Oh My: See the TasteTV “TASTY AWARDS” at the Sundance Kabuki in January, 2010

Let’s see here, the TasteTV Network is going to put on the TASTY Awards Show” at the Sundance Kabuki in Japantown on Thursday, January 14th, 2010. It will be:

“…the most exciting and prestigious event ever to celebrate food and fashion programs on television, in film, and online.”

O.K. then. But why food and fashion together?

“The viewer appetite and response to food and style programs has surged over recent years, making them some of the highest watched video content. The TASTY AWARDS spotlight the year’s best achievements in food and fashion programs on television, in film, and on the web.”

All right, now I’m on the trolley. But who’s going to be the draw? Well it’ll be hosted by Zane Lamprey, who will introduce to the crowd:

Tyler Florence (Food Network), Joanne Weir (PBS), G. Garvin (TV One), Tanya Holland (Food Network), Leslie Sbrocco (PBS), Gary Vaynerchuk (Wine Library TV), Marcy Smothers (Radio), Novella Carpenter (Author), Anita Chu (Author), Dominique Crenn (Food Network – Next Iron Chef)), Brian Solis (New Media Guru), Marissa Churchill (Bravo, Top Chef)

OMG, it’s Tyler!  

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He’ll be there. And who could get awards whether they show up or not? Well, for starters, how about toothy Giada De Laurentiis?

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You can’t beat that. And there’ll be some VIP after-party at the New People Building down the street. Are you all a Twitter yet? (NB: They”ll have lots o’ chocolate.)

The deets, after the jump.

Bourdain, Top Chef, Project Runway Lead Nominations for 2010 TASTY AWARDS SHOW for best Food and Fashion Programs

TasteTV today announced the nominees and categories for the most exciting and prestigious event ever to celebrate food and fashion programs on television, in film, and online, the 2010 “TASTY AWARDS.” Anthony Bourdain, Top Chef, Project Runway, Cake Boss and Guy Fieri lead the awards finalists with several nominations each. Hosted by food and travel television star Zane Lamprey of “Three Sheets” fame, the two-hour red carpet event takes place at the Sundance Kabuki theatre in San Francisco on January 14th.  The program will air on stations nationwide in February 2010, reaching millions of households.

The show features a star-studded lineup of food and fashion TV celebrities, including Tyler Florence, Joanne Weir, G. Garvin, Tanya Holland, Leslie Sbrocco, Gary Vaynerchuk, Marcy Smothers, Novella Carpenter, Anita Chu, Dominique Crenn, Brian Solis, Marissa Churchill, and more.

Special Achievement Awards have been announced for Anthony Bourdain, Martin Yan, Paul Prudhomme, YouTube, Alton Brown, Jacque Pepin, Meryl Streep, Giada De Laurentiis, and Tim Gunn, among others.

The viewer appetite and response to food and style programs has surged over recent years, making them some of the highest watched video content. The TASTY AWARDS spotlight the year’s best achievements in food and fashion programs on television, in film, and on the web.

The following are several of the nominees and categories for the 2010 “TASTY Awards.” To participate in the Viewers Choice voting, or for a full list of nominees, please go to www.TastyAwards.com, as well as get updates on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/TastyAwards.

Best Food Program – TV

30 Minute Meals Diners, Drive-ins and Dives Man v. Food Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie No Reservations Top Chef

Best Food Program – Web

Average Betty CHOW Obsessives Cooking Videos With Dani Spies Delicious TV Veg The Culinary Institute of America VendrTV

Best Fashion or Design Program – TV

America’s Next Top Model Peter Perfect Project Runway The Rachel Zoe Project What Not To Wear Kimora, Life in the Fab Lane

Best Fashion or Design Program – Web

Cool Hunting Fashion TV Ford Models TV Modelinia.com Style.com Vogue TV

Best Film or Documentary

Food Inc Good Hair, a film by Chris Rock Julie & Julia The Greenmarket: One Farmer’s Story The September Issue Valentino the Last Emperor

 

Announcing the 1st Annual TASTY AWARDS to Applaud Top Food and Fashion Videos, Television and Films

October 20, 2009

For Immediate Release

Why don’t films, television and online video in the hottest viewer markets — food and fashion — actually receive the honors and visibility they deserve? They do now. Nominations are currently being accepted for the 1st Annual TASTY AWARDS.

The Tasty Awards spotlight the year’s best achievements in food, wine and style programming. Regardless of whether they are on the web or on television, on a mobile device or on a cinema screen, a celebrity chef or a home chef, each has a chance to win this coveted honor.

Says a spokesperson of the organizers, “Everyone loves to watch an Emeril, Tyler Florence, Gary Vaynerchuk, Anthony Bourdain, Top Chef, Heidi Klum, or Paula Deen, but after looking at the host of new programming online and on television, you see that the topic and the craft deserves its own recognition.” He adds, “There are Webby Awards, and Emmy Awards, film awards, and now it’s time for the Tasty Awards.”

Finalists are selected by the Tastemaker Awards Panel, an association of food editors, editors, writers and bloggers, chefs, television producers and stations, online video platforms, mobile device providers, and others. There is also a set of Viewer’s Choice Awards, selected online by the general public. Finalists will be announced on December 1st, and winners of the Tasty Awards will receive their honors on January 14th, 2010 at a gala celebration in San Francisco.

Some of the Awards categories for video-loving foodies and fashionistas include: Best Drink or Beverage Program, Best Food Program, Best Fashion or Design Program, Best Online / Broadband Series, Best Video Podcast, Best Travel Series, Best How-to Program, Best Chef in a series, Best Mixologist in a series, and Best Home Cook in a series.

Nominated submissions can include Web Programs, Television Programs, Mobile Content, and Films & Documentaries. There are also special categories for promotions and branded campaigns, as well as for casts and personalities.

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