^^^It was a very weird performance he had on 30 Rock. Along with playing in blackface, he also played a sexist man from the 60's a la Mad Men. It would be very awkward if he loses 5 straight for his role on Mad Men but wins for an eerily similar one.
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Notable ones already touched upon: MM#5, JLD for 3 shows, black Esposito.
Cranston's Walt would be the fifth role to win 4 Emmys for a dramatic series. AND Breaking Bad could be the first drama ever to win 6 combined Emmys in Lead/Supporting Actor (Cagney and Waltons have 6 on the female side.).
Curb Your Enthusiasm: It could be the first show to be 0/7 or the second to not win until its 7th nom. Law and Order is the only one to win on its 6th. St. Elsewhere and Larry Sanders ended at 0/6, with no show at 0/5. AND it could be the first cable series ever to win 2 Directing Emmys.
Mad Men could be the 4th series with 4 Writing wins, BUT it could also be the only drama to have zero Directing wins despite 4+ years of noms. Of course, Sopranos didn't win until the end, but win it did.
I think if O'Neill or Ferguson wins, it'll be the first time a comedy had 3 different winners in a male category. On the female side are Betty White in a supporting trio for Mary Tyler Moore Show, and Betty White in a lead trio for Golden Girls. On the drama side are 4x Drama winners LA Law and West Wing.
It's the 1st time in 31 years a network besides NBC has 3 Comedy noms (HBO’s the only other one to get even 2 in the last 20 years.).
If Paul or Dinklage won, it’d be the first time a 2x sup actor winner hadn’t started his streak simultaneous with or subsequent to his show winning Best Drama (vs. 4 times when the streak did). Jon Hamm might be tied for most acting noms without a win for a male, with Jason Alexander (8). I can't think of any with 9 anyway. Michael C. Hall will probably be tied for most noms in his category without a win. Showtime got its first Drama Writing nom ever. So that's progress, along with Danes's likely win as opposed to Hall's perennial losing. The only Drama winner without yet having received a Writing nom is Picket Fences, which hit the ground running coming off of Kelley's amazing run as executive producer of the uber-winning LA Law. In theory Breaking Bad or Boardwalk Empire could qualify.
Other random stats: I think the first time 4 Writing nominees weren't up for Comedy. If Face Off wins, that'd be the 5th year in a row that the Drama Directing winner isn't up for Writing. For regular SNL cast members, there were 2 winners in the first 3 years of the show. In the 33 years since, only Carvey managed a win, so Wiig joining him would be impressive. Randomly, all of MM’s writing noms have either been Weiner solo or had a female co-writer. This year, only Mad Men and Sherlock got into Art, Cinematography, Directing, and Writing.
In the last 24 years, 75% of supporting actress winning roles won on their first nomination. For all the talk about the constant change in S Actor, here have been the same number of repeat drama supporting winners for both males and females in this period (2). NBC’s had multiple Comedy Writing noms 15 of the last 20 years (and at least a directing nom the other 5). NBC’s had multiple Comedy Series noms 28 of the last 30 years, and in 2004 and 2012 it was the only network with two shows nominated for Comedy Writing. So even when the Emmys don’t totally love NBC, they still love NBC.
I just thought of one! With Wiig, Fey, Poehler, Louis-Dreyfus, Rudolph, and Cusack all getting nominated this year (and most for multiple awards), this has got to be a record for the "Women of SNL." And if you throw in Hader, Fallon, Riggle, Meyers, and Crystal, this may even be a record haul for SNL repertory players of any gender.
Has anyone won 2 emmy's for hosting 2 different shows? Betty white won the hosting emmy in 1983 for Just men and she could win this year.
Her Just Men win was a daytime Emmy. And one could say she won for "hosting" a primetime Emmy already with SNL, even if that wasn't the category's name, it was still a hosting job and the definition of her role in the show.
If Homeland wins the 2011-12 Emmy for best drama series, it will mark the first-ever victory in that category for Showtime.
The only drama telecast categories that Showtime has won are directing and supporting actress, and the only comedy telecast category they have won is lead actress. So if they win anywhere else (drama series, drama lead actor, drama lead actress, drama writing, comedy lead actor, comedy supporting actress), it will be their first time winning the category.
SNL could be the first comedy with three different winning guest actresses. Other shows w/3 different winners in a guest category: Will & Grace Comedy Guest Actor L&O: Special Victims Unit Drama Guest Actress (5) The Practice Drama Guest Actress The Practice Drama Guest Actor (6) The Practice's other alternating wins are 2 Supporting Actresses. I wonder if The Good Wife will be the new guest haven now that the Emmys have already gotten to it in Lead & Supporting.
In theory, Amy Poehler, Louis CK, or Lena Dunham could join Alan Alda and Tina Fey in winning for acting and either writing or directing for a series. Mad Men will
probably be the first show to at any point during its run have a 5x loser and 2
4x losers with zero wins under their belts. Hopefully 3x nominee Hendricks
still wins though.
If Harris loses, this’ll be the 2nd drama to
go 0/5 in that category, after ER (which went 0/8).
If MM loses Writing, it'll be the first drama to have the majority of the writing noms and lose to a show with only one.