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[09/17/07 - 10:29 AM]
NBC Tops All Broadcast Networks at 59th Annual Emmy Awards
"All of us at NBC share in the excitement of this wonderful Emmy Awards night and congratulate every one of our talented winners, both at the network and the studio," said the Peacock's chief Ben Silverman.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC TOPS ALL BROADCAST NETWORKS AT 59TH ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS

PEACOCK NETWORK WINS 19 EMMYS INCLUDING "30 ROCK" AS OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

"TONY BENNETT: AN AMERICAN CLASSIC" HITS A HIGH NOTE WITH SEVEN STATUETTES, THE MOST EMMYS OF ANY PROGRAM

UNIVERSAL MEDIA STUDIOS SCORES PERSONAL BEST WITH 13, SETTING A NEW EMMY RECORD FOR THE STUDIO

USA NETWORK PICKS UP ONE FOR "THE STARTER WIFE" AS JUDY DAVIS WINS OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINISERIES

"LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN" NABS A WRITING EMMY AFTER 12 CONSECUTIVE NOMINATIONS

"THE OFFICE"'S GREG DANIELS ALSO WINS A WRITING EMMY

"KATHY GRIFFIN: MY LIFE ON THE D-LIST" WINS FOR OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM AT CREATIVE ARTS EMMYS

LOS ANGELES - September 16, 2007 - NBC turned in its best Emmy showing since 2002 and once again dominated all broadcast networks collecting a total of 19 statuettes between last week's Creative Arts Emmys and tonight's Primetime awards. The Peacock Network won seven at the Primetime awards and 12 at the Creative Arts Emmys.

Tonight proved to be a magical and impressive evening for NBC and Universal Media Studios as the network soundly defeated all other broadcast networks, racking up its best showing since 2002. Universal Media Studios (nee NBC Universal Television Studio) won a record 13 Emmys, spearheaded by "30 Rock," "Saturday Night Live" and "The Office" with two each.

NBC Universal cable networks, USA Network, Bravo and SCI FI Channel also picked up a total of five Emmys between the two Emmy-fests.

Leading the way for the NBC network was the critically acclaimed special, "Tony Bennett: An American Classic," which won a total of seven Emmys including Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. Bennett, himself, won an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Performance. Airing Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006 from 8-9 p.m. (ET), "Tony Bennett: An American Classic" averaged 6.4 million viewers overall.

Freshman series "30 Rock" rocked the house with a win as Outstanding Comedy Series. "30 Rock" was the second-most upscale comedy on network television last season, behind only NBC's "The Office," in concentration of affluent homes in its adult 18-49 audience. For the season, "30 Rock" averaged a 2.7 in 18-49 and 5.8 million viewers overall.

After 11 consecutive tries, "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" finally won Emmy gold for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series.

"All of us at NBC share in the excitement of this wonderful Emmy Awards night and congratulate every one of our talented winners, both at the network and the studio," said Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios. "It is especially gratifying to see that their industry peers have honored them, and that they share our passion and admiration for their excellent work this past year."

"We are extremely proud of our Emmy winners who were recognized tonight," added Marc Graboff, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios. "The recognition that these artists and shows so richly deserve will provide NBC with additional momentum as we approach the new season."

Totals for all NBC Universal companies is as follows:

NBC - 19
Universal Media Studios - 13
USA Network - 2
Bravo - 2
SCI FI Channel - 1

Shows with multiple wins are as follows:

"Tony Bennett: An American Classic" - 7
"30 Rock" - 2
"Saturday Night Live" - 2
"The Office" - 2

All NBC Universal Emmy winners follow:

TONY BENNETT: AN AMERICAN CLASSIC (NBC)

Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
RPM TV Productions, Inc.
Danny Bennett, Executive Producer
Jodi Hurwitz, Producer
John DeLuca, Executive Producer
Rob Marshall, Executive Producer

Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
Tony Bennett

Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Rob Marshall

Outstanding Costumes for a Variety/Music Program or a Special
Colleen Atwood, Costume Designer
Kendall Errair, Wardrobe Supervisor

Outstanding Art Direction for Variety, Music or Nonfiction Programming
John Myhre, Production Designer
Tomas Voth, Art Director
Barbara Cassel, Set Decorator

