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‘Angels’ Soars to 11 Emmy Wins, ‘Arrested,’ ‘Sopranos’ Cleans Up

Sep 19, 2004  •  Post A Comment

HBO’s adaptation of the Tony-winning play “Angels in America” won 11 Emmy awards Sunday, including statuettes for best miniseries, writing and directing and acting awards for Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Jeffrey Wright and Mary-Louise Parker. Fox’s ratings-challenged “Arrested Development” won for best comedy series, while HBO’s mob epic “The Sopranos” walked away with its first Emmy win for best drama.

HBO won the battle for most wins, taking home 16 Emmys from the ceremony at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. NBC and Fox were tied for a distant second with three, ABC and Comedy Central tied for third with two and CBS walked away with one award.

“We’re all bound together forever now, but we knew that before,” said director and executive producer Mike Nichols, accepting “Angels in America’s” award for outstanding miniseries. “As you know, the fight against AIDS isn’t over yet … let’s see what we can do.”

In a category that included a nomination for the final season of “Sex and the City” and nominations for past winners “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “Will & Grace.” “Arrested Development” walked away with the outstanding comedy series award, along with Emmys for writing and directing.

“This is a huge thing for us. This is outrageous,” said creator Mitch Hurwitz, who also won for outstanding writing in a comedy. “You know, just watch it.”

“The Sopranos” won its first Emmy for outstanding drama series, but perennial favorites James Gandolfini and Edie Falco went home with no acting awards. Instead, Drea de Matteo and Michael Imperioli took home awards in the supporting categories.

“Personally, for me … to see Tony Soprano shake hands with Michael Corleone just freaks my mind out completely,” said “Sopranos” creator David Chase in his acceptance speech, referring to the moment when award presenter James Gandolfini handed Mr. Pacino his Emmy for his portrayal of Roy Cohn in “Angels.”

The biggest surprise of the night was arguably James Spader’s win for best actor in a drama for his work on ABC’s “The Practice.” Mr. Spader will continue to play the same character on this season’s “Practice” spinoff, “Boston Legal.” Allison Janney won her fourth Emmy for playing White House press secretary C.J. Cregg on “The West Wing.”

Although “Sex and the City” was shut out in writing, directing and best comedy series, “Sex” star Sarah Jessica Parker and co-star Cynthia Nixon walked away with acting Emmys. David Hyde Pierce and Kelsey Grammer won acting Emmys for the final season of NBC’s “Frasier.”

CBS’s “The Amazing Race” won for outstanding reality competition, while HBO’s “Something the Lord Made” won for outstanding made for television movie.



Below is the full list of Emmy winners:



Note: EP=Executive Producer; SP=Supervising Producer;

SrP= Senior Producer; J=Judge

D=Director; P=Producer; H=Host



Outstanding Comedy Series

Arrested Development, Fox, Imagine Television, The Hurwitz Co. in association with 20th Century Fox Television. Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, David Nevins, Mitchell Hurwitz, EPs; John Levenstein, Richard Rosenstock, Co-EPs; Chuck Martin, SP; Barbie Feldman Adler, P; Victor Hsu, Produced by.



Outstanding Drama Series

The Sopranos, HBO, Chase Films/Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Original Programming. David Chase, Brad Grey, Robin Green, Mitchell Burgess, Ilene S. Landress, Terence Winter, EPs; Henry J. Bronchtein, Co-EP; Matthew Weiner, SP; Martin Bruestle, P.



Outstanding Miniseries

Angels In America, HBO, An Avenue Pictures production in association with HBO Films. Cary Brokaw, Mike Nichols, EPs; Mike Haley, Co-EP; Celia Costas, P.



Outstanding Made For Television Movie

Something The Lord Made, HBO, Cort/Madden Productions in association with HBO Films. Robert W. Cort, David Madden, Eric Hetzel, EPs; Michael Drake, Julian Krainin,Ps.



Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Show #8037, Comedy Central, Central Productions LLC and Hello Doggie, Inc. Jon Stewart, Ben Karlin, EPs; Stewart Bailey, Co-EP; Kahane Corn, David Javerbaum, SPs.



Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

Amazing Race, CBS, Amazing Race Productions Inc. and Touchstone Television productions, LLC in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Television and WorldRace Productions, Inc. Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, EPs; Jon Kroll, Hayma “Screech” Washington, Co-EP; Amy Chacon, Anthony Dominici, Rick Ringbakk, SPs; Evan Weinstein, SrP; Elise Doganieri, Brady Connell, Julian Grimmond, Shannon McGinn, Michael Norton, Michael Noval, Bob Parr, Ps; Phil Keoghan, H.



Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Kelsey Grammer as Frasier Crane. Frasier, NBC, Grub Street Productions in association with Paramount Pictures



Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

James Spader as Alan Shore. The Practice, ABC, David E. Kelley Productions in association with 20th Century Fox Television.



Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Al Pacino as Roy Cohn. Angels In America, HBO, An Avenue Pictures production in association with HBO Films.



Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw. Sex and the City, HBO, Darren Star Productions in association with HBO Original Programming.



Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Allison Janney as C.J. Cregg. The West Wing, NBC, John Wells Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television Productions.



Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Meryl Streep as Hannah Pitt, The Rabbi, Ethel Rosenberg and The Angel Australia. Angels In America, HBO, An Avenue Pictures production in association with HBO Films.



Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

David Hyde Pierce as Niles Crane. Frasier, NBC, Grub Street Productions in association with Paramount Pictures.



Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Michael Imperioli as Christopher Moltisanti. The Sopranos, HBO, Chase Films/Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Original Programming.



Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Jeffrey Wright as Belize & Mr. Lies. Angels In America, HBO, An Avenue Pictures production in association with HBO Films.



Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Cynthia Nixon as Miranda Hobbes. Sex and the City, HBO, Darren Star Productions in association with HBO Original Programming.



Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Drea de Matteo as Adriana La Cerva. The Sopranos, HBO, Chase Films/Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Original Programming.



Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Mary-Louise Parker as Harper Pitt. Angels In America, HBO, An Avenue Pictures production in association with HBO Films.



Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

Arrested Development, Pilot , Fox, Imagine Television, The Hurwitz Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television

Joe Russo, Director

Anthony Russo, Director



Oustanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Arrested Development, Pilot, Fox, Imagine Television, The Hurwitz Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television

Mitchell Hurwitz, Writer



Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Deadwood, Deadwood (Pilot), HBO, Red Board Productions and Paramount Television in association with HBO Original Programming

Walter Hill, Director



Outstanding Directing for a Variety or Music or Comedy program

The 76th Annual Academy Awards, ABC,
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Louis J. Horvitz, Directed by



Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program

Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, HBO, Home Box Office and BBC in association with Iambic Productions Ltd. and Pennebaker Hegedus Films

Elaine Stritch, Performer



Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Comedy Central, Central Productions LLC and Hello Doggie, Inc.

David Javerbaum, Head Writer

Rich Blomquist, Writer

Steve Bodow, Writer

Tim Carvell, Writer

Stephen Colbert, Writer

Eric Drysdale, Writer

J.R. Havlan, Writer

Scott Jacobson, Writer

Ben Karlin, Writer

Rob Kutner, Writer

Chris Regan, Writer

Jason Reich, Writer

Jason Ross, Writer

Jon Stewart, Writer



Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

The Sopranos, Long Term Parking, HBO, Chase

Films/Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Original Programming

Terence Winter, Writer



Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

Angels In America, HBO, An Avenue Pictures production in association with HBO Films

Tony Kushner, Writer