Home Box Office swept the 14th annual CableAce Awards for cable television excellence with 32 of the 81 awards, including a leading four for its comedy series "Dream On."
The Disney Channel was second with seven awards, Showtime received five, and four each were collected by the Arts & Entertainment Network, ESPN and MTV.Twenty-eight top awards were presented in nationally televised ceremonies Sunday night at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. Comedian Lily Tomlin was the host.
Fifty-three awards in technical categories were handed out at a non-televised proceeding on Saturday in Los Angeles.
The CableAce Awards are selected by a panel of peers and presented by the National Academy of Cable Programming. Formerly called the ACEs (Awards for Cable Excellence), the awards were renamed this year to avoid a conflict with the American Cinema Editors, who have their own ACE Awards.
Here are winners in selected categories:
TALK SHOW SPECIAL OR SERIES: "Charlie Rose: One on One with Roger Payne," Discovery.
COMEDY SERIES: "The Larry Sanders Show," HBO.
ACTRESS IN A DRAMATIC SERIES: Cathy Moriarty, "Tales from the Crypt: Seance," HBO.
ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Brian Benben, "Dream On," HBO.
ACTOR IN A DRAMATIC SERIES: Frank Langella, "Kurt Vonnegut's Monkey House: Fortitude," Showtime.
SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINISERIES: Herta Ware, "Crazy in Love," TNT.
COMEDY SPECIAL: "HBO Comedy Hour: The Kathy and Mo Show: Parallel Lives," HBO.
DRAMATIC SERIES: "The Ray Bradbury Theater," USA.
SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINISERIES: Martin Landau, "Legacy of Lies," USA.
PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY SPECIAL: Mo Gaffney, Kathy Najimy, "HBO Comedy Hour: The Kathy and Mo Show: Parallel Lives," HBO.
ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Wendie Malick, "Dream On," HBO.
ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINISERIES: Jon Voight, "The Last of his Tribe," HBO.
ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINISERIES: Patricia Arquette, "Wildflower," Lifetime.
MOVIE OR MINISERIES: "Citizen Cohn," HBO.
STAND-UP COMEDY SPECIAL: "HBO Comedy Hour: George Carlin Live at The Paramount: Jammin' in New York," HBO.
NEWS SPECIAL OR SERIES: "Nickelodeon Special Edition: A Conversation with Magic," Nickelodeon.
BUSINESS OR CONSUMER SPECIAL OR SERIES: "Investigative Reports: Halcion Nightmare," A & E.
EXTENDED NEWS OR PUBLIC AFFAIRS COVERAGE: "The Network Earth Summit Special," TBS.
DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL: "Abortion: Desperate Choices: America Undercover," HBO.
DOCUMENTARY SERIES: "Class of the 20th Century," A & E.
SPORTS EVENTS COVERAGE SERIES: "ESPN Sunday Night NFL," ESPN.
SPORTS NEWS SERIES: "NFL GameDay," ESPN.