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2 * Robert Morse,"Tru (American Playhouse)," PBS

Guest actress,comedy series:

* Shelley Long,"Cheers," NBC

* Gwen Verdon,"Dream On," HBO

* Ruby Dee, "Evening Shade," CBS

* Carol Burnett,"The Larry Sanders Show," HBO

1% * Tracey Ullman,"Love & War," CBS

Lead actress,comedy series:

* Marion Ross,"Brooklyn Bridge," CBS

* Kirstie Alley,"Cheers," NBC

* Helen Hunt,"Mad About You," NBC

* Candice Bergen,"Murphy Brown," CBS

1% * Roseanne Arnold,"Roseanne," ABC

Guest actress,drama series:

* Diane Ladd,"Dr. Quinn:Medicine Woman," Pilot,CBS

* Gwen Verdon,"Homicide -- Life on the Streets:A Ghost of a Chance," NBC

* Rosanna Carter,"I'll Fly Away:What's In a Name," NBC

* Elaine Stritch,"Law & Order:Point of View," NBC

* Bibi Besch,"Northern Exposure:Grosse Pointe 48230," CBS

Lead actress,drama series:

* Regina Taylor,"I'll Fly Away," NBC

* Angela Lansbury,"Murder,She Wrote," CBS

* Janine Turner,"Northern Exposure," CBS

* Kathy Baker,"Picket Fences," CBS

.' * Swoosie Kurtz,"Sisters," NBC

Lead actress,miniseries or special:

* Joanne Woodward,"Blind Spot," CBS

* Holly Hunter,"The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom," HBO

* Helen Mirren,"Mystery!: Prime Suspect 2," PBS

* Glenn Close,"Hallmark Hall of Fame:Skylark," CBS

* Maggie Smith,"Great Performances:Suddenly Last Summer," PBS

Supporting actor,comedy series:

* Michael Jeter,"Evening Shade," CBS

* Jeffrey Tambor,"The Larry Sanders Show," HBO

* Rip Torn, "The Larry Sanders Show," HBO

* Michael Richards,"Seinfeld," NBC

1% * Jason Alexander,"Seinfeld," NBC

Supporting actor,drama series:

* Chad Lowe,"Life Goes On," ABC

* John Cullum,"Northern Exposure," CBS

* Barry Corbin,"Northern Exposure," CBS

* Fyvush Finkel,"Picket Fences," CBS

4( * Dean Stockwell,"Quantum Leap," NBC

Supporting actor,miniseries or special:

* Jonathan Pryce,"Barbarians at the Gate," HBO

* Peter Riegert,"Barbarians at the Gate," HBO

* Brian Dennehy,"Murder in the Heartland," ABC

* Beau Bridges,"The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged ,, Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom," HBO

* Maximilian Schell,"Stalin," HBO

Supporting actress,comedy series:

* Rhea Perlman,"Cheers," NBC

* Shelley Fabares,"Coach," ABC

* Laurie Metcalf,"Roseanne," ABC

* Sara Gilbert,"Roseanne," ABC

5) * Julia Louis-Dreyfus,"Seinfeld," NBC

Supporting actress,drama series:

* Mary Alice,"I'll Fly Away," NBC

* Kellie Martin,"Life Goes On," ABC

* Cynthia Geary,"Northern Exposure," CBS

* Peg Phillips,"Northern Exposure," CBS

3' * Kay Lenz,"Reasonable Doubts," NBC

Supporting actress,miniseries or special:

* Ann-Margret,"Alex Haley's Queen," CBS

* Lee Grant,"Citizen Cohn," HBO

* Joan Plowright,"Stalin," HBO

* Mary Tyler Moore,"Stolen Babies," Lifetime

* Peggy McCay,"Woman on the Run: The Lawrencia Bembeneck Story," NBC

Individual performance,variety or music program:

* Billy Crystal,"The 65th Annual Academy Awards," ABC

* Liza Minnelli,"Liza Minnelli Live from Radio City Music Hall," PBS

* Dana Carvey,"Saturday Night Live: Saturday Night Live's Presidential Bash," NBC

* Lily Tomlin,"The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe," Showtime

* Cirque du Soleil Performance,"The Tonight Show with Jay Leno:153," NBC

Comedy series:

* "Cheers," NBC

* "Home Improvement," ABC

* "Seinfeld," NBC

* "The Larry Sanders Show," HBO

% * "Murphy Brown," CBS

Drama series:

* "Homefront," ABC

* "I'll Fly Away," NBC

* "Law & Order," NBC

* "Northern Exposure," CBS

& * "Picket Fences," CBS

Miniseries:

