Emmy’s ‘Rosie’ glow

'O'Donnell,' 'Sesame' dom daytime awards

NEW YORK — “The Rosie O’Donnell Show” and “Sesame Street” dominated Saturday’s creative arts Daytime Emmy Awards, with each skien picking up four statuettes at the 26th annual ceremonies.

Syndie programs picked up a total of 12 kudos, while NBC and PBS shared winning web honors, taking home six awards each. ABC netted five statuettes, CBS four and HBO, Showtime and WB got three apiece.

Telepictures’ “Rosie” snagged statuettes for outstanding directing in a talk show, main title design, technical direction plus live and direct-to-tape sound mixing.

“Street,” produced by CTW for PBS, earned kudos for outstanding pre-school children’s series, writing in a children’s series, multiple camera editing and costume design/styling.

Other programs with multiple wins included “Disney Presents ‘Bill Nye the Science Guy'” (three), “General Hospital” (three), “The Young and the Restless” (three), “The 1998 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” (two), “Sunset Beach” (two), “The Inventors’ Specials: Galileo” (two) and “The Island on Bird Street” (two).

Syndie skeins “Better Homes and Garden Television” and “Martha Stewart Living” shared the honor for outstanding service show, while Ming Tsai of Food Network’s “East Meets West” was named outstanding service show host.

Kidvid legend Fred Rogers of PBS’ “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” picked up the honor for outstanding performer in a childrens’ series; Jordan Kiziuk earned similar kudos in the children’s spec category for his role in Showtime’s “The Island on Bird Street.”

Statuettes were presented at black-tie ceremonies at Gotham’s Marriott Marquis Hotel and the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. CBS will carry the televised part of the Daytime Emmy Awards Friday evening.

Daytime Emmys are administered by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in cooperation with the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Special Class/Animated Program

Steven Spielberg Presents: Pinky and the Brain Steven Spielberg, executive producer; Tom Ruegger, senior producer; Rusty Mills, supervising producer-director; Liz Holzman, producer-director; Charles M. Howell IV, producer-writer; Gordon Bressack, Jed Spingarn, Wendell Morris, Tom Sheppard, Earl Kress, writers; Andrea Romano, Russell Calabrese, Kirk Tingblad, Mike Milo, Nel-son Recinos, Charles Visser, directors (WB)

Preschool Children’s Series

Sesame Street Michael Loman, executive producer; Arlene Sherman, supervising producer; Carlos Dorta, coordinating producer; Teri Weiss, producer (PBS)

Service Show

Better Homes and Gardens Television Albert Fisher, executive producer-producer; George Merlis, executive producer; James Bradley, supervising producer; Susan McGuire, coordinating producer; Coralyn Wahlberg, Julie Uribe, Jaide, producers (syn)

Martha Stewart Living Gwynne Thomas, executive producer; Carolyn Kelly, senior supervising producer; Lauren Deen, Jennifer Raemsch, Brook Altman, Elena Ferretti, Suzanne McGrath, producers (syn)

Special Class Program

1998 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Brad Lachman, executive producer; Bill Bracken, producer; Katie Couric, Matt Lauer, Al Roker, hosts (NBC)

Performer in a children’s series

Fred Rogers “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” (PBS)

Performer in a children’s special

Jordan Kiziuk “The Island on Bird Street” (Showtime)

Service Show Host

Ming Tsai “East Meets West With Ming Tsai” (Food)

Directing in a Game/Audience Participation Show

Hollywood Squares Chris Darley, director (syn)

Directing in a Talk Show

The Rosie O’Donnell Show Deborah Miller, Arthur Forrest, directors (syn)

Directing in a Service Show

This Old House Russell Morash, director (PBS)

Directing in a Children’s Series

Disney Presents Bill Nye The Science Guy Michael Gross, Darrell Suto, directors (syn)

Directing in a Children’s Special

The Island on Bird Street Soren Kragh-Jacobsen, director (Showtime)

Special Class Directing

1998 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Gary Halvorson, director (NBC)

Writing in a Children’s Series

Sesame Street Lou Berger, head writer; Molly Boylan, Sara Compton, Annie Evans, Chrissy Ferraro, Judy Freudberg, Tony Geiss, Ian Ellis James, Emily Perl Kingsley, David Korr, Sonia Manzano, Joey Mazzarino, Jeff Moss, Cathi Rosenberg-Turow, Adam Rudman, Nancy Sans, Luis Santeiro, Josh Selig, Belinda Ward, John Weidman, Mo Willems, writers (PBS)

Writing in a Children’s Special

The Inventors’ Specials: Galileo: On The Shoulders Of Giants Heather Conkie, writer (HBO)

Special Class Writing

Win Ben Stein’s Money Doug Armstrong, Jonathan Bourne, Henriette Mantel, Jonathan Barry, writers (Comedy Central)

Art Direction/Set Decoration, Scenic Design

Wishbone’s Dog Days of the West Chris Henry, production designer; Doug Leonard, art director; Barry Phillips, art director; Gretchen Goetz, set decorator; Bob Bowman, set decorator (Showtime)

