EW Staff
September 12, 2003 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Our Emmys pick: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Michael Chiklis
”The Shield”
Peter Krause
”Six Feet Under”
James Gandolfini
”The Sopranos”
Kiefer Sutherland
Martin Sheen
”The West Wing”

WHO SHOULD WIN ”Sports Night” vet Krause tackled Nate’s complex tangle of emotions with Olympian mastery.

WHO WILL WIN Gandolfini — that season finale, with its epic tussle between Tony and Carmela, puts him ahead in voters’ minds.

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