by Hans ten Cate
Sunday, 18 July 2004

The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on September 12

Congratulations to our very own John Cleese and Terry Jones! Both have been nominated this year for the American Emmy Awards.

John Was nominated for his guest role as Lyle Finster on NBC's Will & Grace. Terry Jones has been nominated in the category of Outstanding Writing for his documentary series Terry Jones' Medieval Lives.

Nominations for the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on July 15, 2004 from the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood, California. The awards presentation will air live on ABC television, 12 September.


Here is a full listing of the two categories:

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

  • Everybody Loves Raymond • CBS • HBO Independent Productions and Worldwide Pants Incorporated in association with Where’s Lunch Productions, Inc.
    Fred Willard as Hank
  • Frasier • NBC • Grub Street Productions in association with Paramount Pictures
    Anthony LaPaglia as Simon Moon
  • Friends • NBC • Bright/Kauffman/Crane in association with Warner Bros. Television Productions, Inc.
    Danny DeVito as Roy
  • Monk • USA • Mandeville Films, Inc. in association with Touchstone Television
    John Turturro as Ambrose Monk
  • Will & Grace • NBC • NBC Studios, Inc. in association with KoMut Entertainment and Three Sisters Entertainment
    John Cleese as Lyle Finster

Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming

  • American Masters • Judy Garland: By Myself • PBS • Thirteen/WNET New York and Turner Entertainment Co.
    Susan Lacy, Writer
    Stephen Stept, Writer
  • Fred Rogers: America’s Favorite Neighbor • PBS • Family Communications, Inc. and WQED Multimedia
    Rick Sebak, Writer
  • JFK: A Presidency Revealed • The History Channel • Team Productions, LLC for The History Channel
    David C. Taylor, Written by
  • Pandemic: Facing AIDS • Uganda/Thailand • HBO • A Moxie Firecracker production in association with The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and HBO Original Programming
    Mark Bailey, Writer
  • Penn & Teller: Bullshit! • War On Drugs • Showtime • Showtime Presents
    Penn Jillette, Written by
    Teller, Written by
    Emma Webster, Written by
    Star Price, Written by
    Michael Godeau, Special Material Written by
  • Terry Jones’ Medieval Lives • The Peasant • The History Channel • An Oxford Film and Television production for BBC in association with The History Channel
    Terry Jones, Written by