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TCA Awards: Best New Program, 07.22.01 ...

Hosted by "Titus" star Christopher Titus, the Television Critics Association (TCA) handed out its 2001 Awards Saturday (July 21) night in Pasadena, California.

In a highlight of the evening, 78-year-old Sid Caesar accepted his award for Career Achievement in a witty speech that incorporated French, German and Italian. Following two standing ovations and being helped off the stage, he came back in order to thank his wife of 58 years, Florence.

In his speech, "West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin made jokes about the show's recent prominence in the media. Saying that he knows that TV critics need something to write about during the summer, there was "no need to thank us."

Real-life couple Bradley Whitford and Jane Kaczmarek were both in attendance, while James Gandolfini accepted his third award for Individual Drama performance via a taped messaged.

Following are the winners of the 2001 TCA Awards:

Program of the Year: "The Sopranos"

Outstanding Drama: "The Sopranos" and "The West Wing"

Outstanding Comedy: "Malcolm in the Middle"

New Program: "Gilmore Girls"

Movies/Miniseries: "Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows"

Career Achievement: Sid Caesar

Individual/Drama: James Gandolfini ("The West Wing")

Individual/Comedy: Jane Kaczmarek ("Malcolm in the Middle")

News & Information: "Jazz"

Children's Programming: "Between the Lions" and "Sesame Street"


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