||BOSTON LEGAL, a wry courtroom television show that walks the line between drama and comedy, is the creation of perennial hit-maker David E. Kelly (ALLY MCBEAL, PICKET FENCES). The series revolves around the Boston litigation law firm of Crane, Poole, & Schmidt, and in particular, two eccentric and flawed attorneys, Alan Shore and Denny Crane. Shore, an unscrupulous and wily ambulance-chaser and womanizer (played with sly charm by James Spader), finds an uneasy alliance with Crane, a bombastic, self-aggrandizing, and occasionally batty elder lawyer (William Shatner in an Emmy-winning performance). Despite their ethical and emotional deficiencies, Shore and Crane usually find themselves fighting on the right side, as they take up cases that no one else is willing to touch. Candice Bergen also stars as Shirley Schmidt, a lawyer who joined the firm despite having some past history with both Crane and Shore. Comely partner Denise Bauer-Chase (Julie Bowen) returns from maternity leave for this exceptional fifth and final season of BOSTON LEGAL.
||Bill D'Elia, Nominee, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series,Clark King, et. al., Nominee, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One-Hour),David E. Kelley, et. al., Nominee, Outstanding Drama Series
||Candice Bergen, Nominee, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series,Christian Clemenson, Winner, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series,Craig Hunter, et. al., Winner, Outstanding Single-Camera Sound Mixing for a Series,Ken Miller, Nikki Valko, Nominee, Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series,Michael J. Fox, Nominee, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series,Philip Carr Neel, Nominee, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series
||James Spader, Winner, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series,William Shatner, Winner, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
|Golden Globe (2005)
||William Shatner, Winner, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television