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Emmy Award Winners Drama 1991-2000

Updated on February 5, 2017

Best Prime Time TV Drama Shows 1991-2000

The Emmy® Awards recognize excellence in different categories of television (TV) shows and associated media. The Emmy Award is the TV and emerging media equivalent of the Oscar Award for motion picture films and movies and the equivalent of the Grammy Award for music excellence.

This hub is a list of Prime Time Emmy award winners for excellence in drama television shows for the decade covering 1991 to 2000. 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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LA Law

1999 - L. A. Law (NBC)

Corbin Bernsen (Actor), Jill Eikenberry (Actor) |

L. A. Law won the Emmy for best TV drama in 1987 and 1989 to 1991. Winning the Emmy 4 times is a testament that this is the best TV drama series in late 80's and early 90's.


1992 - Northern Exposure (CBS)

Rob Morrow (Actor), Janine Turner (Actor), Bill D'Elia (Director), David Carson (Director) | Rated: NR |

This 7-time Emmy Award-winning series is a remarkable blend of quirky humor and heartwarming storytelling. With an ensemble cast including Rob Morrow (Quiz Show), John Corbett (TV's Sex and the City, My Big Fat Greek Wedding) and the beautiful Janine Turner (Cliffhanger), Season Two takes us back to the slightly bizarre, yet charming, little logging town in Alaska. Relive the Complete Second Season of the show TV Guide calls "...one of television's truly fine series."


'Northern Exposure' - Northern Lights

1993 - 1994: Picket Fences (CBS)

Kathy Baker (Actor), Tom Skerritt (Actor), Alan Myerson (Director), Dan Lerner (Director) | Rated: NR |

Picket Fences - winner of Emmy for two years in a row.

PICKET FENCES is a critically acclaimed series from creator David E. Kelly ("Ally McBeal", "Boston Legal") starring Tom Skerrit and Kathy Baker, in the story of a sherriff and his family in Rome, Wisconsin, a town where things never seem to be business as usual.


1995 - NYPD Blue (ABC)

Jimmy Smits (Actor), Dennis Franz (Actor), Adam Nimoy (Director), Brad Silberling (Director) | Rated: NR |

In the fourth season of this award-winning show, the action at New York City's 15th Precinct is as hectic as ever. While Lieutenant Fancy continues as precinct commander, Detective Andy Sipowicz, although still a bit rough around the edges, has mellowed with the birth of his son. Detective Bobby Simone and Detective Diane Russell take the next step in their relationship, James Martinez becomes the Squad Delegate, and Greg Meadavoy considers becoming a surrogate father. But one thing that hasn't changed is the squad's determination to make sure the bad guys get their day in court and to also attempt to maintain a touch of normalcy in their personal lives even as they investigate cases that often put them directly in the line of fire.

NYPD Blues (TV Series)

1996 - Er (nbc)

Anthony Edwards (Actor), George Clooney (Actor), Brett Fallis (Director), Christopher Chulack (Director) | Rated: NR |

Combining the extraordinary talents of multiple award-winning producer John Wells, best-selling author Michael Crichton and Steven Spielberg, "ER" follows the lives of the emergency room staff and doctors at Chicago's County General Hospital, where the difference between life and death rests on split-second decisions--and the pressure, joy and guilt are often overwhelming. This critically acclaimed series won three Emmys during its third season, including Outstanding Drama Series.

1997 - Law & Order (NBC)

Actors: Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Benjamin Bratt, Steven Zirnkilton, S. Epatha Merkerson

Honored with over 50 Emmy nominations since its groundbreaking first season, Law & Order continues to excel at bringing powerful stories to a devoted television audience. Relive each gripping moment as New York's toughest detectives and prosecutors take on the hard-hitting cases that make the news - from blackmail to mail bombs to murder. It was during the fourth season that Emmy nominee S. Epatha Merkerson and Jill Hennessy joined New York's toughest team of prosecutors and investigators.


Law and Order

2000 - The West Wing (NBC)

Martin Sheen (Actor), Allison Janney (Actor), Jason Ensler (Director) | Rated: NR |

The West Wing ventured where no other TV series had gone before: an extraordinarily intimate look at an American President and the inner workings of the White House. Experience all the crises, triumphs, lofty idealism and hard realities of the acclaimed series.

It's never politics as usual inside this Oval Office. The President and his staff have been targeted for disruption by rival politicians, soon after being targeted by would-be assassins. Yet the determined colleagues continue to serve the U.S. and its President as the administration heads through midterm elections and into a crisis that leads to allegations of criminal conduct. The West Wing's second season won the Best Drama Series Emmy and Golden Globe Awards.


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