Shatner, Stone Receive Early Emmy Honors

Monday, September 13th 2004, 3:02 pm
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Sharon Stone and William Shatner were among the winners at the creative arts Emmy Awards, which preceded next week's main ceremony.

The creative arts awards, held Sunday night, recognized technical and other achievements for the 2003-04 season.

Both Stone and Shatner were honored for guest appearances in ABC's ``The Practice.'' Shatner is reprising his character, attorney Denny Crane, in ``Boston Legal,'' a reworked version of the drama debuting next month.

For guest actor and actress in a comedy series, the winners were Laura Linney for NBC's ``Frasier'' and John Turturro for USA's ``Monk.''

Among networks, HBO received a leading 16 awards, followed by Fox and PBS with seven each and ABC and NBC with five each. The HBO drama ``Carnivale'' was the most honored series Sunday with five awards.

Honors for best comedy and drama series, best movie and other achievements will be given Sunday in a ceremony airing on ABC.