Garry Shandling, who hosts the awards Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, never won the best-comedy Emmy he so richly deserved for his Larry Sanders Show
, but enough sour grapes. Here are some winners we'd like to see this year:
BEST DRAMA SERIESThe Sopranos
(HBO) It's a real crime that the superb Mob chronicle has yet to win in this category.
BEST COMEDY SERIESArrested Development
(FOX) The first-year show was TV's freshest and funniest sitcom. Why should it wait to be honored?
BEST ACTOR DRAMAJames Gandolfini, The Sopranos
The big guy merits a fourth Emmy because he still makes us feel for Tony even as we fear him.
BEST ACTRESS, DRAMAAmber Tamblyn, Joan of Arcadia
(CBS) She may not have a prayer, but she shines as a teen pestered by God.
BEST ACTOR, COMEDYTony Shalhoub, Monk
(USA) He rates a second straight win for his amazing work as the obsessive-compulsive sleuth.
BEST ACTRESS, COMEDYSarah Jessica Parker"
, Sex and the City
(HBO) Carrie wound up with Mr. Big after many bumps in the road. Shouldn't Parker take home an Emmy after five losses?
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMABrad Dourif, Deadwood
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMARobin Weigert, DeadwoodBEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDYJeffrey Tambor, Arrested DevelopmentBEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDYKim Cattrall, Sex and the CityBEST MADE-FOR-TV MOVIESomething the Lord Made
BEST MINISERIESAngels in America
BEST ACTOR, MOVIE OR MINISERIESAl Pacino, Angels in AmericaBEST ACTRESS, MOVIE OR MINISERIESMeryl Streep, Angels in America