54th Primetime Emmy Awards
Promotional poster
Date
  • September 22, 2002
    (Ceremony)
  • September 14, 2002
    (Creative Arts Awards)
LocationShrine Auditorium,
Los Angeles, California
Presented byAcademy of Television Arts & Sciences
Hosted byConan O'Brien
Highlights
Most awardsThe West Wing (4)
Most nominationsThe West Wing (13)
Outstanding Comedy SeriesFriends
Outstanding Drama SeriesThe West Wing
Outstanding MiniseriesBand of Brothers
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesLate Show with David Letterman
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Television/radio coverage
NetworkNBC
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The 54th Primetime Emmy Awards were held on Sunday, September 22, 2002. Nominations were announced July 22, 2002.[1] The ceremony was hosted by Conan O'Brien[2] and was broadcast on NBC. Two networks, FX and VH1, received their first major nominations this year. The program America: A Tribute to Heroes was simulcast on every major network and, therefore, is not designated with one below.

After four nominations during its first seven seasons, Friends won Outstanding Comedy Series without a directing or a writing nomination. Everybody Loves Raymond led all comedies with nine major nominations and three major wins. Meanwhile, after eight consecutive nominations (including five consecutive wins for its first five seasons), Frasier was excluded from the Outstanding Comedy Series nomination for the first time. It would not be nominated for its final two seasons either.

For the third straight year, the drama field was conquered by The West Wing. In addition to winning its third consecutive trophy for Outstanding Drama Series, The West Wing achieved a milestone when it became the third series (all dramas) to gain nine acting nominations for its main cast members. This tied the mark set by Hill Street Blues in 1982 and later matched by L.A. Law in 1989. Game of Thrones would also match this in 2019. The West Wing also set a record with twelve total acting nominations when including the guest category, a category that existed for L.A. Law, but was not available for Hill Street Blues during its second season (1981–82) of nine acting nominations. Overall, The West Wing led all series in major nominations and wins with thirteen and four.

In addition, Stockard Channing joined an exclusive club of actors that have won two awards in one ceremony for different roles. Furthermore, Michael Chiklis became the second actor in a cable network series to win for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (after James Gandolfini for The Sopranos in 2000 and 2001) for his performance as Vic Mackey in The Shield whilst becoming FX's first ever acting win.

When Band of Brothers won Outstanding Miniseries, the audience gave a standing ovation to the miniseries' subjects: the soldiers of "Easy" Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, as their surviving members were shown both in the auditorium and on the broadcast at the Los Angeles St. Regis Hotel. Co-creator and executive producer Steven Spielberg then invited Major Richard "Dick" Winters, their D-Day commanding officer who was played by Damian Lewis in the miniseries and attended the ceremony live, to speak.[3]

Winners and nominees

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold:[4]

Ray Romano, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series winner
Jennifer Aniston, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series winner
Michael Chiklis, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series winner
Allison Janney, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series winner
Albert Finney, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie winner
Laura Linney, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie winner
Brad Garrett, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series winner
Doris Roberts, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series winner
Stockard Channing, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie winner

Programs

Programs

Acting

Lead performances

Lead performances

Supporting performances

Supporting performances

Individual performances

Individual performances

Directing

Directing

Writing

Writing

Most major nominations

Networks with multiple major nominations[note 1]
Network No. of
Nominations
NBC 47
HBO 38
CBS 17
Fox 12
Programs with multiple major nominations
Program Category Network No. of
Nominations
The West Wing Drama NBC 13
Everybody Loves Raymond Comedy CBS 8
Six Feet Under Drama HBO
The Gathering Storm Movie 6
Sex and the City Comedy
Path to War Movie 5
Will & Grace Comedy NBC
24 Drama Fox 4
Friends Comedy NBC
James Dean Movie TNT
The Laramie Project HBO
Alias Drama ABC 3
America: A Tribute to Heroes Variety Various
Band of Brothers Miniseries HBO
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Variety Comedy Central
Late Show with David Letterman CBS
Malcolm in the Middle Comedy Fox
The Mists of Avalon Miniseries TNT
Shackleton A&E
The Shield Drama FX
2002 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Variety NBC 2
74th Annual Academy Awards ABC
The Bernie Mac Show Comedy Fox
Curb Your Enthusiasm HBO
Frasier NBC
Judging Amy Drama CBS
Saturday Night Live Variety NBC
We Were the Mulvaneys Movie Lifetime
Whose Line Is It Anyway? Variety ABC
Wild Iris Movie Showtime

Most major awards

Networks with multiple major awards[note 1]
Network No. of
Awards
NBC 10
HBO 8
CBS 4
Fox 3
Programs with multiple major awards
Program Category Network No. of
Awards
The West Wing Drama NBC 4
Everybody Loves Raymond Comedy CBS 3
The Gathering Storm Movie HBO
Band of Brothers Miniseries 2
Friends Comedy NBC
Notes
  1. ^ a b "Major" constitutes the categories listed above: Program, Acting, Directing, and Writing. Does not include the technical categories.

Presenters

The awards were presented by the following people:[5]

Presenter(s) Role(s)
The cast of Friends Presented the awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Marg Helgenberger
William Petersen
Presented the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Cloris Leachman
Anthony LaPaglia
Presented the award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Jon Stewart Presented the award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series
Maura Tierney
Noah Wyle
Presented the award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Heather Locklear
Simon Baker
Presented the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Bernie Mac Presented the award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Tina Fey
Jimmy Fallon
Presented the award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series
The cast of The Osbournes Presented the award for Outstanding Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program
Debra Messing
Eric McCormack
Presented the award for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
Michael Chiklis
Jill Hennessy
Presented the awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie and Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Charles S. Dutton
Patricia Clarkson
Presented the awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special
Ray Romano Presented the award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series
Tom Hanks Presented the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award to Oprah Winfrey
Ellen DeGeneres Presented the award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special
Jennifer Garner
Kiefer Sutherland
Presented the awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Amy Brenneman
Jimmy Smits
Presented the award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie
Martin Sheen
Dennis Haysbert
Presented the award for Outstanding Miniseries
Garry Shandling Presented the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Bob Newhart
Suzanne Pleshette
Presented the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Kelsey Grammer Presented the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Cynthia Nixon
Kim Cattrall
Kristin Davis
Presented the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Rudy Giuliani Presented the Governor's Award to America: A Tribute to Heroes and the award for Outstanding Drama Series
Jay Leno Presented the award for Outstanding Comedy Series

In Memoriam

References

  1. ^ "CNN Emmy nominations report 2002 Emmys finally get hip". Archived from the original on 2012-10-06. Retrieved 2011-03-22.
  2. ^ NY Times Emmy show report Top Awards to 'West Wing' and 'Friends' at Emmys
  3. ^ The Primetime Emmy Awards. "Band of Brothers wins Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries". YouTube. National Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 20 July 2023.
  4. ^ Emmys.com list of 2002 Nominees & Winners
  5. ^ "54th Primetime Emmy Awards". DigitalHit. Retrieved March 30, 2023.