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HBO and Garry Shandling’s ‘Larry Sanders Show’ Lead CableACE Awards

December 3, 1995

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Garry Shandling’s Home Box Office series ``The Larry Show″ led winners during Saturday night’s 17th Annual CableACE Awards, including trophies for best comedy, acting, directing and writing.

HBO scored big with 27 wins, followed by Showtime with seven, Comedy Central with five, The Disney Channel, The Learning Channel and Turner Network Television with four apiece and A&E Television Networks, Cable News Network, MTV: Music Television and TBS Superstation with three each.

Seventeen CableACE awards were presented during a two-hour TNT special hosted by Mary Tyler Moore live from the Wiltern Theatre. Awards in 38 non-televised categories were presented Friday night at the House of Blues.

Programs winning two awards were HBO’s ``The Burning Season, ``Citizen X,″ ``Dennis Miller Live,″ ``Dream On,″ ``HBO Comedy Hour: Kathy & Mo, The Dark Side″ and ``One Survivor Remembers″; MTV’s ``Eagles: Hell Freezes Over″; The Travel Channel’s ``Lonely Planet: Morocco″; Showtime’s ``The Outer Limits″ and ``Picture Windows: Two Nudes Bathing″; ESPN’s ``NFL GameDay″ and ``Sunday Night NFL.″

Three special awards were also presented.

The Golden CableACE was presented to The Learning Channel and Time Warner Cable for ``KNOWTV: Changing What, Why and How You Watch″ in recognition of critical viewing workshops for teachers and parents.

The Governors Award was presented to Kay Koplovitz, founder, president and chief executive officer of USA Networks in recognition of her pioneering vision.

The Creators Award was presented to A&E for its signature series ``Biography,″ honored for defining cable TV as a first-rate source of quality programming.

The winners of 1995 CableACE awards included:

Comedy series: ``The Larry Sanders Show,″ HBO.

Dramatic series: ``The Outer Limits,″ Showtime.

Movie or miniseries: ``Citizen X,″ HBO.

Variety special or series: ``Dennis Miller Live,″ HBO.

Talk show series: ``Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher,″ Comedy Central.

Actor, comedy series: Garry Shandling, ``The Larry Sanders Show,″ HBO.

Actress, comedy series: Wendie Malick, ``Dream On,″ HBO.

Actor, dramatic special or series: John Hurt, ``Picture Windows: Two Nudes Bathing,″ Showtime.

Actress, dramatic special or series: Paula Jai Parker, ``Cosmic Slop: Tang,″ HBO.

Actor, movie or miniseries: Raul Julia, ``The Burning Season,″ HBO.

Actress, movie or miniseries: Linda Hamilton, ``A Mother’s Prayer,″ USA Networks.

Supporting actor, movie or miniseries: Jeffrey DeMunn, ``Citizen X,″ HBO.

Supporting actress, movie or miniseries: Jean Marsh, ``Fatherland,″ HBO.

Performance in a comedy special: Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy, ``HBO Comedy Hour: Kathy & Mo, The Dark Side,″ HBO.

Performance in a music special or series: Elton John, ``A Special Evening With Elton John,″ The Disney Channel.

Entertainment host: Garry Shandling, ``HBO Comedy Hour: The 1995 Young Comedians Special Hosted by Garry Shandling,″ HBO.

Comedy special: ``HBO Comedy Hour: Kathy & Mo, The Dark Side,″ HBO.

Stand-up comedy special or series: ``Full Frontal Comedy,″ Showtime.

Animation special or series: ``Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist,″ Comedy Central.

Children’s special or series, 6 years old and younger: ``Dr. Seuss’ Daisy-Head Mayzie,″ TNT.

Program interviewer: Jane Wallace, ``Under Scrutiny with Jane Wallace,″ fX.

Entertainment, cultural, documentary special: ``Inside the Dream Factory,″ Turner Classic Movies.

Writing, entertainment special: ``Dennis Miller Live: America: Where Did Our Sense of Humor Go?″ HBO.

Business or consumer programming special or series: ``TBS Network Earth: America’s Cup,″ TBS.

Environmental/nature documentary special: ``Investigative Reports: Plague Monkeys,″ A&E .

Informational or documentary host: James Burke, ``Connections 2,″ The Learning Channel.

Fictional short-form special or series: ``Short Films by Short People _ Foil Man,″ Nickelodeon.

Non-fictional short-form special or series: ``Hate Rock,″ CNN.

Magazine host: Ian Wright, ``Lonely Planet: Morocco,″ The Travel Channel.

Magazine show special or series: ``National Geographic Explorer,″ TBS.

Performing arts special or series: ``South Bank Show: Marilyn Horne,″ BRAVO Cable Network.

Children’s educational or informational special or series: ``Beakman’s World,″ The Learning Channel.

