History waits in wings at tonight's Emmy Awards show Cable's new role, cheers for 'Cheers' enliven telecast

September 19, 1993|By David Zurawik | David Zurawik,Television Critic

Will "Cheers" surpass "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" as the most celebrated TV series?

2 * Robert Morse,"Tru (American Playhouse)," PBS

Guest actress,comedy series:

* Shelley Long,"Cheers," NBC

* Gwen Verdon,"Dream On," HBO

* Ruby Dee, "Evening Shade," CBS

* Carol Burnett,"The Larry Sanders Show," HBO

1% * Tracey Ullman,"Love & War," CBS

Lead actress,comedy series:

* Marion Ross,"Brooklyn Bridge," CBS

* Kirstie Alley,"Cheers," NBC

* Helen Hunt,"Mad About You," NBC

* Candice Bergen,"Murphy Brown," CBS

1% * Roseanne Arnold,"Roseanne," ABC

Guest actress,drama series:

* Diane Ladd,"Dr. Quinn:Medicine Woman," Pilot,CBS

* Gwen Verdon,"Homicide -- Life on the Streets:A Ghost of a Chance," NBC

* Rosanna Carter,"I'll Fly Away:What's In a Name," NBC

* Elaine Stritch,"Law & Order:Point of View," NBC

* Bibi Besch,"Northern Exposure:Grosse Pointe 48230," CBS

Lead actress,drama series:

* Regina Taylor,"I'll Fly Away," NBC

* Angela Lansbury,"Murder,She Wrote," CBS

* Janine Turner,"Northern Exposure," CBS

* Kathy Baker,"Picket Fences," CBS

.` * Swoosie Kurtz,"Sisters," NBC

Lead actress,miniseries or special:

* Joanne Woodward,"Blind Spot," CBS

* Holly Hunter,"The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom," HBO

* Helen Mirren,"Mystery!: Prime Suspect 2," PBS

* Glenn Close,"Hallmark Hall of Fame:Skylark," CBS

* Maggie Smith,"Great Performances:Suddenly Last Summer," PBS

Supporting actor,comedy series:

* Michael Jeter,"Evening Shade," CBS

* Jeffrey Tambor,"The Larry Sanders Show," HBO

* Rip Torn, "The Larry Sanders Show," HBO

* Michael Richards,"Seinfeld," NBC

1% * Jason Alexander,"Seinfeld," NBC

Supporting actor,drama series:

* Chad Lowe,"Life Goes On," ABC

* John Cullum,"Northern Exposure," CBS

* Barry Corbin,"Northern Exposure," CBS

* Fyvush Finkel,"Picket Fences," CBS

4( * Dean Stockwell,"Quantum Leap," NBC

Supporting actor,miniseries or special:

* Jonathan Pryce,"Barbarians at the Gate," HBO

* Peter Riegert,"Barbarians at the Gate," HBO

* Brian Dennehy,"Murder in the Heartland," ABC

* Beau Bridges,"The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged ,, Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom," HBO

* Maximilian Schell,"Stalin," HBO

Supporting actress,comedy series:

* Rhea Perlman,"Cheers," NBC

* Shelley Fabares,"Coach," ABC

* Laurie Metcalf,"Roseanne," ABC

* Sara Gilbert,"Roseanne," ABC

5) * Julia Louis-Dreyfus,"Seinfeld," NBC

Supporting actress,drama series:

* Mary Alice,"I'll Fly Away," NBC

* Kellie Martin,"Life Goes On," ABC

* Cynthia Geary,"Northern Exposure," CBS

* Peg Phillips,"Northern Exposure," CBS

3' * Kay Lenz,"Reasonable Doubts," NBC

Supporting actress,miniseries or special:

* Ann-Margret,"Alex Haley's Queen," CBS

* Lee Grant,"Citizen Cohn," HBO

* Joan Plowright,"Stalin," HBO

* Mary Tyler Moore,"Stolen Babies," Lifetime

* Peggy McCay,"Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembeneck Story," NBC

Individual performance,variety or music program:

* Billy Crystal,"The 65th Annual Academy Awards," ABC

* Liza Minnelli,"Liza Minnelli Live from Radio City Music Hall," PBS

* Dana Carvey,"Saturday Night Live: Saturday Night Live's Presidential Bash," NBC

* Lily Tomlin,"The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe," Showtime

* Cirque du Soleil Performance,"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno:153," NBC

Comedy series:

* "Cheers," NBC

* "Home Improvement," ABC

* "Seinfeld," NBC

* "The Larry Sanders Show," HBO

% * "Murphy Brown," CBS

Drama series:

* "Homefront," ABC

* "I'll Fly Away," NBC

* "Law & Order," NBC

* "Northern Exposure," CBS

& * "Picket Fences," CBS


* "Alex Haley's Queen," CBS

* "Family Pictures," ABC

* "The Jacksons:An American Dream," ABC

* "Mystery!: Prime Suspect 2," PBS

* "Sinatra," CBS

Made for television movie:

* "Barbarians at the Gate," HBO

* "Citizen Cohn," HBO

* "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom," HBO

* "Stalin," HBO

/# * "American Playhouse:Tru," PBS

Variety,music or comedy series:

* "Late Night With David Letterman," NBC

* "MTV Unplugged," MTV

* "Saturday Night Live," NBC

7+ * "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC

Variety,music or comedy special:

* "The 65th Annual Academy Awards," ABC

* "Bob Hope:The First 90 Years," NBC

* "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe," Showtime

* "Sondheim:A Celebration at Carnegie Hall (Great Performances)," PBS

-! * "The 1992 Tony Awards," CBS

Classical program in the performing arts:

* "Great Performances:Dance in America:The Hard Nut," PBS

* "Disney's Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra," Disney

* "Kathleen Battle at the Metropolitan Museum," PBS

* "The King and I: Recording a Hollywood Dream," PBS


* "Tosca in the Settings and at the Times of Tosca," PBS

Children's program:

* "Avonlea," Disney

* "Beethoven Lives Upstairs," HBO

* "A 3-2-1 Contact Extra:Brainstorm:The Truth About Your Brain on Drugs," PBS

* "Great Performances:Dance in America:American Indian Dance Theatre 'Dances for the New Generations,'" PBS

1% * "Peter,Paul and Mommy,Too," PBS

Informational special:

* "The Barbara Walters Special with Kathie Lee & Frank Gifford,Al Pacino,Jerry Seinfeld and Clint Eastwood," ABC

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