By Stephen M. Silverman
September 09, 2003 08:40 AM

Because the Emmy Awards always have more trophies than time, the TV Academy handed out its creative arts Emmy Awards Saturday night as a precursor to next Sunday’s 55th annual main ceremony, the Associated Press reports.

And among the early Emmy winners: Gene Wilder scored a trophy for outstanding guest actor in a comedy series, for “Will & Grace,” while Christina Applegate won for guest actress on “Friends.”

Alfre Woodard was named outstanding guest actress in a drama series for “The Practice,” and Charles S. Dutton, who won in the guest actor category last year for “The Practice,” was honored this year for his role on “Without a Trace.”

“Will & Grace” also took the cinematography honors.

“Sex and the City” won for best comedy casting, while “Six Feet Under” landed the casting award for a drama series. Comedy Central’s “Primetime Glick,” starring Martin Short, took the gold for prosthetic makeup. NBC’s “Cher: The Farewell Tour” won for best costumes in a special — not an unexpected choice.

NBC’s “American Dream” got the vote for costumes in a series, as well as for hairstyling. “The Simpsons” picked up an Emmy for the episode “Three Gays of the Condo,” as best animated program (less than one hour).

Next Sunday’s Emmys ceremony will air from Los Angeles on FOX, and will cover the festivities live.