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    Dan Backslide
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    I noticed that this year, there’s many people predicting Emmy nominations for Sterling K. Brown for Maisel, Lisa Kudrow for Space Force, and Josh O’Connor for The Crown. Brown is a guest star who’s missed eligibility in that field, Kudrow is apparently in a similar boat, and O’Connor is a main cast member, but he has an episode count that makes him eligible in Guest.

    While we’ll have to wait to see if any of them are nominated, thinking of their Emmy prospects made me wonder what other guest credited/guest eligible performances have been recognized by the Emmys. What are some example of this?

    A few off the top of my head are:

    John Slattery in Mad Men’s first season (listed as a “special guest star”)

    Zazie Beetz in Atlanta’s second season (main cast member who was guest eligible)

    Alec Baldwin for seasons 42 and 43 (I think, but the numbers might be off) of SNL (not credited as a main cast member for either, with his second nomination being guest eligible and his first go around earning a win)

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    Stockard Channing for The West Wing’s first two seasons.
    Mary Louise-Parker for The West Wing’s third season.

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    Not entirely what you’re asking but Lithgow won the supporting GG and the guest actor Emmy – I think his run is partly what prompted the rule change for guest eligibility.

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    This has me thinking of the examples when guest performances were nominated—or even won—in the regular-series performance categories.

    1979 was a great example. Both the comedy and drama lead-actress winners were guests: Ruth Gordon in Taxi “Sugar Mama” (ABC) and Mariette Hartley in The Incredible Hulk “Married” (CBS).

    There are more.

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    John Lithgow in Dexter (he would’ve won in supporting so I don’t know why he played it safe)

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    Margo Martindale-Justified(Won)

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    Bokeem Woodbine for Fargo

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    Bokeem Woodbine for Fargo

    He appeared in every episode of that season and definitely felt like a major supporting character. Was he billed as a guest or something (I struggle to see why considering he wasn’t a big name)?

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    John Lithgow in Dexter (he would’ve won in supporting so I don’t know why he played it safe)

    The eligibility rules, if you’re credited as a “guest star” in the titles/credits then you have to submitted there.

    It’s why (my new favourite Emmy fact) Melissa Benoist was submitted as guest for Glee season 4 despite appearing in 22/22 episodes and her entire story arc & character was literally about replacing Lea Michele / Rachel Berry as the female lead of the show.

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    The eligibility rules, if you’re credited as a “guest star” in the titles/credits then you have to submitted there.

    No, see John Slattery and Margo Martindale on both sides of him.

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    Bokeem Woodbine for Fargo

    She was so good in her small bits tho

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    I’m still on S1, but was Kathryn Joosten supporting or guest in the last season of Desperate Housewives?

    It's about the chaotic editing in Moulin Rouge!

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    Supporting for S8, she got nominated for the season.

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    He appeared in every episode of that season and definitely felt like a major supporting character. Was he billed as a guest or something (I struggle to see why considering he wasn’t a big name)?

    Only Dunst, Wilson, Plemons, Danson, and Smart were listed as main cast members. Woodbine, Millioti, Donovan, McClarnon, and maybe Sampson all should’ve been listed as main cast members as well, as they were all very prominent throughout the season. I really love Woodbine’s nomination. He was an unknown not listed with the main cast, yet he managed to make it in over Danson. I wish he had gone on to do bigger things.

    No, see John Slattery and Margo Martindale on both sides of him.

    Yeah, and the same year that Lithgow won guest, Robert Morse was nominated as a guest star for Mad Men despite being in the main cast at that point. On the topic of Morse, what a shame he never won. The “who cares” scene is practically begging for an Emmy. I’m halfway through season 4, and I find the show’s struggles with winning acting Emmys to be quite puzzling.

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    1992 was an odd year with guest performances making it in supporting and lead, but I will focus on the supporting:

    SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
    Frances Sternhagen as Esther Clavin on Cheers (Episode: “Heeeeeere’s… Cliffy!”)

    Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

    Harvey Fierstein as Mark Newberger on Cheers (Episode: “Rebecca’s Lover… Not”),

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