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2008-09-23 21:00:21

By Alan Pergament Well, the Emmy Awards made history Sunday night in more ways than one. As expected, it honored deserving cable shows and actors at a historic level. The victories of AMC's "Mad Men" as best drama and Glenn Close as best dramatic actress for FX's "Damages" weren't unexpected. Bryan Cranston's win as best dramatic actor for AMC's "Breaking Bad" was a shocker, even though I predicted it. The only big network winner was NBC's "30 Rock," which won as best comedy for the...

2008-09-23 21:00:21

By LOS ANGELES TIMES HOLLYWOOD - Freshman television cable series showed up their more established broadcast brethren at the 60th Emmy Awards, underscoring cable's expanding role as the home of critically acclaimed programming. Amid a ceremony intent on casting back nostalgically - with salutes to classic programs such as "Laugh-In,""M.A.S.H." and "Dragnet" - were constant reminders of the growing prestige of basic cable networks, once the purveyors of reruns. "Mad Men," AMC's stylish,...

2008-09-23 09:00:40

John Adams wins big at 60th Primetime Emmy Awards LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 (Xinhua) -- HBO's miniseries about the life of the second U.S. President John Adams was a big winner at the Annual Primetime Emmy Awards here Sunday, bringing home prizes for best miniseries, best actor for Paul Giamatti, best actress for Laura Linney and other statuettes. The lavish "John Adams" won a total of 13 awards at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards, a record for a miniseries. The HBO historical drama also...

2008-09-23 00:00:22

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) - The sleek'60s drama "Mad Men" made Emmy history Sunday as the first basic-cable show to win a top series award, while the sitcom "30 Rock" and its stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin also emerged as winners. "We're all so very grateful to have jobs in this turkey-burger economy," Fey said after accepting the best comedy series trophy for her satire about a late-night TV show. Glenn Close, of "Damages," and Bryan Cranston, of "Breaking Bad," captured...

2008-09-23 00:00:22

By Chris Green Tom Wilkinson and Dame Eileen Atkins were the only two British prize-winners at the 60th annual Emmy awards, held in Los Angeles late on Sunday night. Wilkinson, 59, scooped Best Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series for his depiction of Benjamin Franklin in John Adams, a biopic of the second president of the United States. Dame Eileen won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Deborah Jenkins in Cranford, another costume drama set in a rural town...

2008-09-22 21:00:21

By Lynn Elber LOS ANGELES - The sleek '60s drama "Mad Men" made Emmy Awards (http://www.emmys.org) history Sunday as the first basic-cable show to win a top series award, while the sitcom "30 Rock" and stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin also won. Glenn Close of "Damages" and Bryan Cranston of "Breaking Bad" captured drama acting trophies. "I thank my parents for somehow raising me to have confidence that is disproportionate with my looks and abilities. Well done. That is what all parents...

2008-09-22 12:00:25

By WESLEY JOHNSON British TV stars endured a disappointing night at the 60th annual Emmy awards. Instead, Mad Men made Emmy history while sitcom 30 Rock and its stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin took the top honours at the Los Angeles event. And veteran Glenn Close took the best actress prize for her performance in drama Damages. Brits Tom Wilkinson and Dame Eileen Atkins were honoured for their supporting roles, but many others, including Ricky Gervais and Dame Judi Dench, were left...

2008-09-22 12:00:25

By Gareth Edwards BRITISH stars suffered a disappointing night at the 60th annual Emmy Awards, as American comedy and drama swept the boards. In the star-studded ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night Brits Tom Wilkinson and Dame Eileen Atkins were honoured for their supporting roles, but others, including Ricky Gervais and Dame Judi Dench, were left empty-handed. Instead it was American drama and comedy which took the plaudits, with the sleek 1960s advertising...

2008-09-22 09:00:35

By LYNN ELBER By Lynn Elber The Associated Press LOS ANGELES The sleek '60s drama "Mad Men" made Emmy history Sunday as the first basic-cable show to win a top series award while the sitcom "30 Rock" and its stars Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin also emerged as winners. "We're all so very grateful to have jobs in this turkey-burger economy," Fey said after accepting the best comedy series trophy for her satire about a late-night TV show. "This is the greatest job I've ever had in my...

2008-09-22 06:00:21

By Chuck Barney Remember when television was regarded as a mass medium? It sure didn't appear to be one during the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards, where much of the love was showered upon basic-cable and network shows that have earned more critical praise than viewers. Chief among them was "Mad Men." The dazzling period piece about advertising in the early 1960s captured the trophy for outstanding drama, becoming the first basic-cable show to earn that distinction. "Mad Men," which had an...