Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
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The 2022 recipient: Lee Jung-jae
Awarded forOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
First awarded1954
Currently held by Lee Jung-jae,
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This is a list of winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Beginning with the 18th Primetime Emmy Awards, leading actors in drama have competed alone. However, these dramatic performances included actors from miniseries, telefilms, and guest performers competing against main cast competitors. Such instances are marked below:

Contents

Winners and nominations

1950s

YearActorRoleProgramNetwork
Best Male Star of a Regular Series
1954
(6th)
[note 1]
Donald O'Connor Himself The Colgate Comedy Hour NBC
Sid Caesar Various characters Your Show of Shows NBC
Wally Cox Robinson Peepers Mister Peepers
Jackie Gleason Various characters The Jackie Gleason Show CBS
Jack Webb Joe Friday Dragnet NBC
Best Actor Starring in a Regular Series
1955
(7th)
[note 1]
Danny Thomas Danny Williams Make Room for Daddy ABC
Richard Boone Dr. Konrad Styner Medic NBC
Robert Cummings Robert Beanblossom My Hero
Jackie GleasonVarious charactersThe Jackie Gleason ShowCBS
Jack WebbJoe FridayDragnetNBC
Best Actor - Continuing Performance
1956
(8th)
[note 1]
Phil Silvers MSgt. Ernest G. Bilko The Phil Silvers Show CBS
Robert CummingsBob Collins The Bob Cummings Show CBS
Jackie GleasonRalph Kramden The Honeymooners
Danny ThomasDanny WilliamsMake Room for DaddyABC
Robert Young Jim Anderson Father Knows Best CBS
Best Continuing Performance by an Actor
1957
(9th)
Robert YoungJim AndersonFather Knows BestNBC
James Arness Matt Dillon Gunsmoke CBS
Charles Boyer Various characters Four Star Playhouse
David Niven
Hugh O'Brian Wyatt Earp The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp ABC
Best Continuing Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic or Comedy Series
1958
(10th)
[note 1]
Robert YoungJim AndersonFather Knows BestNBC
James ArnessMatt DillonGunsmokeCBS
Robert CummingsBob CollinsThe Bob Cummings Show
Phil SilversMSgt. Ernest G. BilkoThe Phil Silvers Show
Danny ThomasDanny Williams The Danny Thomas Show ABC & CBS
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Dramatic Series
1959
(11th)
Raymond Burr Perry Mason Perry Mason CBS
James ArnessMatt DillonGunsmokeCBS
Richard BoonePaladin Have Gun – Will Travel
James Garner Bret Maverick Maverick ABC
Craig Stevens Peter Gunn Peter Gunn NBC
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Stuart Bailey 77 Sunset Strip ABC

