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EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS 1996

And the Emmy Nominees Are. . . .

July 19, 1996

Here is the complete list of nominations for the 48th annual nighttime Emmy Awards, as announced Thursday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. They cover the period between June 1, 1995, and May 31, 1996:

* Comedy series: "Frasier," NBC; "Friends," NBC; "The Larry Sanders Show," HBO; "Mad About You," NBC; "Seinfeld," NBC.

* Drama series: "Chicago Hope," CBS; "ER," NBC; "Law & Order," NBC; "NYPD Blue," ABC; "The X-Files," Fox.

* Miniseries: "Andersonville," TNT; "Gulliver's Travels," NBC; "Hiroshima," Showtime; "Moses," TNT; "Pride & Prejudice," A&E.

* Made-for-television movie: "Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story," Lifetime; "The Heidi Chronicles," TNT; "The Late Shift," HBO; "Truman," HBO; "Tuskegee Airmen," HBO.

* Variety, music or comedy series: "Dennis Miller Live," HBO; "Late Show With David Letterman," CBS; "Muppets Tonight," ABC; "Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher," Comedy Central; "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC.

* Variety, music or comedy special: "The 68th Annual Academy Awards," ABC; "The Best of Tracey Takes On," HBO; "Dennis Miller: Citizen Arcane," HBO; "The Kennedy Center Honors," CBS; "Sinatra: 80 Years My Way," ABC.

* Cultural program: "Brian Wilson: I Just Wasn't Made for These Times," Disney; "Gregorian Chant: Songs of the Spirit," PBS; "Itzhak Perlman: In the Fiddler's House," PBS; "Peter, Paul and Mary: Lifelines," PBS; "Rodgers & Hammerstein: The Sound of Movies," A&E.

* Children's program: "Avonlea," Disney; "LeVar Burton Presents--A Reading Rainbow Special: Act Against Violence," PBS; "Marsalis on Music," PBS; "Nick News Special: Clearing the Air--Kids Talk to the President About Smoking," Nickelodeon; "Peter and the Wolf," ABC.

* Informational special: "Andersonville Diaries," TNT; "The Battle Over Citizen Kane," PBS; "The Celluloid Closet," HBO; "Survivors of the Holocast," TBS.

* Informational series: "A&E Biography," A&E; "The Beatles Anthology," ABC; "The Private Life of Plants," TBS; "Time Life's Lost Civilizations," NBC; "TV Nation," Fox.

* Animated program (one hour or less): "Cow and Chicken in No Smoking," Cartoon; "Dexter's Laboratory," Cartoon; "Duckman," USA; "A Pinky & the Brain Christmas Special," WB; "The Simpsons," Fox.

* Actor, comedy series: Kelsey Grammer, "Frasier," NBC; John Lithgow, "3rd Rock From the Sun," NBC; Paul Reiser, "Mad About You," NBC; Jerry Seinfeld, "Seinfeld," NBC; Garry Shandling, "The Larry Sanders Show," HBO.

* Actor, drama series: Andre Braugher, "Homicide: Life on the Street," NBC; George Clooney, "ER," NBC; Anthony Edwards, "ER," NBC; Dennis Franz, "NYPD Blue," ABC; Jimmy Smits, "NYPD Blue," ABC.

* Actor, miniseries or special: Alec Baldwin, "Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire," CBS; Beau Bridges, "Kissinger and Nixon," TNT; Laurence Fishburne, "Tuskegee Airmen," HBO; Alan Rickman, "Rasputin," HBO; Gary Sinise, "Truman," HBO.

* Actress, comedy series: Ellen DeGeneres, "Ellen," ABC; Fran Drescher, "The Nanny," CBS; Helen Hunt, "Mad About You," NBC; Patricia Richardson, "Home Improvement," ABC; Cybill Shepherd, "Cybill," CBS.

* Actress, drama series: Gillian Anderson, "The X-Files," Fox; Kathy Baker, "Picket Fences," CBS; Christine Lahti, "Chicago Hope," CBS; Angela Lansbury, "Murder, She Wrote," CBS; Sherry Stringfield, "ER," NBC.

* Actress, miniseries or special: Ashley Judd, "Norma Jean and Marilyn," HBO; Jessica Lange, "Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire," CBS; Helen Mirren, "Prime Suspect: Scent of Darkness," PBS; Mira Sorvino, "Norma Jean and Marilyn," HBO; Sela Ward, "Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story," Lifetime.

* Individual performance, variety or music program: Tony Bennett, "Tony Bennett Live by Request: A Valentine Special," A&E; Ellen DeGeneres, "The 38th Annual Grammy Awards," CBS; Whoopi Goldberg, "The 68th Annual Academy Awards," ABC; Tracey Ullman, "The Best of Tracey Takes On," HBO; Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, "Comic Relief VII," HBO.

* Supporting actor, comedy series: Jason Alexander, "Seinfeld," NBC; David Hyde Pierce, "Frasier," NBC; Michael Richards, "Seinfeld," NBC; Jeffrey Tambor, "The Larry Sanders Show," HBO; Rip Torn,"The Larry Sanders Show," HBO.

* Supporting actor, drama series: Hector Elizondo, "Chicago Hope," CBS; James McDaniel, "NYPD Blue," ABC; Stanley Tucci, "Murder One," ABC; Ray Walston, "Picket Fences," CBS; Noah Wyle, "ER," NBC.

* Supporting actor, miniseries or special: Andre Braugher, "Tuskegee Airmen," HBO; John Goodman, "Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire," CBS; Tom Hulce, "The Heidi Chronicles," TNT; Ian McKellen, "Rasputin," HBO; Treat Williams, "The Late Shift," HBO.

* Supporting actress, comedy series: Christine Baranski, "Cybill," CBS; Janeane Garofalo, "The Larry Sanders Show," HBO; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Seinfeld," NBC; Jayne Meadows, "High Society," CBS; Renee Taylor, "The Nanny," CBS.

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