Departed sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond and TV movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers were the big winners at last night's (18SEP05) 57th Annual Emmy Awards, picking up a trio of accolades each.

Everybody Loves Raymond, which ended in May (05) after nine years, beat WILL + Grace, Arrested Development, Desperate Housewives and SCRUBS, to the coveted Outstanding Comedy Series gong, while the show's stars Brad Garrett and Doris Roberts were named Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series and Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series respectively.

Garrett, who played RAYMOND's brother ROBERT in the show, dedicate his gong to new mother Britney Spears and "our baby", referring to the singer's newborn son Sean Preston with husband KEVIN FEDERLINE.

Biopic The Life And Death Of Peter Sellers, which ran in cinemas last summer (04) ahead of December's broadcast on cable channel HBO, garnered Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie for Geoffrey Rush, Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special for Stephen Hopkins and Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special for Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.

Other big winners at the star-studded bash in Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium include desert island drama Lost, which was named Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series for JJ ABRAM's awesome pilot episodes, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES for Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series for CHARLES McDOUGALL's pilot episode and Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series for Felicity Huffman, while Boston Legal picked up Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series for William Shatner and Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series for James Spader.

There was a sombre mood at this year's Emmys; host ELLEN DeGENERES paid tribute to the victims of Hurricane Katrina and Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series winner Patricia Arquette, who won for MEDIUM, offered her "respect and gratitude" to volunteers and aid workers helping the residents of the Gulf states and prayed for US soldiers fighting in Iraq to "come home safe and sound".

Gwyneth Paltrow's actress mother Blythe Danner recalled her late husband, producer Bruce Paltrow when she accepted her Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series trophy for HUFF, saying, "I think my husband Bruce Paltrow is up there, stirring this up for me," adding "Let's get the heck out of Iraq."

The full list of winners are:

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series: BRAD GARRETT - EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series: WILLIAM SHATNER - BOSTON LEGAL

Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program: HUGH JACKMAN - 58TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS 2004

Outstanding Reality/Competition Program - THE AMAZING RACE

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series: BLYTHE DANNER - HUFF

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie: PAUL NEWMAN - EMPIRE FALLS

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie: JANE ALEXANDER - WARM SPRINGS

Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program: BUCKY GUNTS - THE GAMES OF THE XXVIII OLYMPIAD, OPENING CEREMONY

Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series: DORIS ROBERTS - EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND

Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series: THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series: JJ ABRAMS - LOST (Pilot Part 1 and Part 2) Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series: DAVID SHORE, HOUSE (Episode 21 - Three Stories)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie: GEOFFREY RUSH - THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special: STEPHEN HOPKINS - THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS

Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special: CHRISTOPHER MARKUS and STEPHEN McFEELY - THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie: S EPATHA MERKERSON - LACKAWANNA BLUES

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series: CHARLES McDOUGALL - DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES (Pilot episode) Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series: Mitchell Hurwitz, JIM VALLELY - ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (Season 2 finale - The Righteous Brothers)

Outstanding Made For Television Movie: WARM SPRINGS

Outstanding Miniseries: THE LOST PRINCE (MASTERPIECE THEATRE)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series: FELICITY HUFFMAN - DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series: PATRICIA ARQUETTE - MEDIUM

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series: TONY SHALHOUB - MONK

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series: JAMES SPADER - BOSTON LEGAL

Outstanding Drama Series: LOST

Outstanding Comedy Series: EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND.