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ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 2008
Here is a list of the winners announced Sunday at the 60th annual Emmy Awards. To see additional winners announced by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences on Sept. 13, go to theenvelope.latimes.com. PROGRAMS Drama series "Mad Men," AMC Comedy series "30 Rock," NBC Reality-competition program "The Amazing Race," CBS Miniseries "John Adams," HBO Made-for-TV movie "Recount," HBO Variety, music or comedy series "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," Comedy Central -- ACTING Lead actress, drama series Glenn Close, "Damages" Lead actor, drama series Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad" Lead actress, comedy series Tina Fey, "30 Rock" Lead actor, comedy series Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock" Supporting actor, comedy series Jeremy Piven, "Entourage" Supporting actor, drama series Zeljko Ivanek, "Damages" Supporting actress, drama series Dianne Wiest, "In Treatment" Supporting actress, comedy series Jean Smart, "Samantha Who?"
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NEWS
June 16, 2011 | By Randee Dawn, Special to the Los Angeles Times
"We were writing a story for Chris Meloni's character's mother, and she was going to be bipolar. Immediately we thought Ellen Burstyn. " So began Neal Baer's wooing of the Oscar-winning Burstyn to the set of "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. " "We had lunch with her," he continues, "and it was kind of a date. It's a big deal to have them trust you. We told her about the part, and I said, 'You'll be on a beach and flip out,' and she said, 'Down and dirty?' and I said, 'As down and dirty as you like.'" "I'd never had anybody say they wanted to write a script for me," Burstyn recalls.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2012 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Andy Griffith, who died on Tuesday at age 86, never strayed far from his native North Carolina. He grew up there and returned there in his later years, but he's most closely identified with a place in North Carolina that never existed. "The Andy Griffith Show," which aired on CBS from 1960 to 1968, was set in the fictional town of Mayberry, N.C., and starred Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor. (The series was actually shot in Los Angeles.) Besides making stars of Don Knotts and young Ron Howard, the series was also a huge ratings hit and featured a distinctive theme song forever associated with Griffith.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 30, 1988 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
Talk show host Phil Donahue regained his Emmy crown and NBC's "Santa Barbara" was named best soap opera Wednesday at the 15th annual Daytime Emmy Awards here. Donahue, who last year was bested by rival Oprah Winfrey, won his ninth Emmy as best talk show host, although Winfrey's syndicated "The Oprah Winfrey Show" was named best talk program for the second straight year.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 2010
The winners FILM Male actor in a leading role Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart" Female actor in a leading role Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side" Male actor in a supporting role Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds" Female actor in a supporting role Mo'Nique, "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" Ensemble "Inglourious Basterds" ...
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 1993 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last month, CBS celebrated four straight years--208 consecutive weeks--as the No. 1 network in daytime television ratings, and on Wednesday the celebration continued when the 20th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced. As has become its habit in recent years, CBS pulled in by far the most nominations overall with 74. PBS received 41, followed by ABC with 39, NBC with 18 and Fox with eight.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 1998 | LEE MARGULIES, TIMES TELEVISION EDITOR
"All My Children" was named best drama series and picked up five other trophies to emerge as the most honored program at the 25th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. It was the fifth year in a row that an ABC program has won as best soap opera, following three consecutive wins for "General Hospital" and "All My Children's" previous victory in 1994. In ceremonies May 9 and Friday night, ABC walked away with 14 Emmys, compared to nine for daytime ratings leader CBS and one for NBC.
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