Emmys fun facts and trivia: Comedy Guest Actor

All of this year’s Best Comedy Guest Actor nominees have contended for at least one other Emmy in their careers.

Bobby Cannavale (“Nurse Jackie”) and Justin Timberlake (“Saturday Night Live”) have both won this award before —  Cannavale in 2005 for “Will and Grace” and Timberlake for both his previous bids for “SNL” in 2009 and 2011. 

Louis C.K. (“Saturday Night Live”) has won three Emmys for writing but never for performing.

Bob Newhart (“The Big Bang Theory”) was inducted into the TV academy’s Hall of Fame in 1993. He has had seven Emmy nominations but no wins. If he prevails, he would be by far the oldest winner in this category at 84 years old.

Cannavale and Nathan Lane (“Modern Family”) are both double nominees this year. Cannavale competes as Best Drama Supporting Actor for “Boardwalk Empire.” Lane competes as Best Drama Guest Actor for “The Good Wife.”

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Most Comedy Guest Actor wins (3): Mel Brooks (“Mad About You”).

Most Comedy Guest Actor nominations (4): Will Arnett (“30 Rock”), Nathan Lane (“Frasier,” “Mad About You,” “Modern Family”), Fred Willard (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Modern Family”).

Most Comedy Guest Actor nominations with no wins (4): Will Arnett (“30 Rock”), Nathan Lane (“Frasier,” Mad About You,” “Modern Family,” Fred Willard (“Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Modern Family”).

Program with most Comedy Guest Actor nominations (14): “30 Rock” (Alan Alda, Will Arnett, Steve Buscemi, Tim Conway, Matt Damon, Will Forte, Jon Hamm, Steve Martin, Rip Torn).

Emmy career nominations and wins for 2013 contenders: Justin Timberlake (4 wins; 8 noms), Louis C.K. (3 win; 25 noms), Bobby Cannavale (1 win; 4 noms), Bob Newhart (0 wins; 7 noms), Nathan Lane (0 wins, 5 noms), Will Forte (0 wins, 2 noms).

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