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'The Sopranos', 'Door To Door', 'Everybody Loves Raymond' win four Emmys

LOS ANGELES: It had 16 Emmy nominations, but ended up getting only one award. And that too in the technical category. The producers of the series Six Foot Under must sure be disappointed.

  

That definitely was not the case with the producers of The Sopranos, Door To Door, Everybody Loves Raymond, Hysterical Blindness, The West Wing and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. The shows were awarded with four, four, four, two, two and two Emmys respectively on PrimeTime 55th Annual Emmy Awards night at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium.

Everybody Loves Raymond walked away with the award for best comedy series, while The West Wing won for best drama series. That despite the fact that its viewership has been falling in recent times. The Sopranos stars James Gandolfini and Edie Falco, who play spouses, won best actor awards for a drama series.

The best supporting actors in a drama series awards went to Tyne Daly for her role in the CBS drama series, Judging Amy, and Joe Pantoliano for his role in The Sopranos.

In the mini series or movie categories, Maggie Smith won lead actress for My House in Umbria and William Macy won the lead actor award for his role as Bill Porter, a salesman afflicted with cerebral palsy in the movie Door to Door. The movie won the award for best made for TV movie, apart from the writing and directing awards. The best supporting actor and actress awards for the miniseries or movie category went to Ben Gazzara and Gena Rowland for their roles in the movie Hysterical Blindness.

Debra Messing of Will & Grace and Tony Shalhoub, who plays an obsessive detective on USA's Monk were honored as best actress and actor in a comedy series. The supporting actor in a comedy series awards went to Doris Roberts and Brad Garrett, who play two members of the battling Barone family on CBS' Everybody Loves Raymond.

Bill Cosby was the recipient of the second Bob Hope Humanitarian Award with a self-effacing speech in which he thanked his wife, Camille, for 40 years of unconditional love.


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