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USA Network Garners a Record 12 Primetime Emmy Nominations
The nominations for "Monk" and "The Starter Wife" are the most USA has received in a single year, besting the nine received in 2004.

[via press release from USA]


2 Nominations for Tony Shalhoub and MONK; 10 Nominations for Debra Messing, Judy Davis & Joe Mantegna 10 Nominations for Debra Messing, Judy Davis & Joe Mantegna

NEW YORK, NY � July 19, 2007 � USA Network garnered twelve (12) primetime Emmy nominations, including those for Tony Shalhoub in the category of Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for MONK, Debra Messing for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Movie or Miniseries, Judy Davis for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, Joe Mantegna for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie and Outstanding Miniseries for THE STARTER WIFE. These nominations are the most USA has received in a single year, besting the nine received in 2004.

Tony Shalhoub's Emmy nomination is his fifth in the category; he has won three times for his portrayal of Adrian Monk, a brilliant detective who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder in the critically acclaimed hit series MONK. Shalhoub made history in 2003 when he became the first star of a basic cable series to be nominated and then go on to win for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Shalhoub has also won a Golden Globe� Award and two SAG� Awards for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for the role. Additionally, Stanley Tucci was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series for his role as David Ruskin on the show.

Debra Messing's nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie category for her role as Molly Kagan in THE STARTER WIFE is her fourth Emmy nomination. Her previous nominations and win in 2003 were for the role for which she is best known, Grace Adler on the NBC Emmy Award winning series "Will & Grace." She also has garnered four Golden Globe nominations and two American Comedy Award nominations.

THE STARTER WIFE earned ten (10) nominations, including those for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Messing, Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Judy Davis, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Joe Mantegna, Outstanding Writing in a Miniseries or Movie for Sara Parriott & Josann McGibbon, Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special, Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Part 1), Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie (Part 3) and Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Non-Prosthetic).

THE STARTER WIFE, a sexy, savvy and wickedly funny tour de force based on Gigi Levangie Grazer's New York Times best-seller, is about life after divorce and one woman's quest to redefine herself after years of marriage to a Hollywood studio head. THE STARTER WIFE stars Debra Messing, Joe Mantegna, Judy Davis, Anika Noni Rose, Miranda Otto, Peter Jacobson, Stephen Moyer, Aden Young and Chris Diamantopoulos. Directed by Jon Avnet and written by Sara Parriott & Josann McGibbon, the miniseries was produced by Hay Pop Pty Limited in association with McGibbon/Parriott Productions and 3 Arts Entertainment for NBC Universal Television Studio. Stephanie Davis and Howard Klein served as executive producers for 3 Arts, with Jon Avnet, Gigi Levangie Grazer, Josann McGibbon and Sara Parriott also serving as executive producers.

The following is a complete list of USA Network's twelve (12) Primetime Emmy� Award nominees:

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Tony Shalhoub as Adrian Monk

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie v The Starter Wife
Debra Messing as Molly Kagan

Outstanding Miniseries
The Starter Wife
Producers TBD

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
The Starter Wife
Judy Davis as Joan McAllister

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
The Starter Wife
Joe Mantegna as Lou Manahan

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Stanley Tucci as David Ruskin

Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special
The Starter Wife
Josann McGibbon, Writer
Sara Parriott, Writer

Outstanding Art Direction For A Miniseries, Or Movie
The Starter Wife
Tracey Gallacher, Production Designer
Brian Edmonds, Art Director
Rolland Pike, Set Decorator

Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
The Starter Wife
Mary Jo Slater, Casting Director
Steven Brooksbank, Casting Director
Tom McSweeney, Australian Casting Director

Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
The Starter Wife � Part 1
Marion Boyce, Costume Designer
Debra McGuire, Costume Designer for Debra Messing
Vanessa Loh, Assistant Costume Designer

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Miniseries Or A Movie
The Starter Wife � Part 3
Robert Florio, A.C.E., Editor

Outstanding Makeup For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Non-Prosthetic)
The Starter Wife � USA
Viv Mepham, Department Head Makeup Artist
Deborah Lanser, Personal Makeup Artist to Debra Messing

USA NETWORK is cable television's leading provider of original series and feature movies, sports and entertainment events, off-net television shows, and blockbuster theatrical films. The #1 network in basic cable, USA Network is seen in nearly 94 million U.S. homes. The USA Network Web site is located at www.usanetwork.com. Characters Welcome.

USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.

  [july 2007]  


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