Monday, September 22, 2003

Seen and heard at the Emmys

Stars donate gowns charity

The Associated Press

25 photos on the red carpet
Jennifer Aniston and Edie Falco did more than just look good at Sunday's Emmy Awards. They were doing good, too.

Gowns worn by the actresses and other TV stars at the ceremony or other awards shows will be auctioned for charity.

This is the second year of the "Clothes Off Our Back" fund-raiser, created by actress Jane Kaczmarek, an Emmy nominee for Malcolm in the Middle.

"We aren't asking celebrities for time or money, just the clothes off their backs," Kaczmarek said.

More than 35 celebrities will donate their red-carpet outfits, including fashions from Prada, Vera Wang and Hugo Boss, Kaczmarek said. Proceeds benefit the Cure Autism Now Foundation and the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Last year, Friends star Aniston donated her dress after winning the award for best actress in a comedy series. Her outfit raised $50,000, Kaczmarek said.

Stars participating this year besides Aniston and Falco (The Sopranos) include Cynthia Nixon, Sean Hayes, Dule Hill, Debra Messing, Ellen DeGeneres, Bernie Mac and Jennifer Garner.

The eBay auction began Sunday evening and will run for 10 days. Each winning bid will receive the outfit, a photo of the star on the red carpet and a note from Kaczmarek and her husband, Bradley Whitford of The West Wing.

Presenters grab $30,000 gift bags

The gift bags given to presenters at this year's Emmys ceremony are worth a cool $30,000, according to organizers.

Among the gifts provided or to be redeemed are:

• A private dinner party.

• Resort and spa visits

• Portable DVD player

• Chocolate

• A year's worth of cosmetics

• A watch

• Cellular phone.

Presenters also will receive a mattress, presumably to ease any sleepless nights for those lacking an Emmy.


The winners at Sunday's 55th Annual Prime-time Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:

Drama Series: The West Wing, NBC

Comedy Series: Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS

Actress, Drama Series: Edie Falco, The Sopranos, HBO

Actor, Drama Series: James Gandolfini, The Sopranos, HBO

Actress, Comedy Series: Debra Messing, Will & Grace, NBC

Actor, Comedy Series: Tony Shalhoub, Monk, USA

Actress, Miniseries or a Movie: Maggie Smith, My House in Umbria, HBO

Actor, Miniseries or a Movie: William H. Macy, Door to Door, TNT

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Brad Garrett, Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS

Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Joe Pantoliano, The Sopranos, HBO

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or a Movie: Ben Gazzara, Hysterical Blindness, HBO

Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Tyne Daly, Judging Amy, CBS

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Doris Roberts, Everybody Loves Raymond, CBS

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or a Movie: Gena Rowlands, Hysterical Blindness, HBO

Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Wayne Brady, Whose Line Is It Anyway? ABC.

Reality/Competition Program: The Amazing Race, CBS

Miniseries: Steven Spielberg Presents Taken, Sci Fi

Made-for-TV Movie: Door to Door, TNT

Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Comedy Central

Variety, Music or Comedy Special: Cher - The Farewell Tour, NBC

Directing for a Drama Series: The West Wing: "25," NBC

Directing for a Comedy Series: Curb Your Enthusiasm: "Krazee-Eyez Killa," HBO

Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: Door to Door, TNT

Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: The 56th Annual Tony Awards, CBS

Writing for a Drama Series: The Sopranos: "Whitecaps," HBO

Writing for a Comedy Series: Everybody Loves Raymond: "Baggage," CBS

Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special: Door to Door, TNT

Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Comedy Central

Awards presented Sunday night that were previously announced:

Bob Hope Humanitarian Award: Bill Cosby.


"Three times! Wow! I remember when there were only three channels."

Doris Roberts, 72, after winning her third career Emmy, best supporting comedy actress for "Everybody Loves Raymond."

"I want to say to CBS, he's worth every nickel."

Garry Shandling, after "Everybody Loves Raymond's" Brad Garrett (who had held out for more money) gave him a kiss, a la Madonna and Britney Spears.

"I'm very nostalgic. It's going to be very, very sad."

Courteney Cox Arquette, on the final season of "Friends."

"Since you're the 5,000 people that we feel closest to, we want you to be the first to know: The three of us are running for governor of California."

"Friends" star David Schwimmer, on stage with Matthew Perry and Matt LeBlanc.

"I'm very excited to be co-presenting, mostly because it means I only have about 90 seconds onstage. ... I give an award, and before you know it I'm at the after-party eating crab legs with Kim Cattrall."

Ellen Degeneres

"I've always felt diversity is the most important part of a writing staff."

Jon Stewart, accepting the variety show writing award along with his all-white writing team.

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