The Emmy nominations are announced

Finally, something new in a summer of endless reruns: The Emmy nominations were announced today. Although NBC had the most nominations with 86, HBO again shamed the broadcast networks by coming in second with 72 nods, and receiving the most nominations for one show: 17 for its Tom Hanks-produced miniseries, “From the Earth to the Moon.” Behind that, “ER” and “The X-Files” each received 16 nominations, and newcomer “Ally McBeal” received 10, all in the comedy categories, a unique placement for a laugh-trackless one-hour show. The 50th annual Emmy Awards will be held on September 13, with no official host, just a wide array of celeb presenters.

Drama Series


“Law & Order”

“NYPD Blue”

“The Practice”

“The X-Files”

Comedy Series

Ally McBeal”


“The Larry Sanders Show”


“3rd Rock From the Sun”


“Armistead Maupin’s More Tales of the City”

“From the Earth to the Moon”

“George Wallace”


“Moby Dick”

Actor, Drama Series

Andre Braugher, “Homicide: Life on the Street”

David Duchovny, “The X-Files”

Anthony Edwards, “ER”

Dennis Franz, “NYPD Blue”

Jimmy Smits, “NYPD Blue”

Actress, Drama Series

Gillian Anderson, “The X-Files”

Roma Downey, “Touched by an Angel”

Christine Lahti, “Chicago Hope”

Julianna Margulies, “ER”

Jane Seymour, “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman”

Actor, Comedy Series

Michael J. Fox, “Spin City”

Kelsey Grammer, “Frasier”

John Lithgow, “3rd Rock from the Sun”

Paul Reiser, “Mad About You”

Garry Shandling, “The Larry Sanders Show”

Actress, Comedy Series

Kirstie Alley, “Veronica’s Closet”

Ellen DeGeneres, “Ellen”

Jenna Elfman, “Dharma & Greg”

Calista Flockhart, “Ally McBeal”

Helen Hunt, “Mad About You”

Patricia Richardson, “Home Improvement”

Actor, Miniseries or Movie

Jack Lemmon, “12 Angry Men”

Sam Neill, “Merlin”

Ving Rhames, “Don King: Only in America”

Gary Sinise, “George Wallace”

Patrick Stewart, “Moby Dick”

Actress, Miniseries or Movie

Ellen Barkin, “Before Women Had Wings”

Jamie Lee Curtis, “Nicholas’ Gift”

Judy Davis, “The Echo of Thunder”

Olympia Dukakis, “Armistead Maupin’s More Tales of the City”

Angelina Jolie, “Gia”

Sigourney Weaver, “Snow White: A Tale of Terror”

Supporting Actor, Drama Series

Gordon Clapp, “NYPD Blue”

Hector Elizondo, “Chicago Hope”

Steven Hill, “Law & Order”

Eriq La Salle, “ER”

Noah Wyle, “ER”

Supporting Actress, Drama Series

Kim Delaney, “NYPD Blue”

Laura Innes, “ER”

Camryn Manheim, “The Practice”

Della Reese, “Touched by an Angel”

Gloria Reuben, “ER”

Supporting Actor, Comedy Series

Jason Alexander, “Seinfeld”

Phil Hartman, “NewsRadio”

David Hyde Pierce, “Frasier”

Jeffrey Tambor, “The Larry Sanders Show”

Rip Torn, “The Larry Sanders Show”

Supporting Actress, Comedy Series

Christine Baranski, “Cybill”

Kristen Johnston, “3rd Rock from the Sun”

Lisa Kudrow, “Friends”

Jane Leeves, “Frasier”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Seinfeld”

Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Special

Hume Cronyn, “12 Angry Men”

Gregory Peck, “Moby Dick”

George C. Scott, “12 Angry Men”

Martin Short, “Merlin”

J.T. Walsh, “Hope”

Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Special

Helena Bonham Carter, “Merlin”

Julie Harris, “Ellen Foster”

Judith Ivey, “What the Deaf Man Heard”

Angelina Jolie, “George Wallace”

Mare Winningham, “George Wallace”

Variety, Music, or Comedy Series

“Dennis Miller Live”

“Late Show with David Letterman”

“Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher”

“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”

“Tracey Takes On…”

Variety, Music, or Comedy Special

“The 70th annual Academy Awards”

“Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope”

“Garth Live from Central Park”

“Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella”

“The 1997 Tony Awards”

Writing, Drama Series

James Yoshimura, “Homicide: Life on the Street: The Subway”

David Milch, Ted Mann, “NYPD Blue: Lost Israel”

Nicholas Wootton, David Milch, “NYPD Blue: Lost Israel (Part 2)”

