Emmys fun facts and trivia: Best Comedy Actor

By Chris Beachum
By Chris Beachum
Jul 30 2013 10:53 am
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Jon Cryer won Best Comedy Actor last year for “Two and a Half Men” but was snubbed this year. The last champ eligible to defend his crown but left off the list of nominees was Eric McCormack for “Will and Grace” (2001).

Matt LeBlanc is the only one of this year’s nominees to contend in this category for two different shows: “Friends” (2002, 2003, 2004) and “Episodes” (2011, 2013).

Alec Baldwin is nominated for the final season of “30 Rock.” Among those to win this award for their final seasons were Ted Danson (“Cheers,” 1993), Michael J. Fox (“Spin City,” 2000), Kelsey Grammer (“Frasier,” 2004), and Ricky Gervais (“Extras,” 2007).

If Louis C.K. (“Louie”) or LeBlanc wins, he'll be the first to do so for playing himself since 1959 (Jack Benny, “The Jack Benny Program”).

If Don Cheadle (“House of Lies”) wins, he would be only the second African-American man to do so after Robert Guillaume (“Benson,” 1985).

Baldwin and C.K. are also nominated as producers in the Best Comedy Series category this year.

There are no first-time nominees in the category this year.

Baldwin and Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”) have each won this category twice. A third win would put them in the company of Don Adams (“Get Smart”), John Lithgow (“3rd Rock from the Sun”), Tony Shalhoub (“Monk”), and Dick Van Dyke (“The Dick Van Dyke Show”).

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Most wins in this category (4): Michael J. Fox (“Family Ties” & “Spin City”), Kelsey Grammer (“Frasier”), and Carroll O’Connor (“All in the Family”).

Most nominations in this category (11): Alan Alda (“M*A*S*H”), Ted Danson (“Cheers”), and Kelsey Grammer (“Frasier” & “Wings”).

Most nominations in this category with no wins (7): John Goodman (“Roseanne”) and Hal Linden (“Barney Miller”).

Programs with most nominations in this category (11): “Cheers” (Ted Danson) and “M*A*S*H” (Alan Alda).

Nomination totals as Best Comedy Actor: Alec Baldwin (7), Matt LeBlanc (5), Jim Parsons (5), Louis C.K. (3), Jason Bateman (2), Don Cheadle (2).

Emmy career nominations and wins for 2013 contenders: Louis C.K. (3 wins; 25 noms), Alec Baldwin (2 wins; 16 noms), Jim Parsons (2 wins; 5 noms), Don Cheadle (0 wins; 6 noms), Matt LeBlanc (0 wins, 5 noms), Jason Bateman (0 wins, 2 noms).

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