LOS ANGELES (AP) _ ``The Sopranos'' and ``The West Wing'' each received a leading 18 Emmy nominations Thursday, setting up a showdown between television's favorite mob boss and chief executive.

HBO's drama about a mobster battling the feds, his family and a nervous breakdown, and NBC's behind-the-scenes look at the White House will compete for best dramatic series honors and in most of the major acting categories at the 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.