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Emmy Award Winners Drama 2001-2010

Updated on February 5, 2017

Best TV Prime Time Drama 2001-2010

So what are movies and TV shows without all the drama? Watch the best Prime Time TV drama shows and see if you agree with the Emmy award nominees and winners.

The Emmy® Awards has been recognizing outstanding performances in different categories of television (TV) and associated media. The Emmy Award is the TV and emerging media equivalent of the Oscar Award for motion picture films/movies and the Grammy Award for music excellence.

This hub is a list of Prime Time Emmy award winners for excellence in drama shows for the decade (ten years) covering 2001 to 2010. Most of these TV drama series have run continuously or have been running for several seasons. They have attracted a following of TV watchers, buffs, and fans.

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2001 - The West Wing (NBC)

Martin Sheen (Actor), Bradley Whitford (Actor), Thomas Schlamme (Director), Chris Misiano (Director) | Rated: NR |

Compelling and clever storylines focus on Bartlet's campaign and continue to reveal the inner workings of the White House in this innovative, multiple Emmy Award-winning drama series from producers John Wells ("ER," "China Beach"), Aaron Sorkin ("Sports Night") and Thomas Schlamme ("Sports Night"). The West Wing's third season had 5 Emmy wins including, Best Drama Series and Outstanding Special Episode.


2002 - The West Wing (NBC)

Follow the re-election of President Bartlet to his second term and witness the gripping personal crisis that forces him to chose between the best interests of the country and those of his family. Compelling and clever storylines reveal the inner workings of the White House in this innovative, multiple Emmy-Award-winning drama series from producers John Wells ("ER," "China Beach"), Aaron Sorkin ("Sports Night") and Thomas Schlamme ("Sports Night"). The West Wing's fourth season received 15 Emmy nominations and 2 wins including, Best Drama Series and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.


2003 - The West Wing (NBC)

Martin Sheen (Actor), Bradley Whitford (Actor), Thomas Schlamme (Director), Chris Misiano (Director) | Rated: NR |

Follow the drama when the government is temporarily passed from a Democratic Administration to the Republican Speaker of the House, as President Bartlet copes with the kidnapping of his youngest daughter, Zoey.

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2004 - The Sopranos (HBO)

James Gandolfini (Actor), Edie Falco (Actor), Tim v. Patten (Director), A. Coulter (Director) | Rated: Unrated |

His separation hasn't been working out. His nephew's fiance has become a distraction. His paroled cousin is giving off bad vibes. His business rival is looking for payback. His therapist isn't buying into the "other Tony." It's enough to send any mob boss over the edge. Hell hath no fury like The Sopranos.


The Sopranos

2005 - Lost (ABC)

4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42. Push the button and prepare to be blown away by the groundbreaking television event USA Today calls "TV's best series." The multiple Emmy® Award-winning drama reaches new heights in its spectacular second season as the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 discover they are not alone in their battle against "the Others," and a contested decision to open the hatch reveals a new realm of mystery and intrigue.


2006 - 24 (Fox)

Eighteen months after faking his own death, Jack Bauer is forced to return to Los Angeles when it becomes apparent that the only four people who know he is still alive are being systemically targeted for assassination. The assassinations coincide with the signing of an anti-terrorism treaty between Russia and the U.S., leading Jack to suspect a link between the assassinations, the treaty, and a group of Russian terrorists. But as events slowly unfold it becomes apparent that the day's horrific events were originally set in motion by someone within our country's own administration - an individual with the power and resources to thwart Jack's every move.


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2007 - The Sopranos (HBO)

Actors: James Gandolfini, Edie Falco, Michael Imperioli, Frank Vincent, Steve Schirripa

Last year, Tony Soprano cheated death when he was shot by his now institutionalized Uncle Junior. While Tony continues to muse about his second chance at life, he faces a myriad of immediate, stress-inducing crises at home, at work and from the law. Tony's wife Carmela plans for a future she's not sure will arrive, and son AJ and daughter Meadow find that adulthood holds its own surprises. Meanwhile, at work, Tony comes to doubt the allegiances of many of those closest to him and no one, not Paulie, Bobby, Silvio or even Christopher is above suspicion. The clock is ticking and time is running out. But on who?

Sopranos (TV Series)

2008 - Mad Men (AMC)

Jon Hamm (Actor), Elisabeth Moss (Actor), Matthew Weiner (Director) | Rated: Unrated |

Set in 1960s New York City, Mad Men explores the glamorous and ego-driven "Golden Age" of advertising, where everyone is selling something and nothing is ever what it seems. And no one plays the game better than Don Draper (Jon Hamm), Madison Avenue's biggest ad man - and ladies' man - in the business. Returning for its second season, the Golden Globe®-winning series for Best TV Drama and Actor continues to blur the lines between truth and lies, perception and reality. The world of Mad Men is moving in a new direction -- can Sterling Cooper keep up? Meanwhile, the private life of Don Draper becomes complicated in a new way. What will be the cost of his secret identity?


Mad Men

2009 - Mad Men (AMC)

Jon Hamm (Actor), Elisabeth Moss (Actor), Matthew Weiner (Director) | Rated: Unrated |

Returning for its third season, the two-time Golden Globe®-winning series for Best TV Drama bursts with one scandalous surprise after another. Jon Hamm and the rest of the award-winning ensemble continue to captivate us as they contend with a world on the brink. Welcome to Mad Men - a shocking portrait of a time that was anything but innocent. Nothing is as sexy. Nothing is as provocative. Nothing is as it seems. Mad Men: Where the Truth Lies.


2010 - Mad Men (AMC)

Jon Hamm (Actor), Elisabeth Moss (Actor), Matthew Weiner (Director) | Rated: Unrated |

Welcome to a Mad New World. Season Four of Mad Men, 3-time Emmy® winner for Outstanding Drama Series and winner of 3 consecutive Golden Globes®, returns for a new year rife with possibilities. Last season stunned fans with its cliffhanger finale, as Don Draper's professional and personal lives unexpectedly imploded. In Season 4, Jon Hamm and the rest of the breakout ensemble continue to captivate us as they grapple with an uncertain new reality.


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