Hargitay And Sutherland Take Home First Emmy Awards
LAW + ORDER: SVU star Mariska Hargitay and 24's Kiefer Sutherland both took home their first Emmys at Sunday's (27AUG06) Primetime Emmy Award ceremony. Hargitay had been nominated three consecutive times, and Sutherland won his first Emmy after nine nominations. Sutherland's series 24 was also named Best Dramatic Series and he called his six years on the show "nothing short of exceptional". Former Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus took her second Emmy home, this time for Leading Actress In A Comedy Series for her show THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE. While accepting her award she addressed the alleged "Seinfeld Curse" by quipping, "I'm not somebody who really believes in curses." Then holding up her Emmy said, "But curse this, baby!" The Office starring Steve Carell, which is based on the British sitcom created by Ricky Gervais, was named Best Comedy Series. AMERICAN BANDSTAND star Dick Clark, who is still recuperating from a 2004 stroke, made a rare appearance and received a warm standing ovation from the audience. Clark was introduced by American Idol judge Simon Cowell, who showed clips from the 76-year-old's television career. Clark was also serenaded by old friend Barry Manilow who sang BANDSTAND BOOGIE. The full list of winners is: Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - Megan Mullally (WILL + GRACE) Supporting Actor In A Drama Series - Alan Alda (The West Wing) Supporting Actress In A Drama Series - Blythe Danner (HUFF) Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - Jeremy Piven (ENTOURAGE) Supporting Actress In A Miniseries or Movie - Kelly MacDonald (The Girl in the Cafe) Variety, Music Or Comedy Series - THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART Directing For A Comedy Series - MARK BUCKLAND (MY NAME IS EARL) Writing For A Comedy Series - GREG GARCIA (MY NAME IS EARL) Individual Performance In A Variety Or Comedy - BARRY MANILOW (BARRY MANILOW: MUSIC AND PASSION) Directing For A Drama Series - Jon Cassar (24) Writing For A Drama Series - TERENCE WINTER (The Sopranos) Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie - Jeremy Irons (ELIZABETH I) Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Programme - LOUIS J HORVITZ (78TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS) Writing For A Variety, Music, Or Comedy Program - THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie - Andre Braugher (Thief) Lead Actor In A Comedy Series - Tony Shalhoub (MONK) Made For Television Movie - THE GIRL IN THE CAFE Reality-Competition Programme - THE AMAZING RACE Directing For A Miniseries Or Movie - TOM HOOPER (ELIZABETH I) Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or Dramatic Special - THE GIRL IN THE CAFE Outstanding Miniseries - ELIZABETH I Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or Movie - DAME Helen Mirren (ELIZABETH I) Lead Actress In A Drama Series - MARISKA HARGITAY (LAW + ORDER: SVU) Lead Actress In A Comedy Series - JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS (THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE) Lead Actor In A Drama Series - KIEFER SUTHERLAND Outstanding Comedy Series - THE OFFICE Outstanding Drama Series - 24.