Time to thank the Academy -- of Television Arts & Sciences, to be precise -- as the 56th annual display of TV excellence comes to TV screens everywhere. Broadcast live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on Sunday at 8 p.m. on ABC, the event will be hosted by Garry Shandling. Among the nominees:

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

- "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Larry David

- "8 Simple Rules," the late John Ritter

- "Frasier," Kelsey Grammer

- "Friends," Matt LeBlanc

- "Monk," Tony Shalhoub

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

- "The Practice," James Spader

- "The Sopranos," James Gandolfini

- "24," Kiefer Sutherland

- "The West Wing," Martin Sheen

- "Without a Trace," Anthony LaPaglia

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

- "Everybody Loves Raymond," Patricia Heaton

- "Friends," Jennifer Aniston

- "Life With Bonnie," Bonnie Hunt

- "Malcolm in the Middle," Jane Kaczmarek

- "Sex and the City," Sarah Jessica Parker

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

- "Alias," Jennifer Garner

- "Joan of Arcadia," Amber Tamblyn

- "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," Mariska Hargitay

- "The Sopranos," Edie Falco

- "The West Wing," Allison Janney

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

- "Arrested Development," Jeffrey Tambor

- "Everybody Loves Raymond," Brad Garrett

- "Everybody Loves Raymond," Peter Boyle

- "Frasier," David Hyde Pierce

- "Will & Grace," Sean Hayes

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

- "Alias," Victor Garber

- "Deadwood," Brad Dourif

- "The Sopranos," Michael Imperioli

- "The Sopranos," Steve Buscemi

- "The West Wing," John Spencer

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

- "Everybody Loves Raymond," Doris Roberts

- "Sex and the City," Kim Cattrall

- "Sex and the City," Kristin Davis

- "Sex and the City," Cynthia Nixon

- "Will & Grace," Megan Mullally

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

- "Deadwood," Robin Weigert

- "Judging Amy," Tyne Daly

- "The Sopranos," Drea de Matteo

- "The West Wing," Janel Moloney

- "The West Wing," Stockard Channing

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

- "Arrested Development"

- "Curb Your Enthusiasm"

- "Everybody Loves Raymond"

- "Sex and the City"

- "Will & Grace"

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

- "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"

- "Joan of Arcadia"

- "The Sopranos"

- "24"

- "The West Wing"

OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM

- "Futurama," "The Sting," Fox

- "Samurai Jack," "The Birth of Evil," Cartoon Network

- "The Simpsons," "The Way We Weren't," Fox

- "South Park," "Christmas in Canada," Comedy Central

- "SpongeBob SquarePants," "SpongeBob BC," Nickelodeon