HBO has swept the 57th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards with the most wins of any network once again – a glowing 27 Emmy wins for its highly-acclaimed HBO Original series and movies. The results were announced on Monday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
HBO’s Emmy wins this year include ‘Deadwood’, an HBO Original Series with unflinching realism and wickedly inventive storylines about survival and opportunity in the lawless town of Deadwood. This series received four wins this year.
Deadwood, which premiered on HBO in India in August 2005, won Emmy Awards for Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series, Outstanding Costumes For A Series, Outstanding Hairstyling For A Series, Outstanding Makeup For A Series (Non-Prosthetic).
‘The life and death of Peter Sellers’, the story of the comic actor Peter Sellers, who would later immortalise the bumbling Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther series, received 10 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie (Geoffrey Rush), Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special (Stephen Hopkins), Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special (Christopher Markus, Stephen Mcfeely), Outstanding Cinematography For A Miniseries Or A Movie, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Miniseries Or A Movie, Outstanding Hairstyling For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special, Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special, Outstanding Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special, Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing For A Miniseries Or A Movie, Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special.
‘Warm Springs’, an inspiring, true but little-known story about Franklin D Roosevelt before he became president won four Emmy Awards.
‘Lackawanna Blues’, a warm and vibrant coming-of-age drama about the love of a mother and son that transcends biological ties won two Emmy Awards.
‘Empire Falls’, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Richard Russo, received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie (Paul Newman).
The Emmy Awards are voted on by writers, actors, directors and other members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.