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alsta Flockhart at the 51st Annual Emmy Awards.
NBC take
dost '99 Emmys

The Winners
Outstanding Drama Series: "The Practice," David E. Kelley
Productions, ABC
Outstanding Comedy Series: "Ally McBeal," David E. Kelley
Productions, FOX
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series: "Late Show with David
Letterman," Worldwide Pants, CBS
Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special: "1998 Tony Awards,"
Walter C. Miller, CBS
Outstanding Performance in a Variety, Music or Comedy Special:
John Leguizamo, "John Leguizamo's Freak," HBO
Outstanding Mini Series: "Horatio Hornblower," Andrew Benson,
A&E
Outstanding Made for Television Movie: "A Lesson Before Dying,"
Ellen M. Krass, HBO
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: John Lithgow, "3rd Rock
from the Sun," NBC
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: Mel Brooks, "Mad
About You," NBC
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Helen Hunt, "Mad
About You," NBC
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series: Tracey Ullman,
"Tracey Takes On," HBO
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Dennis Franz, "NYPD
Blue," ABC
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Edward Hermann, "The
Practice," ABC
Outstanding Lead Actress In a Drama Series: Edie Falco, "The
Sopranos," HBO
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Debra Monk, "NYPD
Blue," ABC
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Mini Series or Movie: Stanley Tucci,
"Winchell," HBO
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Mini Series or Movie: Helen Mirren,
"The Passion of Ayn Rand," SHO
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: David Hyde
Pierce, "Frasier," NBC
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Kristen
Johnston, "3rd Rock from the Sun," NBC
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Michael Badalucco,
"The Practice," ABC
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Holland Taylor,
"The Practice," ABC
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie: Peter
O'Toole, "Joan of Arc," CBS
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie: Anne

Courtesy of NBC

Helen Hunt was honored for her role in "Mad About You."
Bancroft, "Deep in My Heart," CBS

Anika Kohon
ilv Arts Writer

Father and son competing for the same award, David Hyde Pierce and
enna Elfman in body suits, the Emmy statue falling on Kenney, what more
an you really ask for from the last Emmy Awards of the Millennium? After
he usual hoopla over what everyone was wearing, the 51st Annual Emmy
twards got underway on Fox Sunday night. HBO tied NBC with the most
eork wins, while David E. Kelley's name came up most frequently for his
irucer's credit on "The Practice" and "Ally McBeal."
Despite the bad parodies on "Dawson's Creek" and "Felicity," the awards
how was tightly directed, and well-scripted. David Hyde Pierce and Jenna
lfman were a fluid hosting pair, if not a good dancing team as well.
With the exception of Jay Kogen's mic being turned off as he tried to
roadcast the phone number of a real estate agency, the ceremony was devoid
f technical glitches, and the live, multi-camera directing was tightly execut-
d.
The set was appropriately clean and modern, while unlike some of the
/ardrobe tragedies from the Oscars, the presenters' attire was aptly chic.
Soa Ward's dress was the most original.)
llywood-TV romances were blossoming as Brad, Julia and Michelle,
ade cameos with Jennifer, Benjamin and David, respectively, and
lollywood husband and wife team, Mel Brooks and Anne Bancroft both took
ome awards for their television appearances this year.
Lee creates touching
Sew hero in 'Life'

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Thomas Schlamme, "Will
& Grace" Pilot, NBC
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Paris Barclay, "NYPD
Blue," "Heart and Souls," ABC
Outstanding Directing for a Variety of Music Program: Paul Miller,
"1998 Tony Awards," CBS
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Movie: Allan Arkush, "The
Temptations," NBC
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Jay Kogen, "Frasier,"
"Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz," NBC
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: James Manos Jr., David
Chase, "The Sopranos," "College," HBO
Outstanding Writing for a Variety or Music Program: "The Chris Rock
Show," HBO
Outstanding Writing for a Mini Series or Movie: Ann Peacock, "A
Lesson Before Dying," HBO
Network Totals:
HBO: 8
NBC: 8
ABC: 7
CBS: 5
SHO: 1
A&E: 1
FOX : 1

