Julie Bowen (“Modern Family“) is the two-time defending Best Comedy Supporting Actress champ. If she wins a third consecutive time, she would join the following four ladies: Valerie Harper (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” 1971-73), Rhea Perlman (“Cheers,” 1984-86), Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne,” 1992-94), and Doris Roberts (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” 2001-2003).
An actress from a broadcast network show has won this category every year except one: Cynthia Nixon (“Sex and the City,” 2004). Five of the seven nominees this year are from broadcast shows.
Two actresses to be nominated in this category, then be snubbed, then come back to win later were Sally Struthers (“All in the Family,” 1979) and Lisa Kudrow (“Friends,” 1998). That would apply to both Krakowski and Lynch this year if either wins.
If Krakowski wins for the final season of her show, she would join the following ladies who did the same: Struthers (1979), Nixon (2004), Roberts (2005), Megan Mullally (“Will and Grace”), and Kristin Chenoweth (“Pushing Daisies”).
Most wins in this category (4): Rhea Perlman (“Cheers”), Doris Roberts (“Everybody Loves Raymond”).
Most nominations in this category (10): Rhea Perlman (“Cheers”), Loretta Swit (“M*A*S*H”).
Most nominations in this category with no wins (7): Julia Duffy (“Newhart”).
Program with most nominations in this category (13): “Cheers” (Bebe Neuwirth, Rhea Perlman, Frances Sternhagen).
Emmy career nominations and wins for 2013 contenders: Julie Bowen (2 wins; 4 noms), Jane Lynch (1 win; 4 noms), Jane Krakowski (0 wins; 4 noms), Sofia Vergara (0 wins; 4 noms), Mayim Bialik (0 wins, 2 noms), Merritt Wever (0 wins, 2 noms), Anna Chlumsky (0 wins, 1 nom).
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