WILL THE WEST WIN?
Coming off of its big Emmy and Golden Globe wins, The West Wing
is now setting its sights on the TV Guide Awards. Finalists for the third annual TV Guide Awards were announced today in Los Angeles by Frasier
's Jane Leeves
's David James Elliott
, and NBC's White House drama led the pack with six finalist nods, including Drama Series of the Year, Actor of the Year in a Drama Series (Martin Sheen
), Actress of the Year in a Drama Series (Allison Janney
), Supporting Actor of the Year in a Drama Series (Rob Lowe
and John Spencer
) and Supporting Actress of the Year in a Drama Series (Stockard Channing
and Everybody Loves Raymond
tied for second with five finalist nods, followed by ER
and Will & Grace
with four apiece. Robert Downey Jr.
is among the finalists for Supporting Actor of the Year in a Comedy Series for his guest-starring stint on Ally McBeal
. Winners of the TV Guide Awards, the largest fan-based TV awards show in existence (some 30 million votes were cast), will be announced on Saturday, February 24 at the Shrine Expo Center in downtown Los Angeles. The show will be broadcast on Fox on Wednesday, March 7 (8 pm/ET). For a complete list of the finalists, click here
. Also, the TV Guide Channel will air this morning's announcement ceremony featuring finalists Leeves and Elliot tonight at 6 pm/ET and 11 pm/ET.