By Terry Kelleher
September 23, 2002 12:00 PM

Jennifer Aniston, Friends (NBC)

Patricia Heaton, Everybody Loves Raymond (CBS)

Jane Kaczmarek, Malcolm in the Middle (FOX)
Debra Messing, Will & Grace (NBC)

Sarah Jessica Parker, Sex and the City (HBO)

Parker and Kaczmarek are pregnant in real life and both are due–for an Emmy. The Sex star’s charm is her show’s biggest asset, but we’ll go with third-time nominee Kaczmarek for embodying tough love as a blunt-speaking mother of four. Then again, we wouldn’t complain if Heaton made it three straight wins.