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  • Marcus Dixon
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    You know the “and” credit I’m referring to, the one at the end of a credit sequence that’s usually reserved for a famous, well-respected actor or actress. Most of the time the person given the “and” credit is a supporting player, but on rare occassions he or she is actually one of the leads of the show. What are instances of this in terms of Emmys eligibility? I can think of a couple:

    Martin Sheen (“The West Wing”)

    Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”)

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    Patrick Dempsey in Grey’s Anatomy.

    Mary Tyler Moore in The Dick Van Dyke Show.

    Jessica Lange in American Horror Story (aside from the first one, where she’s actually treated more like a Supporting character).

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    jf123
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    Even though he is far from a lead, Rob Lowe had a “and” credit in Parks and Rec and submitted himself in Lead

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    Boidiva02
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    Although hardly an Emmy contender, the prime example of this is Heather Locklear on “Melrose Place”. Given the special “And Special Guest Star… Heather Locklear” despite the fact it was perfectly clear she was the star of that show. 

     

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    Rachel Griffiths in “Six Feet Under”
    Nancy Marchand in “The Sopranos”
    Kelly Bishop in “Gilmore Girls”
    Anthony Stewart Head in “Buffy”
    James Denton in “Desperate Housewives”
    James Remar in “Dexter”
    Mandy Patinkin in “Homeland”
    Vince Vaughn in “True Detective”
    Laurence Fishburne in “Hannibal”
    Christine Baranski in “The Good Wife”
    Victor Garber in “Alias”

    I can’t remember if John Slattery gets a credit for every episode of “Mad Men” or not, but he gets a ‘and’ credit. 

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    Taraji P. Henson in Empire.

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    Rachel Griffiths in “Six Feet Under”
    Nancy Marchand in “The Sopranos”
    Kelly Bishop in “Gilmore Girls”
    Anthony Stewart Head in “Buffy”
    James Denton in “Desperate Housewives”
    James Remar in “Dexter”
    Mandy Patinkin in “Homeland”
    Vince Vaughn in “True Detective”
    Laurence Fishburne in “Hannibal”
    Christine Baranski in “The Good Wife”
    Victor Garber in “Alias”

    I can’t remember if John Slattery gets a credit for every episode of “Mad Men” or not, but he gets a ‘and’ credit. 

    I wouldn’t call most of those leads/co-leads for their shows. Maybe Rachel Griffiths, at times.

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    ^^ (sorry cannot quote for some reason) These aren’t necessarily the ‘leads’ of the shows, they are just people who get the final credit as part of the main cast in the opening credits (‘and Rachel Griffiths’ etc.)

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    I have to say Harry Shearer and The Simpsons. While he doesn’t play any of the leading roles, he does by far play the most characters, and if screentime determines lead or supporting, I’d say he would be far and away the lead of the show.

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    It’s also sometimes prededed by a “with” credit, i.e. Kathy Bates on AHS.

    And even more wacky, it also comes with an “as”, like “and Rachel Griffiths as Brenda”.

    As far as I can remember though.

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    ^^ (sorry cannot quote for some reason) These aren’t necessarily the ‘leads’ of the shows, they are just people who get the final credit as part of the main cast in the opening credits (‘and Rachel Griffiths’ etc.)

    But Markus asked about LEADING performers with ‘and’ credit. You clearly mentioned supporting players. 

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    Alex
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    [quote=”alexxbrookss”]

    ^^ (sorry cannot quote for some reason) These aren’t necessarily the ‘leads’ of the shows, they are just people who get the final credit as part of the main cast in the opening credits (‘and Rachel Griffiths’ etc.)

    But Markus asked about LEADING performers with ‘and’ credit. You clearly mentioned supporting players. 
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    My mistake, thank you for pointing it out

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    I don’t really count Baldwin, since he wasn’t truly the lead so much as the star name that got NBC to put the show on the air.

    Anyway, Frankie Muniz , Malcolm in the Middle comes to mind.

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    “Special Guest Star” Heather Locklear for Melrose Place 

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    AND
    TARAJI P. HENSON 

    (to me this always feels epic on the screen) 

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