African American actors have won before in the drama and comedy categories ¡X Bill Cosby (¡§I Spy¡¨), Robert Guillaume (¡§Benson¡¨), Isabel Sanford (¡§The Jeffersons¡¨) ¡X but none has yet prevailed for lead drama actress. There are several contenders here: this year: Angela Bassett (¡§ER¡¨), Regina King© (¡§Southland¡¨) and Jill Scott (¡§The sNo. 1 Ladies¡¦ Detective Agency¡¨).
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