NBC, which received the most nominations for this year's night-time Emmys, garnered 15 awards overall Sunday, led by three each for "ER" and "3rd Rock From the Sun"--the latter winning in sound, choreography and costume design for its 3-D season finale.
CBS and pay service Home Box Office followed with 10 apiece--the HBO tally including the first Emmy ever presented for best commercial, which went to an ad titled "Chimps," in which TV-watching chimps mimic lines from great movies. ABC totaled five Emmys, with Fox and PBS each collecting four.
This is the first year technical Emmys have been awarded a week prior to the main ceremony, having previously been handed out the night before. A list of winners follows:
* Cultural program: "Puccini's 'La Boheme' With the New York City Opera--Live From Lincoln Center," PBS.
* Children's program: "How Do You Spell God?," HBO.
* Informational special: "Without Pity: A Film About Abilities," HBO.
* Information series: "A&E Biography," A&E; "The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century," PBS.
* Animated program (one hour or less): "The Simpsons," Fox.
* Best commercial: HBO-Chimps, PYTKA (production company), BBDO (ad agency).
* Guest actor, comedy series: Mel Brooks, "Mad About You," NBC.
* Guest actor, drama series: Pruitt Taylor Vince, "Murder One," ABC.
* Guest actress, comedy series: Carol Burnett, "Mad About You," NBC.
* Guest actress, drama series: Dianne Wiest, "Avonlea," Disney Channel.
* Voice-over performance: Jeremy Irons, "The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century," PBS; Rik Mayall, "The Willows in Winter," Family Channel.
* Cinematography, series: Constantine Makris, "Law & Order," NBC.
* Cinematography, miniseries or special: Donald M. Morgan, "Miss Evers' Boys," HBO.
* Music composition, series: Louis Febre, John Debney, "The Cape," syndicated.
* Music composition, miniseries or special (dramatic underscore): Laurence Rosenthal, "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles: Travels With Father," Family Channel.
* Music direction: Mark Watters, "Centennial Olympic Games: Opening Ceremonies," NBC.
* Music and lyrics: Alf Clausen, Ken Keeler, "We Put the Spring in Springfield," "The Simpsons," Fox.
* Main title theme music: Mark Isham, "EZ Streets," CBS.
* Choreography: Sarah Kawahara, "Scott Hamilton: Upside Down," CBS; Marguerite Derricks, "3rd Rock From the Sun," NBC.
* Editing, series (single-camera production): Randy Jon Morgan, "ER (The Long Way Around)," NBC.
* Editing, series (multi-camera production): Kris Trexler, "Ellen (The Puppy Episode)," ABC.
* Editing miniseries or special (single-camera production): Michael L. Brown, "Miss Evers' Boys," HBO.
* Editing, miniseries or special (multi-camera production): Michael Polito, Randy Magalski, Mark Muheim, Catherine Shields, Joe Wiedenmeyer, "The Kennedy Center Honors," CBS.
* Art direction, series: Graeme Murray, Gary P. Allen, Shirley Inget, "The X-Files," Fox.
* Art direction, miniseries or special: Don Taylor, Jo Graysmark, John Bush, "Emma," A&E.
* Art direction, variety or music program: Bob Keene, Steve Bass, "Centennial Olympic Games: Opening Ceremonies," NBC.
* Casting, series: John Levey, Barbara Miller, "ER," NBC.
* Casting, miniseries or special: Linda Lowy, "Bastard Out of Carolina," Showtime.
* Costuming, series: Paul Dafelmair, "JAG," CBS.
* Costuming, miniseries or special: Andy Gordon, " 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' Festival of Fun Music Spectacular," Disney Channel.
* Costume design, series: Melina Root, "3rd Rock From the Sun," NBC.
* Costume design, miniseries or special: Mary Malin, "The Inheritance," CBS; Jenny Beavan, "Emma," A&E.
* Costume design, variety or music program: Jane Ruhm, "Tracey Takes On . . . (1976)," HBO.
* Main title design: Mike Jones, "Dark Skies," NBC.
* Makeup, series: Ron Berkeley, Kathy Berkeley, Thomas R. Burman, Bari Dreiband-Burman, "Tracey Takes On . . . ," HBO.
* Makeup, miniseries or special: Bill Corso, Douglas Noe, Tracy Levy, Ve Neill, Barry Koper, Ashlee Peterson, Jill Rockow, Steve Johnson, Joel Harlow, "Stephen King's The Shining," ABC.