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12:41pm 23-July-99

X-Files Leads SF Emmy Nominees

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced nominations for the 51st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and once again The X-Files headed the list of speculative fiction TV shows. Chris Carter's hit series earned eight nominations this year, highlighted by Gillian Anderson's nod for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and Veronica Cartwright's nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

NBC's SF comedy 3rd Rock from the Sun came next with seven nominations, topped by Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for William Shatner's appearance as The Big Giant Head, and two nominations for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. NBC also scored big with its miniseries Alice in Wonderland, which earned six nods in technical categories such as Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie and Outstanding Main Title Design.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine garnered four nominations this year, including Outstanding Art Direction for a Series, Outstanding Hairstyling for a Series, Outstanding Makeup for a Series, and Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series. Star Trek: Voyager was honored with three nominations, all in the Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series category.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the miniseries Stephen King's Storm of the Century each earned two nominations, while Futurama, First Wave, Fantasy Island, The Pretender, The Profiler, Total Recall 2070, Invasion America, Xena: Warrior Princess, Tom Clancy's Netforce, Todd McFarlane's Spawn and Touched by An Angel each picked up a single nomination.

The Emmy Awards winners will be announced during a gala presentation ceremony that will be broadcast by Fox on Sunday, Sept. 12. For more information on the Emmys and a complete list of nominees, visit

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