Winner 2008


Leverage and Closest to the Hole Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

In Hollywood, it takes an entourage to make a star. Or, perhaps, the star makes the entourage. When actor Vince Chase (Adrian Grenier) broke through in an independent hit, Bronx Boulevard, the mainstream came calling. And in this series the mainstream has never been crazier. But for the impossibly handsome Vince and his boys it’s never been better. Johnny “Drama” Chase (Kevin Dillon), is Vince’s older sibling, sometimes a television star, sometimes a self-delusional wannabe, sometimes the best brother in the world. Turtle (Jerry Ferrara), one of the boy-hood pals, is now a general factotum, an all-round gopher and driver who chafes at times at his role. Eric (Kevin Connolly), Vince’s closest friend, becomes his manager. He knows little, wants much, works diligently and learns his lessons the hard way. Most of the teaching comes from Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven), Vince’s big-time agent. From mega-stardom as briny superhero Aquaman to almost has-been as a South American drug lord in Medellin, Vince rockets through the film industry, trailing women, executives, directors and writers in his wake. Entourage takes on every Hollywood cliche, dreams every dream, bursts every bubble and still makes it all seem like the best thing that ever happened for four guys from the Bronx. For its picaresque and pointed take on Tinsel Town, it receives a Peabody Award.


Executive producers: Stephen Levinson, Doug Ellin, Rob Weiss, Denis Biggs, Mark Wahlberg. Co-executive producers: Mark Mylod, Steve Pink. Producers: Lori Jo Nemhauser, Ally Musika, Wayne Carmona. Directors: Mark Mylod, Seith Mann, Julian Farino, Jeff Groth, Ken Whittingham. Writers: Doug Ellin, Rob Weiss, Ally Musika. Actors: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara, Perrey Reeves, Rex Lee, Jeremy Piven.