`Frasier' Wins Six Emmys; `Picket Fences' Is Best Drama

`FRASIER'' faces No. 1-rated ``Home Improvement'' this fall with power to match Tim Allen's tool box.

The freshman sitcom captured six Emmys, including best comedy series.

``NYPD Blue,'' the expected big winner at Sunday's 46th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, managed only six awards after a record 26 nominations, and only one was major: Dennis Franz won for best dramatic actor.

``Picket Fences,'' the CBS drama that explores ethical and moral issues in a small Midwestern town, captured the best drama award for a second consecutive year.

CBS won the network race with a total of 26 Emmys, including Saturday's nontelevised awards. NBC was second with 14 and ABC had 13.

Other winners:

Miniseries: ``Mystery: Prime Suspect 3,'' PBS.

Made-for-television movie: ``And the Band Played On,'' HBO.

Variety, music or comedy series: ``Late Show With David Letterman,'' CBS.

Variety, music or comedy special: ``The Kennedy Center Honors,'' CBS.

Lead actor, comedy series: Kelsey Grammer, ``Frasier,'' NBC.

Lead actress, drama series: Sela Ward, ``Sisters,'' NBC.

Lead actress, comedy series: Candice Bergen, ``Murphy Brown,'' CBS.

Lead actor, miniseries or special: Hume Cronyn, ``Hallmark Hall of Fame: To Dance With the White Dog,'' CBS.

Lead actress, miniseries or special: Kirstie Alley, ``David's Mother,'' CBS.

Supporting actor, drama series: Fyvush Finkel, ``Picket Fences,'' CBS.

Supporting actress, drama series: Leigh Taylor-Young, ``Picket Fences,'' CBS.

Supporting actor, comedy series: Michael Richards, ``Seinfeld,'' NBC.

Supporting actress, comedy series: Laurie Metcalf, ``Roseanne,'' ABC.

Supporting actor, miniseries or special: Michael Goorjian, ``David's Mother,'' CBS.

Supporting actress, miniseries or special: Cicely Tyson, ``Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All,'' CBS.

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