As fans of “The X-Files” eagerly await the show’s Season 11 premiere on Wednesday, January 3, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on its time in the Emmy spotlight. Over 200 episodes of Fox’s classic sci-fi TV series have aired, but did you know that only 11 of those won Emmy Awards? It’s true. From Darin Morgan‘s whimsical “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose” to Gillian Anderson‘s career-best “Memento Mori,” we’ve tracked down all 11 award-winning episodes. Click through our photo gallery above to see which “The X-Files” episodes found the truth with Emmy voters.
In all, “The X-Files” won 16 total Emmys, with several episodes taking home double trophies. The aforementioned “Clyde Bruckman” (Season 3) won Best Drama Writing for Morgan and Best Drama Guest Actor for Peter Boyle as the titular character. The mythology episode “Nisei” (Season 3) scored Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing. Anderson prevailed as Best Drama Actress for “Memento Mori” (Season 4), the fan-favorite outing that also won Best Art Direction. The last episode that ran off with a pair of trophies was the virtual reality hour “First Person Shooter” (Season 7), for Best Sound Mixing and Best Visual Effects.
“The X-Files” originally aired for nine seasons (1993-2002) on Fox, amassing 62 total Emmy nominations. While the much-anticipated 2016 revival didn’t score any hardware, it proved to be one of the network’s most-watched shows of the year. Hence its return in 2018 for 10 all-new episodes. Anderson is back as FBI Agent Dana Scully, with David Duchovny returning as her partner and sometimes-lover FBI Agent Dana Scully.
Other cast members set to return are Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner), William B. Davis (Cigarette-Smoking Man) and Annabeth Gish (Monica Reyes). Are YOU excited for “The X-Files” Season 11? Sound off down in the comments section.