Emmy fun facts and trivia: Drama Guest Actress

Three of this year’s nominees for Drama Guest Actress are past Emmy champs — Jane Fonda (“The Newsroom”), Margo Martindale (“The Americans”), and Diana Rigg (“Game of Thrones”) — while two in are rookie contenders: Linda Cardellini (“Mad Men”) and Carrie Preston (“The Good Wife”)..

Fonda is the only Oscar winner competing in this category. She prevailed as Best Actress for “Klute” (1971) and “Coming Home” (1978).

The Good Wife” has won one acting award for each of its first three seasons (Archie Panjabi, 2010; Julianna Margulies, 2011; Martha Plimpton, 2012).

Preston’s husband Michael Emerson is a two-time Emmy winner (“The Practice,” 2001; “Lost,” 2009).

Cusack is the only person to ever reap three consecutive nominations for one role in this category.

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Most Drama Guest Actress wins (2): Patricia Clarkson (“Six Feet Under”), Shirley Knight (“NYPD Blue,” “thirtysomething”), Amanda Plummer (“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” “The Outer Limits”), Alfre Woodard (“L.A. Law,” “The Practice”).

Most Drama Guest Actress nominations (4): Alfre Woodard (“Homicide: Life on the Street,” “L.A. Law,” “The Practice,” “True Blood”).

Most Drama Guest Actress nominations with no wins (3): Joan Cusack (“Shameless”), Veronica Cartwright (“E.R.,” “The X Files”), Penny Fuller (“China Beach,” “E.R.,” “NYPD Blue”), Swoosie Kurtz (“E.R.,” “Huff”), Marlee Matlin (“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” “Picket Fences,” “The Practice”), Jean Smart (“The District,” “Harry’s Law,” “24”).

Program with most Drama Guest Actress nominations (15): “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” (Jane Alexander, Ann-Margret, Barbara Barrie, Brenda Blethyn, Carol Burnett, Ellen Burstyn, Leslie Caron, Marcia Gay Harden, Angela Lansbury, Marlee Matlin, Cynthia Nixon, Martha Plimpton, Amanda Plummer, Tracy Pollan, Mare Winningham).

Emmy career nominations and wins for 2013 contenders: Diana Rigg (1 win; 6 noms), Jane Fonda (1 win; 3 noms), Margo Martindale (1 win; 2 noms), Joan Cusack (0 wins; 3 noms), Linda Cardellini (0 wins, 1 nom), Carrie Preston (0 wins, 1 nom).

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