The 60th Primetime Emmy Award Winners, Results Of 2008

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On Sunday, September 21, 2008, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences awarded the 2007-2008 Primetime Emmy awards for programs and individual achievements on the “60th Annual Emmy Awards” which aired on ABC from the NOKIA Theater L.A. Live in Los Angeles, California. Here are the results and winners.

Cable cleaned up tonight as HBO brought home 10 of the awards for which it received nominations, including five awards for the mini-series John Adams and two for the movie Recount. AMC took home three awards split between their two original shows, while FX got two, both for the drama Damages. Comedy Central got one Emmy each for The Colbert Report and The Daily Show with John Stewart.

On the other hand, NBC’s 30 Rock swept the Comedy category, winning four awards including two for Tina Fey, and for the second year in a row, it received the Emmy for best Comedy Series. The Lead Actress in a Comedy Series award went to Tina Fey for 30 Rock, for which she also won an Emmy for writing, and after seven nominations, Alec Baldwin finally won his first Emmy for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, also for 30 Rock.

Best Drama Series went to AMC’s Mad Men in their first year eligible. Glenn Close won her 2nd Emmy as Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Damages, while Brian Cranston won his first Emmy for Lead Actor in a Drama Series for AMC’s Breaking Bad.

Jeremy Piven received his third consecutive Emmy win for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for playing Ari Gold on HBO’s Entourage and actress Laura Linney received her own third Emmy, this time for her performance in HBO’s John Adams. Paul Giamatti, Tom Wilkinson and writer Kirk Ellis were also honored for the acclaimed mini-series. CBS’ The Amazing Race had its sixth consecutive win in the Reality/Competition category, while Survivor’s Jeff Probst won the first ever award for Reality Host.

The complete list of Emmy 2008 winners:

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jeremy Piven, Entourage (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Jean Smart, Samantha Who? (ABC)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Zeljko Ivanek, Damages (FX)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Diane Wiest, In Treatment (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
Tom Wilkinson, John Adams (HBO)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
Dame Eileen Atkins, Cranford (Masterpiece) (PBS)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE

Laura Linney, John Adams (HBO)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
Paul Giamatti, John Adams (HBO)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY PROGRAM
Louis J. Horvitz, The 80th Annual Academy Awards

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY PROGRAM
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES
The Daily Show with John Stewart (Comedy Central)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE IN A VARIETY OR MUSIC PROGRAM
Don Rickles, Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (HBO)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Barry Sonnenfeld, Pushing Daisies - “Pie-lette” (ABC)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
Tina Fey, 30 Rock - “Cooter” (NBC)

OUTSTANDING MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE
Recount (HBO)

OUTSTANDING MINISERIES
John Adams (HBO)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Jay Roach, Recount (HBO)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A DRAMATIC SPECIAL
Kirk Ellis, John Adams - “Independence” (HBO)

OUTSTANDING REALITY/COMPETITION PROGRAM
The Amazing Race (CBS)

OUTSTANDING HOST FOR A REALITY OR REALITY/COMPETITION SHOWJeff Probst, Survivor (CBS)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Greg Yaitanes, House - “House’s Head” (Fox)

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES
Matthew Weiner, Mad Men - “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” (AMC)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Tina Fey, 30 Rock (NBC)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Glenn Close, Damages (FX)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock (NBC)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Brian Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Mad Men (AMC)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
30 Rock (NBC)

Reported by Pittsburgh Form blog.

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