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Ninth Annual Family Television Award Winners; 'Betty,' 'Chuck,' and 'Daisies' rewarded
Topic Started: Dec 3 2007, 02:14 AM (439 Views)
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Family TV Awards Honor 'High School Musical 2'
'Ugly Betty,' 'Heroes' also win awards

Zac Efron, 'High School Musical 2'The Disney Channel phenomenon "High School Musical 2" and ABC's "Ugly Betty" each snagged a pair of trophies at the ninth annual Family Television Awards.

The awards honor "family friendly" programming as determined by the Family Friendly Programming Forum, a coalition of advertisers that works to help develop shows parents and kids can watch together. The forum also offers scholarships to aspiring writers and a script development fund for projects that has helped launch the likes of "Gilmore Girls," "Everybody Hates Chris" and "Chuck."

"High School Musical 2" won the award for best movie musical, and star Zac Efron shared the best actor award with Kyle Chandler of "Friday Night Lights." "Ugly Betty" also took home two awards, for star America Ferrera and for best comedy. NBC's "Heroes" took home the best drama prize.

The CW will air the awards ceremony on Thursday, Dec. 27. "Amazing Race" host Phil Keoghan served as master of ceremonies.

Here's the full list of winners at the ninth annual Family Television Awards:

Comedy: "Ugly Betty" (ABC)
Drama: "Heroes" (NBC)
Actor: Zac Efron and Kyle Chandler
Actress: America Ferrera (Ugly Betty) (ABC)
Miniseries/Special: "Planet Earth" (Discovery)
Movie Musical: "High School Musical 2"
New Series: "Pushing Daisies" (ABC)
Cable Series: "Kyle XY" (ABC Family)
Reality: "Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" (FOX)
Favorite Newcomer: Zachary Levi (Chuck) (NBC)
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