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HBO's Awards Total Doesn't SAG

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Another awards event Sunday night, another big trophy haul for Home Box
Office.

Of eight Screen Actors Guild awards earmarked for 2002 television work,
one-half went to cable and three went to the premium channel, all for dramatic
efforts.

Six Feet Under was honored for best drama ensemble, and James Gandolfini
and Edie Falco of The Sopranos stepped up to the podium as best actor and
actress recipients, respectively.

The other cable win -- best male actor in a TV movie or miniseries -- went to
William H. Macy for his portrayal of a cerebral palsied salesperson in Turner
Network Television's Door to Door.

TNT also scored in the ratings department.

According to Nielsen Media Research data, the network's airing of the
Ninth Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards posted a 5.2 household average in
55 metered markets, its best-ever performance.

The 33 percent improvement for the two-hour show over last year's 3.9
overnight was complemented by a 62 percent rise to a 2.6 for the encore edition
(10 p.m. to midnight).

Final national ratings will be available Tuesday.

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