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Gay directors, producers among winners at Emmys

Gay directors, producers among winners at Emmys

Gays and lesbians behind the scenes were among the honorees at Sunday's 54th annual Emmy Awards, with out directors Alan Ball and Michael Patrick King honored for their work on HBO's Six Feet Under and Sex and the City, respectively. Lesbian producer Barbara Gaines spoke for her production team as CBS's Late Show With David Letterman won a fifth consecutive Emmy in the Variety, Music, or Comedy Series category. Actress Stockard Channing picked up two awards, one for Supporting Actress, Drama Series, for her work on The West Wing, and one for portraying real-life mother and activist Judy Shepard in NBC's The Matthew Shepard Story, a look at the hate-crime murder that drew worldwide attention to violence against gays and lesbians. While gay favorite Six Feet Under won five Emmys at the previous week's Creative Arts Awards, it was largely shut out Sunday, particularly by The West Wing, which won its third straight Emmy as Drama Series. Here is a complete list of awards given Sunday at the 54th annual Emmy Awards: Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Stockard Channing, The West Wing Supporting Actor, Drama Series: John Spencer, The West Wing Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Michael Moriarty, James Dean Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Stockard Channing, The Matthew Shepard Story Directing, Miniseries or Movie: multiple directors, Band of Brothers Writing, Miniseries or Movie: Larry Ramin, Hugh Whitemore, The Gathering Storm Variety, Music, or Comedy Special: America: A Tribute to Heroes Variety, Music, or Comedy Series: Late Show With David Letterman Made-for-Television Movie: The Gathering Storm Directing, Drama Series: Alan Ball, Six Feet Under Writing, Drama Series: Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, 24 Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Albert Finney, The Gathering Storm Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Laura Linney, Wild Iris Actor, Comedy Series: Ray Romano, Everybody Loves Raymond Actress, Comedy Series: Jennifer Aniston, Friends Outstanding Miniseries: Band of Brothers Actor, Drama Series: Michael Chiklis, The Shield Actress, Drama Series: Allison Janney, The West Wing Outstanding Drama Series: The West Wing Outstanding Comedy Series: Friends

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