Originally created 09/22/03

'West Wing,' 'Raymond' win series Emmys



LOS ANGELES -- There were no term limits for NBC's "The West Wing," which won its fourth Emmy Award for best drama Sunday despite shrinking viewership, while CBS' "Everybody Loves Raymond" was honored as best comedy.

James Gandolfini, who plays the hulking mobster on HBO's "The Sopranos," and Edie Falco, who portrays his long-suffering wife, swept the top drama acting awards.

The ceremony was both celebratory and bittersweet, with homage paid to a number of performers and industry figures who died this year including Bob Hope, John Ritter, Gregory Hines and Fred Rogers.

Tony Shalhoub, who plays an obsessive-compulsive detective on USA's "Monk," beat broadcast network stars for best actor in a comedy. Debra Messing, after three unsuccessful tries, won best comic actress for "Will & Grace."

An emotional Shalhoub, in the spirit of the evening's other tributes, noted the passing of a nephew who the actor said had "a warm laugh" and "a good heart" and "was taken from us suddenly."

TNT's "Door to Door," based on the true story of Bill Porter, a salesman with cerebral palsy, won four awards, including best made-for-TV movie.

Although "The Sopranos" claimed four awards, compared to two for "The West Wing," the HBO mob drama again was denied the top award. TV academy voters have yet to crown a cable series as best drama.

"I wish for everyone a working experience like we have," Falco said, adding "we have inadvertently created the perfect working environment."

The fourth time was the charm for Messing.

"Oh my God," said an exuberant Messing, who was nominated three times before and went home empty-handed. "I never thought this was going to happen."

TNT's "Door to Door," was honored as best made-for-TV movie. William H. Macy, who portrayed Porter, won best actor in a miniseries. The movie also won writing and directing awards.

Doris Roberts and Brad Garrett, who play two members of the battling Barone family on CBS' "Everybody Loves Raymond," were honored as supporting actors in a comedy series.

"Wow. That was worth coming up here for," Roberts said after receiving a congratulatory kiss from presenter Matthew Perry as she accepted the comedy series supporting actress award. It was her third career Emmy.

Garrett, who held out for a better contract before the new season of "Everybody Loves Raymond," won best supporting actor. He jokingly thanked CBS and the show's producers for not firing him.

"It's good to be back," Garrett said. It was his second supporting actor Emmy.

Tyne Daly was honored for her supporting role in the CBS drama series, "Judging Amy," while Joe Pantoliano - who lost his head on "The Sopranos" - won best supporting actor in a drama series.

CBS' "The Amazing Race" won the first-ever Emmy in the reality competition category, beating more popular series "American Idol" and "Survivor."

Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" with Jon Stewart, which received plaudits for poking fun at war coverage, won for the first time as best variety show, breaking a five-year winning streak for David Letterman. "The Daily Show" was also honored for its writing.

Everybody Loves Raymond" won for best writing in a comedy series. HBO's "The Sopranos" won best writing in a drama series.

Garry Shandling, one of many comedians serving as hosts of the show, received a long kiss from Garrett that parodied the Madonna-Britney Spears kiss from the MTV Video Music Awards. Perry kept the joke going with his smooch planted on Roberts.

"The West Wing" received the Emmy for best directing for a drama series, while the comedy trophy in the category went to "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

The award for best miniseries went to the science fiction drama "Steven Spielberg Presents Taken."

In other miniseries or movie categories, Maggie Smith won lead actress for "My House in Umbria." The movie "Hysterical Blindness" won best supporting actor and actress honors for Ben Gazzara and Gena Rowlands, respectively.

Wayne Brady was named best individual performer in a variety or musical program for "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"

"Cher - The Farewell Tour" was named best variety, music or comedy special.

Bill Cosby received the second Bob Hope Humanitarian Award with a self-effacing speech in which he thanked his wife, Camille, for 40 years of unconditional love and recalled fondly Fred Rogers, who died this year and was a beloved children's entertainer.