Outstanding Choreography
Rob Marshall, Choreographer
John Deluca, Choreographer

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special
Dae Bennett, Recorded & Mixed by
Sue Pelino, Re-Recording Mixer
Christopher Koch, Additional Audio Post Mixer

30 ROCK (NBC)

Outstanding Comedy Series
Lorne Michaels, Executive Producer
Tina Fey, Executive Producer
David Miner, Executive Producer
JoAnn Alfano, Executive Producer
Marci Klein, Executive Producer
Robert Carlock, Executive Producer
Jack Burditt, Co-Executive Producer
John Riggi, Co-Executive Producer
Brett Baer, Co-Executive Producer
Dave Finkel, Co-Executive Producer
Adam Bernstein, Supervising Producer
Jeff Richmond, Producer
Jerry Kupfer, Produced By

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Elaine Stritch

LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O'BRIEN (NBC)

Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Mike Sweeney, Head Writer
Chris Albers, Jose Arroyo, Dan Cronin, Devin Dorff, Daniel J. Goor, Michael Gordon, Berkley Johnson, Brian Kiley, Michael Koman, Tim Harrod, Brian McCann, Guy Nicolucci, Conan O'Brien, Brian Stack, Andrew Weinberg, writers

MY NAME IS EARL (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Jaime Pressly

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (NBC)

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
Linda Lowry, Casting
John Brace, Casting
Beth Sepko, Location Casting

LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Leslie Caron

THE OFFICE (NBC)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Greg Daniels

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series
David Rogers, Editor
Dean Holland, Editor

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE (NBC)

Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
Justin Timberlake, Composer & Lyricist
Jorma Taccone, Composer & Lyricist
Katreese Barnes, Composer
Asa Taccone, Composer
Akiva Schaffer, Lyricist
Andy Samberg, Lyricist
Song title: "Dick in a Box"

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video for a Series
Steven Cimino, Technical Director
John Pinto, Camera
Richard B. Fox, Camera
Brian Phraner, Camera
Barry Frischer, Camera
Eric A. Eisenstein, Camera
Susan Noll, Senior Video
Frank Grisanti, Senior Video

SCRUBS (NBC)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (half hour) and Animation
Joe Foglia, Production Mixer
John W. Cook II, Re-recording Mixer
Peter J. Nusbaum, Re-Recording Mixer

STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP (NBC)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
John Goodman

THE STARTER WIFE (USA NETWORK)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie
Judy Davis

MONK (USA NETWORK)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Stanley Tucci

KATHY GRIFFIN: MY LIFE ON THE D-LIST (BRAVO)

Outstanding Reality Program
Marcia Mule, Executive Producer
Bryan Scott, Executive Producer
Lisa M. Tucker, Executive Producer
Kathy Griffin, Executive Producer
Lenid Rolov, Supervising Producer
Beth Wichterich, Supervising Producer
Kelly Luegenbiehl, Supervising Producer
Cori Abraham, Executive Producer
Frances Berwick, Executive Producer
Amy Introcaso-Davis, Executive Producer

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL (BRAVO)

Outstanding Picture Editing for a Special (single or multi-camera)
Sylvain Lebel, Editor

BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (SCI FI CHANNEL)

Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series
Gary Hutzel, Visual Effects Supervisor
Michael Gibson, Senior VFX Coordinator
Doug Drexler, CG Supervisor
Adam "MOJO" Lebowitz, CGI Sequence Designer
Jeremy Hoey, Lead Matte Painter
Tom Archer, Lead Compositor
Andrew Karr, CGI Supervisor
Alex McClymont, Lead CGI Artist/Animator
Brenda Campbell, Lead Compositor

HOUSE (UNIVERSAL MEDIA STUDIOS FOR FOX)

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup
Dalia Dokter, Department Head Prosthetic Makeup Artist
Jamie Kelman, Ed French, Prosthetic Makeup Artists





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· 30 ROCK (NBC)
· BATTLESTAR GALACTICA (SYFY)
· FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS (DIRECTV)
· HOUSE (FOX)
· KATHY GRIFFIN: MY LIFE ON THE D-LIST (BRAVO)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MONK (USA)
· MY NAME IS EARL (NBC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· SCRUBS (ABC)
· STARTER WIFE, THE (USA)
· STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP (NBC)





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