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The 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards took place on September 20, 2009. CBS broadcasted the Primetime event and E! the Creative Arts event; both take place at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, Californiamarker. The nominations for the Awards were announced on July 16.


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced in July 2009 that Neil Patrick Harris would host the Primetime event. The Creative Arts Emmys for primetime were hosted by Kathy Griffin.

After the previous year's lackluster performance in ratings, the Emmy Awards were hoping to achieve success by selecting Harris as sole host, as opposed to a group of hosts as in the previous year. The 61st Primetime Emmy awards earned a 4.2 rating in the 18-49 demo and drew 13.3 million, 1.1 million more than the previous year's all-time low.

Primetime Telecast nominations

  • Winners are listed first in bold.

Network breakdown

Network Nominations Awards
HBO 99 21
NBC 67 16
ABC 55 10
CBS 49 9
Fox 42 10
Showtime 29 6
PBS 26 9
AMC 23 5
Comedy Central 13 3
Bravo 11 1
FX 11 2
TNT 10 0
Disney Channel 3 2
Nickelodeon 2 0


Results

Nominees and winners in the categories Programs, Acting, Hosting, Directing and Writing include:

Programs

Outstanding Drama Series Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Miniseries Outstanding Made for Television Movie
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
Outstanding Reality-Competition Program Special Class Animated Program


Acting

Lead roles

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series


Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie


Supporting roles

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie


Hosting

Outstanding Host for a Reality Show or Reality Competition


Directing

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music Or Comedy Special


Writing

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special
Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series Outstanding Writing for Nonfictional Programming


Creative Arts awards

The Prime time Creative Arts Emmy Awards for 2009 included an expanded list of categories. According to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:
The majority of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which honor excellence in more than 70 categories, are dedicated to key technical disciplines and behind-the-scenes crafts essential to television production — including art direction, cinematography, hairstyling, makeup, music, picture editing, sound editing and mixing, special visual effects, stunts and more. Awards are also handed out for animation, commercials, reality series and other programming, as well as four [Outstanding Guest] acting categories.


Programs

Outstanding Reality Program Outstanding Children's Program


Directing

Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming


Guest acting

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series


References

  1. Emmys move back to Sept. 20
  2. 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards Calendar ATAS
  3. HBO Tops 2009 Creative Arts Emmys, NBC Leads Nets from the official Emmy website (retrieved September 13, 2009)
  4. CBC News - Television - Genial host helped boost Emmy ratings


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