The Emmy Award Nominations Are Out

“Six Feet Under” Leads Emmy Nominations
HBO’s funereal family soap opera “Six Feet Under” led the field of prime-time Emmy Award contenders on Thursday with 23 nominations, including a bid for outstanding drama.
Last year’s big Emmy winner, NBC’s White House drama “The West Wing,” was the second-most nominated show with 21 nods, also including one for best drama.
Those two shows were joined on the list of best drama nominees by CBS’ “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” NBC’s long-running legal series “Law & Order” and the breakout Fox espionage thriller “24.”
Nominated as best comedy series were last year’s winner in that category, HBO’s “Sex and the City,” along with CBS sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” NBC’s smash hit “Friends,” NBC’s “Will & Grace” and HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”
The HBO cable network, a unit of AOL Time Warner Inc., led the networks in nominations overall, snaring a total of 93, followed by NBC, owned by the General Electric Co., with 89. CBS, a division of Viacom Inc. was third with 50 Emmy bids, followed by Walt Disney Co.-owned ABC with 35, and Fox, owned by News Corp. Ltd. , with 33.
The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, twice delayed last year due to the Sept. 11 attacks and the U.S.-led bombing of Afghanistan, will be presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in a live ceremony on CBS in September.
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