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56th Primetime Emmy Awards

The 56th Primetime Emmy Awards were held on Sunday, September 19, 2004. The ceremony was hosted by Garry Shandling and was broadcast on ABC.

56th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Promotional poster
Date
  • September 19, 2004
    (Ceremony)
  • September 12, 2004
    (Creative Arts Awards)
Location Shrine Auditorium,
Los Angeles, California
Hosted by Garry Shandling
Television/radio coverage
Network ABC
Produced by Don Mischer

The HBO miniseries Angels in America had the most successful night. It became the first, and only, program to sweep every major category, going 7/7, in Emmy history. It also joined Caesar's Hour, in 1957, as the only program to win all four main acting categories.

Upstart comedy series Arrested Development won Outstanding Comedy Series (being the second time Fox won that specific award) and three other major awards overall. Its pilot became the twelfth episode to accomplish the directing/writing double.

After years of winning everything but the top prize, The Sopranos finally took home the crown for Outstanding Drama Series, not only knocking off four-time defending champion The West Wing but by being the first cable show, HBO, ever to beat any of the Big Four television networks for that award. It led all dramas with twelve major nominations and four major wins. One of those wins was for Drea de Matteo for Drama Supporting Actress and, too, was the first time that award went to a cable network. Furthermore, the cable network also won for the first times in the Comedy Lead Actress and Comedy Supporting Actress categories (Sarah Jessica Parker and Cynthia Nixon respectively for Sex and the City).

Entering its final ceremony, five-time series champion Frasier needed five major wins to tie The Mary Tyler Moore Show's record of 27 major wins. Because it was only nominated in five major categories, breaking the record was not possible. Though it did not tie the record, Frasier finished its Emmy career on a high note, winning three major awards, the most it had won since 1998. Its 25 major wins put it at second of all time. When adding its wins in technical categories, its total rises to 37, the most for any comedy series.

Contents

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold:[1]

 
Kelsey Grammer, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series winner
 
Sarah Jessica Parker, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series winner
 
James Spader, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series winner
 
Allison Janney, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner
 
Al Pacino, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie winner
 
Meryl Streep, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie winner
 
David Hyde Pierce, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series winner
 
Cynthia Nixon, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series winner
 
Michael Imperioli, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series winner
 
Drea de Matteo, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner
 
Jeffrey Wright, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie winner
 
Mary-Louise Parker, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie winner
 
Elaine Stritch, Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program winner

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
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

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
  • David Hyde Pierce as Dr. Niles Crane on Frasier (Episodes: "No Sex Please, We're Skittish" + "Goodnight, Seattle", Part 2), (NBC)
    • Peter Boyle as Frank Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond (Episodes: "Jazz Records" + "The Mentor"), (CBS)
    • Brad Garrett as Robert Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond (Episodes: "The Model" + "Golf for It"), (CBS)
    • Sean Hayes as Jack McFarland on Will & Grace (Episodes: "Me and Mr. Jones" + "I Never Cheered for My Father"), (NBC)
    • Jeffrey Tambor as George Bluth, Sr. on Arrested Development (Episodes: "Visiting Ours" + "Not Without My Daughter"), (Fox)
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
  • Jeffrey Wright as Mr. Lies / Norman "Belize" Ariaga / Homeless Man / The Angel Europa on Angels in America, (HBO)

Guest performancesEdit

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
  • John Turturro as Ambrose Monk on Monk (Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Three Pies"), (USA)
    • John Cleese as Lyle Finster on Will & Grace, (NBC)
    • Danny DeVito as Roy on Friends (Episode: "The One Where the Stripper Cries"), (NBC)
    • Anthony LaPaglia as Simon Moon on Frasier (Episode: "Goodnight, Seattle", Part 2), (NBC)
    • Fred Willard as Hank MacDougall on Everybody Loves Raymond, (CBS)
  • Laura Linney as Charlotte on Frasier, (NBC)
    • Christina Applegate as Amy Green on Friends (Episode: "The One Where Rachel's Sister Babysits"), (NBC)
    • Eileen Brennan as Zandra on Will & Grace (Episode: "Flip-Flop"), (NBC)
    • Georgia Engel as Pat MacDougall on Everybody Loves Raymond), (CBS)
    • Cloris Leachman as Grandma Ida on Malcolm in the Middle (Episode: "Ida's Boyfriend"), (Fox)
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
  • Sharon Stone as Sheila Carlisle on The Practice, (ABC)
    • Louise Fletcher as Miss Eva Garrison on Joan of Arcadia (Episode: "Do the Math"), (CBS)
    • Marlee Matlin as Dr. Amy Solwey on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Episode: "Painless"), (NBC)
    • Betty White as Catherine Piper on The Practice, (ABC)
    • Mare Winningham as Sandra Blaine on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (Episode: "Manic"), (NBC)

DirectingEdit

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

WritingEdit

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Program Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, (Comedy Central)
    • Chappelle's Show, (Comedy Central)
    • Chris Rock: Never Scared, (HBO)
    • Late Night with Conan O'Brien, (NBC)
    • Late Show with David Letterman, (CBS)
  • Tony Kushner for Angels in America, (HBO)
    • Larry Gelbart for And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself, (HBO)
    • Jane Marchwood, Thomas Rickman, and Elizabeth Egloff for The Reagans, (Showtime)
    • Sally Robinson, Eugenia Bostwick-Singer, Raymond Singer, and Jennifer Friedes for Iron Jawed Angels, (HBO)
    • Peter Silverman, Robert Caswell for Something the Lord Made, (HBO)

Most major nominationsEdit

By network [note 1]
  • HBO – 56
  • NBC – 33
  • CBS – 19
  • ABC – 12
By program
  • The Sopranos (HBO) – 12
  • Angels in America (HBO) – 11
  • Sex and the City (HBO) – 8
  • Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS) / The West Wing (NBC) – 7

Most major awardsEdit

By network [note 1]
  • HBO – 16
  • NBC / ABC – 4
  • Fox – 3
  • Comedy Central – 2
By program
  • Angels in America (HBO) – 7
  • The Sopranos (HBO) – 4
  • Arrested Development (Fox) / Frasier (NBC) / The Practice (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

  1. ^ "2004 Primetime Emmy Awards". IMDb. Retrieved April 19, 2013. 

External linksEdit