Emmy fun facts and trivia: Drama Guest Actor

This is the third consecutive  Best Drama Guest Actor nomination for Michael J. Fox for his recurring role on “The Good Wife.” He won this category in 2009 for a recurring role on “Rescue Me.”

The only other previous Emmy winner nominated in this category is Robert Morse (“Mad Men”) who won Movie/Mini Actor in 1993 for recreating his Tony-winning role in “Tru.”

There are two first-time Emmy nominees competing: Rupert Friend (“Homeland”) and Harry Hamlin (“Mad Men”). Dan Bucatinsky (“Scandal”) has been nominated for producing (“Who Do You Think You Are,” “Web Therapy”), but not for acting prior to this bid.

Nathan Lane (“The Good Wife”) is a double nominee this year. He also competes as Best Comedy Guest Actor for “Modern Family.”

At age 31, Friend would be the youngest ever winner in this category. Laurence Fishburne (“Tribeca”) was 32 when he claimed the trophy in 1993.

At age 82, Morse would be the oldest winner ever in this category. James Whitmore (“The Practice”) was 78 when he prevailed in 2000.

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Most Drama Guest Actor wins (2): Charles S. Dutton (“The Practice,” “Without a Trace”), John Lithgow (“Amazing Stories,” “Dexter” ), Patrick McGoohan (“Columbo”).

Most Drama Guest Actor nominations (5): Michael J. Fox (“Boston Legal,” “The Good Wife,” “Rescue Me”).

Most Drama Guest Actor nominations with no wins (4): Robert Morse (“Mad Men”).

Program with most Drama Guest Actor nominations (14): “E.R.” (Alan Alda, Ernest Borgnine, Red Buttons, Don Cheadle, James Cromwell, Vondie Curtis Hall, Ray Liotta, William H. Macy, Ewan McGregor, Bob Newhart, Alan Rosenberg, Stanley Tucci, Forest Whitaker, James Woods).

Emmy career nominations and wins for 2013 contenders: Michael J. Fox (5 wins; 16 noms), Robert Morse (1 win; 6 noms), Dan Bucatinsky (0 wins; 3 noms), Nathan Lane (0 wins; 5 noms), Rupert Friend (0 wins, 1 nom), Harry Hamlin (0 wins, 1 nom).

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One thought on “Emmy fun facts and trivia: Drama Guest Actor

  1. I imagine “The Practice” is the biggest winner in this category with six wins: John Larroquette in 1998, Edward Herrmann in 1999, James Whitmore in 2000, Michael Emerson in 2001, Charles S. Dutton in 2002 and William Shatner in 2004.

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