Long hailed as one of the finest series in television history, "The Sopranos" finished its seven-season, 10-year run in a fitting manner: as the outstanding dramatic series of the year at Sunday's 59th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.
David Chase's show about a mobster coping with a contentious domestic life, a violent professional life and the vicissitudes of 21st-century American life was the odds-on favorite going into the Emmys, but no guarantee to win. The show had only won best drama once before, in 2004.
But the audience, which gave Chase, his staff and his cast a standing ovation after a midshow tribute, was obviously on his side. The troupe earned another standing ovation as Chase came up to accept the Emmy. Read full article »