Emmy voters aren't sentimental when it comes to giving out their trophies. Since 1980, 13 performers were nominated after they died but only one -- Raul Julia for his lead role in the telefilm "The Burning Season" -- prevailed.
Click on the arrow to the right of the photo to see who defeated the other 12 posthumous nominees.
Above: Kathryn Joosten won two Emmys for guesting on "Desperate Housewives." Less than seven weeks after her death on June 2, TV academy members nominated her as Best Comedy Supporting Actress for her role as the busybody neighbor Karen McCluskey. She is up against Mayim Bialik ("The Big Bang Theory"), Julie Bowen ("Modern Family"), Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family"), Merritt Wever ("Nurse Jackie"), and Kristen Wiig ("Saturday Night Live").
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