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1996–1997 Emmy Awards

The 49th Annual Emmy Awards were presented in two ceremonies, one untelevised on September 13, 1997, and the other televised on September 14, 1997 from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium.

Outstanding Drama SeriesLaw & Order (NBC)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesDennis Franz, NYPD Blue
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesGillian Anderson, The X-Files
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama SeriesHector Elizondo, Chicago Hope
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama SeriesKim Delaney, NYPD Blue
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama SeriesPruitt Taylor Vince, Murder One
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesDianne Wiest, Avonlea
Outstanding Directing for a Drama SeriesMark Tinker, NYPD Blue: “Where's Swaldo”
Outstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesDavid Milch, Stephen Gaghan and Michael R. Perry, NYPD Blue: “Where's Swaldo?”
Outstanding Comedy SeriesFrasier (NBC)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy SeriesJohn Lithgow, 3rd Rock From the Sun
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy SeriesHelen Hunt, Mad About You
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy SeriesMichael Richards, Seinfeld
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy SeriesKristen Johnston, 3rd Rock From the Sun
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesMel Brooks, Mad About You
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy SeriesCarol Burnett, Mad About You
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy SeriesDavid Lee, Frasier: “To Kill a Talking Bird ”
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy SeriesEllen DeGeneres, Ellen: “The Puppy Episode ”
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SeriesTracey Takes On . . . (HBO)
Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music ProgramBette Midler, Bette Midler: Diva Las Vegas
Outstanding Directing in a Variety or Music ProgramDon Mischer, Centennial Olympic Games: Opening Ceremonies
Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramChris Rock, Chris Rock: Bring the Pain
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy SpecialChris Rock: Bring the Pain (HBO)
Outstanding MiniseriesPrime Suspect 5: Errors of Judgment (PBS)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or SpecialArmand Assante, Gotti
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or SpecialAlfre Woodard, Miss Evers' Boys
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or SpecialBeau Bridges, The Second Civil War
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or SpecialDiana Rigg, Rebecca
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a SpecialAndrei Konchalovsky, The Odyssey: Part I & II
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or a SpecialHorton Foote, teleplay, William Faulkner's Old Man
Outstanding Made for Television MovieMiss Evers' Boys (HBO)
Outstanding Informational Series (tie)A&E Biography (A&E)
The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (PBS)
Outstanding Informational SpecialWithout Pity: A Film About Abilities (HBO)
Outstanding Children's ProgramHow Do You Spell God? (HBO)
Outstanding Animated ProgramThe Simpsons: “Homer's Phobia” (Fox)
President's AwardMiss Evers' Boys (HBO)
Outstanding CommercialHBO Chimps, Pytka production company and BBDO advertising agency

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