June 24, 2013 at 9:21 am #281951
Check out our brand new photo gallery about the 29 groups of lead co-stars who have competed against each other in the history of the Emmys…June 24, 2013 at 10:54 am #281953
Boomer, you might want to fix the dates on “Dennis Franz vs. Jimmy Smits”, it indicates 2006, 2007 and 2009 but I guess it’s 1996, 1997 and 1999.
Great list!Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantJune 24, 2013 at 11:13 am #281954
The cast of The West Wing collided on many occasions.June 24, 2013 at 11:14 am #281955
Other than Lowe and Sheen, not in the lead categories. The entire photo gallery is just about leads.June 24, 2013 at 5:30 pm #281956
You should also add the 2007 emmys where the 3 Grey’s Anatomy girls went head to head and Heigel won.June 24, 2013 at 5:38 pm #281957
That was a supporting race.June 24, 2013 at 9:35 pm #281958
According to this UPI news article at the time, it confirms that Ed Flanders actually was nominated in 1984, but for some strange reason, the Emmy database doesn’t list his name. A few years ago, someone on YouTube uploaded several Emmy shows, and Flanders was announced as a nominee. The Academy also made another error in their database – PBS’s Rumpole of the Bailey was nominated for Drama Series, not Miniseries. The second link confirms this.
The TV Academy should really make sure their database is accurate; as far as I know, the Oscar database has no errors.June 24, 2013 at 9:41 pm #281959
Sorry. Totally skipped the lead part.June 24, 2013 at 10:04 pm #281960
OK, thanks. I will fix that entry regarding “St. Elsewhere.”June 25, 2013 at 12:38 pm #281961
Did there used to be a certain threshold of votes needed to be nominated. Looking back, several acting races did not have five nominees, even in the series category (the 1979 drama field only had three nominees)?
Good catch on the Flanders nominations, Tom’s Emmy book only had four nominees listed.June 25, 2013 at 4:28 pm #281962
When co-stars collide at the emmys they win. At the oscars and tonys they are more likely to split votes.