The Emmys are one thing, but the Columbus Day parade in New York is quite another. Out of the 18 nominations received by "The Sopranos," the TV Academy only recognized the show's star James Gandolfini, who was named best actor in a dramatic series for his role as New Jersey mob boss Tony Soprano. But the fact that the organizers of New York's Columbus Day parade have snubbed the cast of the hit HBO show is not sitting well with some of the more vocal members of the cast, who think they should be asked to march in Monday's procession down Fifth Avenue. (The organizers purportedly don't approve of the program's depiction of Italian-Americans.) "This is a television show! We're acting!" Kathrine Narducci, who plays Charmaine Bucco (wife of Vesuvio restaurateur Artie), tells New York's Daily News. "There is no Tony Soprano, there is no Paulie Walnuts, there is no Big Pussy. It's entertainment." Chimes in former costar Michael Rispoli (who played Jackie Aprile): "What will be missed at the parade is the celebration of the fact that (producer) David Chase, James Gandolfini and (fellow actors) Michael Imperioli and Edie Falco are all Italian-Americans who have put together a fantastic show."
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