HBO's comedy series "Dream On," about the adventures of a book editor whose life is influenced by old movies and TV shows, led the list of nominations for the Awards for Cable Excellence with 13.
In all, HBO captured the most nominations with 102, including 11 each for "Tales From the Crypt," its horror anthology series, and "The Josephine Baker Story" its original movie starring Lynn Whitfield as the legendary chanteuse.
Winners will be announced during a live, televised ceremony from Hollywood's Pantages Theater at 6 p.m. on Jan. 12, which will be carried exclusively on cable channel TNT.
The 374 nominees in 84 categories were culled from a record 1,827 entries.
Competing for the ACE in the movie and miniseries category are HBO's "Doublecrossed," TNT's "Never Forget," HBO's "Somebody has to Shoot the Picture," HBO's "The Josephine Baker Story" and "Without Warning: The James Brady Story."
Actors nominated are Beau Bridges for "Without Warning," Louis Gossett Jr. for "Sudie and Simpson," Forest Whitaker for "Criminal Justice" and Dennis Hopper, nominated twice for "Doublecrossed" and "Paris Trout."
In the actress category, nominees are Blythe Danner in "Judgment," Lolita Davidovich in "Prison Stories: Women on the Inside," Christine Lahti in "Crazy From the Heart," Vanessa Redgrave in "Orpheus Descending" and Ms. Whitfield for "The Josephine Baker Story."