HBO edges out NBC in Emmy nominations

Jul 22, 2002  •  Post A Comment

HBO garnered 93 nominations-the most of any network-when the 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominees were announced last week.
Its “Six Feet Under” received the most nods (23 nominations overall), including one for outstanding drama series. HBO was also represented in the outstanding comedy category, with “Sex and the City” (10 nominations) and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (two nominations).
20th Century Fox Television was the big studio winner, with 14 of its series getting a total of 31 nominations.
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, which will telecast the Emmy Awards on NBC Sept. 22, offered a wider embrace of new breakout series and stars this year. Fox’s rookie “24” drama, voted as the best series on TV in Electronic Media’s fall/winter and spring/summer 2002 Critics Polls, received 10 series nominations, including ones for outstanding drama and lead actor (Kiefer Sutherland). Fox’s first-year sitcom, “The Bernie Mac Show” has a nom for lead actor (Bernie Mac).
Nevertheless, it was HBO that ran away with the acclaim. First-year drama “Six Feet Under” earned creator Alan Ball a best director nomination. The show also received nods for lead actor (Michael C. Hall and Peter Krause) and lead actress (Rachel Griffiths and Frances Conroy).
Steven Spielberg’s and Tom Hanks’ World War II-based HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers” also marched off with the most long-form nominations (19), including nods for outstanding miniseries, writing and directing. “Sex and the City” is back in best comedy consideration and counts nods for lead actress (Sarah Jessica Parker) and supporting actress (Cynthia Nixon and Kim Cattrall) among its 10 nominations.
Even basic cable got on the map with its first-ever best actor nomination, a nod for Michael Chiklis, star of FX’s “The Shield” (three nominations overall) cop drama. A&E racked up 22 overall nominations, seven of those going to its “Shackleton” miniseries.
Among all the cable and broadcast networks, NBC came in second with 89 nominations, getting best comedy nominations for “Will & Grace” (13) and “Friends” (11) and best drama consideration for “The West Wing” (22) and “Law & Order” (two). “Friends,” which enters its final season next fall, picked up lead actor nods for Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc, and a lead actress nod for Jennifer Aniston.
UPN got its largest tally of nominations ever (nine nods), with “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” scoring four nominations, while the new “Star Trek” prequel, “Enterprise,” got five nominations. Both series got consideration in technical categories only. The WB only got two nods for technical arts consideration for “Smallville.”
Other networks with multiple nominations include: CBS (50), ABC (35), Fox (33), TNT (22), PBS (11), Discovery Channel (9), Nickelodeon (6), commercials (6), Showtime (4), The History Channel (4), The Learning Channel (4), VH1 (4), Bravo (3), Lifetime (3) and Cartoon Network (2)
For a complete list of nominees, go online to www.emmys.org.
Comedy Series
Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
Friends (NBC)
Sex and the City (HBO)
Will & Grace (NBC)
Drama Series
* CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (CBS)
* Law & Order (NBC)
* Six Feet Under (HBO)
* 24 (Fox)
* The West Wing (NBC)
Lead Actor in Comedy Series
* Bernie Mac, The Bernie Mac Show (Fox), (right)
* Ray Romano, Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
* Kelsey Grammer, Frasier (NBC)
* Matt LeBlanc, Friends (NBC)
* Matthew Perry, Friends (NBC)
Lead Actor in Drama Series
* Michael Chiklis, The Shield (FX)
* Michael C. Hall, Six Feet Under (HBO)
* Peter Krause, Six Feet Under (HBO)
* Kiefer Sutherland, 24 (Fox)
* Martin Sheen, The West Wing (NBC)
Lead Actress in Comedy Series
* Patricia Heaton, Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
* Jennifer Aniston, Friends (NBC)
* Jane Kaczmarek, Malcolm in the Middle (Fox)
* Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex and the City (HBO)
* Debra Messing, Will & Grace (NBC)
Lead Actress in Drama Series
* Jennifer Garner, Alias (ABC), (right)
