awards & nominations

Damages (2007)

Ted Danson as "Arthur Frobisher"

While still pursuing big litigation cases, high-powered attorney Patty Hewes has been caring for her granddaughter and experiencing a second chance at raising a child. However, that may end when Patty's son, Michael, sues for custody of the little girl. When Patty's protege, Ellen Parsons, agrees to testify as a character witness for Michael at the custody trial, Patty scrambles to prevent her from taking the stand, fearing that Ellen will reveal Patty's secrets. To prevent the testimony, Patty refers Channing McClaren, a famous computer hacker, to Ellen, knowing that she will not be able to resist taking on such a high-profile client having just launched her own firm. When Patty files a lawsuit against McClaren -- whom Ellen has agreed to represent -- the judge in the custody case rules that Ellen cannot take the stand until the McClaren case is resolved.

Emmy (Primetime) (2008)NominatedOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Golden Globe (2008)NominatedBest Performance by An Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Cheers (1982)

Ted Danson as "Sam Malone"

Laid-back Sam Malone, a former relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, owns and runs Cheers, a cozy bar in Boston. He hires smart, uptight -- and jilted -- Diane Chambers as a server, out of sympathy, but their attraction causes constant bickering. Wacky characters fill the bar: sarcastic waitress Carla, beer-loving accountant Norm, know-it-all postman Cliff. When Diane leaves Boston much later, Sam sells the bar, buys a boat and sails the world, but his boat sinks, so he returns. New, ambitious manager Rebecca Howe hires him back, but they love to hate each other too.

Emmy (Primetime) (1993)WonOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (1993)NominatedBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Emmy (Primetime) (1992)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (1992)NominatedBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Emmy (Primetime) (1991)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (1991)WonBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Emmy (Primetime) (1990)WonOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (1990)WonBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Emmy (Primetime) (1989)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (1989)NominatedBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Emmy (Primetime) (1988)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (1988)NominatedBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Emmy (Primetime) (1987)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (1987)NominatedBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Emmy (Primetime) (1986)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (1986)NominatedBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Emmy (Primetime) (1985)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (1985)NominatedBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Emmy (Primetime) (1984)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (1984)NominatedBest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Emmy (Primetime) (1983)NominatedOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series