Wednesday, September 15, 2004

YES, AT LONG LAST, YOU CAN REFER TO "EMMY WINNING ACTOR WILLIAM SHATNER:" I wouldn't have noticed had it not been for an ad I zipped past during "Queer Eye" on my TiVo this evening, but Creative Arts Emmy Winners have been announced. Now, many of these categories (Best Choreography, Outstanding Hairstyling for A Series) are ones that you and I couldn't care about, and I only care about "Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup" because "Gilmore Girls" finally won an overdue first Emmy, but here are the high points.

Outstanding Main Title Design: "Carnivale"
Outstanding Main Title Theme Music: 'It's A Jungle Out There" from "Monk" (shame, since the original piano theme was so much better)

Outstanding Casting of a Drama Series: "24"
Outstanding Casting of a Comedy Series: "Arrested Development"
Outstanding Casting of a Mini-Series/Movie: "Angels In America"

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy: Laura Linney, "Frasier"
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy: John Turturro, "Monk"
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama: Sharon Stone, "The Practice"
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama: William Shatner, "The Practice"

Outstanding Reality Program: "Queer Eye For The Straight Guy"--Note that this is for "non-competitive" reality, in which "Queer Eye" beat out "Colonial House," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition," "Project Greenlight," and "Penn & Teller: [Obscenity Deleted]." The hotter category is "Reality Competition," which'll be handed out on Sunday, and pits "Amazing Race," "Apprentice," "Survivor," "American Idol," and "Last Comic Standing" against each other.

Outstanding Commercial: "Citibank--Identity Theft"--A much-deserved honor for a brilliant campaign.

Outstanding Voiceover Performance: Dan Castellanata, "The Simpsons" (his third Emmy)

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