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Emmy Winners With the ‘Most’

Julia Louis-Dreyfus of HBO’s Veep is poised to break a number of Emmy records with a win for best female comedy performance. A sixth consecutive win for Louis-Dreyfus would set a category record for the most consecutive wins.

The win would also be Louis-Dreyfus’ eighth Emmy, tying Cloris Leachman for the most Emmys won by a female performer. Finally, a Dreyfus win would also give her six Emmy wins for her performance as Selina Meyer in Veep, the most Emmys ever for a performer playing the same role in the same series.

On the nominations front, Saturday Night Live’s 22 nominations set a record for the most nominations for a variety program in a single year, while BBC America’s Planet Earth II tied a record among nonfiction/reality programs with 10, according to the Television Academy.
— R. Thomas Umstead

MOST EMMY NOMINATIONS FOR A PROGRAM:
Saturday Night Live: 231
(new record in 2017)
ER: 124
Cheers: 117

MOST EMMYS WON BY INDIVIDUALS:
Sheila Nevins: 30
Edward J. Greene: 21
James L. Brooks: 20

MOST EMMYS WON BY A MALE PERFORMER:
Edward Asner: 7
Carl Reiner: 6 (as performer)
Tim Conway: 6
Art Carney: 6

MOST EMMYS WON BY A FEMALE PERFORMER:
Cloris Leachman: 8
Mary Tyler Moore: 7
Allison Janney: 7
Julia Louis-Dreyfus: 7 (as performer)

MOST EMMYS WON BY A PERFORMER, SAME ROLE, SAME SERIES:
Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown): 5
Don Knotts (The Andy Griffith Show): 5
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep): 5 (tied record in 2016)

MOST EMMYS WON BY A SERIES:
Game of Thrones: 38 (new record in 2016)

MOST EMMYS WON BY A MINISERIES:
John Adams (2008): 13

MOST EMMYS WON BY A TELEVISION MOVIE:
Eleanor and Franklin (1976): 11
Behind the Candelabra (2013): 11

MOST EMMYS WON IN A SINGLE YEAR BY A NETWORK:
CBS (1974): 44

MOST EMMYS WON BY A SERIES IN ITS FIRST SEASON:
The West Wing (2000): 9

MOST EMMYS WON BY A SERIES IN A SINGLE SEASON:
Game of Thrones (2015 and 2016): 12

MOST EMMY WINS AS BEST DRAMA SERIES:
Hill Street Blues: 4
L.A. Law: 4
The West Wing: 4
Mad Men: 4

MOST EMMY WINS AS BESTCOMEDY SERIES:
Frasier: 5
Modern Family: 5

MOST PROGRAM NOMINATIONS IN A SINGLE AWARDS YEAR

COMEDY SERIES
30 Rock (2009): 22 nominations
Most in 2017: Veep — 17 nominations

DRAMA SERIES
NYPD Blue (1994): 27 nominations
Most in 2017: Westworld — 22 Nominations

MINISERIES/LIMITED SERIES
Roots (1977): 37 nominations
Most in 2017: Feud: Bette and Joan — 18 nominations

MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE
Eleanor and Franklin (1976): 17
Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977): 17
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee (2007): 17
Grey Gardens (2009): 17
Most in 2017: Sherlock: The Lying
Detective (Masterpiece) — 4
The Wizard of Lies — 4

VARIETY PROGRAM
Saturday Night Live (2017): 22 nominations (new record)

NONFICTION/REALITY PROGRAM
Dancing With The Stars (2009): 10
American Idol (2011): 10
The Voice (2014): 10
☛ Most in 2017: Planet Earth II — 10 nominations (tied record)

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.