TV celebrates self with Emmy Awards

Aug. 27, 2006 at 11:27 PM

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Jeremy Irons won supporting actor in a miniseries or movie for HBO's "Elizabeth I" at the Emmy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday.

Veteran director Louis J. Horvitz grabbed a trophy for last year's Academy Awards telecast.

"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" took its second award of the night for best writing for a comedy, musical or variety series.

"I have a made a decision," said Stewart in his acceptance speech, "right now to kill Bob Newhart."

Emcee Conan O'Brien joked at the beginning of the telecast that Newhart was being kept in a chamber with a limited air supply that would run out if the show ran long.

Stewart gave a special "shout out" to the contenders from "The Colbert Report," lead by former "Daily Show" correspondent Stephen Colbert.

Andre Braugher was named best actor in a miniseries or movie for his role in the FX network's "Thief," and "Monk" star Tony Shalhoub won his second Emmy for lead actor in a comedy series for the cable USA Network.

The outstanding made-for-TV movie went to HBO's "The Girl in the Cafe," and "The Amazing Race" won its fourth consecutive award for CBS in the reality TV category.

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