Children’s series 7 years old and older: ``The Adventures of Pete and Pete,″ Nickelodeon.

Children’s special 7 years old and older: ``Eagle Scout: The Story of Henry Nicols,″ HBO.

Extended news or public affairs coverage: ``CNN’s Coverage of the Oklahoma City Bombing,″ CNN.

Public affairs special or series: ``The Transplant Trade,″ Discovery Channel.

Game show special or series: ``The News Hole With Harry Shearer,″ Comedy Central.

Recreation and leisure special or series: ``Lonely Planet: Morocco,″ The Travel Channel.

Dramatic or theatrical special: ``Cosmic Slop: Space Traders,″ HBO.

Newscaster: Leon Harris and Donna Kelley, ``CNN Morning News,″ CNN.

Music special or series: ``Eagles: Hell Freezes Over,″ MTV.

Documentary series: ``Desmond Morris’ The Human Animal,″ The Learning Channel.

Documentary special: ``Anne Frank Remembered,″ The Disney Channel.

News special or series: ``Rwanda: Cry Justice,″ CNN International.

Sports commentator/analyst: Dick Schaap, ``The Sports Reporters,″ ESPN.

Sports events coverage, series: ``Sunday Night NFL,″ ESPN.

Sports events coverage, special: ``Discover Card Stars on Ice,″ TBS.

Sports play-by-play announcer: Marv Albert, ``New York Knicks Basketball,″ Madison Square Garden Network.

Sports information series: ``MTV Sports,″ MTV.

Sports information special: ``Sonny Liston: The Mysterious Life and Death of a Champion,″ HBO.

Sports news series: ``NFL GameDay,″ ESPN.

Sports host: Keith Olbermann, ``SportsCenter,″ ESPN.

Director, live sports events coverage special or series: Doug Holmes, ``ESPN’s 1995 Stanley Cup Finals,″ ESPN.

Educational or instructional special or series: ``One Survivor Remembers,″ HBO.

Director, movie or miniseries: John Frankenheimer, ``The Burning Season,″ HBO.

Director, comedy special: Anthony Morina, ``The Clinic,″ Comedy Central.

Director, comedy series: Todd Holland, ``The Larry Sanders Show: Doubt of the Benefit,″ HBO.

Director, documentary special: Kary Antholis, ``One Survivor Remembers, HBO.

Director, dramatic special or series: Stuart Gillard, ``The Outer Limits: Sandkings,″ Showtime.

Director, music special or series: Beth McCarthy, ``Eagles: Hell Freezes Over,″ MTV.

Writing, children’s special or series: Pauline Le Bel, ``The Song Spinner,″ Showtime.

Writing, comedy series: Drake Sather, Garry Shandling and Peter Tolan, ``The Larry Sanders Show: Doubt of the Benefit,″ HBO.

Writing, documentary special: Frank Deford, ``Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World,″ HBO.

Writing, dramatic special or series: Patricia Resnick, ``The Showtime 30-Minute Movie: Grandpa’s Funeral,″ Showtime.

Writing, movie or miniseries: Stanley Price, ``Genghis Cohn,″ A&E.

Editing, comedy, music special or series: Nancy Morrison, ``Dream On: I Never Promised You Charoses, Martin,″ HBO.

Editing, documentary special or series: Chuck Workman, ``The First 100 Years: A Celebration of American Movies,″ HBO.

Editing, dramatic special, series, movie or miniseries: Richard Harris, ``Indictment: The McMartin Trial,″ HBO.

Art direction, comedy, music special or series: ``In Search of Dr. Seuss,″ TNT.

Art direction, dramatic special, series, movie or miniseries: ``The Old Curiosity Shop,″ The Disney Channel.

Cinematography, movie or miniseries: Alexander Gruszynski, ``Kingfish: The Story of Huey P. Long,″ TNT.

Director of photography and/or lighting direction in a comedy, music special or series: Peter Sinclair, ``Peter Gabriel’s Secret World,″ The Disney Channel.

Original song: Carly Simon, ``Touched by the Sun″ from ``Carly Simon: Live at Grand Central,″ Lifetime.

Original score: Marco Frisina, ``Joseph,″ TNT.

Costume design: Lainey Keogh, ``Picture Windows: Two Nudes Bathing,″ Showtime.

Make-up: ``Tales from the Crypt,″ HBO.

International comedy special or series, ``Whose Line is It Anyway?″ Comedy Central.

International, cultural/performing arts special or series: ``Peter & the Wolf,″ A&E.

International documentary special or series: ``Charles Manson: The Man Who Killed the Sixties,″ The Learning Channel.

International dramatic special or series, movie or miniseries: ``Band of Gold,″ HBO.

International informational special or series: ``France’s Forgotten Shame,″ Discovery Channel.

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