List of awards and nominations received by The Wire

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The Wire has been nominated for a variety of different awards including two Primetime Emmy Awards, fifteen NAACP Image Awards, two Edgar Awards (one win[1]), three Writers Guild of America Awards (one win), one Directors Guild of America Award, and has also won a Peabody Award.[2] The series has been nominated for forty three industry awards and has won eight. It has also topped several critics polls.

Industry awards[edit]

Primetime Emmy Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee(s) Episode Result
2005 Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series[3] David Simon and George Pelecanos "Middle Ground" Nominated
2008 Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series[4] David Simon and Ed Burns "-30-" Nominated

NAACP Image Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee(s) Episode(s) Result
2009 Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series Seith Mann "The Dickensian Aspect" Nominated
Outstanding Drama Series Season 5 Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Michael K. Williams Season 5 Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Sonja Sohn Season 5 Nominated
2007 Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series[5] Michael K. Williams Season 4 Nominated
Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series[5] Seith Mann "Home Rooms" Nominated
Outstanding Drama Series[5] Season 4 Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series[5] Wendell Pierce Season 4 Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series[5] Glynn Turman Season 4 Nominated
2005 Outstanding Drama Series Season 3 Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Idris Elba Season 3 Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Sonja Sohn Season 3 Nominated
2004 Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Wendell Pierce Season 2 Nominated
Outstanding Drama Series Season 2 Nominated
2003 Outstanding Drama Series Season 1 Nominated

TCA Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee(s) Episode(s) Result
2008 Heritage Award Season 5 Won
Individual Achievement in Drama David Simon Nominated
Outstanding Achievement in Drama Nominated
Program of the Year Nominated
2007 Outstanding Achievement in Drama Season 4 Nominated
Program of the Year Nominated
2004 Outstanding Drama[6] Season 2 Nominated
2003 New Program of the Year[7] Season 1 Nominated
Outstanding Drama[7] Nominated
Program of the Year[7] Nominated

WGA Awards[edit]

Year Category Nominee(s) Episode(s)/Season(s) Result
2009 Dramatic series[8] Ed Burns, Chris Collins, Dennis Lehane, David Mills, George Pelecanos, Richard Price, David Simon, and William F. Zorzi
Season 5
Nominated
2008 Dramatic series[9] Ed Burns, Kia Corthron, Dennis Lehane, David Mills, Eric Overmyer, George Pelecanos, Richard Price, David Simon, and William F. Zorzi
Season 4
Won
Episodic drama[9] David Simon and Ed Burns
"Final Grades"
Nominated

Other awards[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Episode(s)/Season(s) Result
2009 Crime Thriller Awards[10] The TV Dagger
Season 5
Won
Crime Thriller Awards[10] Best Actor Dominic West
Season 5
Won
DGA Award Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series' - Night Daniel Attias
"Transitions"
Won
Eddie Award Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commercial Television Kate Sanford
"More With Less"
Nominated
IFTA Award Best Actor in a Lead Role in Television Aidan Gillen
Season 5
Won
2007 Eddie Award Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commercial Television Kate Sanford
"Boys of Summer"
Won
Edgar Award Best Television Feature/Mini-Series Teleplay[1] Ed Burns, Kia Corthron, Dennis Lehane, David Mills, Eric Overmyer, George Pelecanos, Richard Price, David Simon, and William F. Zorzi
Season 4
Won
Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing in Television: Short Form - Dialogue and Automated Dialogue Replacement Jennifer Ralston, Igor Nikolic, and Matthew Haasch
"Misgivings"
Nominated
2006 Satellite Award Best Television Series, Drama
Season 4
Nominated
2005 GLAAD Media Award Outstanding Drama Series
Season 3
Nominated
2004 ASCAP Award Top TV Series Tom Waits
Season 2
Won
2003 Artios Award Best Casting for TV, Dramatic Pilot Alexa L. Fogle and Pat Moran
"The Target"
Won
Edgar Award Best Television Episode David Simon and Ed Burns
"The Target"
Nominated
GLAAD Media Award Outstanding Drama Series
Season 2
Nominated
Peabody Award Area of Excellence Won[11]

Critics polls[edit]

Year Award Category Nominee(s) Episode(s) Result
2006 Broadcasting & Cable Critics Poll Best Drama[12] Season 4 Won
2006 Broadcasting & Cable Critics Poll Best Show[12] Season 4 Won
2006 Time Magazine's Best/Worst List Top Television Show[13] Season 3 Won
2002 Time Magazine's Best/Worst List Top Television Show[14] Season 1 Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Curtains Receives Edgar Award Nomination". Theatre Mania. 
  2. ^ "George Foster Peabody Award Winners Book (page 73)". University of Georgia. Retrieved 2007-10-16. 
  3. ^ "57th Primetime Emmy Awards". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  4. ^ "60th Primetime Emmy Awards". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved 2008-09-21. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "2007 Image Award nominees and winners". Hollywood Reporter. 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-05. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Television Critics Association Introduces 2004 Award Nominees". Television Critics Association. 
  7. ^ a b c "Television Critics Association Introduces 2003 Award Nominees". Television Critics Association. 
  8. ^ "2009 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". WGA. 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-12. 
  9. ^ a b "2008 Writers Guild Awards Television & Radio Nominees Announced". WGA. 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-13. 
  10. ^ a b Flood, Alison (October 22, 2009). "British readers vote Harlan Coben their favourite crime writer". London: guardian.co.uk (Guardian News & Media). Retrieved October 28, 2009. 
  11. ^ 63rd Annual Peabody Awards, May 2004.
  12. ^ a b Michael Malone (2006). "Critics Poll". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  13. ^ James Poniewozik. "10 Best TV Shows". TIME. p. 184. 
  14. ^ "TIME: Best and Worst of Television in 2002". TIME. [dead link]