The Sopranos picks up top gong at Emmy Awards, while Ricky Gervais and Helen Mirren fly British flag
Cult mob series The Sopranos won the coveted Best Drama Series gong at last night’s 59th Annual Emmy Awards.
The hugely popular American show also picked up writing and directing awards, while Ricky Gervais and Helen Mirren made sure British talent didn’t go unnoticed and snapped up Best Actor in a Comedy Series, Extras, and Best Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, Prime Suspect: The Final Chapter, respectively.
Veteran actress Sally Field proved she’s still a hot talent by nabbing the Best Actress in a Drama Series for new hit Brothers and Sisters, and America Ferrera said she ‘couldn’t wait to go to work tomorrow’ after being honoured with a Best Actress in a Comedy Series award for her lovable portrayal of Ugly Betty.
Knocked Up star Katherine Heigl announced she thought she ‘didn’t have a shot in hell of winning’ so when she picked up Best Supporting Actress for Grey’s Anatomy, she ‘didn’t have anything prepared’.
But, she added, she’d ‘worked her ass off’ for 17 years to win such an accolade.
See below for a list of the winners:
Drama Series: “The Sopranos”
Comedy Series: “30 Rock”
Miniseries: “Broken Trail”
Variety, Music or Comedy Series: “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart”
Variety, Music or Comedy Special: “Tony Bennett: An American Classic”
Made-for-TV Movie: “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee”
Reality-Competition Program: “The Amazing Race”
Creative Achievement in Interactive TV: Current.
Actor, Drama Series: James Spader, “Boston Legal”
Actor, Comedy Series: Ricky Gervais, “Extras”
Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Robert Duvall, “Broken Trail”
Actress, Drama Series: Sally Field, “Brothers & Sisters”
Actress, Comedy Series: America Ferrera, “Ugly Betty”
Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Helen Mirren, “Prime Suspect: The Final Act (Masterpiece Theatre)”
Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Terry O’Quinn, “Lost”
Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Jeremy Piven, “Entourage”
Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Thomas Haden Church, “Broken Trail”
Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Katherine Heigl, “Grey’s Anatomy”
Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Jaime Pressly, “My Name Is Earl”
Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Judy Davis, “The Starter Wife”