Hard-hitting western drama DEADWOOD was the big winner at the 2005 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards last night (11SEP05) when it swept hit show Lost and Desperate Housewives away to claim five honours.

The hit period show, starring Brit Ian McShane, won for cinematography, art direction, costumes, make-up and hairstyling.

Lost and Desperate Housewives won four awards apiece.

Among the actors honoured were Desperate Housewives' nosy neighbour Kathryn Joosten, who took home the one of the night's Best Guest Actress awards, Ray Liotta, for his guest role in ER, and WILL + Grace regular Bobby Cannavale (Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series).

Controversial cartoon South Park picked up its first Emmy for Best Animated Programme.

Meanwhile, comedian Jerry Lewis was also honoured with the Governors Award for his pioneering work with victims of muscular dystrophy.

The comic hosts an annual telethon to raise cash for the victims of the disease.