Emmys toast drunks, lushes and alcoholics

Want to win an Emmy? Try playing tipsy or act the lush or even full-blown alcoholic.

Two recent Emmy champs — Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory“) and Julie Bowen (“Modern Family“) — won when their characters displayed rare moments of bad behavior after hitting the bottle.  

Others — like Christine Baranski (“Cybill”) and Megan Mullally (“Will and Grace”) — played characters who loved their liquor and played it for laughs throughout the years. 

Adn then there were those performers who prevailed when their characters struggled with drinking, past or present. Among those who owe at least one of their multiple Emmys to these storylines are Candice Bergen (“Murphy Brown”) and Dennis Franz (“NYPD Blue”). 

Take a tour through the photo gallery below to see 22 performers who won for their losing battles with libations. 

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