WEST WING, WILLIS BIG EMMY WINNERS
Bruce Willis picked up his second Emmy award over the weekend for his guest-star turn on Friends last season. The actor a 1987 Emmy victor for Moonlighting won for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series at the Creative Arts Emmys, held on Saturday in Pasadena, CA. The major Emmys will be handed out on Sept. 10 in a ceremony broadcast on ABC. The Practice's James Whitmore and Beah Richards were named Outstanding Guest Actor and Actress in a Drama Series, while Jean Smart won guest comedy actress honors for her turn as Frasier's stuck-up former high school classmate. Emmy front-runner The West Wing nabbed four technical wins, tying HBO's Introducing Dorothy Dandridge with most wins for the evening. The political drama took home trophies for Outstanding Theme Music, Cinematography, Art Direction and Casting. Other notable winners include the late, great Freaks and Geeks, which won for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series and The Simpsons, which nabbed its seventh Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program. Best commercial went to the Nike spot "The Morning After," which depicts a jogger on the dawn of the new year running through town amid total chaos. It beat Budweiser's "Whassup" ad. For a complete backstage report from the Creative Arts Emmys, including who was a no-show, check out tomorrow's Insider.