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HBO and “In The Gloaming” Tops Winners at 1997 CableACE Awards

November 16, 1997

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (AP) _ ``In The Gloaming,″ Christopher Reeve’s directorial debut about an AIDS victim who goes home to die, took top honors at this weekend’s 19th Annual CableACE Awards.

The movie helped HBO lead the pack of 27 cable networks, earning 32 of 84 awards. Turner Network Television followed with eight and Showtime had five.

``In The Gloaming″ won four awards, winning an acting trophy for Glenn Close and best dramatic or theatrical special, best original score and best writing in a dramatic special or series.

The awards show was televised live Saturday on TNT during a black-tie event at the Wiltern Theatre with hosts David Hyde Pierce and Sela Ward. Additional awards were announced Friday in a non-televised ceremony and last month.

Other shows each winning three awards were Bette Midler’s ``Diva Las Vegas,″ the prison drama, ``Oz,″ and ``The Larry Sanders Show,″ all on HBO, and TNT’s miniseries ``George Wallace.″

The CableACE, presented by the National Academy of Cable Programming, is the industry’s highest programming honor.

In addition to the 84 awards, three special awards were also presented as part of the gala.

The winners of the 1997 CableACE awards included:

COMEDY SERIES: ``The Larry Sanders Show,″ HBO.

DRAMATIC SERIES: ``Oz,″ HBO.

MOVIE: ``Miss Evers’ Boys,″ HBO.

MINISERIES: ``George Wallace,″ TNT.

MUSIC SPECIAL OR SERIES: ``Bette Midler: Diva Las Vegas,″ HBO.

DRAMATIC OR THEATRICAL SPECIAL: ``In The Gloaming,″ HBO.

TALK SHOW SERIES: ``Inside the Actors Studio,″ Bravo.

ACTOR, DRAMATIC SERIES: Eamonn Walker, ``Oz,″ HBO.

ACTRESS, DRAMATIC SERIES: Rita Moreno, ``Oz,″ HBO.

ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES: Kel Mitchell, ``Kenan and Kel,″ Nickelodeon.

ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES: Sandra Oh, ``Arli$$,″ HBO.

ACTOR, MOVIE OR MINISERIES: Gary Sinise, ``George Wallace,″ TNT.

ACTRESS, MOVIE OR MINISERIES: Alfre Woodard, ``Miss Evers’ Boys,″ HBO.

GUEST ACTOR, DRAMATIC SPECIAL OR SERIES: David Hyde Pierce, ``The Outer Limits: The Sentence,″ Showtime.

GUEST ACTRESS, DRAMATIC SPECIAL OR SERIES: Glenn Close, ``In The Gloaming,″ HBO.

WRITING, MOVIE OR MINISERIES: Anne Meredith, ``Losing Chase,″ Showtime.

SUPPORTING ACTOR, MOVIE OR MINISERIES: George C. Scott, ``12 Angry Men,″ Showtime.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, MOVIE OR MINISERIES: Kimberly Elise, ``The Ditchdigger’s Daughters,″ The Family Channel.

DIRECTING, MOVIE OR MINISERIES: John Frankenheimer, ``George Wallace,″ TNT.

ENTERTAINMENT/CULTURAL DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL: ``Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western,″ TNT.

CHILDREN’S SERIES, 7 YEARS OLD AND OLDER: ``Kenan and Kel,″ Nickelodeon.

CHILDREN’S SPECIAL, 7 YEARS OLD AND OLDER: ``Bong & Donnell: Family Video Diaries,″ HBO.

CHILDREN’S SPECIAL OR SERIES _ 6 YEARS OLD AND YOUNGER: ``Mother Goose: A Rappin’ and Rhymin’ Special,″ HBO.

HISTORICAL DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL OR SERIES: ``Wonderland,″ Cinemax.

INFORMATIONAL OR DOCUMENTARY HOST: Walter Cronkite, ``Cronkite Remembers,″ Discovery.

BUSINESS OR CONSUMER PROGRAMMING SPECIAL OR SERIES: ``You’re on Your Own,″ CNBC.

