''The Bernie Mac Show''

By EW Staff
Updated March 01, 2003 at 05:00 AM EST

Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy

Why Emmy got hip to him You know those jokes that make you laugh despite the loud p.c. alarms? Well, Bernie Mac tells those jokes. Proving that ”family sitcom” doesn’t have to mean ”Full House,” one minute he’s furrowing his eyebrows, chomping his cigar, and claiming in his hilarious monologues that he wants to ”kill them kids.” The next minute he’s tender with ”Baby Girl,” the youngest kid of the three he’s taken in. Honest, hilarious, and refreshingly different.