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2008 Emmy Award Winners - Theatre Stars and More!

At this evening's Emmy Awards, theater stars Jeremy Piven, Dianne Wiest, Cynthia Nixon, Dame Eileen AtkinsLaura Linney, Alec Baldwin, Glenn Close and Zeljko Ivanek were among the winners.

Jeremy Piven, who is currently in rehersals for the upcoming revival of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow, won Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for his work on Entourage. Diane Wiest, who just began previews opposite Katie Holmes, John Lithgow and Patrick Wilson in the revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons, won Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for her work on In Treatment.

Zeljko Ivanek, who won for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama, is perhaps best known to theater audience for his work in The Pillowman. He also won a 1981 Drama Desk Award for his work in Caryl Churchill's Cloud 9. Laura Linney, who recently starred in the Broadway revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses has won the Emmy for best Lead Actress in a Miniseries for her work on the HBO drama John Adams.

Cynthia Nixon, who recently appeared in Rabbit Hole, won for Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie went to Dame Eileen Atkins for her performance in "Cranford." She is currently treading the boards in the West End in The Female of the Species. 

Best Actor in a Comedy went to Alec Baldwin for 30 Rock, who was last seen on Broadway in Twentieth Century as Oscar Jaffe. Best Acress in a Drama went to Glenn Close for Damages, who last appeared on stage in Sunset Boulevard as Norma Desmond. 

DRAMA SERIES:
"Boston Legal," ABC
"Damages," FX
"Dexter," Showtime
"House," Fox
"Lost," ABC
"Mad Men," AMC (Winner)

COMEDY SERIES:
"Curb Your Enthusiasm," HBO
"Entourage," HBO
"The Office," NBC
"30 Rock," NBC (Winner)
"Two and a Half Men," CBS

ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES:
Gabriel Byrne, "In Treatment"
Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad" (Winner)
Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"
Hugh Laurie, "House"
James Spader, "Boston Legal"

ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES:
Glenn Close, "Damages" (Winner)
Sally Field, "Brothers and Sisters"
Mariska Hargitay, "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit"
Holly Hunter, "Saving Grace"
Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"

ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES:
Christina Applegate, "Samantha Who?"
America Ferrera, "Ugly Betty"
Tina Fey, "30 Rock" (Winner)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "New Adventures of Old Christine"
Mary-Louise Parker, "Weeds"

ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES:
Alec Baldwin, "30 Rock" (Winner)
Steve Carell, "The Office"
Lee Pace, "Pushing Daisies"
Tony Shalhoub, "Monk"
Charlie Sheen, "Two and a Half Men"

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES:
Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men"
Kevin Dillon, "Entourage"
Neil Patrick Harris, "How I Met Your Mother"
Jeremy Piven, "Entourage" (Winner)
Rainn Wilson, "The Office"

SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES:
Ted Danson, "Damages"
Michael Emerson, "Lost"
Zeljko Ivanek, "Damages" (Winner)
William Shatner, "Boston Legal"
John Slattery, "Mad Men"

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES:
Candice Bergen, "Boston Legal"
Rachel Griffiths, "Brothers and Sisters"
Sandra Oh, "Grey's Anatomy"
Dianne Wiest, "In Treatment" (Winner)
Chandra Wilson, "Grey's Anatomy"

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES:
Kristin Chenoweth, "Pushing Daisies"
Amy Poehler, "Saturday Night Live"
Jean Smart, "Samantha Who?" (Winner)
Holland Taylor, "Two and a Half Men"
Vanessa Williams, "Ugly Betty"

REALITY HOST:
Tom Bergeron, 'Dancing With The Stars'
Heidi Klum, 'Project Runway'
Howie Mandel, 'Deal Or No Deal'
Jeff Probst, 'Survivor' (Winner)
Ryan Seacrest, 'American Idol'

REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM:
"The Amazing Race," CBS (Winner)
"American Idol," FOX
"Dancing With The Stars," ABC
"Project Runway," Bravo
"Top Chef," Bravo

REALITY PROGRAM:
"Antiques Roadshow," PBS
"Dirty Jobs," Discovery Channel
"Extreme Makeover Home Edition," ABC
"Intervention," A&E
"Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List," Bravo (Winner)

