Bang Bang You're Dead, Showtime's made-for film about the consequences of
guns and school violence, reaped the most Daytime Emmy Awards among cable
programs in the first round of Daytime Award-giving Saturday night.
Showtime -- which has made a habit out of winning Emmys every spring for its
ongoing "Original Pictures for All Ages" series -- earned three awards
for Bang Bang: original children's special, as well as writing and
directing of a children's special.
Another contender from Showtime in the children's-special category, Our
America, was honored for Ernest Dickenson's cinematography.
In another industry first, three cable series won for directing achievements:
Gordon Recht and Charlie Ryan for service programming (Wolfgang Puck on
Food Network), Mitchell Kriegman and Dean Gordon for Bear in the Big Blue
House (Disney Channel) and Guy Ferland for his direction of Bang
At the 1992 Daytime Emmys, Nickelodeon picked up cable's first Emmy award for
series programming in any genre for Rugrats. More than one decade after
that milestone, Rugrats came up with the children's-animated-series prize
again Saturday, winning over Dora the Explorer and three PBS series,
including 2001-02 category winner Arthur.
Nickelodeon also won for a Little Bill guest voice-over by Gregory
Other cable Daytime Emmy winners were AMC for Hollywood Rocks the Movies:
The 1970s with David Bowie (special-class special programming) and The
Learning Channel for editing on A Wedding Story.
The rest of the 2003 Daytime Emmy Awards will be presented live on ABC May
16, originating from Radio City Music Hall in New York.