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CableACE Award Nominations Announced

September 10, 1996

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) _ Nominees in top categories for the 18th Annual CableACE Awards, announced Tuesday by the National Academy of Cable Programming:

MOVIE OR MINISERIES: ``Sophie and the Moonhanger,″ Lifetime; ``Soul of the Game,″ HBO; ``The Late Shift,″ HBO; ``The Tuskegee Airmen,″ HBO; ``Truman,″ HBO.

DRAMATIC SERIES: ``Avonlea,″ Disney; ``Strangers,″ HBO; ``The Outer Limits,″ Showtime.

COMEDY SERIES: ``Exit 57,″ Comedy Central; ``Mystery Science Theater 3000,″ Comedy Central; ``The Larry Sanders Show,″ HBO.

DOCUMENTARY SERIES: ``Biography,″ A&E; ``Crime Science,″ A&E; ``Lost & Found,″ fX; ``Mysteries of the Bible,″ A&E; ``The Revolutionary War,″ The Learning Channel.

DOCUMENTARY SPECIAL: ``Investigative Reports: Kamikaze,″ A&E; ``Letting Go: A Hospice Journey,″ HBO; ``Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills - America Undercover,″ HBO; ``Rain of Ruin,″ History; ``Survivors of the Holocaust,″ TBS.

TALK SHOW: ``Charles Grodin,″ CNBC; ``Larry King Live,″ CNN; ``Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher,″ Comedy Central; ``Reflections on the Silver Screen,″ AMC; ``The Howard Stern Show,″ E!

ACTOR IN A DRAMATIC SPECIAL OR SERIES: Ben Cross, ``Poltergeist,″ Showtime; Danny Glover, ``America’s Dream,″ HBO; Mark Harmon, ``Strangers,″ HBO; Michael Shulman, ``Someone Had to Be Benny,″ HBO; Wesley Snipes, ``America’s Dream,″ HBO.

ACTRESS IN A DRAMATIC SPECIAL OR SERIES: Tina Lifford, ``America’s Dream,″ HBO; Cherie Lunghi, ``Strangers,″ HBO; Donna Murphy, ``Someone Had to Be Benny,″ HBO; Amanda Plummer, ``The Outer Limits,″ Showtime; Maureen Stapleton, ``Avonlea,″ Disney.

ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES: Brian Benben, ``Dream On,″ HBO; Michael McKean, ``Dream On,″ HBO; Garry Shandling, ``The Larry Sanders Show,″ HBO; Jeffrey Tambor, ``The Larry Sanders Show,″ HBO; Rip Torn, ``The Larry Sanders Show,″ HBO.

ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES: Denny Dillon, ``Dream On,″ HBO; Janeane Garofalo, ``The Larry Sanders Show,″ HBO; Penny Johnson, ``The Larry Sanders Show,″ HBO; Wendie Malick, ``Dream On,″ HBO; Tracey Ullman, ``Tracey Takes On...,″ HBO.

ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINISERIES: Robbie Coltrane, ``Cracker: Brotherly Love,″ A&E; Laurence Fishburne, ``The Tuskegee Airmen,″ HBO; Carl Lumbly, ``Nightjohn,″ Disney; Gary Sinise, ``Truman,″ HBO; Courtney B. Vance, ``The Affair,″ HBO.

ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINISERIES: Anne Bancroft, ``Homecoming,″ Showtime; Kerry Fox, ``The Affair,″ HBO; Lela Rochon, ``Mr. and Mrs. Loving,″ Showtime; Cicely Tyson, ``The Road to Galveston,″ USA; Sela Ward, ``Almost Golden: The Jessica Savitch Story,″ Lifetime.

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINISERIES: Jason Bernard, ``Sophie and the Moonhanger,″ Lifetime; Dennis Boutsikaris, ``Chasing the Dragon,″ Lifetime; Andre Braugher, ``The Tuskegee Airmen,″ HBO; Tom Hulce, ``The Heidi Chronicles,″ TNT; Stephen Root, ``The Road to Galveston,″ USA.

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE OR MINISERIES: Christine Lahti, ``The Four Diamonds,″ Disney; Amanda Plummer, ``The Right to Remain Silent,″ Showtime; Laura San Giacomo, ``The Right to Remain Silent,″ Showtime; Alison Steadman, ``Pride and Prejudice,″ A&E; Shelley Winters, ``Mrs. Munck,″ Showtime.

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