17]
Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming Penn Jillette, Teller, Jon Hotchkiss, Star Price, and Michael Goudeau Nominated [17]
2006 Outstanding Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming Steven Uhlenberg Nominated [18]
Outstanding Reality Program Mark Wolper, Star Price, Penn Jillette, Teller, Michael Goudeau, Jon Hotchkiss, and Tim Rogan Nominated [18]
Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming Penn Jillette, Teller, Cliff Schoenberg, Jon Hotchkiss, Michael Goudeau, and Star Price Nominated [18]
2007 Outstanding Reality Program Mark Wolper, Star Price, Penn Jillette, Teller, Tim Rogan, Peter Adam Golden, Krasher Lewis, Michael Goudeau, Jon Hotchkiss, Steven Uhlenberg, Patti Duce, Joshua E. Kessler, and Shari Adagio Nominated [19]
Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming Penn Jillette, Teller, Sheryl Zohn, Jon Hotchkiss, Michael Goudeau, Star Price, Cliff Schoenberg, and David Weiss Nominated [19]
2009 Outstanding Picture Editing for Reality Programming Steven Uhlenberg, Ian Sears, Brian Horn, Richard Erbeznik, and Tim Sullivan Nominated [20][21]
Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming Penn Jillette, Teller, Star Price, Rich Nathanson, Michael Goudeau, David Wechter, Cliff Schoenberg, and Sheryl Zohn Nominated [20][21]

Writers Guild of America Awards[edit]

The Writers Guild of America Awards for outstanding achievements in film, television, and radio have been presented annually by the Writers Guild of America, East and Writers Guild of America, West since 1949.[22]

List of Writers Guild of America Awards and nominations received by Penn & Teller: Bullshit!
Year Category Nominee(s) Result Ref(s)
2004 Best Comedy/Variety TV Series Penn Jillette, Teller, David Wechter, and John McLaughlin Won [23][24]
2005 Best Comedy/Variety TV Series Penn Jillette, Teller, Star Price, John McLaughlin, Jon Hotchkiss, Emma Webster, David Wechter, Jonathan B. Taylor, and Michael Goudeau Nominated [25]
2006 Best Comedy/Variety TV Series Penn Jillette, Teller, Star Price, Jon Hotchkiss, Michael Goudeau, Sheryl Zohn, and Steven Bortko Nominated [26][27]
2007 Best Comedy/Variety TV Series Penn Jillette, Teller, Jon Hotchkiss, Michael Goudeau, Star Price, Cliff Schoenberg, Sheryl Zohn, and Steve Melcher Nominated [28][29]
2008 Best Comedy/Variety TV Series Penn Jillette, Teller, David Weiss, Jon Hotchkiss, Michael Goudeau, Star Price, Sheryl Zohn, and Cliff Schoenberg Nominated [30][31][32]
2011 Best Comedy/Variety TV Series Penn Jillette, Teller, David Wechter, Michael Goudeau, Steve Melcher, Tom Kramer, and Rich Nathanson Nominated [33][34]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b Crandell, Ben (February 1, 2013). "Penn Jillette is ready to worship (honestly)". Sun-Sentinel. p. 6. 
  3. ^ "Penn and Teller". Libertarianism.com (Advocates for Self-Government). Archived from the original on May 28, 2010. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ Clarke, Norm (September 28, 2011). "Penn Jillette held his tongue once". Las Vegas Review-Journal. p. 3A. 
  5. ^ Brean, Henry (January 27, 2013). "Penn Jillette is 'very, very excited' to have spider named for him". Las Vegas Review-Journal. 
  6. ^ a b Couch, Aaron; Kilday, Gregg (February 2, 2013). "DGA Awards: Ben Affleck Named Best Director for 'Argo'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Nominees for: Dramatic Series Night, Comedy Series, Musical Variety, Reality Programs, Daytime Serials and Children's Programs". Directors Guild of America. Archived from the original on February 13, 2006. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  8. ^ a b "His task is to bust fake ghosts". The Weekend Argus (South Africa). March 18, 2012. p. 8. 
  9. ^ "Mystic healers galore in Hollywood". Plus News (Plus Media Solutions). May 31, 2012. 
  10. ^ Nickell, Joe (2014). Adventures in Paranormal Investigation. University Press of Kentucky. pp. 110–112. ISBN 0-8131-4651-8. 
  11. ^ a b "About the IIG Awards". Independent Investigations Group. 2012. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  12. ^ "The 2008 IIG Awards". Independent Investigations Group. June 23, 2008. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  13. ^ Leverence, John (1998). And the Winner Is--. Silver Lake Publishers. pp. 4–6. ISBN 978-1-56343-147-0. 
  14. ^ "Complete List of Emmy Nominations". The Associated Press News Service. Associated Press. July 17, 2003. 
  15. ^ Heldenfels, R.D. (July 18, 2003). "Wake-up call is good for music composer – Wooster native's 'Boomtown' score nominated for Emmy". Akron Beacon Journal. p. A1. 
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  21. ^ a b "The 61st Primetime Emmy(R) Awards and 2009 Creative Arts Emmy(R) Awards Nominees Are...". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  22. ^ English, James F. (2009). The Economy of Prestige. Harvard University Press. pp. 69–71. ISBN 978-0-674-03043-5. 
  23. ^ King, Susan (Los Angeles Times) (February 22, 2004). "Small Films Carry Off Top Writers Guild Prizes". The Repository. 
  24. ^ "Sofia Coppola Wins Writers Guild Honor". The Associated Press News Service. Associated Press. February 22, 2004. 
  25. ^ Scott, Gabriel (December 15, 2004). "57th Annual Writers Guild Awards Television and Radio Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America, West. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  26. ^ "NBC and ABC click with Writers Guild". The Star-Ledger. Associated Press. December 16, 2005. p. 71; Section: Today. 
  27. ^ Scott, Gabriel (December 14, 2005). "2006 Writers Guild Awards Television and Radio Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America, West. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  28. ^ theTVaddict (December 13, 2006). "2007 Writers Guild Awards Television Nominees". theTVaddict.com. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  29. ^ "2007 Writers Guild Awards Television & Radio Nominees Announced". The Futon Critic. December 13, 2006. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  30. ^ "Writers Guild Awards For TV, Radio Announced". Long Beach Press-Telegram. December 14, 2007. 
  31. ^ UPI News Service (December 13, 2007). "WGA announces awards nominees". UPI NewsTrack. 
  32. ^ Mitchell, Gregg (December 12, 2007). "2008 Writers Guild Awards Television & Radio Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America, West. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  33. ^ UPI News Service (December 8, 2010). "'Mad,' 'Boardwalk' up for Drama WGA Award". UPI NewsTrack. 
  34. ^ Mitchell, Gregg (December 8, 2010). "2011 Writers Guild Awards Television, News, Radio, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America, West. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 

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