2004 will go down as the year Emmy finally got it right well, almost right (Mariska, you wuz robbed). After four tries, HBO's The Sopranos at long last got its mitts on that elusive best drama series trophy. The show also picked up wins for supporting thesps Drea de Matteo and Michael Imperioli. The Practice's James Spader beat out the other James (Gandolfini) for best lead actor in a drama, while The West Wing's Allison Janney (huh?) nabbed the lead actress prize over you-know-who. (Recount, anyone?) On the comedy side, Fox's Arrested Development was named best comedy series, while Frasier's Kelsey Grammer and Sex and the City's Sarah Jessica Parker won top comedy acting honors for their respective shows' farewell seasons. But the night belonged to HBO's epic miniseries Angels in America, which walked away with 11 trophies in all, besting the previous miniseries record set by Roots.
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