Emmy Flashback: 'Sex and the City' '01
By ROBERT PACE
August 30, 2012
Sex and the City was not only a trendsetter in the fashion styles that were flaunted by its characters but also with the awards it received, as it became the first HBO show to receive an Emmy award in 2001.
The New-York-based comedy-drama had received previous Emmy nominations for its first two seasons, including back-to-back nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series, but critics were doubtful that the show was capable of winning an Emmy.
However, at the 2001 Emmys, all doubts were put to rest as Sex and the City won its first Emmy in convincing fashion by bringing the Outstanding Comedy Series award back to New York.
"We're really in shock. We can't quite believe it," Kristin Davis says with a perplexed look as she is greeted by ET's former co-host Mary Hart.
Sex and the City went on to win seven Emmy awards with 54 nominations over its six seasons.
The show went out in climactic fashion as well, as its four main ladies were all nominated for an individual award in Sex and the City's final Emmys in 2004. Sarah Jessica Parker would go on to win Outstanding Lead Actress and Cynthia Nixon won Outstanding Supporting Actress.