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2006-01-17 01:09:00

By Cynthia Littleton LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Desperate Housewives" had the last laugh Monday as the ABC hit took home its second consecutive Golden Globe trophy for best comedy series. ABC also scored the best drama series win for "Lost," which bagged the Emmy prize in the same category in September, as well as acting wins for "Commander in Chief" star Geena Davis and "Grey's Anatomy" trouper Sandra Oh. "Surreal," said "Lost" co-creator/executive producer Damon Lindelof...

2005-09-19 07:04:13

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Beloved but newly departed "Everybody Loves Raymond" was named best comedy on Sunday in an upset Emmy Awards triumph over red hot newcomer "Desperate Housewives," but another breakout ABC hit, castaway thriller "Lost," won best drama. The surprise victory for "Raymond," which also claimed the top comedy prize in 2003 and recently ended its nine-year run on CBS, was in keeping with Emmy voters' traditional preference for older shows and past...

2005-09-19 06:54:26

Please read in eighth paragraph ... Blythe Danner won for best supporting actress in a drama ... instead of ... Blythe Danner won for best actress in a comedy. Corrects award.... A corrected story follows: By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Beloved but newly departed "Everybody Loves Raymond" was named best comedy on Sunday in an upset Emmy Awards triumph over red hot newcomer "Desperate Housewives," but another breakout ABC hit, castaway thriller "Lost," won best drama. The...

2005-09-19 01:56:31

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Beloved but newly departed "Everybody Loves Raymond" was named best comedy on Sunday in an upset Emmy Awards triumph over red hot newcomer "Desperate Housewives," but another breakout ABC hit, castaway thriller "Lost," won best drama. The surprise victory for "Raymond," which also claimed the top comedy prize in 2003 and recently ended its nine-year run on CBS, was in keeping with Emmy voters' traditional preference for older shows and past...

2005-09-18 23:18:57

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - ABC's new castaway thriller "Lost" won the award for best drama, and beloved sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond," which recently ended its nine-year CBS run, clinched an upset victory as best comedy at the Emmy Awards on Sunday. The surprise triumph for "Raymond," which also claimed the top comedy prize in 2003, was in keeping with Emmy voters' preference for older shows and past winners over newcomers and came at the expense of another ABC...

2005-09-18 20:09:32

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Everybody Loves Raymond" co-star Brad Garrett was crowned best supporting actor in a television comedy, and William Shatner won supporting actor honors in a drama for his role in ABC's "Boston Legal" as the Emmy Awards got underway on Sunday. The night's first awards shone the Emmy spotlight on two past winners, with a sentimental nod to sitcom staple "Raymond," which just ended its nine-year run on CBS, and for a veteran TV actor who sprang...

2005-09-18 11:38:17

Please read in paragraph 10 ... Eric McCormack ... A corrected repetition follows. By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost," two new ABC hits that captivated audiences and revitalized prime time last season, appear set to sweep U.S. television's highest honors, Sunday night's Emmy Awards. Their breakout success sparked a ratings rebound at the flagging network owned by the Walt Disney Co., and both shows are widely credited with paving the way for a...

2005-09-18 07:51:41

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost," two new ABC hits that captivated audiences and revitalized prime time last season, appear set to sweep U.S. television's highest honors, Sunday night's Emmy Awards. Their breakout success sparked a ratings rebound at the flagging network owned by the Walt Disney Co., and both shows are widely credited with paving the way for a fresh crop of offbeat, form-breaking series coming to TV this fall. The big...

2005-09-14 16:37:07

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The ABC network, on the rebound from a lengthy ratings slump, appears headed for a banner night at the Emmy Awards on Sunday with its two breakout hits, "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives," heavily favored to sweep U.S. television's highest honors. Both shows represent a turning point for the Emmys and for prime-time TV generally, invigorating the often repetitive awards competition and ushering in a new wave of formula-breaking shows to television this season....

2005-07-14 09:13:53

(Please read in 8th paragraph ... Glenn Close ... instead of Glen Close) By Steve Gorman and Kevin Krolicki LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Desperate Housewives," one of the surprise hits driving a ratings rebound at ABC, and veteran NBC sitcom "Will & Grace" led the field of Emmy Award series contenders announced on Thursday with 15 nominations each, including bids for best comedy. But two HBO made-for-TV movies, "The Life and Death of Peter Sellers" and "Warm Springs," scored the biggest...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'