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Simpsons’ Wins Ninth Emmy Award
Bests a Controversial ‘South Park’ Episode
“The Simpsons” claimed television’s highest honor for a prime- time cartoon over the weekend as Emmy voters shied away from giving the prize to “South Park” for an episode lampooning Scientology and Tom Cruise.
In another instance of Emmy longevity, veteran performer Cloris Leachman took home the award for best guest actress on a comedy series for her role as the cranky grandmother who sues her own family on “Malcolm in the Middle.”
Leachman’s prize was one of just four acting awards given out as part of Saturday’s awards. The Emmy for guest actress in a drama series went to big-screen performer Patricia Clarkson for her role as Aunt Sarah in HBO’s “Six Feet Under.”