By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated September 16, 2002 01:00 AM

MTV’s “The Osbournes” was named outstanding nonfiction reality program during Saturday night’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which are mainly technical awards dispensed eight days before the primetime Emmys, which are due next Sunday, Sept. 22.

Ozzy Osbourne’s wife Sharon, one of the show’s producers as well as one of its stars, accepted the award on behalf of her hubby, who was not in attendance. (The ceremony was held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.)

“What a year!” she exclaimed, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Daughter Kelly, 17, attended the show with Sharon, 49, who is recovering from colon cancer. The Osbourne matriarch mentioned her husband in her acceptance speech, saying, “Ozzy, I love you.”

NBC’s opening ceremonies for the Winter Olympics took six awards for technical work, the most of any program during the evening. HBO’s “Six Feet Under” followed it with five awards, for makeup (prosthetic), main title theme music, main title design, casting and guest actress Patricia Clarkson.

Meanwhile, an Emmy record was shattered Saturday, when NBC’s “Frasier” replaced CBS’s classic series “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” as the most Emmy-winning show of all time.

The Kelsey Grammer series picked up three awards at the Creative Arts ceremony — outstanding guest actor in a comedy series, outstanding multi-camera picture editing for a series and outstanding multi-camera sound mixing for a series or special — bringing its total to 30.

“Mary” previously held the record with 29.