Emmys Reach High Note

The critically-acclaimed HBO drama “The Sopranos” (about a Mafioso family) topped the field of prime-time Emmy contenders Thursday with 16 nominations, including those for best drama, best actor and best actress. Joining “the Sopranos” on the list of best drama nominees were the 1998 winner “The Practice” and perennial favorites “NYPD Blue,” “Law & Order” and “ER.” The 51st annual prime-time Emmys will be handed out on Sept. 12. Fox will broadcast the ceremony.

  • HBO’s comedy series “Sex and the City,” starring Sarah Jessica Parker, picked up a nomination for best comedy. Last year’s winner, “Frasier,” and other recent nominees like “Friends,” “Ally McBeal” and “Everybody Loves Raymond,” also picked up best comedy nods. The shows with the most nominations (after “The Sopranos”) were “The Practice,” “Ally McBeal” and mini-series “Joan of Arc,” with 13 apiece. The made-for-TV movie, “The Rat Pack” was fifth with 11, and “Frasier” was sixth with 10.
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