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HBO dominates Emmys with 24 awards

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MUMBAI: With 24 primetime Emmys, HBO has bagged the most awards at the 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards announced at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles yesterday.

Both HBO Original series Six Feet Under and Band Of Brothers received the second highest wins of six awards each, only an award away from The Opening Ceremony Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games which received seven. Meanwhile, Sex And The City received three awards and the HBO movie that received the most limelight was The Gathering Storm that won three.

Band Of Brothers, the HBO miniseries that was executive-produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg to honour the men of Easy Company and their heroic deeds during World War II, received 19 nominations, and won six awards for Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For a Miniseries, Movie or Special, Outstanding Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie or Special, Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing For a Miniseries or Movie, and Outstanding Casting For a Miniseries, Movie or Special.

Six Feet Under which topped HBOs list of nominees with 23 nominations, the most nominations of any show on TV this season, and the most in a single season for any HBO show ever, won six Emmys for Outstanding Directing For a Drama Series, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - Patricia Clarkson, Outstanding Casting For a Drama Series, Outstanding Makeup For a Series (Prosthetic), Outstanding Main Title Theme Music and Outstanding Main Title Design.

Sex And The City, the popular comedy series featuring the fabulous four, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Cynthia Nixon and Kristin Davis in their search for their Mr. Rights in New York, received 10 nominations and won three Emmys for Outstanding Directing For a Comedy Series, Outstanding Casting For a Comedy Series and Outstanding Costumes For a Series.

The Gathering Storm, an HBO movie that offers an insight into the marriage of Winston and Clementine Churchill during a particularly troubled, though little-known moment in their lives, received nine nominations and won three Emmys for Outstanding Made for Television Movie, Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special and Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries or Movie.

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