Jenna Elfman and David Hyde Pierce will host the 51st Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday from Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

After a pre-awards show, Fox begins the Emmy Awards telecast at 8.

Presenters include Halle Berry, Brandy, Michael J. Fox, David Spade, Sarah Jessica Parker, Calista Flockhart, Dennis Franz and Dylan McDermott.

The Charles F. Jenkins Lifetime Achievement (Engineering) Award was given earlier to Charles Steinberg. Engineering Awards also went to Aurasoft Lighting System and to Sony HDW-500 Digital High Definition Studio Video Tape Recorder. Governors Awards went to MTV's public service campaign "Fight for Your Rights: Take a Stand Against Violence" and to History Channel's "Save Our History."

Nominees:

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," 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

IN A 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

IN A 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

IN A 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

IN A 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

IN A 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

IN A 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

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

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 (Mobil Masterpiece Theatre)," PBS

"Horatio Hornblower," A&E

"Joan of Arc," CBS

"The '60s," NBC

"The Temptations," NBC

MADE-FOR-TV 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

WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

"Ally McBeal: Sideshow," Fox

"Frasier: Merry Christmas,

Mrs. Moskowitz," NBC

"Friends: The One Where Everybody Finds Out," NBC

"Just Shoot Me: Slow Donnie," NBC

"Sports Night: The Apology," ABC

WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

"NYPD Blue: Hearts and Souls," ABC

"The Sopranos: Pilot," HBO

"The Sopranos: Nobody Knows Anything," HBO

"The Sopranos: Isabella," HBO

"The Sopranos: College," HBO

WRITING FOR A VARIETY OR MUSIC PROGRAM

"The Chris Rock Show," HBO

"Dennis Miller Live," HBO

"Late Night With Conan O'Brien," NBC

"Late Show With David Letterman," CBS

"Mr. Show With Bob and David," HBO

WRITING FOR A MINISERIES

OR MOVIE

"The Baby Dance," Showtime

"Dash and Lilly," A&E

"A Lesson Before Dying," HBO

"Pirates of Silicon Valley," TNT

"The Rat Pack," HBO

DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Arlene Sanford, "Ally McBeal: Those Lips, That Hand," Fox

Will Mackenzie, "Everybody Loves Raymond: Robert's Date," CBS

Michael Lembeck, "Friends:

The One Where Everyone Finds Out," NBC

Thomas Schlamme, "Sports Night: Pilot," ABC

James Burrows, "Will & Grace: Pilot," NBC

DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

Ed Sherin, "Law & Order / Homicide: Life on the Street: Sideshow, Parts 1 & 2," NBC

Matthew Penn, "Law & Order: Empire," NBC

Paris Barclay, "NYPD Blue: Hearts and Souls," ABC

David Chase, "The Sopranos: Pilot," HBO

DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY

OR MUSIC PROGRAM

Walter C. Miller, "41st Annual Grammy Awards," CBS

Louis J. Horvitz, "The Kennedy Center Honors," CBS

Beth McCarthy, "Saturday Night Live, host Jennifer Love Hewitt," NBC

Ellen Brown, "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno: No. 1613," NBC

Paul Miller, "1998 Tony Awards," CBS

DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Jane Anderson, "The Baby Dance," Showtime

Kathy Bates, "Dash and Lilly," A&E

Christian Duguay, "Joan of Arc," CBS

Joseph Sargent, "A Lesson Before Dying," HBO

Allan Arkush, "The Temptations," NBC