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SGesture Life
hang-rae Lee
iverhead Books
Chang-rae Lee has won acclaim
om many corners in his nascent
areer as a novelist, but perhaps he
ould be able to claim more if not
e one way in which he seems to
nu rmine his reputation. He writes
ooks that remind too many people
f favorite books that have already
een written.
As a result, certain critics spend
alf their energy nattering over the
inship between Lee's triumphant
ebut, "Native Speaker," and Ralph
llison's monumental "Invisible
4an," a modern epic which casts a
ularly unlucky shadow from
vhich to be glimmered by a young
vriter.
And the song threatens to remain
he same for Lee's new novel, "A
esture Life," which already has
nhappily been labeled an Asian-
~merican recasting of Kazuo
shiguro's English-butler master-
iece, "The Remains of the Day."
lake no mistake, Lee has followed
pr n his initial promise with a work
Weautiful as it is discerning.
Vrguably, his ambitious new accom-
lishment is the more impressive, at
cast as regards the creation of the
nain character.
Franklin "Doc" Hata, a retired and
enerated fixture in his hometown of
edley Run, New York, is a figure of
ach fascination, whose nature
veals itself by such delicate yet
rseless degrees, as to leave the
,4er breathless. Even Doc Hata's
lost superficial features are contra-
ictory:' He is not nor has he ever
osed as a doctor, but simply pur-
eyed advice and Ace bandages
hile running Sunny Medical
apply; his Japanese name belies his

Japanese Army as a World War I
medical officer.
It is difficult to explain how,
before reaching age 35, Lee was able
to so completely and truthfully
depict the spirit of the elderly Hata.
Unlike the young Henry Park, the
protagonist of "Native Speaker,"
Hata does not afford the author any
wiggle room to fill out the character
with his own anxieties and youthful
idiosyncracies.
That is not to say that "Native
Speaker" was autobigraphical, or
anything less than a fully formed
creative landscape. But in "A
Gesture Life," Lee takes a quantum
leap in revealing the long-submerged
pain that Hata has so fiercely com-
bated with grace, decorum and self-
possession.
But as the old gentleman's long-
standing routines recede, Lee trips
the one immediate mechanism of his
plot, the liberty every author must be
granted. A fluke fire sidelines Doc
Hatain hospital care, and , thus
begins the hero's momentous dia-
logue with himself that may or may
not augur a genuine reckoning.
Part of the challenge to Hata's -
and the reader's - moral axis
appears-in the form of Sunny, way-
ward daughter and namesake of the
family business.
An even greater part emanates
from the seismic disruption Hata's
life underwent in the Burmese jungle
over 50 years ago.
But even as Hata seriously ques-
tions his own values, there is a
poignant courage to the man's
resolve in using those very values to
further prosecute his self-knowl-
edge. It is a paradox central to the
novel and to the experience to which
it testifies: The high-wire act of any
person's attempt to combine the
daily labors of routine with true per-
spective of a larger canvas.

PETER J. SOLOMON COMPANY
Selected Recent Transactions.

Office Depot, Inc.
McKesson Corporation
Jones Lang Wootton pkc
Barney's, Inc.
Zenith Electronics Corporation
GeneralCigar Holding
Centennial Cellular Corp.

$2.7 billion merger with Viking Office Products, Inc.
$14.5 billion merger with 0 & Co. Inc.
$570 million merger with LaSalle Partners, Inc.
Reorganization and recapitalization of leading fashion
retailer.
Prepackaged reorganization of $1 billion consumer
electronics manufacturer.
Sale 'of mass market cia business to Swedish Match AB
for $200 million
$I.8 billion sale to Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe

Presentation - Wednesday, September 15, 1999
The Wolverine Room - 4:30 p.m.
*Interview Date: Thursday, October 28, 1999
OPEN TO ALL MICHIGAN UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

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