Cosby also shared a lighthearted memory of bringing his son Ennis with him to work on an episode of the animated series "Fat Albert." Ennis Cosby was shot to death in Los Angeles in 1997.

Walter Cronkite paid tribute to Hope, who died at age 100 this summer.

HBO won a leading 18 Emmys, followed by CBS with 16, NBC with 15 and ABC with nine. Fox and PBS earned seven each.

Winners in creative arts categories were announced at a Sept. 13 ceremony, including one award for "Six Feet Under" and one each for "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "Sex and the City."

In the creative arts ceremony held earlier this month, awards were announced in craft categories including outstanding choreography, editing and makeup.

Four acting awards for guest roles also were given out. Emmys for best guest actress and actor in a drama series went to Alfre Woodard for "The Practice" and Charles S. Dutton for "Without a Trace."

For guest actor and actress in a comedy series, the winners were Gene Wilder for "Will & Grace" and Christina Applegate for "Friends."

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List of winners at Sunday's 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:

Drama Series: "The West Wing," NBC.

Comedy Series: "Everybody Loves Raymond," CBS.

Miniseries: "Steven Spielberg Presents Taken," Sci Fi.

Variety, Music or Comedy Series: "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Comedy Central.

Made-for-TV Movie: "Door to Door," TNT.

Variety, Music or Comedy Special: "Cher - The Farewell Tour," NBC.

Reality-Competition Program: "The Amazing Race," CBS.

Actor, Drama Series: James Gandolfini, "The Sopranos," HBO.

Actor, Comedy Series: Tony Shalhoub, "Monk," USA.

Actor, Miniseries or Movie: William H. Macy, "Door to Door," TNT.

Actress, Drama Series: Edie Falco, "The Sopranos," HBO.

Actress, Comedy Series: Debra Messing, "Will & Grace," NBC.

Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Maggie Smith, "My House in Umbria," HBO.

Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Joe Pantoliano, "The Sopranos," HBO.

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Brad Garrett, "Everybody Loves Raymond," CBS.

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Ben Gazzara, "Hysterical Blindness," HBO.

Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Tyne Daly, "Judging Amy," CBS.

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Doris Roberts, "Everybody Loves Raymond," CBS.

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Gena Rowlands, "Hysterical Blindness," HBO.

Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Wayne Brady, "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" ABC.

Directing for a Drama Series: "The West Wing: 25," NBC.

Directing for a Comedy Series: "Curb Your Enthusiasm: Krazee-Eyez Killa," HBO.

Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: "Door to Door," TNT.

Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: "The 56th Annual Tony Awards," CBS.

Writing for a Drama Series: "The Sopranos: Whitecaps," HBO.

Writing for a Comedy Series: "Everybody Loves Raymond: Baggage," CBS.

Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: "Door to Door," TNT.

Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Comedy Central.

Bob Hope Humanitarian Award: Bill Cosby.

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Winners in the creative arts categories of the 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, presented Sept. 13 by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:

Animated Program Less Than One Hour: "The Simpsons: Three Gays of the Condo," Fox.

Animated Program One Hour or More: "Chased by Dinosaurs," Discovery.

Art Direction for a Multicamera Series: "Will & Grace: 24," NBC.

Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series: "Without a Trace: Birthday Boy," CBS.

Art Direction for a Miniseries, Movie or Special: "Hitler: The Rise of Evil: Part 1," CBS.

Art Direction for a Variety or Music Program: "75th Annual Academy Awards," ABC.

Casting for a Comedy Series: "Sex and the City," HBO.

Casting for a Drama Series: "Six Feet Under," HBO.

Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or Special: "Live From Baghdad," HBO.

Choreography: "Smuckers Stars on Ice," A&E.

Cinematography for a Multicamera Series: "Will & Grace: Sex, Losers and Videotape," NBC.

Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series: "CSI: Miami: The Simple Man," CBS.

Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie: "Out of the Ashes," Showtime.

Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multicamera): "Nova: Mountain of Ice," PBS.

Commercial: "Fish," PBS Promo.

Costumes for a Series: "American Dreams: Where the Boys Are," NBC.

Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or Special: "Napoleon: Part 2," A&E.

Costumes for a Variety or Music Program: "Cher - The Farewell Tour," NBC.

Directing for Nonfiction Programming: "American Experience: The Murder of Emmett Till," PBS.

Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series: "24: 5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.," Fox.

Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series: "Malcolm in the Middle: If Boys Were Girls," Fox.

Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or Special: "Live From Baghdad," HBO.

Multicamera Picture Editing for a Series: "Frasier: Rooms With a View," NBC.

Multicamera Picture Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or Special: "AFI's 100 Years ... 100 Passions: America's Greatest Love Stories," CBS.

Picture Editing for Nonfiction Programming Single or Multicamera: "Journeys With George," HBO.

Hairstyling for a Series: "American Dreams: I Want to Hold Your Hand," NBC.

Hairstyling for a Miniseries, Movie or Special: "Door to Door," TNT.

Lighting Direction (Electronic, Multicamera) for VMC Programming: "75th Annual Academy Awards," ABC.

Main Title Design: "Hysterical Blindness," HBO.

Makeup for a Series (Nonprosthetic): "Alias: The Counteragent," ABC.

Makeup for a Series (Prosthetic): "Primetime Glick: No. 301," Comedy Central.

Makeup for a Miniseries, Movie or Special (Nonprosthetic): "Normal," HBO.

Makeup for a Miniseries, Movie or Special (Prosthetic): "Door to Door," TNT.

Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore): "24: 10:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.," Fox.

Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or Special (Dramatic Underscore): "Eloise at the Plaza," ABC.

Music Direction: "75th Annual Academy Awards," ABC.

Music and Lyrics: "The Concert for World Children's Day," Song Title: "Aren't They All Our Children," ABC.

Main Title Theme Music: "Monk," USA.

Writing for Nonfiction Programming: "American Experience: Seabiscuit," PBS.

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Gene Wilder, "Will & Grace," NBC.

Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Charles S. Dutton, "Without a Trace," CBS.

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Christina Applegate, "Friends," NBC.

Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Alfre Woodard, "The Practice," ABC.

Classical Music-Dance Program: "CONTACT (Live From Lincoln Center)," PBS.

Children's Program: "Through a Child's Eyes: September 11, 2001," HBO.

Nonfiction Special Traditional: "Benjamin Franklin," PBS.

Nonfiction Series Traditional: "American Masters," PBS.

Nonfiction Program Alternative: "Cirque Du Soleil Fire Within," Bravo.

Sound Editing for a Series: "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Fight Night," CBS.

Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or Special: "Hitler: The Rise of Evil: Night 1," CBS.

Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multicamera): "James Cameron's Expedition: Bismarck," Discovery Channel.

Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series: "ER: Chaos Theory," NBC.

Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie: "Live From Baghdad," HBO.

Multicamera Sound Mixing for a Series or Special: "Everybody Loves Raymond: She's the One," CBS.

Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special: "The 45th Annual Grammy Awards," CBS.

Sound Mixing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multicamera): "American Masters: Joni Mitchell: Woman of Heart and Mind," PBS.

Special Visual Effects for a Series: "Firefly: Serenity," Fox.

Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special: "Frank Herbert's Children of Dune: Night 1," Sci Fi.

Stunt Coordination (two winners): "Alias: The Telling," ABC, and "Fastlane: Asslane," Fox.

Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video for a Series: "Saturday Night Live: Host: Christopher Walken; Musical Guest: Foo Fighters," NBC.

Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special: "Cher - The Farewell Tour," NBC.

Previously announced juried awards given Saturday:

Voiceover performance: Hank Azaria, "The Simpsons: Moe Baby Blues," Fox.

Individual achievement in animation (multiple winners): Dan Krall and Scott Wills, "Samurai Jack," Cartoon Network; Maciek Albrecht, "Through a Child's Eye: Sept. 11, 2001," HBO.

Governor's Award: The Lifetime cable channel for its "Our Lifetime Commitment: Stop Violence Against Women " initiative.

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