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Emmy Awards: Sopranos Takes a Bow; 30 Rock Looks Ahead

ABC, NBC and HBO lead the networks grabbing six awards each. 9/16/2007 07:59:00 PM Eastern

HBO’s The Sopranos took a final bow at last night’s 59th Primetime Emmy Awards, winning the award for outstanding drama series and picking up honors for best drama writing (creator David Chase) and directing (Alan Taylor).

The pay-cable channel picked up six awards overall, including the top awards for actor and supporting actor in a comedy series (Extras’ Ricky Gervais and Entourage’sJeremy Piven, respectively).

NBC and ABC led the broadcast networks, each winning six awards. NBC’s 30 Rock, a critics’ favorite that has struggled to find an audience, won for outstanding comedy series. Creator and star Tina Fey thanked NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker and former network entertainment chief Kevin Reilly for supporting the show—and jokingly thanked new entertainment co-president Ben Silverman for renewing the show for another six years.

While NBC also picked up acting (My Name Is Earl’sJaime Pressly for supporting actress in a comedy series) and comedy writing (The Office’s Greg Daniels), it was thrice honored for the musical special Tony Bennett: An American Classic.

ABC led the acting awards with wins for four of its series. Sally Field (Brothers and Sisters) and America Ferrara (Ugly Betty) won best actress (for drama and comedy series, respectively). James Spader (Boston Legal) picked up his third consecutive Emmy for actor in a drama series, upsetting favorite James Gandolfini for The Sopranos. And Lost’sTerry O’Quinn won best supporting actor in a drama series.

AMC miniseries Broken Trail won for best miniseries, and its two stars, Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church, took home the top acting honors.
Fox bleeped a number of speeches, including ones by Ray Romano and Sally Field, when the language got too salty to potentially pass FCC muster.

The complete list of Emmy winners is below:


OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

JEREMY PIVEN as Ari Gold HBO

            Entourage


OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

TERRY O’QUINN as John Locke       ABC

            Lost


OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

JAIME PRESSLY as Joy Turner          NBC

            My Name Is Earl


OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

THOMAS HADEN CHURCH as Tom Harte AMC

           

            Broken Trail


OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

KATHERINE HEIGL as Isobel “Izzie” Stevens            ABC

            Grey’s Anatomy


OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY PROGRAM

Mike Sweeney, Head Writer     NBC

Chris Albers, Writer

Jose Arroyo, Writer

Dan Cronin, Writer

Kevin Dorff, Writer

Daniel J. Goor, Writer

Michael Gordon, Writer

Berkley Johnson, Writer

Brian Kiley, Writer

Michael Koman, Writer

Tim Harrod, Writer

Brian McCann, Writer

Guy Nicolucci, Writer

Conan O’Brien, Writer

Brian Stack, Writer

Andrew Weinberg, Writer

Late Night with Conan O’Brien


OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY PROGRAM

ROB MARSHALL      NBC

            Tony Bennett: An American Classic


OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

ROBERT DUVALL as Prentice “Print” Ritter   AMC

            Broken Trail


OUTSTANDING MINISERIES

BROKEN TRAIL        AMC

Stanley M. Brooks, Executive Producer

Robert Duvall, Executive Producer

Robert Carliner, Executive Producer

Chad Oakes, Producer

Walter Hill, Produced By

Damian Ganczewski, Producer


OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

ALAN TAYLOR         HBO

            The Sopranos

            Kennedy and Heidi


OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

DAVID CHASE          HBO

            The Sopranos

            Made In America


OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES

THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART       COMEDY CENTRAL

Jon Stewart, Executive Producer

Ben Karlin, Executive Producer

David Javerbaum, Executive Producer

Kahane Corn, Co-Executive Producer

Josh Lieb, Co-Executive Producer

Rory Albanese, Supervising Producer

Jim Margolis, Supervising Producer


OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL

TONY BENNETT: AN AMERICAN CLASSIC        NBC

            Danny Bennett, Executive Producer

            Jodi Hurwitz, Producer

            John DeLuca, Executive Producer

            Rob Marshall, Executive Producer


OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

JUDY DAVIS as Joan McAllister         USA

            The Starter Wife


OUTSTANDING MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE

BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEEHBO

            Tom Thayer, Executive Producer

            Dick Wolf, Executive Producer

            Yves Simoneau, Co-Executive Producer

            Clara George, Produced By


OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

Helen Mirren as Jane Tennison PBS

            Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre)


OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL

PHILIP MARTIN        PBS

            Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre)


OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL

FRANK DEASY         PBS

            Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre)


OUTSTANDING CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT IN INTERACTIVE TELEVISION

CURRENT TV                                                                                                CURRENTTV.COM


OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE IN A VARIETY OR MUSIC PROGRAM

TONY BENNETT       NBC

            Tony Bennett: An American Classic


OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

RICHARD SHEPARD            ABC

            Ugly Betty

            Pilot


OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

GREG DANIELS        NBC

            The Office

            Gay Witch Hunt


OUTSTANDING REALITY/COMPETITION PROGRAM

THE AMAZING RACE          CBS

            Jerry Bruckheimer, Executive Producer

            Bertram van Munster, Executive Producer

            Jonathan Littman, Executive Producer

            Hayma "Screech" Washington, Executive Producer

            Amy Nabseth Chacon, Co-Executive Producer

            Phil Keoghan, Producer/Host

            Elise Doganieri, Co-Executive Producer

            Evan Weinstein, Co-Executive Producer

            John Moffet, Supervising Producer       

            Bob Parr, Producer

            Allison Chase, Senior Producer

            Barry Hennessey, Senior Producer

            Bill Pruitt, Senior Producer

            Patrick Cariaga, Producer

            Jarratt Carson, Producer

            Cris Graves, Producer

            Jarrod Harlow, Producer

            Bob Mora, Producer

            Michael Norton, Producer

            Michael Noval, Producer

            Cynthia A. Palormo, Producer

            Giselle Parets, Producer

            Matt Schmidt, Producer

            Mark Vertullo, Supervising Producer


OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

RICKY GERVAIS as Andy Millman    HBO

            Extras

           


OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

SALLY FIELD as Nora Walker           ABC

            Brothers & Sisters


OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

AMERICA FERRERA as Betty Suarez            ABC

            Ugly Betty


OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

JAMES SPADER as Alan Shore          ABC

            Boston Legal


OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

30 ROCK        NBC

           

Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer

Tina Fey, Executive Producer

David Miner, Executive Producer

JoAnn Alfano, Executive Producer

Marci Klein, Executive Producer

Robert Carlock, Executive Producer

Jack Burditt, Co-Executive Producer

John Riggi, Co-Executive Producer

Brett Baer, Co-Executive Producer

Dave Finkel, Co-Executive Producer

Adam Bernstein, Supervising Producer

Jeff Richmond, Producer

Jerry Kupfer, Produced By


OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

THE SOPRANOS       HBO

David Chase, Executive Producer

Brad Grey, Executive Producer

Ilene S. Landress, Executive Producer

Terence Winter, Executive Producer

Matthew Weiner, Executive Producer

Henry J. Bronchtein, Co-Executive Producer

Diane Frolov, Supervising Producer

Andrew Schneider, Supervising Producer

Martin Bruestle, Producer

Gianna Maria Smart, Producer

 

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