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[08/28/06 - 12:00 AM]
NBC Takes Home 14 Emmys at 58th Annual Emmy Awards as Most Honored Broadcast Network

[via press release from NBC]

NBC TAKES HOME 14 EMMYS AT 58TH ANNUAL EMMY AWARDS AS MOST HONORED BROADCAST NETWORK

'THE OFFICE' NAMED OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

FRESHMAN SERIES 'MY NAME IS EARL' NABS FOUR TOTAL EMMYS TO RANK AS EVENING�S TOP COMEDY CATEGORY WINNER

'LAW & ORDER: SVU'�S MARISKA HARGITAY SCORES FIRST EMMY AS OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

'THE WEST WING' TIES FOR MOST ALL-TIME EMMY WINS FOR A DRAMA SERIES WITH 26 AS ALAN ALDA WINS FOR OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

NBC UNIVERSAL�S USA NETWORK PICKS UP ONE AS TONY SHALHOUB WINS THIRD STATUETTE FOR 'MONK'

NBC UNIVERSAL TELEVISION STUDIO WINS FIVE

LOS ANGELES -- August 27, 2006 -- NBC Universal struck Emmy gold Sunday night as NBC topped all other broadcast networks with 14 Emmys, paced by hit series, �The Office,� which was named Outstanding Comedy Series. Freshman comedy series, �My Name Is Earl,� earned four statuettes including Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Directing.

Multiple Emmy winner Alan Alda helped four-time Outstanding Drama Series �The West Wing� tie as the all-time most-honored drama series with 26 total Emmys (tied with NBC�s �Hill Street Blues�).

USA Network�s �Monk� saw series title star Tony Shalhoub take home his third consecutive Emmy for his work as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series.

After three nominations, Mariska Hargitay won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her starring role in �Law & Order: SVU.�

NBC Universal Television Studio walked away with five total Emmys including a second for �Will & Grace��s Megan Mullally and Outstanding Guest Star Leslie Jordan who was awarded at last week�s Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

��The Office� is a unique show that just keeps surprising everyone because it gets better every week and we�re thrilled that the Emmy voters voted it the outstanding comedy of the year,� said Jeff Zucker, CEO, NBC Universal Television Group. �We know that many creative people are absolutely critical to its success. Likewise, on behalf of NBCU, I want to congratulate all our magnificent Emmy winners who have been accorded the top recognition from their television peers.�

�This tremendous Outstanding Comedy Emmy win continues the successful ascent for �The Office� that began with its first broadcast,� said Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment. �It�s a show that�s not afraid to take chances and it reflects our collective creative vision at NBC as we look forward to our exciting new season. We are also equally proud of all our Emmy winners in every category and congratulate them on this ultimate recognition by their peers.�

�It was a extraordinary evening for the NBC Universal Television Studio,� said Angela Bromstad, President of the Studio. �We are thrilled with the recognition bestowed upon our artists by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. We congratulate them and thank them for the amazing work they do every day.�

A complete list of Emmys won by NBC Universal are:

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES �The Office�

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES Tony Shalhoub, �Monk�

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES Marc Buckland, Pilot, �My Name Is Earl�

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES Greg Garcia, Pilot, �My Name Is Earl�

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES Mariska Hargitay, �Law & Order: Special Victims Unit�

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES Megan Mullally, �Will & Grace�

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES Alan Alda, �The West Wing�

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES Dava Waite Peaslee, C.S.A., �My Name Is Earl�

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A VARIETY OR MUSIC SERIES OR SPECIAL OR ANIMATION �Eagles Farewell I Tour - Live From Melbourne�

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION, CAMERAWORK, VIDEO FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL �The XX Olympic Winter Games - Opening Ceremony�

OUTSTANDING VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL �The XX Olympic Winter Games - Opening Ceremony�

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES Leslie Jordan, �Will & Grace�

OUTSTANDING MULTI-CAMERA SOUND MIXING FOR A SERIES FOR SPECIAL �The West Wing�

OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES �My Name Is Earl�

OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL �The Triangle,� SCI FI Channel

OUTSTANDING STUNT COORDINATION Jimmy Romano, �E- Ring�





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· E-RING (NBC)
· LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT (NBC)
· MONK (USA)
· MY NAME IS EARL (NBC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· TRIANGLE, THE (SCI FI)
· WEST WING, THE (NBC)
· WILL & GRACE (NBC)





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