Sunday, September 21, 2003

Emmys by the numbers



109 - Nominations from HBO to lead all networks, more than CBS (59) and ABC (33) combined. NBC was second (77).

5,500 - Ballots received by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences judges for this year's Emmy awards.

16 - Nominations for HBO's Six Feet Under to top all programs this year, including for Lauren Ambrose, Peter Krause, Francis Conroy, Rachel Griffiths and best drama.

24 - Awards won last year each by HBO and NBC, to lead all networks.

9 - Consecutive years that Kelsey Grammer had been nominated for best comedy actor, until this year.

55 - Nominations for Friends in nine years, including this year for Matt LeBlanc, Jennifer Aniston and best comedy. (Friends has won 11 times, but only once for best comedy.)

27 - Record number of nominations in one season for a drama series: NYPD Blue in 1993-94. (It received no nominations this year.)

3 - Miniseries nominated for an Emmy - Napoleon; Hitler: The Rise of Evil; Steven Spielberg Presents Taken - the lowest number in this category in years.

5 - Straight years that Sarah Jessica Parker has been nominated as best comedy actress for Sex and the City, with one award (2001).

2 - Acting nominations for Brad Garrett, for best lead actor in a movie (Gleason) and comedy supporting actor (Everybody Loves Raymond).

12 - Nominations without a win so far for Larry David's quirky Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO. (He won twice for Seinfeld.)

1 - Times that Bob Hope specials have been nominated in the Reality-Competition Program category (against Survivor and American Idol).

72 - Nominations for The West Wing in four seasons, including this year for Martin Sheen, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford, John Spencer and Stockard Channing and best drama. (It has 21 wins, including three straight for best drama.)

8 - Emmys for CBS' Late Show with David Letterman, nominated four times this year, including best variety, music or comedy program.

0 - Nominations for TV's top-rated series this season, Joe Millionaire.

John Kiesewetter




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