"Well, this is a hell of a thing. Thank you," Giamatti said upon receiving his award. "Thank you to HBO for giving me a job and letting me play the president. ... I'm living proof -- kids at home watching -- that anybody can play the president. Anybody can play the president."
Tom Wilkinson, who played Ben Franklin in the miniseries, won the award for outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or movie, while "Adams" screenwriter Kirk Ellis won the award for outstanding writing for a miniseries, movie or dramatic special.
"Recount" won the Emmy for outstanding TV movie and its director Jay Roach won the award for outstanding directing in a miniseries, movie or a dramatic special.
Eileen Atkins won the Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or movie for her work in "Cranford."
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