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THE 48TH ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS

Top Honors

September 09, 1996

Comedy

Series: "Frasier"

Actor: John Lithgow ' '3rd Rock From the Sun"

Actress: Helen Hunt "Mad About You"

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Drama

Series: "ER"

Actor: Dennis Franz "NYPD Blue"

Actress: Kathy Baker "Picket Fences"

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TV Movie

Production: "Truman"

Actor: Alan Rickman "Rasputin"

Actress: Helen Mirren "Prime Suspect"

Box Score

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Top Shows Emmys "The X-Files" (Fox) 5 "Gulliver's Travels" (NBC) 5 "Frasier" (NBC) 4 "Rasputin" (HBO) 3 "Tuskegee Airmen" (HBO) 3

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Network Emmys NBC 20 HBO 14 ABC 12 CBS 11 Fox 5 PBS 3 TNT 3 TBS 3

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Sound Bites

Milton Berle

Introduced by Oprah Winfrey as television's first superstar.

"Opree . . . Oprah. I'm having trouble with my vowels. Thank you very much for those sweet things you said about me. And it's all true."

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Gary Shandling

Presenting award for outstanding comedy series:

"I . . . am uncomfortable that there are 600 million people watching because it makes me think that there are 2.8 billion not watching. Why don't they like me?"

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Helen Mirren

Accepting award for best actress in a miniseries or special for "Prime Suspect: Scent of Darkness":

"I'm dead chuffed. That means I'm very, very pleased in American."

More Coverage

Main news report: A1

Complete list of winners: F13

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