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‘John Adams’ sets record

(CNN) — “John Adams” set an Emmy record Sunday night, with 13 wins overall — eight Creative Arts awards and five on the prime-time presentation, including outstanding miniseries.

HBO’s “John Adams” has won 11 Emmys overall. The miniseries received 23 nominations.

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HBO's "John Adams" has won 11 Emmys overall. The miniseries received 23 nominations.The HBO program, which led all nominees with 23 nods, also earned trophies for Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson and writer Kirk Ellis.

“Mad Men” was named best drama.

The NBC sitcom “30 Rock” was named best comedy series as part of its seven Emmys overall. Creator Tina Fey got two — one for writing, one for acting — and lead actor Alec Baldwin also won. Gallery: See the stars on the red carpet

“The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” ruled the Emmys among variety/comedy/music programs, with “Colbert” winning for its writing and “Daily” winning best overall.

The award was the sixth straight for “The Daily Show.” Blog: Behind the scenes at the Emmys

A predecessor in the topical “Daily”/”Colbert” tradition, “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour,” earned an Emmy 40 years late.

Comedian Tommy Smothers, onetime “Smothers Brothers” scribe Steve Martin pointed out, left his name off the list submitted to the Emmys for the writing award in 1969 so as not to inflame their attitudes at a time when the ever-topical Smothers show was the subject of controversy. When the show’s staff won, Smothers was left out.

Smothers accepted emotionally, concluding his speech, “There’s nothing more scary than watching ignorance in action. So I dedicate this to add the people who feel compelled to speak out … to speak truth to power.”

Another comedy veteran, Don Rickles, picked up an award for “Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project.”

“I’ve been in the business 55 years, and the biggest award I got was an ashtray from the Friars in New York,” Rickles said, offering several more zingers in his acceptance. Earlier in the evening, when Rickles came out with Kathy Griffin to present an award, Griffin demanded the audience “GET UP!” — and it responded with a standing ovation for the 82-year-old comedian.

In a surprise, “Breaking Bad’s” Bryan Cranston defeated “Mad Men’s” Jon Hamm and “House’s” Hugh Laurie to win best actor in a drama.

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Glenn Close won best actress in a drama for “Damages.”

Jeremy Piven won his third straight Emmy Sunday night, for best supporting actor in a comedy for his performance in “Entourage.” Interactive: List of winners »

Piven poked fun at the odd opening by five reality show hosts before thanking the audience for his award.

“What if I just kept talking for 12 minutes — what would happen? That was the opening,” he said.

The five hosts began the 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards by doing … nothing.

Ryan Seacrest, Tom Bergeron, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Jeff Probst — with the 5-foot, 9 ½-inch high-heeled Klum towering over her fellow hosts — spent a few minutes doing some bizarre vamping, admitting they hadn’t prepared an opening. They followed a gracious Oprah Winfrey, who paid tribute to the television medium by observing that “television helped open up my world.”

Probst won the award for best reality show host. “The Amazing Race” was named best reality-competition show for the sixth straight year.

Ricky Gervais received more laughs than the hosts for a segment in which he berated Steve Carell for stealing the Emmy Gervais won last year.

“Have you been to see ‘Ghost Town’ yet?” he demanded, referring to his new movie. “I went to see ‘Evan Almighty.’ Give me my Emmy.”

2008 Emmy Winners & Nominations

Outstanding Supporting Actor, Comedy
Jeremy Piven, Entourage
Kevin Dillon, Entourage
Neil Patrick Harris, How I Met Your Mother
Rainn Wilson, The Office
Jon Cryer, Two And A Half Men
Outstanding Supporting Actress, Comedy
Kristin Chenoweth, Pushing Daisies
Jean Smart, Samantha Who?
Amy Poehler, Saturday Night Live
Holland Taylor, Two And A Half Men
Vanessa Williams, Ugly Betty
Outstanding Supporting Actor, Drama
William Shatner, Boston Legal
Ted Danson, Damages
Zeljko Ivanek, Damages
Michael Emerson, Lost
John Slattery, Mad Men
Outstanding Supporting Actress, Drama
Candice Bergen, Boston Legal
Rachel Griffiths, Brothers & Sisters
Chandra Wilson, Grey’s Anatomy
Sandra Oh, Grey’s Anatomy
Dianne Wiest, In Treatment
Outstanding Actress, Mini-series or Movie
Catherine Keener, An American Crime
Susan Sarandon, Bernard And Doris
Dame Judi Dench, Cranford (Masterpiece Theatre)
Laura Linney, John Adams
Phylicia Rashad, A Raisin In The Sun
Outstanding Supporting Actor, Mini-series or Movie
David Morse, John Adams
Stephen Dillane, John Adams
Tom Wilkinson, John Adams
Denis Leary, Recount
Bob Balaban, Recount
Outstanding Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie
Eileen Atkins, Cranford (Masterpiece Theatre)
Ashley Jensen, Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale
Alfre Woodard, Pictures Of Hollis Woods (Hallmark Hall Of Fame Presentation)
Audra McDonald, A Raisin In The Sun
Laura Dern, Recount
Outstanding Actor, Mini-series or Movie
Ralph Fiennes, Bernard And Doris
Ricky Gervais, Extras
Paul Giamatti, John Adams
Kevin Spacey, Recount
Tom Wilkinson, Recount
Outstanding Actor, Comedy
Tony Shalhoub, Monk
Steve Carell, The Office
Lee Pace, Pushing Daisies
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Charlie Sheen, Two And A Half Men
Outstanding Actress, Drama
Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters
Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer
Glenn Close, Damages
Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Holly Hunter, Saving Grace
Outstanding Actor, Drama
James Spader, Boston Legal
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Hugh Laurie, House
Gabriel Byrne, In Treatment
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Outstanding Actress, Comedy
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, The New Adventures Of Old Christine
Christina Applegate, Samantha Who?
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
America Ferrera, Ugly Betty
Mary-Louise Parker, Weeds
Outstanding Series, Drama
Boston Legal
Mad Men
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1 Comment

  1. auyhsed

     /  September 21, 2008

    A well tasted movie been released and it is none other than Ghost town. as holly wood been accept Ricky Gervais makes his mark with it. They are just arrived with so much enthusiasm. Until the end, never to take eyes away. Because it was a fun based action all around.

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