Crackle.com Garners Most Streamy Award Nominations for a Video Network or Production Company
'The Bannen Way' Surpasses 13 Million Views and Collects Most Nominations For Any Series
CULVER CITY, Calif., March 1 -- Crackle.com, Sony Picture Entertainment's online video network, today received 13 nominations, the most nominations for any network or production company for the 2nd Annual Streamy Awards, honoring excellence in original web television programming.
Crackle's THE BANNEN WAY, ANGEL OF DEATH, WOKE UP DEAD and MOMMY XXX received a combined total of 13 nominations. THE BANNEN WAY, which has surpassed 13 million views on Crackle.com, received a total of seven nominations, including Best New Web Series and Best New Drama Series, the most for any show. The winners will be announced by the International Academy of Web Television on April 7th and April 11th at two separate ceremonies in Hollywood, CA.
"Audiences are clearly responding to our high-quality, innovative originals, as evidenced by the traffic to 'The Bannen Way,'" said Eric Berger, Senior Vice President, Digital Networks. "We're thrilled that the Academy chose to recognize the talented individuals who worked so tirelessly to make these shows successful."
Crackle's nominations in the 2nd Annual Streamy Awards include:
-- "Angel of Death" for Best Female Actor in a Drama Series - Zoe Bell
-- "Angel of Death" for Best Drama Series
-- "Angel of Death" for Best Editing in a Web Series - Jochen Kunstler &
-- "Angel of Death" for Best Cinematography in a Web Series - Carl Herse
-- "Mommy XXX" for Best Reality or Documentary Web Series
-- "The Bannen Way" for Best Drama Series
-- "The Bannen Way" for Best New Web Series
-- "The Bannen Way" for Best Male Actor in a Drama Series - Mark Gantt
-- "The Bannen Way" for Best Director for a Drama Web Series - Jesse
-- "The Bannen Way" for Best Writing for a Drama Web Series - Mark Gantt
& Jesse Warren
-- "The Bannen Way" for Best Product Integration in a Web Series - Jaguar
-- "The Bannen Way" for Best Editing in a Web Series - Zack Arnold
-- "Woke Up Dead" for Best Product Integration in a Web Series - Kodak
The Bannen Way
THE BANNEN WAY is the sexy, fast-paced series starring Mark Gantt ("Ocean's Eleven"); Vanessa Marcil ("Lipstick Jungle," "Las Vegas"); Gabriel Tigerman ("Supernatural"); Michael Ironside ("Terminator Salvation," Total Recall," "Smallville"); Academy-Award® nominee Robert Forster ("Jackie Brown," "Heroes"); and special guest star, Academy-Award® nominee Michael Lerner ("Entourage," "Elf," "Barton Fink").
The high-octane, slick series follows Neal Bannen (Mark Gantt), a charming con-man and thief with a police chief for a father (Michael Ironside); a mob boss for an uncle (Robert Forster); and a penchant for fine women - like Madison (Vanessa Marcil), who wants to turn his life around and leave the criminal lifestyle once and for all. All Bannen has to do is complete one more job in order to pay off his debt to a notorious gangster...which just doesn't work out as easily as he'd hoped.
THE BANNEN WAY is directed by Jesse Warren, who co-wrote and serves as an executive producer with Mark Gantt, who stars in the series. THE BANNEN WAY is produced by Sony Pictures Television. THE BANNEN WAY can be viewed at http://crackle.com/c/The_Bannen_Way
Angel of Death
ANGEL OF DEATH is the live-action, online series for Crackle.com, Sony Pictures Entertainment's online video network, which stars actress and renowned stuntwoman Zoe Bell (Tarantino's "Death Proof"), Doug Jones ("Hellboy"), Vail Bloom ("The Young and the Restless"), and Lucy Lawless ("Xena: Warrior Princess"), among others. The online series is created and written by one of the most acclaimed writers working in the comic world today, famed Eisner award-winning comic book author Ed Brubaker ("Captain America," "Criminal," "Daredevil").
ANGEL OF DEATH is about a remorseless assassin, Eve (Zoe Bell), employed by a ruthless crime family. After suffering a severe head trauma while on the job, she begins to hallucinate and becomes haunted by her victims. As a result of the injury, Eve is determined to make up for her past crimes by seeking revenge on those who ordered the hits in the first place -- her mob employers. ANGEL OF DEATH can be viewed at http://www.crackle.com/c/Angel_Of_Death
MOMMY XXX takes us inside Demi's home -- known as "the Castle or Compound" -- in The Valley where porn wannabes and naive newcomers to the adult film world hang out. In documenting the day-to-day life of a busy mom who also happens to be a real-life porn star, MOMMY XXX episodes will expose Demi Delia's personal side: a joyous and free-wheeling birthday party attended by friends from the porn industry; her daughter's first visit to the gynecologist; a typical day at "the office"; breast augmentation surgery; but even more surprising is how diametrically opposite and straight-laced her children are as they express their honest feelings about their mom and her lifestyle. MOMMY XXX is produced by Teru Media and distributed by Sony Pictures Television. MOMMY XXX can be viewed at http://crackle.com/c/Mommy_XXX
Woke Up Dead
WOKE UP DEAD is the live-action zombie comedy from Electric Farm Entertainment for Crackle.com, Sony Pictures Entertainment's online video network. The original online series stars comedian Jon Heder ("Napoleon Dynamite," "Blades of Glory"), Josh Gad ("Back to You," "The Rocker"), Krysten Ritter ("Breaking Bad," "27 Dresses"), Jean Smart ("24," "Samantha Who?") and Wayne Knight ("Seinfeld"), among others.
In WOKE UP DEAD, Heder stars as Drex Greene, a regular recent college grad who finds himself undergoing an inexplicable transformation that begins when he wakes up at the bottom of a water-filled bathtub. Drex's roommate Matt, who has been eagerly filming his demise, informs him that he's easily (and inhumanly) been underwater for more than half-hour. As he starts to develop zombie-like tendencies, Drex finds it increasingly difficult to focus on his new job and his love life, so he enlists the help of two friends, Cassie and Matt, to help him uncover the truth about the peculiar changes he is experiencing. In the process, Drex meets his match - an exotic beauty named Aurora - who may hold the answers to Drex's many questions. Drex must decipher whether he really IS a zombie, like Matt is convinced he is, or whether he's something entirely different.
WOKE UP DEAD is directed by veteran TV director, writer and producer Tim O'Donnell ("Lizzie McGuire," "Clueless"); written by John Fasano ("Darkness Falls," "Another 48 Hours"); and executive produced by Stan Rogow ("Afterworld," "Gemini Division," "Lizzie McGuire") and Brent Friedman ("Gemini Division," "Star Trek: Enterprise"). WOKE UP DEAD can be viewed at http://www.crackle.com/c/Woke_Up_Dead
Crackle, Inc., a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company, is a multi-platform next-generation video entertainment network that distributes digital content including original short form series and full-length traditional programming from Sony Pictures' vast library of television series and feature films. Crackle is one of the fastest growing entertainment destinations on the Internet today, offering audiences quality programming in a variety of genres, including comedy, action, sci-fi, horror, music and reality. Crackle reaches an impressive audience through its diverse online and mobile distribution network. Visit Crackle's site at http://www.crackle.com
CONTACT: Sarah Levinson Rothman of 42West, +1-646-254-6030,
Sarah.Rothman@42west.net, or Melissa Armstrong of Sony Pictures Television,
+1-310-244-6467, Melissa_Armstrong@spe.sony.com, both for Crackle.com