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Fey Steals Show With 30 Rock At Emmys
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Fey Steals Show With 30 Rock At Emmys

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TINA FEY stole the show at the 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, receiving top
honors on Sunday’s (21Sep08) event for her hit U.S. comedy series 30 ROCK.

The series – starring creator Fey, Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan – won the
Outstanding Comedy Series award, while TV series Mad Men claimed its own top
honor for Outstanding Drama Series.

Fey and Baldwin each took home top honors of Outstanding Lead Actress and
Actor in a Comedy Series for their roles on the show.

Fey took the stage, musing of her honors: “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 should do.”

Historical series John Adams – executive produced by Tom Hanks – was the
most-nominated show of the year, taking in five awards of its record 23 nods,
including a win for Outstanding Miniseries.

Actress Glenn Close also claimed victory, picking up an honor for her lead
role on dramatic series Damages.

Close paid tribute to actresses in her category: “We’re proving that
complicated, powerful, mature women are sexy and are high entertainment and can
carry a show. I call us the sisterhood of the TV drama divas.”

In a first-time category, Best Reality-TV Competition program went to Amazing
Race, the show’s sixth award.

Elsewhere, the spectacular ceremony was marked by a performance from American
singer/songwriter Josh Groban, joined briefly on stage by Ed McMahon during a
musical salute to television history. Groban took to the stage, singing a
medley of songs inspired by TV themes including songs from South Park and
Gilligan’s Island.

This year’s show – opened by talk show queen Oprah Winfrey – was hosted by
reality-TV stars American Idol’s Ryan Seacrest, Project Runway’s Heidi Klum,
Dancing with the Stars’ Tom Bergeron, Deal or No Deal’s Howie Mandel and
Survivor’s Jeff Probst.

The full list of Emmy Award winners is as follows:

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Jeremy Piven – Entourage
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Jean Smart – Samantha
Who?
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Zeljko Ivanek – Damages
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Dianne Wiest – In
Treatment
Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: Louis J.
Horvitz – 80th Annual Academy Awards
Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: The Colbert
Report
Commemorative Emmy for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety:
Tommy Smothers – The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Laura Linney – John Adams
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Tim Conway – 30 Rock
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Kathryn Joosten – Desperate
Housewives
Outstanding Director in a Comedy Series: Barry Sonnenfeld – Pushing Daises –
Pie-Lette
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Tina Fey – 30 Rock
Outstanding Made for Television Movie: Recount
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Tom Wilkinson – John
Adams
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Series: Jay Roach
– Recount
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: Kirk Ellis
– John Adams
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie: Eileen Atkins –
Cranford (Masterpiece)
Outstanding Reality-TV Competition: The Amazing Race
Outstanding Miniseries: John Adams
Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Don Rickles
– Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Glynn Turman – In Treatment
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Cynthia Nixon – Law & Order:
Special Victims Unit
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Greg Yaitanes – House
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Matthew Weiner – Mad Men – Smoke Gets
in Your Eyes (Pilot)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Paul Giamatti – John
Adams
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Glenn Close – Damages
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Tina Fey – 30 Rock
Outstanding Host for a Reality Competition Show: Jeff Probst – Survivor

Outstanding Comedy Series: 30 Rock
Outstanding Drama Series: Mad Men

(JMA/WN/CL)

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