56th Primetime Emmy Awards

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56th Primetime Emmy Awards
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Date
  • September 19, 2004 (Ceremony)
  • September 12, 2004 (Creative Arts Awards)
Location Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
Host Garry Shandling
Television coverage
Network ABC
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The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held Sunday, September 19, 2004. The awards show was hosted by Garry Shandling and was broadcast on ABC. Nominees are listed below; winners are in bold.

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

Upstart comedy series Arrested Development won Outstanding Comedy Series and three major awards overall. Its pilot became the 12th 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, knocking off four-time defending champion The West Wing. It led all dramas with 12 major nominations, and four major wins.

Entering its final ceremony, five-time series champion Frasier needed five major wins to tie The Mary Tyler Moore Show's record of 27. 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 all time. When adding its wins in technical categories, its total rises to 37, the most for any show.

Winners and Nominees[edit]

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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
Outstanding Reality/Competition Program

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
  • Jeffrey Wright as Mr. Lies / Norman "Belize" Ariaga / Homeless Man / The Angel Europa / The Antarctic Eskimo on Angels in America, (HBO)

Guest performances[edit]

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 I"), (NBC)
    • Fred Willard as Hank MacDougall on Everybody Loves Raymond, (CBS)
  • Laura Linney as Charlotte on Frasier, (NBC)
    • Christina Applegate as Amy 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, (Episode: "Grandma Sues"), (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)

Directing[edit]

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 a Dramatic Special

Writing[edit]

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 a 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, Elizabeth Egloff for The Reagans, (Showtime)
    • Sally Robinson, Eugenia Bostwick-Singer, Raymond Singer, Jennifer Friedes for Iron Jawed Angels, (HBO)
    • Peter Silverman, Robert Caswell for Something the Lord Made, (HBO)

Most major nominations[edit]

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 awards[edit]

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 Memoriam[edit]

Paul Winfield, Alan King, Julia Child, June Taylor, Bob Keeshan, Ethel Winant, Michael Kamen, Jack Elam, Rod Roddy, Jack Paar, Elmer Bernstein, Jerry Goldsmith, Donald O'Connor, Ronald Reagan, Anna Lee, Gordon Jump, Isabel Sanford, Robert Pastorelli, Dan Petrie, Sr., Mary-Ellis Bunim, Ray Charles, Marlon Brando, Peter Ustinov, Art Carney, Tony Randall, and Alistair Cooke.

References[edit]

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