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2008-09-22 00:00:21

"Mad Men," a show about the employees of a 1960s ad agency, won the Emmy Award for outstanding drama series in Los Angeles Sunday night. Also nominated for the prize were "Boston Legal,""Damages,""Dexter,""House" and "Lost." Bryan Cranston took home the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a drama for his work in "Breaking Bad," while Glenn Close won the statuette for outstanding lead actress in a drama for her role in "Damages." Upon collecting her award, Close saluted her fellow nominees...

2008-09-22 00:00:20

By Chuck Barney It's Emmy time once again in Hollywood and this year the basic- cable runts get to leave behind the kids table and eat with the grown-ups. But will they get to scarf up on more than just scraps? Thanks in part to a writers strike that put a huge dent in the broadcast television season, and in part to the departure of that powerhouse known as "The Sopranos," fringe shows such as "Mad Men,""Damages" and others have attracted plenty of well-deserved Emmy love. "Mad Men" is...

2008-09-21 22:10:26

"John Adams," a seven-part HBO series about the second U.S. president, won the Emmy for outstanding miniseries in Los Angeles Sunday night. Its stars Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney, who played John and Abigail Adams respectively, also earned the Emmys for outstanding lead actor and actress in a miniseries or movie. "Well, this is a hell of a thing. Thank you," Giamatti said upon receiving his award. "Thank you to HBO for giving me a job and letting me play the president. ... I'm living...

2008-09-21 21:00:18

"Entourage" actor Jeremy Piven won his third consecutive Emmy Award for supporting actor in a comedy series Sunday night in Los Angeles. Piven beat out Kevin Dillon, his co-star on the celebrity-themed HBO show, as well as Jon Cryer from "Two and a Half Men," Neil Patrick Harris from "How I Met Your Mother" and Rainn Wilson from "The Office." "To be a working actor is an unbelievable gift," Piven said upon collecting his award. "None of this is lost on me. Thank you so much." Oprah Winfrey...

2008-09-21 21:00:18

Zeljko Ivanek won the Emmy for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series in Los Angeles Sunday night for his work in "Damages." Also nominated in the category was Ivanek's co-star Ted Danson, as well as Michael Emerson from "Lost," John Slattery from "Mad Men" and William Shatner from "Boston Legal." "I love doing 'Damages,'" Ivanek said in his acceptance speech. He then thanked the cast and crew, "especially Glenn Close and Ted Danson, without whom I'd be watching this at home." "In...

2008-09-18 21:00:19

By Alan Pergament It's never easy to predict who will win Emmy Awards. And this year's predictions may be the most difficult in years, since so many cable actors and shows were nominated because of the hit broadcast television took from the writers' strike. Things are so strange this year for the show, airing at 8 p.m. Sunday on ABC, that the network has tried to find a creative way to promote the telecast, including enlisting singer Josh Groban to perform. The telecast is expected to...

2008-09-17 21:00:17

Former co-stars Mary Tyler Moore and Betty White have agreed to present together at the upcoming "60th Primetime Emmy Awards" show in Los Angeles, ABC said. The actresses previously collaborated on the classic situation comedy "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." Also slated to present together on Sunday's awards show, which is to air on ABC, are former "The Daily Show" co-stars Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart. Other presenters include Alec Baldwin, Glenn Close, Patrick Dempsey, Craig Ferguson,...

2008-09-17 06:00:00

By Chuck Barney It's Emmy time once again in Hollywood and this year the basic- cable runts get to leave behind the kids table and eat with the grown-ups. But will they get to scarf up on more than just scraps? Thanks in part to a writers strike that put a huge dent in the broadcast television season, and in part to the departure of that powerhouse known as "The Sopranos," fringe shows such as "Mad Men,""Damages" and others have attracted plenty of well-deserved Emmy love. "Mad Men"...

2008-09-17 06:00:27

By Bill Keveney LOS ANGELES -- Mad Men may seem like an overnight sensation, going from premiere to 16 Emmy nominations in less than a year. But it took seven years for creator Matthew Weiner's script to become a drama series on AMC. "When time stacks up against itself, all the events look very close together. But when it's happening, you don't know what the end result is. You are pushing a rock up a hill that you don't think ever has an end," says Weiner, whose series is up for best...

2008-09-11 21:00:17

Breast cancer survivor Christina Applegate is to be one of the presenters at "The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards" in Los Angeles, ABC said Thursday. The Emmy Award-winning actress, who has starred on the sit-coms "Married with Children" and "Samantha Who," reportedly underwent a double mastectomy last month in her battle against the disease. She is to join her fellow TV stars Candice Bergen, David Boreanaz, Wayne Brady, Lauren Conrad, Jimmy Kimmel and Kiefer Sutherland as a presenter at the...


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