FICTIONAL SHORT-FORM PROGRAMMING SPECIAL OR SERIES: ``Lifetime Women’s Festival: Undertaker,″ Lifetime.

NON-FICTIONAL SHORT-FORM PROGRAMMING SPECIAL OR SERIES: ``Rent,″ CNN.

ANIMATED PROGRAMMING SPECIAL OR SERIES: ``South Park,″ Comedy Central.

CHILDREN’S EDUCATIONAL OR INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIAL OR SERIES: ``Smoke Alarm: The Unfiltered Truth About Cigarettes,″ HBO.

MAGAZINE HOST: Ian Wright, ``Lonely Planet: Ethiopia,″ The Travel Channel.

MAGAZINE SHOW SPECIAL OR SERIES: ``Moms of a Lifetime Special,″ Lifetime.

PERFORMING ARTS SPECIAL OR SERIES: Leonard Bernstein’s New York,″ Ovation-The Arts Network.

INFORMATIONAL SERIES: ``Emeril LIve!″ Television Food Network.

EDUCATIONAL SPECIAL OR SERIES: ``Great Books,″ TLC.

EXTENDED NEWS OR PUBLIC AFFAIRS COVERAGE: ``Rwanda/Zaire Coverage,″ CNN.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIAL OR SERIES: ``Talked to Death: America Undercover,″ HBO.

GAME SHOW SPECIAL OR SERIES: ``Idiot Savants,″ MTV.

RECREATION AND LEISURE SPECIAL OR SERIES: ``Lonely Planet: Ethiopia,″ The Travel Channel.

NEWS SPECIAL OR SERIES: ``Investigative Reports: Meth’s Deadly High,″ A&E Network.

NEWSCASTER: Joie Chen, Leon Harris, ``The World Today,″ CNN.

PROGRAM INTERVIEWER: Larry King, ``Larry King Live,″ CNN.

ENTERTAINMENT HOST: Chris Rock, ``The Chris Rock Show,″ HBO.

ENVIRONMENTAL/NATURE DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL: ``Great Siberian Grizzly,″ Animal Planet.

DIRECTING A DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL: Jessica Yu, ``Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O’Brien,″ Cinemax.

DOCUMENTARY SERIES: ``Cronkite Remembers,″ Discovery.

DOCUMENTARY LIMITED SERIES: ``Newsreels to Nightly News,″ The History Channel.

DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL: ``Heart of a Child,″ HBO.

PERFORMANCE IN A MUSIC SPECIAL OR SERIES: Bette Midler, ``Bette Midler: Diva Las Vegas,″ HBO.

STAND-UP COMEDY SPECIAL OR SERIES: ``HBO Comedy Hour: George Carlin: 40 Years of Comedy,″ HBO.

VARIETY SPECIAL OR SERIES: ``The Chris Rock Show,″ HBO.

COMEDY SPECIAL: ``Not Necessarily the Elections 1,″ HBO.

SPORTS COMMENTATOR/ANALYST: Leigh Montville, CNN/Sports Illustrated.

SPORTS EVENTS COVERAGE SERIES: ``ESPN Sunday Night Baseball,″ ESPN.

SPORTS EVENTS COVERAGE SPECIAL: ``The Jackie Robinson Game,″ ESPN.

SPORTS PLAY-BY-PLAY ANNOUNCER: Mike Emrick, New Jersey Devils, Sportschannel New York.

SPORTS INFORMATION SERIES: ``Outside the Lines,″ ESPN.

SPORTS INFORMATION SPECIAL: ``Sports on the Silver Screen,″ HBO.

SPORTS NEWS SERIES: ``Golf Central,″ The Golf Channel.

SPORTS HOST: Dan Patrick, ``SportsCenter,″ ESPN.

SPECIAL AWARDS:

GOVERNORS AWARD: John ``Dubby″ Wynne, President and CEO of Landmark Communications.

GOLDEN CABLEACE AWARD: ``The Big Help Campaign,″ Nickelodeon.

CREATORS AWARD: ``CNN News Group.″

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