'Angels in America', the  TV mini-series adapted from a Pulitzer Prize-winning play about New Yorkers affected by the Aids crisis in the 1980s,  has received 21 Emmy nominations.

Mob drama 'The Sopranos' has received 20 nominations the most for any series.  It is nominated for best drama series, along with 'Joan of Arcadia', 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation',  '24', and last year's winner, 'The West Wing'.

'Sex and the City', which ended its run this year, is nominated for best comedy series, along with 'Arrested Development', 'Curb Your Enthusiasm', 'Will & Grace' and last year's winner 'Everybody Loves Raymond'. 'Frasier' and 'Friends', which finished this year, have been overlooked in the best comedy series category.

Sarah Jessica Parker is nominated for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series and her 'Sex And The City' co-stars, Kristin Davis, Kim Cattrall and Cynthia Nixon, are all nominated in the best supporting actress category.

'The Sopranos' star Edie Falco is nominated for best actress in a drama series along with Allison Janney from 'The West Wing'.

Also nominated are 'Alias' star Jennifer Garner and Mariska Hargitay for 'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit'.

James Gandolfini, who was named best lead actor in a drama series last year for his role in 'The Sopranos', is nominated again, alongside Anthony LaPaglia of 'Without a Trace', Martin Sheen of  'The West Wing' , James Spader of  'The Practice' and '24's' Kiefer Sutherland.

The Emmy Awards ceremony will take place on 19 September at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium.