'Sopranos,' '30 Rock' take home Emmy gold
EmptyThe biggest stars of television donned their bow ties and finery Sunday for an Emmy Awards gala that served as a farewell bash for America's favorite mob family, "The Sopranos."
HBO's landmark gangster saga, which ended its six-season run in June, won the first best drama prize by an American series for its final season. Series creator David Chase won the best dramatic series writing award and Alan Taylor won in the drama series directing category.
AMC's miniseries "Broken Trail" also won three awards: best miniseries and two acting prizes for Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church as lead and supporting actor in a miniseries or movie, respectively.
HBO's "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" was named best movie.
NBC's "30 Rock" was named outstanding comedy series.
Sally Field was named best actress in a drama series for "Brothers & Sisters." James Spader won on the drama side for "Boston Legal." America Ferrera won best actress in a comedy series for "Ugly Betty." Ricky Gervais was named best comedy actor for "Extras."
Variety, Music or Comedy Series: "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Comedy Central.
Variety, Music or Comedy Special: "Tony Bennett: An American Classic," NBC.
Made-for-TV Movie: "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," HBO.
Creative Achievement in Interactive TV: Current.
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Helen Mirren, "Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre)," PBS.
Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Terry O'Quinn, "Lost," ABC.
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Jeremy Piven, "Entourage," HBO.
Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Katherine Heigl, "Grey's Anatomy," ABC.
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Jaime Pressly, "My Name Is Earl," NBC.
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Judy Davis, "The Starter Wife," USA.
Individual Performance, Variety or Music Program: Tony Bennett, "Tony Bennett: An American Classic," NBC.
Directing, Drama Series: "The Sopranos: Kennedy and Heidi," HBO.
Directing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: "Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre)," PBS.
Directing, Variety, Music or Comedy Program: "Tony Bennett: An American Classic," NBC.
Writing for a Drama Series: "The Sopranos: Made in America," HBO.
Writing, Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: "Prime Suspect: The Final Act," PBS.
Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: Late Night With Conan O'Brien," NBC.