Nominees in top categories for the Primetime Emmy Awards:

COMEDY SERIES: "Ally McBeal," Fox; "Everybody Loves Raymond," CBS; "Frasier," NBC; "Friends," NBC; "Sex and the City," HBO.

DRAMA SERIES: "ER," NBC; "Law & Order," NBC; "NYPD Blue," ABC; "The Practice," ABC; "The Sopranos," HBO.

MINISERIES: "Great Expectations ("Masterpiece Theatre")," PBS; "Horatio Hornblower," A&E; "Joan of Arc," CBS; "The '60s," NBC; "The Temptations," NBC.

TELEVISION MOVIE: "The Baby Dance," Showtime; "Dash and Lilly," A&E; "A Lesson Before Dying," HBO; "Pirates of Silicon Valley," TNT; "The Rat Pack," HBO.

VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SERIES: "Dennis Miller Live," HBO; "Late Show With David Letterman," CBS; "Politically Incorrect With Bill Maher," ABC; "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC; "Tracey Takes On . . .," HBO.

VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SPECIAL: "71st Annual Academy Awards," ABC; "George Carlin: You Are All Diseased," HBO; "Jerry Seinfeld: I'm Telling You for the Last Time," HBO; "John Leguizamo's Freak," HBO; "1998 Tony Awards," CBS.

ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES: Michael J. Fox, "Spin City," ABC; Kelsey Grammer, "Frasier," NBC; John Lithgow, "3rd Rock From the Sun," NBC; Paul Reiser, "Mad About You," NBC; Ray Romano, "Everybody Loves Raymond," CBS.

ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES: Dennis Franz, "NYPD Blue," ABC; James Gandolfini, "The Sopranos," HBO; Dylan McDermott, "The Practice," ABC; Jimmy Smits, "NYPD Blue," ABC; Sam Waterston, "Law & Order," NBC.

ACTOR, MINISERIES OR MOVIE: Don Cheadle, "A Lesson Before Dying," HBO; Ian Holm, "King Lear ("Masterpiece Theatre")," PBS; Jack Lemmon, "Inherit the Wind," Showtime; Sam Shepard, "Dash and Lilly," A&E; Stanley Tucci, "Winchell," HBO.

ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES: Jenna Elfman, "Dharma & Greg," ABC; Calista Flockhart, "Ally McBeal," Fox; Patricia Heaton, "Everybody Loves Raymond," CBS; Helen Hunt, "Mad About You," NBC; Sarah Jessica Parker, "Sex and the City," HBO.

ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES: Gillian Anderson, "The X-Files," Fox; Lorraine Bracco, "The Sopranos," HBO; Edie Falco, "The Sopranos," HBO; Christine Lahti, "Chicago Hope," CBS; Julianna Margulies, "ER," NBC.

ACTRESS, MINISERIES OR MOVIE: Ann-Margret, "Life of the Party: The Pamela Harriman Story," Lifetime; Stockard Channing, "The Baby Dance," Showtime; Judy Davis, "Dash and Lilly," A&E; Helen Mirren, "The Passion of Ayn Rand," Showtime; Leelee Sobieski, "Joan of Arc," CBS.

SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES: Peter Boyle, "Everybody Loves Raymond," CBS; John Mahoney, "Frasier," NBC; Peter MacNicol, "Ally McBeal," Fox; David Hyde Pierce, "Frasier," NBC; David Spade, "Just Shoot Me," NBC.

SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES: Michael Badalucco, "The Practice," ABC; Benjamin Bratt, "Law & Order," NBC; Steve Harris, "The Practice," ABC; Steven Hill, "Law & Order," NBC; Noah Wyle, "ER," NBC.

SUPPORTING ACTOR, MINISERIES OR MOVIE: Beau Bridges, "Inherit the Wind," Showtime; Don Cheadle, "The Rat Pack," HBO; Peter Fonda, "The Passion of Ayn Rand," Showtime; Joe Mantegna, "The Rat Pack," HBO; Peter O'Toole, "Joan of Arc," CBS.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES: Kristen Johnston, "3rd Rock From the Sun," NBC; Lisa Kudrow, "Friends," NBC; Lucy Liu, "Ally McBeal," Fox; Wendie Malick, "Just Shoot Me," NBC; Doris Roberts, "Everybody Loves Raymond," CBS.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES: Lara Flynn Boyle, "The Practice," ABC; Kim Delaney, "NYPD Blue," ABC; Camryn Manheim, "The Practice," ABC; Nancy Marchand, "The Sopranos," HBO; Holland Taylor, "The Practice," ABC.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS, MINISERIES OR MOVIE: Anne Bancroft, "Deep in My Heart," CBS; Jacqueline Bisset, "Joan of Arc," CBS; Olympia Dukakis, "Joan of Arc," CBS; Bebe Neuwirth, "Dash and Lilly," A&E; Cicely Tyson, "A Lesson Before Dying," HBO; Dianne Wiest, "The Simple Life of Noah Dearborn," CBS.

GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Mel Brooks, "Mad About You," NBC; Woody Harrelson, "Frasier," NBC; Charles Nelson Reilly, "The Drew Carey Show," ABC; John Ritter, "Ally McBeal," Fox; William Shatner, "3rd Rock From the Sun," NBC.

GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES: Tony Danza, "The Practice," ABC; Charles S. Dutton, "Oz," HBO; John Heard, "The Sopranos," HBO; Edward Herrmann, "The Practice," ABC; Mandy Patinkin, "Chicago Hope," CBS.

GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Christine Baranski, "Frasier," NBC; Kathy Bates, "3rd Rock From the Sun," NBC; Piper Laurie, "Frasier," NBC; Laurie Metcalf, "3rd Rock From the Sun," NBC; Tracey Ullman, "Ally McBeal," Fox.

GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES: Veronica Cartwright, "The X-Files," Fox; Patty Duke, "Touched by an Angel," CBS; Debra Monk, "NYPD Blue," ABC; Julia Roberts, "Law & Order," NBC; Marion Ross, "Touched by an Angel," CBS.

PERFORMANCE IN A VARIETY OR MUSIC PROGRAM: George Carlin, "George Carlin: You Are All Diseased," HBO; John Leguizamo, "John Leguizamo's Freak," HBO; Dennis Miller, "Dennis Miller Live," HBO; Chris Rock, "The Chris Rock Show," HBO; Tracey Ullman, "Tracey Takes On . . .," HBO.

CAPTION: Sarah Jessica Parker, center, of "Sex and the City," is nominated for best actress in a comedy.