53rd Primetime Emmy Awards

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53rd Primetime Emmy Awards
Date
Location Shubert Theatre, LA, CA
Host Ellen DeGeneres
Television/Radio coverage
Network CBS
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The 53rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were finally held Sunday, November 4, 2001, seven weeks late. The awards show was hosted by Ellen DeGeneres and was broadcast on CBS. The ceremony was re-scheduled twice from its original date of September 16 at the Shrine Auditorium because of the September 11, 2001 attacks that occurred five days prior to the event. It was also removed from its rescheduled date of October 7 again at the same venue as a result of the start of the War in Afghanistan. The event was then relocated to the nearby Shubert Theater.

Barbra Streisand sang "You'll Never Walk Alone" in a surprise appearance at the close, in honor of the victims of the attacks.[1]

Sex and the City became the first premium channel to win Outstanding Comedy Series, this was its only major award. The NBC cult hit Freaks and Geeks accomplished a rare feat, though it only ran for one season, it was nominated two different years for writing. The episode "Bowling" made Malcolm in the Middle just the second show, and first comedy, to have two different episodes win awards for directing and writing. The Defenders was the first show to do this in 1963 and 1965. (Specific episodes were not nominated in the comedy categories until the late 1960s).

In the drama field The West Wing won its second straight Outstanding Drama Series Emmy, and led all shows with four major awards on the night. The Sopranos led all shows with 15 major nominations, and was second to The West Wing with three major wins.

Winners and Nominees[edit]

Eric McCormack, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series winner
Edie Falco, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner
Doris Roberts, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series winner
Allison Janney, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner

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Programs[edit]

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

Acting[edit]

Lead performances[edit]

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 a Movie Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Supporting performances[edit]

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

Guest performances[edit]

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Derek Jacobi as Jackson Hedley on Frasier, (Episode: "The Show Must Go Off"), (NBC)
    • Victor Garber as Ferguson on Frasier, (Episode: "Taking Liberties"), (NBC)
    • Robert Loggia as Grandpa Victor on Malcolm in the Middle, (Episode: "Grandparents"), (Fox)
    • Gary Oldman as Richard Crosby on Friends, (Episode: "The One with Monica and Chandler's Wedding"), (NBC)
    • Michael York as Sid Barry on The Lot, (Episode: "Daddy Dearest, Stiffed"), (AMC)
  • Jean Smart as Lana Gardner on Frasier, (NBC)
    • Jami Gertz as Kimmy Bishop on Ally McBeal, (Episode: "Tis the Season"), (Fox)
    • Cloris Leachman as Grandma Ida on Malcolm in the Middle, (Episode: "Grandparents"), (Fox)
    • Bernadette Peters as Cindy on Ally McBeal, (Episode: "The Getaway"), (Fox)
    • Susan Sarandon as Cecilia Monroe on Friends, (Episode: "The One With Joey's New Brain"), (NBC)
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
  • Michael Emerson as William Hinks on The Practice, (Episode: "An Early Frost"), (ABC)
    • René Auberjonois as Judge Mantz on The Practice, (Episode: "We Hold These Truths"), (ABC)
    • James Cromwell as Bishop Lionel Stewart on ER, (Episode: "A Walk in the Woods"), (NBC)
    • Patrick Dempsey as Aaron Brooks on Once and Again, (Episode: "Stranger's And Brother's"), (ABC)
    • Oliver Platt as Oliver Babish on The West Wing, (Episode: "The Fall's Gonna Kill You"), (NBC)

Directing[edit]

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
  • Todd Holland, for Malcolm in the Middle, (Episode: "Bowling"), (Fox)
Outstanding Directing for a Variety or Music Program Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Movie
  • David Mallet for Cirque du Soleil: Dralion, (Bravo)
    • Jerry Foley for Late Show with David Letterman, (CBS)
    • Chris Hilson for Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: Live in New York City, (HBO)
    • Louis J. Horvitz for The 73rd Annual Academy Awards, (ABC)
    • Paul Miller for The 54th Annual Tony Awards, (CBS)

Writing[edit]

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or a Movie
  • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, (Comedy Central)

Most major nominations[edit]

By network [note 1]
  • HBO – 44
  • NBC – 43
  • ABC – 24
  • CBS – 15
  • Fox – 13
By program
  • The Sopranos (HBO) – 15
  • The West Wing (NBC) – 12
  • Malcolm in the Middle (Fox) – 8
  • Will & Grace (NBC) – 7
  • Anne Frank: The Whole Story (ABC) / Conspiracy (HBO) / Frasier (NBC) / Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (ABC) – 6

Most major awards[edit]

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

In Memoriam[edit]

Carroll O'Connor, Jack Elliott (composer), Richard Mulligan, William Hanna, Robert Trout, Perry Como, Rosemary DeCamp, Alan Rafkin, John Cannon, Werner Klemperer, Dale Evans, Arlene Francis, Stan Mangulies, Beah Richards, Fred de Cordova, Ann Sothern, Ray Walston, Imogene Coca, Victor Borge, Jack Haley, Jr., Jason Robards, Kathleen Freeman, Jack Lemmon and Steve Allen

After the clip of Allen, the screen became black and the photos of Barbara Olson, Berry Berenson and David Angell appeared along with the words "September 11, 2001", as a tribute to the deceased during the terrorist attacks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Streisand's stage fright spiked with thought of terror, By Edna Gundersen, USA TODAY, 12-12-2001
  2. ^ "2001 Primetime Emmy Awards". IMDb. Retrieved April 19, 2013.