* "Alex Haley's Queen," CBS

* "Family Pictures," ABC

* "The Jacksons:An American Dream," ABC

* "Mystery!: Prime Suspect 2," PBS

* "Sinatra," CBS

Made for television movie:

* "Barbarians at the Gate," HBO

* "Citizen Cohn," HBO

* "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom," HBO

* "Stalin," HBO

/# * "American Playhouse:Tru," PBS

Variety,music or comedy series:

* "Late Night With David Letterman," NBC

* "MTV Unplugged," MTV

* "Saturday Night Live," NBC

7+ * "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," NBC

Variety,music or comedy special:

* "The 65th Annual Academy Awards," ABC

* "Bob Hope:The First 90 Years," NBC

* "The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe," Showtime

* "Sondheim:A Celebration at Carnegie Hall (Great Performances)," PBS

-! * "The 1992 Tony Awards," CBS

Classical program in the performing arts:

* "Great Performances:Dance in America:The Hard Nut," PBS

* "Disney's Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra," Disney

* "Kathleen Battle at the Metropolitan Museum," PBS

* "The King and I: Recording a Hollywood Dream," PBS

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* "Tosca in the Settings and at the Times of Tosca," PBS

Children's program:

* "Avonlea," Disney

* "Beethoven Lives Upstairs," HBO

* "A 3-2-1 Contact Extra:Brainstorm:The Truth About Your Brain on Drugs," PBS

* "Great Performances:Dance in America:American Indian Dance Theatre 'Dances for the New Generations,'" PBS

1% * "Peter,Paul and Mommy,Too," PBS

Informational special:

* "The Barbara Walters Special with Kathie Lee & Frank Gifford,Al Pacino,Jerry Seinfeld and Clint Eastwood," ABC

* "American Masters:D. W. Griffith:Father of Film," PBS

* "Katherine Hepburn:All About Me," TNT

* "Lucy and Desi:A Home Movie," NBC

* Michael Jackson Talks . . . to Oprah -- 90 Primetime Minutes with the King of Pop," ABC

Informational series:

* "Cops," Fox

* "Entertainment Tonight," Syndicated

* "Healing and the Mind with Bill Moyers," PBS

* "Unsolved Mysteries," NBC

-! * "The Wild West," Syndicated

Animated program (one hour or less):

* "Batman:The Series," Fox

* "Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas," NBC

* "Liquid Television," MTV

* "The Ren & Stimpy Show," MTV

G; * "The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny," Family

Writing,comedy series:

* "Dream On: For Peter's Sake," HBO

* "The Larry Sanders Show," Pilot,HBO

* "The Larry Sanders Show:The Spider Episode," HBO

* "Seinfeld:The Outing," NBC

* "Seinfeld:The Contest," NBC

Writing,drama series:

* "Homefront:The Lacemakers," ABC

* "Homicide -- Life on the Street:Three Men and Adena," NBC

* "Law & Order:Manhood," NBC

* "Northern Exposure:Kaddish For Uncle Manny," CBS

* "Northern Exposure:Midnight Sun," CBS

Writing,variety or music program:

* "The Ben Stiller Show," Fox

* "The Kids in the Hall," HBO-CBS

* "Late Night with David Letterman," NBC

* "Rick Reynolds:Only the Truth is Funny," Showtime

* "Saturday Night Live," NBC

Writing,miniseries or special:

* "Barbarians at the Gate," HBO

* "Citizen Cohn," HBO

* "Family Pictures," ABC

* "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom," HBO

* "Stalin," HBO

Informational programming:

* "Mysteries Underground," (National Geographic)PBS

* "Dancing:New Worlds,New Forms," PBS

* "Dancing:Dance Centerstage," PBS

* "Earth and the American Dream," HBO

* "Fallen Champ:The Untold Story of Mike Tyson," NBC

* "Gridiron Gang," Syndicated

* "Healing and the Mind with Bill Moyers:The Mystery of Chi," PBS

* "Lincoln," ABC

* "Alive:The Miracle of the Andes," CBS

* "Earth and the American Dream," HBO

* "Mysteries Underground" (National Geographic), PBS

* "Gardens of the World:Flower Gardens," PBS

* "Mysteries Underground" (National Geographic), PBS

* "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory:America's Folk Religion," PBS

Classical music-dance programming:

* "Tosca in the Settings and at the Times of Tosca," PBS (nominated twice)

* "The Ghosts of Versailles," PBS

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