MINISERIES:
"The Andromeda Strain," A&E
"Cranford," (Masterpiece Theatre), PBS
"John Adams," HBO (Winner)
"Tin Man," Sci Fi Channel

ACTOR, MINISERIES OR A MOVIE:
Ralph Fiennes, "Bernard And Doris"
Ricky Gervais, "Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale"
Paul Giamatti, "John Adams" (Winner)
Kevin Spacey, "Recount"
Tom Wilkinson, "Recount"

ACTRESS, MINISERIES OR A MOVIE:
Catherine Keener, "An American Crime"
Susan Sarandon, "Bernard And Doris"
Dame Judi Dench, "Cranford"
Laura Linney, "John Adams"(Winner)
Phylicia Rashad, "A Raisin in the Sun"

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, MINISERIES OR A MOVIE:
Eileen Atkins, "Cranford" (Winner)
Ashley Jensen, "Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale"
Alfre Woodard, "Pictures Of Hollis Woods"
Audra McDonald, "A Raisin In The Sun"
Laura Dern, "Recount"

SUPPORTING ACTOR, MINISERIES OR A MOVIE:
David Morse, "John Adams"
Stephen Dillane, "John Adams"
Tom Wilkinson, "John Adams" (Winner)
Denis Leary, "Recount"
Bob Balaban, "Recount"

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Shelley Berman, "Curb Your Enthusiasm"
Rip Torn, "30 Rock"
Will Arnett, "30 Rock"
Steve Buscemi, "30 Rock"
Tim Conway, "30 Rock" (Winner)

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Charles Durning, "Rescue Me"
Robert Morse, "Mad Men"
Oliver Platt, "Nip-Tuck"
Stanley Tucci, "E.R."
Glynn Turman, "In Treatment" (Winner)
Robin Williams, "Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES:
Polly Bergen, "Desperate Housewives"
Edie Falco, "30 Rock"
Kathryn Joosten, "Desperate Housewives" (Winner)
Carrie Fisher, "30 Rock"
Sarah Silverman, "Monk"
elaine stritch, "30 Rock"

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES:
Ellen Burstyn, "Big Love"
Diahann Carroll, "Grey's Anatomy"
Cynthia Nixon, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" (Winner)
Anjelica Huston, "Medium"
Sharon Gless, "Nip/Tuck"

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL :
Hugh Costello, "Bernard And Doris"
Heidi Thomas, "Cranford"
Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, "Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale"
Kirk Ellis, "John Adams" (Winner)
Danny Strong, "Recount"

DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMATIC SPECIAL:
Bob Balaban, "Bernard And Doris"
Mikael Salomon, "The Company"
Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, "Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale"
Tom Hooper, "John Adams"
Jay Roach, "Recount" (Winner)

MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE:
"Bernard And Doris," HBO
"Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale," HBO
"The Memory Keeper's Daughter," Lifetime
"A Raisin In The Sun," ABC
"Recount," HBO (Winner)

WRITING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY PROGRAM:
"The Colbert Report"(Winner)
"The Daily Show With Jon Stewart"
"Late Night With Conan O'Brien"
"Late Show With David Letterman"
"Saturday Night Live"

DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY PROGRAM:
Louis J. Horvitz, "80th Annual Academy Awards" (Winner)
Jim Hoskinson, "The Colbert Report"
Lonny Price, "Company (Great Performances)"
Chuck O'Neil, "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart"
Don Roy King, "Saturday Night Live"

WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES:
Michael Angeli, "Battlestar Galactica"
Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler, Daniel Zelman, "Damages"
Matthew Weiner, "Mad Men" (Winner)
Matthew Weiner, Robin Veith, "Mad Men"
David Simon, Ed Burns, "The Wire"

DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES:
Arlene Sanford, "Boston Legal"
Vince Gilligan, "Breaking Bad"
Allen Coulter, "Damages"
Greg Yaitanes, "House" (Winner)
Alan Taylor, "Mad Men"

INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE IN A VARIETY OR MUSIC PROGRAM:
Jon Stewart, Host, "80th Annual Academy Awards"
Stephen Colbert, Host, "The Colbert Report"
David Letterman, Host, "Late Show With David Letterman"
Don Rickles, Performer, "Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project" (Winner)
Tina Fey, Host/Performer, "Saturday Night Live"

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