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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
Sharon Stone raised some eyebrows at Saturday's Creative Arts Emmy Awards, where she picked up the Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series statue for her multiepisode arc on The Practice. In accepting her trophy, the out-there thesp who played a lawyer who communicates with God told the audience, "You are the voice of God that speaks through me. Thank you." (Paging CVS Rapid Refill.... ) Elsewhere, Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series went to Stone's Practice costar William Shatner, while Laura Linney and John Turturro won for their respective comedic stints on Frasier and Monk. Meanwhile, HBO's underrated Dust Bowl drama, Carnivale, won a leading five awards, including title design, hairstyling, costumes, art direction and cinematography. That should take some of the sting out of this Sunday's main event, where Carnivale is (inexplicably) up for nothing. Speaking of baffling snubs, Gilmore Girls won its first Emmy for best nonprosthetic makeup. Finally, the Academy got it right!