Will ‘Homeland’ stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis make Emmy history?

If “Homeland” stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis repeat as Drama Actress and Drama Actor this year, they will make Emmy history.

Only seven other TV twosomes have ever triumphed together in the lead drama or comedy categories and none of those duos won again the following year. Find out who they are — and which three pairs did repeat, just not the following year — after the break. 

Danes is favored to repeat with leading odds of 8/13; her closest competiton is Kerry Washington (Scandal“) with odds of 10/3. Were Washington to prevail, she would make Emmy history as the first African American woman to win this category. Lewis is in second place at 3/2 narrowly behind three-time champ Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad“) at 7/5. 

The lucky seven sets of co-stars who won the same year at the Emmys were:

Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke (“The Dick Van Dyke Show,” 1964 and 1966)

Jean Stapleton and Carroll O’Connor (“All in the Family,” 1972 and 1978)

Michael Learned and Richard Thomas (“The Waltons,” 1973)

Barbara Babcock and Daniel J. Travanti (“Hill Street Blues,” 1981)

Kathy Baker and Tom Skerritt (“Picket Fences,” 1993)

Edie Falco and James Gandolfini (“The Sopranos,” 2001 and 2003)

Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock,” 2008); they are in contention as well this year but each is in third place in our odds for Comedy Actress and Comedy Actor.  

Use our easy drag-and-drop menu below to make your predictions for this year’s race for Drama Actor.

4 thoughts on “Will ‘Homeland’ stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis make Emmy history?

  1. Neither deserve it. Bryan Cranston, Hugh Dancy and Aden Young were all better than Lewis and the lead actress of Orphan Black was better than Danes.

  2. The Sopranos not achieving the history Homeland may achieve is a technicality since The Sopranos did not produce a season of work in 2002. Thus, they at least achieved it by a season to season basis.

  3. Die hard Breaking Bad fans are really going to lose their sh*t when Damian Lewis wins. I can see the mayhem now. I love Breaking Bad. But I am rooting for Lewis. BTW, wasn’t last night’s episode of Breaking Bad AWESOME?? We may have just seen Aaron Paul’s next Emmy-winning episode.

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