Nominees in major Emmy categories

Drama series: "China Beach," ABC; "L.A. Law," NBC; "Northern Exposure," CBS; "Quantum Leap," NBC; "thirtysomething," ABC.

Comedy series: "Cheers," NBC; "Designing Women," CBS; "The Golden Girls," NBC; "Murphy Brown," CBS; "The Wonder Years," ABC.


Drama-comedy special and miniseries: "Decoration Day -- Hallmark Hall of Fame," NBC; "The Josephine Baker Story," HBO; "Paris Trout," Showtime; "Sarah, Plain and Tall -- Hallmark Hall of Fame," CBS; "Separate But Equal," ABC; "Switched at Birth," NBC.

Variety, music or comedy series: "The 63rd Annual Academy Awards," ABC; "In Living Color," Fox; "The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of Performing Arts," CBS; "Late Night with David Letterman," NBC; "The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson," CBS; "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," NBC.


Lead actor, drama series: Peter Falk, "Columbo," ABC; James Earl Jones, "Gabriel's Fire," ABC; Michael Moriarty, "Law & Order," NBC; Scott Bakula, "Quantum Leap," NBC; Kyle MacLachlan, "Twin Peaks," ABC.

Lead actress, drama series: Dana Delany, "China Beach," CBS; Angela Lansbury, "Murder, She Wrote," CBS; Patricia Wettig, "thirtysomething," ABC; Sharon Gless, "The Trials of Rosie O'Neill," CBS.

Lead actor, comedy series: Ted Danson, "Cheers," NBC; Craig T. Nelson, "Coach," ABC; Richard Mulligan, "Empty Nest," NBC; Burt Reynolds, "Evening Shade," CBS; John Goodman, "Roseanne," ABC.

Lead actress, comedy series: Kirstie Alley, "Cheers," NBC; Blair Brown, "The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd," Lifetime; Delta Burke, "Designing Women," CBS; Betty White, "The Golden Girls," NBC; Candice Bergen, "Murphy Brown," CBS.

Lead actor, miniseries or special: James Garner, "Decoration Day -- Hallmark Hall of Fame," NBC; Dennis Hopper, "Paris Trout," Showtime; Christopher Walken, "Sarah, Plain and Tall -- Hallmark Hall of Fame," CBS; Sidney Poitier, "Separate But Equal," ABC; John Gielgud, "Summer's Lease -- Masterpiece Theatre," PBS.

Lead actress, miniseries or special: Lynn Whitfield, "The Josephine Baker Story," HBO; Suzanne Pleshette, "Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean," CBS; Lee Purcell, "Long Road Home," NBC; Barbara Hershey, "Paris Trout," Showtime; Glenn Close, "Sarah, Plain and tall -- Hallmark Hall of Fame," CBS.

Supporting actor, drama series: Jimmy Smits, "L.A. Law," NBC; Richard Dysart, "L.A. Law," NBC; Dean Stockwell, "Quantum Leap," NBC; David Clennon, "thirtysomething," ABC; Timothy Busfield, "thirtysomething," ABC.

Supporting actress, drama series: Marg Helgenderger, "China Beach," ABC; Madge Sinclair, "Gabriel's Fire," ABC; Diana Muldaur, "L.A. Law," NBC; Melanie Mayron, "thirtysomething," ABC; Piper Laurie, "Twin Peaks," ABC.


Supporting actor, comedy series: Woody Harrelson, "Cheers," NBC; Jerry Van Dyke, "Coach," ABC; Jonathan Winters, "Davis Rules," ABC; Michael Jeter, "Evening Shade," CBS; Charles Durning, "Evening Shade," CBS.

Supporting actress, comedy series: Rhea Perlman, "Cheers," NBC; Bebe Neuwirth, "Cheers," NBC; Elizabeth Ashley, "Evening Shade," CBS; Estelle Getty, "The Golden Girls," NBC; Faith Ford, "Murphy Brown," CBS.

Supporting actor, miniseries or special: James Earl Jones, "Heatwave," TNT; Ruben Blades, "The Josephine Baker Story," HBO; David Dukes, "The Josephine Baker Story," HBO; Leon Russom, "Long Road Home," NBC; Richard Kiley, "Separate But Equal," ABC.

Supporting actress, miniseries or special: Ruby Dee, "Decoration Day -- Hallmark Hall of Fame," NBC; Elaine Stritch, "An Inconvenient Woman," ABC; Olympia Dukakis, "Lucky Day," ABC; Doris Roberts, "The Sunset Gang -- American Playhouse," PBS; Vanessa Redgrave, "Young Catherine," TNT.

Outstanding informational series: "The Civil War," PBS; "The Astronomers," PBS; "Entertainment Tonight," syndicated; "Smithsonian World," PBS; "Unsolved Mysteries," NBC.

Individual achievement in informational programming: "The Civil War," PBS; "The Astronomers," PBS; "Motel," PBS; "The Power of the Past with Bill Moyers; Florence," PBS; and "Preston Sturges; The Rise and Fall of an American Dreamer -- American Masters," PBS.