* Amy Brenneman, Judging Amy (CBS)
* Rachel Griffiths, Six Feet Under (HBO)
* Frances Conroy, Six Feet Under (HBO)
* Allison Janney, The West Wing (NBC)
Supporting Actor in Comedy Series
* Peter Boyle, Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
* Brad Garrett, Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
* David Hyde Pierce, Frasier (NBC)
* Bryan Cranston, Malcolm in the Middle (Fox)
* Sean Hayes, Will & Grace (NBC)
Supporting Actor in Drama Series
* Victor Garber, Alias (ABC)
* Freddy Rodriguez, Six Feet Under (HBO)
* Dule Hill, The West Wing (NBC)
* John Spencer, The West Wing (NBC)
* Bradley Whitford, The West Wing (NBC)
* Richard Schiff, The West Wing (NBC)
Supporting Actress in Comedy Series
* Doris Roberts, Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)
* Wendie Malick, Just Shoot Me (NBC)
* Cynthia Nixon, Sex and the City (HBO)
* Kim Cattrall, Sex and the City (HBO)
* Megan Mullally, Will & Grace (NBC)
Supporting Actress in Drama Series
* Tyne Daly, Judging Amy (CBS)
* Lauren Ambrose, Six Feet Under (HBO)
* Mary-Louise Parker, The West Wing (NBC)
* Stockard Channing, The West Wing (NBC)
* Janel Moloney, The West Wing (NBC)
* Band Of Brothers (HBO)
* Dinotopia (ABC)
* The Mists of Avalon (TNT)
* Shackleton (A&E)
Made for TV Movie
* Dinner With Friends (HBO)
* The Gathering Storm (HBO)
* James Dean (TNT)
* The Laramie Project (HBO)
* Path to War (HBO)
Variety, Music or Comedy Series
* The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
* Late Show With David Letterman (CBS)
* Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher (ABC)
* Saturday Night Live (NBC)
* The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (NBC)
Lead Actor in Miniseries/Movie
* Albert Finney, The Gathering Storm (HBO)
* James Franco, James Dean (TNT)
* Sir Michael Gambon, Path to War (HBO)
* Kenneth Branagh, Shackleton (A&E)
* Beau Bridges, We Were the Mulvaneys (Lifetime)
Lead Actress in Miniseries/Movie
* Vanessa Redgrave, The Gathering Storm (HBO)
* Angela Bassett, The Rosa Parks Story (CBS)
* Blythe Danner, We Were the Mulvaneys (Lifetime)
* Laura Linney, Wild Iris (Showtime)
* Gena Rowlands, Wild Iris (Showtime)
Supporting Actor in Miniseries/ Movie
* Jim Broadbent, The Gathering Storm (HBO)
* Michael Moriarty, James Dean (TNT)
* Alec Baldwin, Path to War (HBO)
* Don Cheadle, Things Behind the Sun (Showtime)
* Jon Voight, Uprising (NBC)
Writing for Comedy Series
* Victor Fresco, Andy Richter Controls the Universe, “Pilot” (Fox)
* Larry Wilmore, The Bernie Mac Show, “Pilot” (Fox)
* Jennifer Crittenden, Everybody Loves Raymond, “Marie’s Sculpture” (CBS)
* Philip Rosenthal, Everybody Loves Raymond, “The Angry Family” (CBS)
* Julie Rottenberg and Elisa Zuritsky, Sex and the City, “My Motherboard, My Self” (HBO)
Writing for Drama Series
* J.J. Abrams, Alias, “Truth Be Told (Pilot)” (ABC)
* John Wells, ER, “On the Beach” (NBC)
* Shawn Ryan, The Shield, “Pilot” (FX)
* Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, 24, “Midnight – 1:00 a.m. (Pilot)” (Fox)
* Aaron Sorkin, The West Wing, “Posse Comitatus” (NBC)
Directing for Comedy Series
* Robert Weide, Curb Your Enthusiasm, “The Doll” (HBO)
* Jeff Melman, Malcolm in the Middle, “Christmas” (Fox)
* Marc Buckland, Scrubs, “My Old Lady” (NBC)
* Michael Patrick King, Sex and the City, “The Real Me” (HBO)
* James Burrows, Will & Grace, “A Chorus Lie” (NBC)
Directing for Drama Series
* Clark Johnson, The Shield, “Pilot” (FX)
* Alan Ball, Six Feet Under, “Pilot” (HBO)
* Stephen Hopkins, 24, “Midnight – 1:00 a.m. (Pilot)” (Fox)
* Paris Barclay, The West Wing, “The Indians in the Lobby” (NBC)
* Alex Graves, The West Wing, “Posse Comitatus” (NBC)
Non-Fiction Program (Reality)
* American High (PBS)
* Frontier House (PBS)
* The Osbournes (MTV)
* Project Greenlight (HBO)
* Taxicab Confessions (HBO)
* Trauma: Life in the ER
(The Learning Channel)
Non-Fiction Special (Informational)
* The Human Face With John Cleese (The Learning Channel)
* In Memoriam: New York City, 9/11/01 (HBO)
* Inside The Actors Studio: 100th Guest Special (Bravo)
* 9/11 (CBS)
* We Stand Alone Together: The Men of Easy Company (HBO)
Non-Fiction Series (Informational)
* Antiques Roadshow (PBS)
* Behind the Music (VH1)
* Biography (A&E)
* The E! True Hollywood Story (E!)
* Inside The Actors Studio (Bravo)