LOS ANGELES (AP) - He's been nominated four times in a row for an Emmy for his role as the dad on "Everybody Loves Raymond" -- but Peter Boyle has gone home empty-handed each time.
Now that he's nominated again, Boyle says, "Maybe I'm due." He's the only major cast member of the sitcom who hasn't won an Emmy. And he says it's led to a little ribbing from the others.
The show has received 13 nominations this year -- the same as "Sex and the City" and "The Sopranos." Leading the way were the dramas "Six Feet Under" with 16 nominations and "The West Wing" with 15.
The producer of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" -- which is up for best drama -- is relieved, saying he was concerned that the show wouldn't be recognized.
The two performers who read the nominations Thursday morning each were rewarded with nominations -- Jane Kaczmarek for "Malcolm in the Middle" and Michael Chiklis for "The Shield."
Chiklis joked that it was "like asking somebody to the prom in front of a pep rally."