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Same-Show Showdowns

Are you ready for Channing-Janney III? Aniston-Kudrow III? Here’s a look at some of the more enduring same-show rivalries of the last five seasons.

ER

Performers: Eriq La Salle, Noah Wyle

Years: 1997, 1998

Category: Drama, supporting actor

Results: Beaten by a cop and a rival doc, “Chicago Hope’s” Hector Elizondo (1997) and “NYPD Blue’s” Gordon Clapp (1998)

Friends

Performers: Jennifer Aniston, Lisa Kudrow

Years: 2000, 2001

Category: Comedy, supporting actress

Results: Beaten by the biting humor of “Will & Grace’s” Megan Mullally (2000) and “Everybody Loves Raymond’s” Doris Roberts (2001)

The Larry Sanders Show

Performers: Jeffrey Tambor, Rip Torn

Years: 1997, 1998

Category: Comedy, supporting actor

Results: Cable’s comic veterans beaten by “Seinfeld’s” Michael Richards (1997) and Frasier’s David Hyde Pierce (1998)

NYPD Blue

Performers: Dennis Franz, Jimmy Smits

Years: 1997, 1998, 1999

Category: Drama, actor

Results: Homicide’s Andre Braugher (1998) keeps Franz (1997, 1999) from a three-peat.

The Practice

Performers: Michael Badalucco, Steve Harris

Years: 1999, 2000

Category: Drama, supporting actor

Results: Badalucco won in 1999, but Richard Schiff of “The West Wing” beat them both in 2000.

The Sopranos

Performers: Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco

Years: 1999, 2000, 2001

Category: Drama, actress

Results: Falco’s (1999, 2001) three-peat attempt broken up by “Once and Again’s” Sela Ward (2000)

The West Wing

Performers: Stockard Channing, Allison Janney

Years: 2000, 2001

Category: Drama, supporting actress

Results: Janney sweeps the boss’s wife.

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