"Cher - The Farewell Tour," an NBC special that has aired twice in the past six months, won three Emmy Awards last night (Sept. 21) in Los Angeles. Only the outstanding variety, music or comedy specia

"Cher - The Farewell Tour," an NBC special that has aired twice in the past six months, won three Emmy Awards last night (Sept. 21) in Los Angeles. Only the outstanding variety, music or comedy special award was presented at the ceremony.

In that category, Cher's Serpent Films/PJM Productions program beat out specials starring the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band and comedian Robin Williams. Also nominated in that category was the 75th annual Academy Awards telecast, which netted an outstanding music direction for music supervisor/composer Bill Conti.

"Cher - The Farewell Tour" also won awards for outstanding costumes and outstanding technical direction. As previously reported, Cher's marathon Living Proof tour is slated to end Oct. 31 in Toronto.

PBS' "Lincoln Center Theater: CONTACT (Live From Lincoln Center)" won the outstanding classical music dance program award. David Foster and Linda Thompson won the trophy for outstanding music and lyrics for "Aren't They All Our Children," from ABC's "The Concert for World Children's Day."

Composer Sean Callery won the outstanding music composition trophy for his Fox series "24," while Bruce Broughton picked up the same for a miniseries, movie or a special (dramatic underscore) for the ABC movie "Heloise at the Plaza." Jeff Beal won the award for outstanding main title theme music for the USA series "Monk."

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