Capturing 16 statues, HBO topped the Creative Arts Emmy Awards overall, with Cartoon Network and Showtime finishing second and third on the cable side of the hall with six and five wins, respectively.
HBO's haul set the pace for all of TV, led by three wins apiece for telefilm Grey Gardens and its miniseries, Generation Kill.
NBC was second with 11 wins, including a guest actor statue for Tina Fey's imitation of then-GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. ABC and Fox were next with eight Emmys apiece.
CBS and PBS tied Cartoon Network for fourth overall with six statues apiece. Premium network Showtime followed in fifth with its five wins.
History, with three, and AMC, with a pair, were the only other networks to register multiple wins.
Cable's other winners were: A&E, Bravo, Comedy Central, Discovery Channel, Disney Channel, Fox Movie Channel, FX Networks, MTV, Nickelodeon, Spike TV, Syfy (nee Sci Fi) and Travel Channel.