Emmy Awards

This television production award is similar in nature to the Peabody Awards but focuses more on entertainment. The Emmy Award is regarded the television equivalent to the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards and Tony Awards. It is presented by three related but separate organizations.

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Which drama won the most Emmys?

HBO's epic series "Game of Thrones" has won more Primetime Emmy awards -- 38-- than any other drama in television history. On September 18, 2016, it broke the record of the sitcom "Fraser" (NBC, 1993-2004) as the most-honored scripted series. "Fraisier" is now in second place with 37.

The program -- based on the "A Song of Ice and Fire" fantasy series by author George R.R. Martin -- picked up three 2015-2016 Primetime Emmys at the live telecast:

  • Outstanding Drama Series (a second consecutive win in this category).
  • Outstanding Direction for a Drama Series: Miguel Sapochnik, "Battle of the Bastards."
  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, "Battle of the Bastards."

The series won nine awards at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards held on two nights during the weekend of September 10-11, 2016:

  • Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series.
  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects: "Battle of the Bastards."
  • Outstanding Production Design: "Blood of My Blood," "The Broken Man," "No One."
  • Outstanding Stunt Coordination: Rowley Irlam, stunt coordinator.
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing: "Battle of the Bastards."
  • Outstanding Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) for a Single Camera Series: "Battle of the Bastards."
  • Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special: "The Door."
  • Outstanding Costumes for a Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series or Movie: "The Winds of Winter."
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series: "Battle of the Bastards.

"Game of Thrones" had been tied with two other television dramas -- "Hill Street Blues" (NBC, 1981-87) and "The West Wing" (NBC, 1999-2006) -- with a record total of 26 Primetime Emmy Awards.

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How many Emmy Awards has ER won?

22

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How many different categories are there in the Emmy Awards?

There are 80-plus Emmy Awards categories.

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Which entertainer has won the most Emmy Awards?

Actresses Cloris Leachman and Julia Louis-Dreyfus have won eight Primetime Emmys each during their distinguished careers. Leachman also has a Daytime Emmy. Actress Allison Janney has seven, which ties her with Mary Tyler Moore and Edward Asner. As the star of HBO comedy series "Veep," Louis-Dreyfus has won six consecutive Emmys as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. She also won the 2008 award in that category for her previous show "The New Adventures of Old Christine." Louis-Dreyfus also won a 1996 Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series award for "Seinfeld." She is the only person ever to win Emmys for three different comedy programs.

In third place, John Lithgow, Art Carney, Tim Conway, Tyne Daly and Carl Reiner are tied with six wins each. Reiner actually has nine Emmys if you add the ones he received as a writer and producer for "The Dick Van Dyke Show" in the 1960s.

Betty White, another "Mary Tyler Moore" alum, has won five Primetime Emmys and two Daytime

statuettes.

As for Daytime Emmys, Anthony Geary has won a record eight for acting -- all for his performances as Luke Spencer on the long-running ABC soap opera "General Hospital."

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What is the origin of the name 'Emmy Awards'?

According to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, it's the feminization of "Immy," the slang term for the early image orthicon camera.

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Has NCIS ever been nominated for an Emmy?

The hit CBS drama series has been nominated twice. During the 2004-2005 season, Charles Durning was nominated as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his performance in the episode "Call of Silence." During the 2007-2008 season, Diamond Farnsworth received a nomination for Outstanding Stunt Coordination for his work in the episode "Requiem."

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In what year did 'Roots' win the Emmy Award for 'Best limited series'?

The 'Roots' miniseries aired in January of 1977 and won the Emmy that year for Best Limited Series.

It also won Emmys that year for :

Best Actor - Drama or Comedy Series, Single Appearance (Lou gossett, Jr.)

Best Director - Drama Series (David Greene for "Part I")

Best Editing - Drama Series (Neil Travis for "Part I")

Best Music Composition for a Series - Dramatic Underscore (Gerald Fried & Quincy Jones"Part I")

Best Sound Editing - Series

Best Supporting Actress - Comedy or Drama Series, Single Appearance (Olivia Cole for "Part VIII")

Best Writing - Drama Series (Ernest Kinoy & William Blinn for "Part II")

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Did Dallas ever win an Emmy?

The long-running CBS drama series won four Emmy Awards, including a 1980 Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series win for Barbara Bel Geddes, who played Miss Ellie.

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Did glenn ford refuse to sit next to gail fisher at the Emmy Awards?

Yes, the racist son of a hoot did refuse to sit next to Gail Fisher. She should have refused to sit next to the idiot Glenn Ford. African Americans are too forgiving of crimes done to them in the past.

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What does the name emmi mean?

Emmy is a nickname for the image orthicon tube used in cameras.

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What is the television show that has won the most Emmy Awards?

"Saturday Night Live" has won 64 Primetime Emmy Awards in 243 nominations since it began on NBC in October 1975.

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What was the name of the comedy tour that included a performance at the Beacon Theater in New York which was taped for a show on HBO then subsequently nominated for two Emmys?

Here and Now

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Titanic

How many Emmy Awards did Titanic win?

The 1996 made-for-television production was nominated for two technical Primetime Emmy Awards, and won in the category of Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Miniseries or a Special.

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Did 'Friends' ever win an Emmy Award?

"Friends" was nominated for 63 Emmy Awards during its 11-season run on NBC, but won only six:

  • Outstanding Comedy Series of 2002.
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, 2002 (Jennifer Aniston).
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, 1998 (Lisa Kudrow).
  • Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, 1996 (Michael Lembeck).
  • Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, 2000 (Bruce Willis).
  • Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series, 2003 (Christina Applegate).
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Did Catherine Crier ever win an Emmy Award?

Catherine Crier won the 1996 Emmy for outstanding investigative journalism for a piece she did on nursing home abuses while she was with ABC's 20/20.

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How much does the Emmy trophy cost?

$400 if shipped within the U.S. Comes with name engraved.

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How many Emmys have The Simpsons won?

"The Simpsons," television's longest-running primetime scripted comedy series, has won 31 Primetime Emmy Awards. During its two decades on the air, "The Simpsons" has received 15 Emmys for voice-over performances, 10 for Outstanding Animated Program, two for Outstanding Music and Lyrics and four for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation.

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What did Whitney Houston win Emmys for?

She won an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program.

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How many Emmys did Eminem win?

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What organization gives out Emmy awards?

The Emmys are presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

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How many Emmy Awards has 'The Simpsons' won?

For the 2009-10 season "The Simpsons" received two Emmys. Actress Anne Hathaway won for Outstanding Voiceover Performance for her work as Princess Penelope in "Once Upon a Time in Springfield". Also, Charles Ragins won an Individual Achievement in Animation Emmy as a background designer on "Postcards from the Wedge."

"The Simpsons" has won 27 Emmys in its two decades on the FOX Network.

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First African -American actress won Emmy Awards?

Gail Fisher won an Emmy Award in 1970 for her portrayal of Peggy Fair, secretary to the detective played by Mike Connors on the CBS television series ''Mannix." She won the award for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Drama Series.

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Which Emmy Award for best drama series in 1996?

The following is a list of nominees with winners in bold.

* Chicago Hope, CBS * ER, NBC * Law & Order, NBC * NYPD Blue, ABC * The X-Files, FOX

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Who will broadcast the 2010 Emmy Awards in the UK?

E! Entertainment are showing "Live from the Red Carpet" at the Emmys on Sunday, 29th at 11pm.

Highlights from the actual awards are on Monday, 30th at 10pm on Five USA.

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What show has won most daytime emmys?

Sesame Street

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