Nominations for the 53rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced July 12 in Los Angeles by Will &#038 Grace's Sean Hayes and Everybody Loves Raymond's Patricia Heaton. Although the Emmy voters have already picked their faves, we think in a perfect world the list would have looked something like this:

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (The WB)
Gilmore Girls (The WB)
Once and Again (ABC)
The Sopranos (HBO)
The West Wing (NBC)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Edie Falco (The Sopranos)
Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Lauren Graham (Gilmore Girls)
Maura Tierney (ER)
Sela Ward (Once and Again)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Andre Braugher (Gideon's Crossing)
Billy Campbell (Once and Again)
James Gandolfini (The Sopranos)
Chi McBride (Boston Public)
Martin Sheen (The West Wing)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls)
Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos)
Alyson Hannigan (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
Allison Janney (The West Wing)
Evan Rachel Wood (Once and Again)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Anthony Heald (Boston Public)
James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
John Spencer (The West Wing)
Shane West (Once and Again)
Bradley Whitford (The West Wing)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES
Ed
Everybody Loves Raymond
Frasier
The Job
Malcolm in the Middle

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Calista Flockhart (Ally McBeal)
Patricia Heaton (Everybody Loves Raymond)
Jane Kaczmarek (Malcolm in the Middle)
Debra Messing (Will &#038 Grace)
Charlotte Ross (Beggars and Choosers)

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Tom Cavanagh (Ed)
Kelsey Grammer (Frasier)
Denis Leary (The Job)
Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle)
Christopher Titus (Titus)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Lesley Boone (Ed)
Jane Leeves (Frasier)
Megan Mullally (Will &#038 Grace)
Doris Roberts (Everybody Loves Raymond)
Lindsay Sloane (Grosse Pointe)

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Robert Downey Jr. (Ally McBeal)
Stacy Keach (Titus)
Justin Long (Ed)
David Hyde Pierce (Frasier)
Sean Hayes (Will &#038 Grace)

The 53rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards — hosted by Ellen DeGeneres — will be broadcast live on CBS Sept. 16.