Monday, September 22, 2008

The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards show: John Adams takes the top position followed by 30 Rock and Mad Men

On September 21, 2008, The 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Mad Men became the first basic cable series to win the prestigious Emmy Award in outstanding miniseries category. Overall, the series won 6 Emmy awards. NBC TVs 30 Rock won seven Emmy Awards including the awards for outstanding comedy series. Alec Baldwin won the Emmy Awards in the category of outstanding lead actor in a comedy series. Tina Fey of the same series won two Emmy awards as comedy series lead actress and outstanding writing. After winning the award, Tina Fey said:

"We're all so very grateful to have jobs in this turkey-burger economy. . . . I thank my parents for somehow raising me to have confidence that is disproportionate with my looks and abilities. Well done. That is what all parents should do,"

Alec Baldwin who portrayed the character of a network executive in

30 Rock said that this is the greatest job of his life.

This year, the highest Emmy winner is HBO’s John Adams. It is a seven part miniseries set in the background of the first fifty years of USA. The series won 13 Emmy Awards including: Outstanding miniseries, Outstanding lead actor (Paul Giamatti), Outstanding male supporting actor (Tom Wilkinson), Outstanding writing, Outstanding Special Visual Effects, Outstanding Sound Mixing, Outstanding Sound Editing, Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup, Outstanding Costumes, Outstanding Cinematography, Outstanding Casting, Outstanding Art Direction, and Outstanding lead actress (Laura Linney).

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