Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
Created by Emmy Award-winning producer Dick Wolf, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” is a hard-hitting and emotional series from NBC’s “Law & Order” brand and chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York City Police Department, an elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes.
Dedicated Detectives Olivia Benson (Mariska Hargitay) and Elliot Stabler (Christopher Meloni) are seasoned veterans of the unit who have seen it all but work every day to deal with victims and solve cases with empathy and professionalism.
“Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” has been continually acknowledged for its guest players, with Ann-Margret winning an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2010. In 2009, Ellen Burstyn won the Guest Actress award while fellow SVU guest stars Brenda Blethyn and Carol Burnett were also nominated. In 2008, Cynthia Nixon won an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series and Robin Williams earned a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for their guest roles on “SVU”. Leslie Caron was also awarded an Emmy at the 2007 Creative Arts Emmys for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” In 2007, the 19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards nominated ‘SVU’s’ “Sin” for an Outstanding Individual Episode. In addition, Richard Belzer was nominated for a 2007 People’s Choice Award for Favorite Scene Stealing Star, and “Law & Order: SVU” was nominated for Best Drama.