Technical Direction: Electronic Camera Video Control

The Rosie O’Donnell Show Gregory Aull, Karen Obel, technical director; Robert Batsche, senior video; Len Wechsler, Michael C. Inglesh, Ken Decker, Damien Tuffereau, Jack Gagne, Carl Eckett, Eric Eisenstein, electronic cameras (syn)

Single Camera Photography

The Inventors’ Specials: Galileo: On the Shoulders of Giants Rick Maguire, cinematographer (HBO)

Music Direction and Composition

Steven Spielberg Presents: Animaniacs Richard Stone, Steve Bernstein, Tim Kelly, Julie Bernstein, Gordon L. Goodwin, composers (WB)

Original Song

As the World Turns (This Is Our Moment) Earl Rose, composer; Olivia Newton-John, Victoria Shaw, composer/lyricists (CBS)

General Hospital (Just For You) Steve Diamond, composer; Maribeth Derry, lyricist (ABC)

Main Title Design

The Rosie O’Donnell Show Mark Schneider, George Engelbrecht, graphic artist-title designers (syn)


Leeza Anna Lujan, Chanty La Grana, Keith Crary, makeup artists (NBC)


The View Deirdra Flaharty, Marque, Bryant Renfroe, hairstylists (ABC)

Multiple Camera Editing

Sesame Street Robert Emerick, supervising editor (PBS)

Live & Direct-to-Tape Sound Mixing

The Rosie O’Donnell Show Ed McEwan, Jay Vicari, William Taylor, sound mixers (syn)

Single Camera Editing

Disney Presents Bill Nye The Science Guy Felicity Oram, John Reul, Michael Gross, Darrell Suto, editors (syn)

Sound Editing

Disney Presents Bill Nye the Science Guy Dave Howe, Thomas McGurk, Michael Mcauliffe, sound editors (syn)

Sound Editing Special Class

Voltron: The Third Dimension Rick Hinson, M.P.S.E., supervising sound editor; Elizabeth Hinson, sound editor (syn)

Sound Mixing

The Inventors Specials: Edison: The Wizard of Light Daniel Pellerin, production mixer; Andrew Tay, Tony Van Den Akker, re-recording mixers (HBO)

Sound Mixing Special Class

The New Batman/Superman Adventures Tom Maydeck, Rob Hargreaves, re-recording mixers; Patrick Rodman, John Hegedes, production mixers (WB)

Lighting Direction

The Oprah Winfrey Show Tara Denise, Dennis M. Size, lighting designer (syn)

Costume Design/Styling

Sesame Street Bill Kellard, Terry Roberson, costume designers, humans; Ed Christie, Mark Zeszotek, Stephen Rotondaro, Lara Maclean, Carlo Yannuzzi, Karena Wienands, Carol Binion, Michelle Hickey, Fred Buchholz, Ann Marie Holdgruen, Rollie Krewson, Connie Peterson, Jason Weber, costume designers, muppets (PBS)

Art Direction/Set Decoration/Scenic Design — Drama Series

The Young & the Restless Bill Hultstrom, production designer; David Hoffmann, art director; Joe Bevacqua, set decorator; Fred Cooper, set decorator; Andrea Joel, set decorator (CBS)

Technical Direction/Electronic Camera/Video Control — Drama

The Young & the Restless Janice L. Bendiksen, Jim Dray, technical directors; Roberto Bosio, senior video; John Bromberek, Luis Godinez, Jr., Dean Lamont, electronic camera; Scha Jani, senior video (CBS)

Musical Direction and Composition for a Drama Series

All My Children Paul F. Antonelli, Terry Walker, music supervisors; A.J. Gundell, Pamela Magee, music directors; Dominic Messinger, Ron Goodman, Robbie Kondor, Mike Renzi, Terry Walker, Gary Kuo, composers (ABC)

Makeup for a Drama Series

General Hospital Donna Messina Armogida, head makeup artist; Cyndilee Rice, Wendy Pennington Holz, Darla Albright, makeup artists (ABC)

Hairstyling for a Drama Series

Days of Our Lives Rod Ortega, Garry Allyn, Fabrizio Sanges, Natascha Ladek, Kelly Muldoon, hairstylists (NBC)

Multiple Camera Editing for a Drama Series

Sunset Beach Ian Toporoff, Carla Mangia Sherwood, Deborah Rosenberg, Shel Sandman, Carrie Biggs-Adams, Tina Keller, editors (NBC)

Live & Direct-to-Tape Sound Mixing for a Drama Series

The Young & the Restless Tommy Persson, production mixer; Carlos Torres, Manny Moreno, post production mixers; Peter Mallard, sound effects mixer; Mark Beckley, Luis Godinez, Sr., boom operator (CBS)

Lighting Direction for a Drama Series

Sunset Beach Patrick Day, Mark Torromeo, Craig D. Chaddick, lighting directors (NBC)

Costume Design for a Drama Series

General Hospital Bob Miller, Steve Howard, Nancy L. Konrardy, costume designers (ABC)