Primetime Emmys by the Numbers

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 2 months ago

We run down some interesting and important figures about past Primetime Emmy Award winners and nominees.

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Donald Glover in Atlanta (2016)

Number of Performers With Multiple Nominations in 2017: 9 (Aziz Ansari, Riz Ahmed, Ty Burrell, Alec Baldwin, Ann Dowd, Donald Glover, Ewan McGregor, Matthew Rhys, and Liev Schreiber)

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Milo Ventimiglia in This Is Us (2016)

Number of First-Time Nominees in 2017: 43

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Thandie Newton and Rodrigo Santoro in Westworld (2016)

Most Nominations for a Television Program in 2017: 22 for Westworld" and Saturday Night Live"

4
Cloris Leachman

Most Wins for a Performer: 8 for Cloris Leachman

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Edward Asner at an event for The IMDb Studio (2011)

Most Wins for a Male Performer: 7 for Ed Asner

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Betty White

Age of Oldest Emmy Winner: 88 (Betty White, Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for "Saturday Night Live" in 2010)

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Roxana Zal in Something About Amelia (1984)

Age of Youngest Emmy Winner: 14 (Roxana Zal, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Special for "Something About Amelia" in 1984)

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Art Parkinson and Iwan Rheon in Game of Thrones (2011)

Most Wins by a Series in a Single Season: 12 for "Game of Thrones" (2015, 2016)

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Tina Fey as Governor Sarah Palin, Amy Poehler as Senator Hillary Clinton during the 'A Nonpartisan Message From Sarah Palin & Hillary Clinton' skit on September 13, 2008

Most Wins by a Television Program All-Time: 50 for "Saturday Night Live"

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Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones (2011)

Most Wins by a Drama Series All-Time: 38 for "Game of Thrones"

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Paul Giamatti in John Adams (2008)

Most Wins by a Limited Series: 13 for "John Adams" (2008)

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Michael Douglas and Matt Damon in Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Most Wins by a Television Movie: 11 for "Behind the Candelabra" (2013) and "Eleanor and Franklin" (1976)

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The Simpsons (1989)

Most Wins by an Animated Program: 32 for "The Simpsons"

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Phil Keoghan in The Amazing Race (2001)

Most Wins by a Reality-Competition Program: 15 for "The Amazing Race" and "Dancing With the Stars"

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Jeffrey Tambor, Jay Duplass, Amy Landecker, and Judith Light in Transparent (2014)

Most Wins by an Online-Streaming Original Program: 8 for "Transparent"

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep (2012)

Most Wins by a Performer for the Same Role in the Same Series: 5 for Julia Louis-Dreyfus in "Veep," Candice Bergen in "Murphy Brown," and Don Knotts in "The Andy Griffith Show"

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Charles Haid and Michael Warren in Hill Street Blues (1981)

Most Wins for Outstanding Drama Series: 4 for "Hill Street Blues" (1981 to 1984), "L.A. Law" (1987, 1989 to 1991), "The West Wing" (2000 to 2003), and "Mad Men" (2008 to 2011)

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Julie Bowen and Ty Burrell in Modern Family (2009)

Most Wins for Outstanding Comedy Series: 5 for "Frasier" (1994 to 1998) and "Modern Family" (2010 to 2014)

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The Simpsons (1989)

Most Wins for Outstanding Animated Program: 10 for "The Simpsons" (1990 to 1991, 1995, 1997 to 1998, 2000 to 2001, 2003, 2006, 2008)

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Al Pacino in Angels in America (2003)

Most Wins by a Program in a Single Season in the Seven Major Categories (Series, Directing, Writing, and Acting): 7 for "Angels in America" (2004)

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Sheila Nevins

Most Wins by an Individual All-Time: 30 for producer Sheila Nevins

23
Moira Demos

Most Wins by an Individual in a Single Year: 4 for Moira Demos ("Making a Murderer") in 2016

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Jeff Probst in Survivor (2000)

Most Wins for Outstanding Host for a Reality-Competition Program: 4 for Jeff Probst ("Survivor")

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Kate McKinnon, Beck Bennett, and Kyle Mooney in Saturday Night Live (1975)

Most Nominations for a Television Program All-Time: 231 for "Saturday Night Live"

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George Clooney in ER (1994)

Most Nominations for a Drama Series: 124 for "ER"

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Tom Bergeron at an event for Dancing with the Stars (2005)

Most Nominations for Outstanding Host for a Reality-Competition Program: 9 for Tom Bergeron

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Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Chris Colfer, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Amber Riley in Glee (2009)

Most Nominations for a Comedy Series in Its First Season: 19 for "Glee" in 2010

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David Caruso and Dennis Franz in NYPD Blue (1993)

Most Nominations for a Drama Series in its First Season: 27 for "NYPD Blue" in 1994 (which is also the record for most nominations for a drama series in a single year)

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Louis C.K. at an event for The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards (2014)

Most Nominations for an Individual in a Single year: 9 for Louis C.K. in 2013

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Lorne Michaels

Most Nominations for an Individual: 82 for Lorne Michaels

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Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in House of Cards (2013)

Most Nominations for an Online-Streaming Original Program: 53 for "House of Cards"

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Tina Fey in 30 Rock (2006)

Most Nominations for a Comedy Series in a Single Year: 22 for "30 Rock" in 2009

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Johnny Carson

Record Number of Times Johnny Carson Has Hosted the Ceremonies: 5 (1962, 1971 to 1974)