David E. Kelley, “The Practice: Betrayal”

Chris Carter, “The X-Files: The Post-Modern Prometheus”

Writing, Comedy Series

David E. Kelley, “Ally McBeal: Theme of Life”

Lawrence Broch, “Ellen: Emma”

Joe Keenan, “Frasier: The Ski Lodge”

Richard Day, Alex Gregory, Peter Huyck, “The Larry Sanders Show: Putting the ‘Gay’ Back in Litigation”

Peter Tolan, Garry Shandling, “The Larry Sanders Show: Flip”

Writing, Variety or Music Program

“The Chris Rock Show”

“Dennis Miller Live”

“Late Night with Conan O’Brien”

“Late Show with David Letterman”

“Mr. Show with Bob and David”

Writing, Miniseries or Movie

Nicholas Wright, “Armistead Maupin’s More Tales of the City”

Kario Salem, “Don King: Only in America”

Graham Yost, “From the Earth to the Moon: Apollo 1 (Part 2)”

Jay McInerney, “Gia”

David Stevens, Peter Barnes, “Merlin”

Guest Actor, Drama Series

Bruce Davison as Jake, “Touched by an Angel”

Vincent D’Onofrio as John Lange, “Homicide: Life on the Street”

Charles Durning as Thomas Finnegan, “Homicide: Life on the Street”

John Larroquette as Joey Heric, “The Practice”

Charles Nelson Reilly as Jose Chung, “Millennium”

Guest Actress, Drama Series

Veronica Cartwright as Cassandra Spender, “The X-Files”

Swoosie Kurtz as Tina-Marie Chambliss, “ER”

Cloris Leachman as Aunt Mooster, “Promised Land”

Lili Taylor as Marty Glenn, “The X-Files”

Alfre Woodard as Dr. Roxanne Turner, “Homicide: Life on the Street”

Guest Actor, Comedy Series

Hank Azaria as Nat, “Mad About You”

Lloyd Bridges as Izzy Mandelbaum, “Seinfeld”

Mel Brooks as Uncle Phil, “Mad About You”

John Cleese as Dr. Neesam, “3rd Rock from the Sun”

Nathan Lane as Professor Twilley, “Mad About You”

Guest Actress, Comedy Series

Carol Burnett as Theresa Stemple, “Mad About You”

Jan Hooks as Vicki Dubcek, “3rd Rock from the Sun”

Patti LuPone as Zora, “Frasier”

Bette Midler as Caprice Feldman, “Murphy Brown”

Emma Thompson as Herself, “Ellen”

Performance in Variety or Music Program

Garth Brooks, “Garth Live from Central Park”

Michael Crawford, “Michael Crawford in Concert”

Billy Crystal, “The 70th Annual Academy Awards”

Jay Leno, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”

David Letterman, “Late Show with David Letterman”

Tracey Ullman, “Tracey Takes On…”

Animated Program

“Cow and Chicken: Free Inside, Journey to the Center of the Cow, I.R. Pixie Faerie”

“Dexter’s Laboratory: Dyno-might & Lab-retto”

“King of the Hill: Texas City Twister”

“The Simpsons: Trash of the Titans”

“South Park: Big Gay Al’s Big Gay Boat Ride”

Director, Comedy Series

Allan Arkush, “Ally McBeal: Cro-Magnon”

James Frawley, “Ally McBeal: Pilot”

James Burrows, “Dharma & Greg: Pilot”

Todd Holland, “The Larry Sanders Show: Flip”

Terry Hughes, “3rd Rock from the Sun: Dick and the Other Guy”

Director, Drama Series

Mark Tinker, “Brooklyn South: Pilot”

Bill D’Elia, “Chicago Hope: Brain Salad Surgery”

Thomas Schlamme, “ER: Ambush”

Paris Barclay, “NYPD Blue: Lost Israel, Part 2”

Chris Carter, “The X-Files: The Post-Modern Prometheus”

Director, Variety or Music Program

Louis J. Horvitz, “The 70th Annual Academy Awards”

Bruce Gowers, “Fleetwood Mac: The Dance”

Marty Callner, “Garth Live from Central Park”

Robert Iscove, “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella”

Luke Cresswell, Steve McNicholas, “Stomp Out Loud”

Don Scardino, “Tracey Takes On…: Smoking”

Director, Miniseries or Movie

John Herzfeld, “Don King: Only in America”

Tom Hanks, “From the Earth to the Moon: Can We Do This? (Part 1)”

John Frankenheimer, “George Wallace”

Steve Barron, “Merlin”

William Friedkin, “12 Angry Men”