Emmy Awards 2009: HBO Dominates
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21, 2009 — HBO received 21 Primetime Emmy Awards, the most of any network, in the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards competition. “Grey Gardens” led HBO’s winners with 6 awards. In addition to HBO's Emmy wins, Sheila Nevins, president, HBO Documentary Films, received the Governors Award.
HBO’s Emmy wins this year include:
6 Emmys for “Grey Gardens,” including Outstanding Made for Television Movie; Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Jessica Lange); Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Ken Howard); Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or a Movie; Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special; and Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or a Movie.
3 Emmys for “Generation Kill,” including Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie; Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special; and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special.
2 Emmys for “Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger,” including Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special (Chris Rock) and Outstanding Picture Editing for a Special (Single or Multi-Camera).
2 Emmys for “Into the Storm,” including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (Brendan Gleeson) and Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score).
2 Emmys for “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired,” including Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Marina Zenovich) and Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming (Joe Bini, P.G. Morgan, Marina Zenovich).
1 Emmy for “Entourage”: Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation.
1 Emmy for “Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? With Maria Shriver”: Outstanding Children’s Nonfiction Program.
1 Emmy for “House of Saddam”: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Shohreh Aghdashloo).
1 Emmy for “The Memory Loss Tapes”: Exceptional Merit in Nonfiction Filmmaking.
1 Emmy for “Taking Chance”: Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie.
1 Emmy for “True Blood”: Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series.
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