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55th Primetime Emmy Awards

55th Primetime Emmy Awards
Date
  • September 21, 2003 (Ceremony)
  • September 13, 2003 (Creative Arts Awards)
Location Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
Host Ellen DeGeneres
Brad Garrett
Darrell Hammond
George Lopez
Conan O'Brien
Bernie Mac
Dennis Miller
Garry Shandling
Martin Short
Jon Stewart
Wanda Sykes
Television/Radio coverage
Network Fox

The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held on September 21, 2003. The awards show was broadcast on Fox. Nominees are listed below; winners are in bold. The Sci-Fi channel received its first major nomination this year.

With the win in Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Debra Messing, Will & Grace became only the third television show to have all credited actors winning Emmys for the their roles, following All In The Family and The Golden Girls. For its seventh season, Everybody Loves Raymond won its first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series. It led all comedies with four major wins and ten major nominations. The West Wing won Outstanding Drama Series for the fourth straight year, tying the record set by Hill Street Blues, (was also later tied by Mad Men). Despite failing to win Outstanding Drama Series, The Sopranos continued to rake in the awards, leading all dramas with four major wins.

For the first time since 1991 the Outstanding Drama Series field did not include Law & Order, it was nominated 11 times in the category, a record for drama series that still stands. The mark tied the overall record held by comedy series M*A*S*H and Cheers. For the first time since its premiere, Frasier, then in its tenth and penultimate season, didn't win a major award, with its only major nominations going to David Hyde Pierce and John Mahoney for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

Contents

  • Winners and Nominees 1
    • Programs 1.1
    • Acting 1.2
      • Lead performances 1.2.1
      • Supporting performances 1.2.2
      • Guest performances 1.2.3
    • Directing 1.3
    • Writing 1.4
  • Most major nominations 2
  • Most major awards 3
  • In Memoriam 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Winners and Nominees

Tony Shalhoub, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series winner
Debra Messing, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series winner
Edie Falco, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner
Brad Garrett, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series winner
Doris Roberts, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series winner
Tyne Daly, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series winner

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Programs

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

Lead performances

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

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

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
  • Gene Wilder as Mr. Stein on Will & Grace, (Episode: "Boardroom and a Parked Place"), (NBC)
  • Christina Applegate as Amy Green on Friends, (Episode: "The One with Rachel’s Other Sister"), (NBC)
    • Georgia Engel as Pat MacDougall on Everybody Loves Raymond, (CBS)
    • Betty Garrett as Molly Firth on Becker, (Episode: "Nightmare on Becker Street"), (CBS)
    • Cloris Leachman as Grandma Ida on Malcolm in the Middle, (Episode: "Grandma Sues"), (Fox)
    • Betty White as Sylvia on Yes, Dear, (Episode: "Kim’s New Nanny"), (CBS)
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Directing

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
  • Robert B. Weide, for Curb Your Enthusiasm, (Episode: "Krazee-Eyez Killa"), (HBO)
    • James Burrows for Will & Grace, (Episode: "24"), (NBC)
    • Larry Charles for Curb Your Enthusiasm, (Episode: "The Nanny from Hell"), (HBO)
    • Michael Engler for Sex and the City, (Episode: "I Love a Charade"), (HBO)
    • Bryan Gordon, for Curb Your Enthusiasm, (Episode: "The Special Section"), (HBO)
    • David Steinberg, for Curb Your Enthusiasm, (Episode: "Mary, Joseph, and Larry"), (HBO)
  • Christopher Misiano for The West Wing, (Episode: "Twenty Five"), (NBC)
    • Alan Poul for Six Feet Under, (Episode: "Nobody Sleeps"), (HBO)
    • John Patterson for The Sopranos, (Episode: "Whitecaps"), (HBO)
    • Ian Toynton for 24, (Episode: "Day 2: 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m."), (Fox)
    • Tim Van Patten for The Sopranos, (Episode: "Whoever Did This"), (HBO)
Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

Writing

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)
    • Late Night with Conan O'Brien, (NBC)
    • Late Show with David Letterman, (CBS)
    • Robin Williams: Live on Broadway, (HBO)
    • Saturday Night Live, (NBC)
  • William H. Macy, Steven Schachter for Door to Door, (TNT)

Most major nominations

By network [note 1]
  • HBO – 53
  • NBC – 38
  • CBS – 28
By program
  • Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS) / The Sopranos (HBO) / The West Wing (NBC) – 10
  • Six Feet Under (HBO) – 9
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) / Will & Grace (NBC) – 7
  • Door to Door (TNT) / Sex and the City (HBO) – 6

Most major awards

By network [note 1]
  • HBO – 8
  • CBS – 8
  • NBC – 6
  • TNT – 4
  • Comedy Central – 2
By program
  • Door to Door (TNT) / Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS) / The Sopranos (HBO) – 4

In Memoriam

Roone Arledge, David Bloom, Ben Brady, David Brinkley, Charles Bronson, Nell Carter, Johnny Cash, James Coburn, Jeff Corey, Richard Crenna, Hume Cronyn, Buddy Ebsen, Buddy Hackett, Katharine Hepburn, Gregory Hines, Bob Hope, Michael Jeter, Bob Keene, Bruce Paltrow, Gregory Peck, Peg Phillips, John Ritter, Fred Rogers, Edgar Scherick, Jack Smight, Robert Stack, Mike Stokey and Lynne Thigpen

Notes
  1. ^ a b "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. Does not include the technical categories.

References

  1. ^ "2003 Primetime Emmy Awards".  

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