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HBO Leads Creative Arts Emmys

Sep 12, 2005  •  Post A Comment

HBO’s biopic “The Life and Death of Peter Sellers” and its neo-Western drama “Deadwood” led the 2005 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday night. “Sellers” took six trophies and “Deadwood” won five, contributing to HBO’s 20 overall wins.

ABC was a runner-up with 10 awards, mainly for “Lost” and “Desperate Housewives,” which took home four awards each. PBS came in third with nine awards, followed by NBC with eight.

“I’d like to dig up my dead ex-husband and say, ‘Look, you son of a gun, I didn’t need to get a real job!'” said Kathryn Joosten, who won for best guest actress in a comedy series for her role on “Housewives.” “I never wanted to get to my deathbed and say, ‘I never tried.’ And it just kept on getting better and better.”

Bobby Cannabale won best guest actor in a comedy series for “Will & Grace.”

Ray Liotta won an Emmy for his guest appearance on “ER” and Amanda Plummer for her guest role on “Law & Order: SVU.”

Comedy Central’s “South Park” won an award for best animated program, its first win after five nominations.

The academy gave its Governors Award to Jerry Lewis for his annual Labor Day telethon, which raises money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

“This is a highlight award in my life,” Mr. Lewis said backstage. “I am probably the most selfish man you will ever meet in your life. No one gets the satisfaction or the joy that I get out of seeing kids realize there is hope.”

E! will televise the Creative Emmys Sept. 17.