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    FYC : J. Smith-Cameron
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    With Jennifer Aniston possibly winning her second Emmy and possibly becoming the first leading actress to achieve the feat of winning a comedy then drama Emmy I was wondering which other performers have achieved a similar rare feat?

    The only ones I can think of off the top of my head are Merritt Wever (who technically doesn’t count because her second Emmy was a Limited series one) and Edie Falco.

    FYC Emmys : Jodie Comer ("Killing Eve"), Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials"), Russell Tovery ("Years and Years"), Helena Bonham Carter ("The Crown") & The Crown, His Dark Materials, Years and Years, Succession and The Affair in all categories. The Politician : Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bette Midler and Judith Light.

    FYC Goldderby Awards : MAURA TIERNEY AND DOMINIC WEST FOR THE FINAL SEASON OF THE AFFAIR

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    Ed Asner and Uzo Aduba have won for the same role (Lou Grant and Crazy Eyes respectively) in both comedy and drama.

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    Ed Asner and Uzo Aduba have won for the same role (Lou Grant and Crazy Eyes respectively) in both comedy and drama.

    I guess yes but what I mean was more for different roles (i.e. Edie Falco)

    FYC Emmys : Jodie Comer ("Killing Eve"), Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials"), Russell Tovery ("Years and Years"), Helena Bonham Carter ("The Crown") & The Crown, His Dark Materials, Years and Years, Succession and The Affair in all categories. The Politician : Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bette Midler and Judith Light.

    FYC Goldderby Awards : MAURA TIERNEY AND DOMINIC WEST FOR THE FINAL SEASON OF THE AFFAIR

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    Bradley Whitford for Transparent and The Handmaid’s Tale.

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    Bradley Whitford for Transparent and The Handmaid’s Tale.

    And The West Wing 🙂

    FYC Emmys : Jodie Comer ("Killing Eve"), Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials"), Russell Tovery ("Years and Years"), Helena Bonham Carter ("The Crown") & The Crown, His Dark Materials, Years and Years, Succession and The Affair in all categories. The Politician : Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bette Midler and Judith Light.

    FYC Goldderby Awards : MAURA TIERNEY AND DOMINIC WEST FOR THE FINAL SEASON OF THE AFFAIR

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    Allison Janney – Mom, Masters of Sex and The West Wing

    FYC Emmys-
    Limited-
    UNBELIEVABLE, Quiz, Years and Years, Defending Jacob in all Categories
    Merritt Wever, Toni Collette, Matthew Macfadyen, Emma Thompson, Chris Evans & Michelle Dockery

    Drama-
    STRANGER THINGS, The Morning Show, Big Little Lies, The Crown, Killing Eve
    - Jennifer Aniston, VIOLA DAVIS, Jodie Comer, Sandra Oh, Nicole Kidman, Olivia Colman
    - FIONA SHAW, HBC

    Comedy-
    SCHITTS CREEK, Dead to Me, Sex Education
    - Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, Christina Applegate, Linda Ca

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    Not only does Allison Janney have several on both sides for Mom and The West Wing, she also won on both sides in the same year (comedy supporting for Mom and drama guest for Masters of Sex)

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    How could I forget this?

     

    FYC Emmys : Jodie Comer ("Killing Eve"), Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials"), Russell Tovery ("Years and Years"), Helena Bonham Carter ("The Crown") & The Crown, His Dark Materials, Years and Years, Succession and The Affair in all categories. The Politician : Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bette Midler and Judith Light.

    FYC Goldderby Awards : MAURA TIERNEY AND DOMINIC WEST FOR THE FINAL SEASON OF THE AFFAIR

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    With Jennifer Aniston possibly winning her second Emmy and possibly becoming the first person to achieve the feat of winning a comedy then drama Emmy

    Michael J Fox and Alan Alda have achieved that actually;  both won multiple times on the comedy side first and then won one Emmy on the drama side.

    Others who won drama and comedy Emmys (not counting Limited Series/TV Movies): Cloris Leachman, John Lithgow, Doris Roberts.

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    Others:

    Beah Richards
    Guest Performer in Comedy Series: Frank’s Place
    Guest Actress in Drama: The Practice

    Bobby Cannavale
    Guest Actor in Comedy: Will & Grace
    Supporting Actor in Drama: Boardwalk Empire

    Elaine Stritch
    Guest Actress in Drama: Law & Order
    Guest Actress in Comedy: 30 Rock

    Cynthia Nixon
    Supporting Actress in Comedy: Sex and the City
    Guest Actress in Drama: Law & Order: SVU

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    Michael J Fox and Alan Alda have achieved that actually; both won multiple times on the comedy side first and then won one Emmy on the drama side. Others who won drama and comedy Emmys (not counting Limited Series/TV Movies): Cloris Leachman, John Lithgow, Doris Roberts.

    I meant first actress and first Lead but I’ll adjust my comment to make it clearer.

    What did Fox and Alda win for on the Drama side and were they in Lead categories?

    FYC Emmys : Jodie Comer ("Killing Eve"), Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials"), Russell Tovery ("Years and Years"), Helena Bonham Carter ("The Crown") & The Crown, His Dark Materials, Years and Years, Succession and The Affair in all categories. The Politician : Ben Platt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Bette Midler and Judith Light.

    FYC Goldderby Awards : MAURA TIERNEY AND DOMINIC WEST FOR THE FINAL SEASON OF THE AFFAIR

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    The Canary in this Coal Mine – Robert Young
    Best Actor, Comedy – Father Knows Best
    Best Actor, Drama – Marcus Welby M.D.

    Alan Alda
    Best Actor, Comedy – M*A*S*H
    Best Supporting Actor, Drama – The West Wing

    Doris Roberts
    Best Supporting Actress, Drama – St. Elsewhere
    Best Supporting Actress, Comedy – Everybody Loves Raymond

    Carroll O’Connor
    Best Actor, Comedy – All in the Family
    Best Actor, Drama – In the Heat of the Night

    Jack Klugman
    Best Actor – Single Appearance – The Defenders
    Best Actor, Comedy – The Odd Couple

    Christopher Lloyd
    Best Supporting Actor, Comedy – Taxi
    Best Actor, Drama – Avonlea

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    So if Aniston wins (which I really hope she does), she will join Falco as the only two women to have Lead Actress Emmy’s for both categories?

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