Cable networks captured 18 of the Emmy Awards handed out during the Creative
Arts ceremonies Sept. 8.
Home Box Office topped cable's list with eight, but the wins gave a hint at
the battle to come during the CBS-televised ceremony Sept. 16. For instance,
The Sopranos won an award for makeup, but that was a category in which
its chief rival, NBC's The West Wing, was not nominated.
HBO's awards were scattered among 61*, its Bruce Springsteen concert
special and For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story. Sandoval won
an Emmy for composing the score for his biopic.
Discovery Channel won three awards for its dinosaur specials; Sci Fi Channel
won two for Dune; and Nickelodeon, Turner Network Television, American
Movie Classics, Bravo and A&E Network won one each.
Two networks received Governor's Awards, but during the less prestigious of
the two Emmy Awards ceremonies. Cable News Network was honored for its years of
world news coverage and Showtime was lauded for programming reflecting racial