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'Sopranos' and 'West Wing' Lead Emmy Nominations

Aired July 20, 2000 - 2:18 p.m. ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

ANDRIA HALL, CNN ANCHOR: A mob family and TV's first family are duking it out for the most Emmy nominations. HBO's crime drama "The Sopranos" and NBC's "West Wing" scored hits in 18 award categories today.

CNN's Dennis Michael looks at the actors and shows now riding the crest of the nomination wave.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP, "THE SOPRANOS")

JAMES GANDOLFINI, ACTOR: It's all over, it's safe to go home now.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

DENNIS MICHAEL, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): The Emmy race shapes up as a head-to-head competition between the mobsters of HBO's "The Sopranos," and the wonks of NBC's "The West Wing." Both dramas lead the nominations for the 52nd annual television academy awards with 18 each. Michael J. Fox is shaping up as a sentimental favorite for his outstanding lead actor in a comedy nomination for "Spin City." He's up against Kelsey Grammer for "Frasier," John Lithgow for "Third Rock," and "Everyone Loves Raymond"'s Ray Romano.

That could be expected, but Eric McCormack from "Will & Grace" got his first nomination, as did Debra Messing in the outstanding lead actress in a comedy category against another newcomer, Jane Kaczmarek, from Fox's "Malcolm in the Middle," joining "Dharma & Greg"'s Jenna Elfman, Patricia Heaton from "Everybody Loves Raymond," and Sarah Jessica Parker from "Sex and the City."

"Will & Grace" got its first nomination in the outstanding comedy series category, joining returning nominees "Everybody Loves Raymond," "Friends," five-time winner "Frasier," and "Sex and the City." Last year's winner, "Ally McBeal" wasn't nominated.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP, "THE WEST WING")

JOHN SPENCER, ACTOR: You did good today. I'm just saying there's a way to be a person.

(END VIDEO CLIP) MICHAEL: "The West Wing" joined the list of returning favorites in the drama categories, competing for outstanding drama series against familiar titles "ER," "Law & Order," "The Practice" and "The Sopranos." Martin Sheen from "The West Wing" is up for outstanding lead actor in a drama in a field that includes Dennis Franz of "NYPD Blue," "The Sopranos"' James Gandolfini, and Jerry Orbach and Sam Waterston, both of "Law & Order."

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP, "JUDGING AMY")

AMY BRENNEMAN, ACTOR: The Bar Association approached me. I didn't go looking for this job.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

MICHAEL: Amy Brenneman of "Judging Amy" and Sela Ward from "Once and Again" make their debut as nominees for outstanding lead actress in a drama series alongside the parting "ER" nurse Julianna Margulies and Lorraine Bracco and Edie Falco both of "The Sopranos."

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

EDIE FALCO, ACTOR: I like it. It's ridiculously exciting. I haven't felt like this in years, like, I'm just so proud to be a part of this thing.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

MICHAEL: Falco and Michael Badalucco of "The Practice" got up early to make the announcement Thursday morning. He found his nomination in the outstanding supporting actor in a drama category.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

MICHAEL BADALUCCO, ACTOR: I'm totally flattered by it. But like I say, it's a credit to all the people that work on this show.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

MICHAEL: The Television Academy has a posthumous nominee to consider this year. The late Nancy Marchand received a nomination for her last work for outstanding supporting actress in "The Sopranos."

NBC led among the networks in nominations with 97, with HBO close behind with 86.

The 52nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will be broadcast live from Los Angeles on September 10.

Dennis Michael, CNN Entertainment News, Hollywood.

(END VIDEOTAPE)

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