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51st Primetime Emmy Awards

The 51st Primetime Emmy Awards were held on Sunday, September 12, 1999. The ceremony show was hosted by Jenna Elfman and David Hyde Pierce. It was broadcast on Fox.

51st Primetime Emmy Awards
Date
  • September 12, 1999
    (Ceremony)
  • August 28, 1999
    (Creative Arts Awards)
Location Shrine Auditorium,
Los Angeles, California
Hosted by Jenna Elfman
David Hyde Pierce
Television/radio coverage
Network Fox

The Fox comedy-drama Ally McBeal won Outstanding Comedy Series, dethroning five-time defending champion Frasier. In the drama field The Practice won Outstanding Drama Series for the second straight year, and led all shows with four major wins on the night. Freshman series The Sopranos led all shows with 11 major nominations.

The real winner of the night was television writer David E. Kelley. Kelley was the creator and head writer for both series champions, Ally McBeal and The Practice. This accomplishment has not been matched since.

Contents

Winners and nomineesEdit

ProgramsEdit

Outstanding Comedy Series Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Series Outstanding Variety, Music, or Comedy Special
Outstanding Made for Television Movie Outstanding Miniseries

ActingEdit

Lead performancesEdit

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Supporting performancesEdit

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Kristen Johnston as Sally Solomon on 3rd Rock from the Sun (Episodes: "Two-Faced Dick" + "Dick the Mouth Solomon"), (NBC)
    • Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe Buffay on Friends (Episodes: "The One Hundredth" + "The One Where Everybody Finds Out"), (NBC)
    • Lucy Liu as Ling Woo on Ally McBeal (Episodes: "Angels and Blimps" + "Sex, Lies, and Politics"), (Fox)
    • Wendie Malick as Nina van Horn on Just Shoot Me! (Episodes: "Two Girls for Every Boy" + "Slow Donnie"), (NBC)
    • Doris Roberts as Marie Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond (Episodes: "The Toaster" + "Frank's Tribute"), (CBS)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

Guest performancesEdit

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Tracey Ullman as Tracy Clark on Ally McBeal (Episode: "Sideshow"), (Fox)
    • Christine Baranski as Dr. Nora Fairchild on Frasier (Episode: "Dr. Nora"), (NBC)
    • Kathy Bates as Charlotte Everly on 3rd Rock from the Sun (Episode: "Alien Hunter"), (NBC)
    • Piper Laurie as Mrs. Mulhern on Frasier (Episode: "Dr. Nora"), (NBC)
    • Laurie Metcalf as Jennifer on 3rd Rock from the Sun (Episode: "I Am Dick Pentameter!"), (NBC)
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

DirectingEdit

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Directing for a Variety or Music Program Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or Movie

WritingEdit

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
  • Jay Kogen for Frasier (Episode: "Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz"), (NBC)
    • Alexa Junge for Friends (Episode: "The One Where Everybody Finds Out"), (NBC)
    • David E. Kelley for Ally McBeal (Episode: "Sideshow"), (Fox)
    • Steven Levitan for Just Shoot Me! (Episode: "Slow Donnie"), (NBC)
    • Aaron Sorkin for Sports Night (Episode: "The Apology"), (ABC)
Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or Movie
  • Ann Peacock for A Lesson Before Dying, (HBO)

Most major nominationsEdit

By network [note 1]
  • NBC – 42
  • HBO – 32
  • CBS – 23
  • ABC – 22
  • Fox – 10
By program
  • The Sopranos (HBO) – 11
  • The Practice (ABC) – 9
  • Ally McBeal (Fox) / Frasier (NBC) – 8
  • Law & Order (NBC) / NYPD Blue (ABC) – 7
  • Dash and Lilly (A&E) / Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS) / Joan of Arc (CBS) – 6

Most major awardsEdit

By network [note 1]
  • ABC – 8
  • NBC – 7
  • HBO – 6
  • CBS – 5
  • Fox – 2
By program
  • The Practice (ABC) – 4
  • NYPD Blue (ABC) – 3
Notes
  1. ^ a b "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. Does not include the technical categories.

In MemoriamEdit

ReferencesEdit

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