1960s

YearActorRoleProgramNetwork
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Series (Lead or Support)
1960
(12th)
[note 1]
Robert Stack Eliot Ness The Untouchables ABC
Richard Boone Paladin Have Gun – Will Travel CBS
Raymond Burr Perry Mason Perry Mason
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Series (Lead)
1961
(13th)
[note 1]
Raymond BurrPerry MasonPerry MasonCBS
Jackie Cooper Chick Hennesey Hennesey CBS
Robert StackEliot NessThe UntouchablesABC
Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Series (Lead)
1962
(14th)
[note 1]
E. G. Marshall Lawrence Preston The Defenders CBS
Paul Burke Det. Adam Flint Naked City ABC
Jackie CooperChick HenneseyHenneseyCBS
Vince Edwards Ben Casey Ben Casey ABC
George Maharis Buz Murdock Route 66 CBS
1963
(15th)
[note 1]
E. G. MarshallLawrence PrestonThe DefendersCBS
Ernest Borgnine Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale McHale's Navy ABC
Paul BurkeDet. Adam FlintNaked City
Vic Morrow Sgt. Sanders Combat!
Dick Van Dyke Rob Petrie The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS
1964
(16th)
[note 1]
Dick Van DykeRob PetrieThe Dick Van Dyke ShowCBS
Richard BooneVarious characters The Richard Boone Show NBC
Dean Jagger Principal Albert Vane Mr. Novak
David Janssen Dr. Richard Kimble The Fugitive ABC
George C. Scott Neil Brock East Side/West Side CBS
Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment - Actors and Performers
1965
(17th)
Leonard Bernstein Conductor New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts with Leonard Bernstein CBS
Lynn Fontanne Fanny Bowditch Holmes Hallmark Hall of Fame : "The Magnificent Yankee"NBC
Alfred Lunt Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Barbra Streisand Herself My Name Is Barbra CBS
Dick Van DykeRob PetrieThe Dick Van Dyke Show
Julie Andrews Herself The Andy Williams Show : "November 30, 1964"NBC
Johnny Carson Host The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
Gladys Cooper Margaret St. Clair The Rogues
Robert Coote Timmy St. Clair
Richard Crenna James Slattery Slattery's People CBS
Julie Harris Florence Nightingale Hallmark Hall of Fame: "The Holy Terror"NBC
Bob Hope HimselfChrysler Presents A Bob Hope Comedy Special
Dean JaggerPrincipal Albert VaneMr. Novak
Danny Kaye Host The Danny Kaye Show CBS
David McCallum Illya Kuryakin The Man from U.N.C.L.E. NBC
Red Skelton Himself The Red Skelton Hour CBS
Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series
1966
(18th)
Bill Cosby Alexander Scott I Spy NBC
Richard CrennaJames SlatterySlattery's PeopleCBS
Robert Culp Kelly RobinsonI SpyNBC
David JanssenDr. Richard KimbleThe FugitiveABC
David McCallumIllya KuryakinThe Man from U.N.C.L.E.NBC
1967
(19th)
Bill CosbyAlexander ScottI SpyNBC
Robert CulpKelly RobinsonI SpyNBC
Ben Gazzara Paul Bryan Run for Your Life NBC
David JanssenDr. Richard KimbleThe FugitiveABC
Martin Landau Rollin Hand Mission: Impossible CBS
1968
(20th)
Bill CosbyAlexander ScottI SpyNBC
Raymond BurrRobert T. Ironside Ironside NBC
Robert CulpKelly RobinsonI Spy
Ben GazzaraPaul BryanRun for Your Life
Martin LandauRollin HandMission: ImpossibleCBS
1969
(21st)
Carl Betz Clinton Judd Judd, for the Defense ABC
Raymond BurrRobert T. IronsideIronsideNBC
Peter Graves Jim PhelpsMission: ImpossibleCBS
Martin LandauRollin Hand
Ross Martin Artemus Gordon The Wild Wild West

1970s

YearActorRoleProgramNetwork
1970
(22nd)
Robert Young Dr. Marcus Welby Marcus Welby, M.D. ABC
Raymond Burr Robert T. Ironside Ironside NBC
Mike Connors Joe Mannix Mannix CBS
Robert Wagner Al Mundy It Takes a Thief ABC
1971
(23rd)
Hal Holbrook Hays Stowe The Bold Ones: The Senator NBC
Raymond BurrRobert T. IronsideIronsideNBC
Mike ConnorsJoe MannixMannixCBS
Robert YoungDr. Marcus WelbyMarcus Welby, M.D.ABC
1972
(24th)
Peter Falk Columbo Columbo NBC
Raymond BurrRobert T. IronsideIronsideNBC
Mike ConnorsJoe MannixMannixCBS
Keith Michell # Henry VIII of England The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Robert YoungDr. Marcus WelbyMarcus Welby, M.D.ABC
1973
(25th)
Richard Thomas John-Boy Walton The Waltons CBS
David Carradine Kwai Chang Caine Kung Fu ABC
Mike ConnorsJoe MannixMannixCBS
William Conrad Frank Cannon Cannon
Peter FalkColumboColumboNBC
1974
(26th)
Telly Savalas Lt. Theo Kojak Kojak CBS
William ConradFrank CannonCannonCBS
Karl Malden Lt. Mike Stone The Streets of San Francisco ABC
Richard ThomasJohn-Boy WaltonThe WaltonsCBS
1975
(27th)
Robert Blake Det. Tony Baretta Baretta ABC
Karl MaldenLt. Mike StoneThe Streets of San FranciscoABC
Barry Newman Anthony J. Petrocelli Petrocelli NBC
Telly SavalasLt. Theo KojakKojakCBS
1976
(28th)
Peter FalkColumboColumboNBC
James Garner Jim Rockford The Rockford Files NBC
Karl MaldenLt. Mike StoneThe Streets of San FranciscoABC
1977
(29th)
James GarnerJim RockfordThe Rockford FilesNBC
Robert BlakeDet. Tony BarettaBarettaABC
Peter FalkColumboColumboNBC
Jack Klugman Dr. R. Quincy, M.E. Quincy, M.E.
Karl MaldenLt. Mike StoneThe Streets of San FranciscoABC
1978
(30th)
Ed Asner Lou Grant Lou Grant CBS
James Broderick Doug Lawrence Family ABC
Peter FalkColumboColumboNBC
James GarnerJim RockfordThe Rockford Files
Jack KlugmanDr. R. Quincy, M.E.Quincy, M.E.
Ralph Waite John Walton, Sr.The WaltonsCBS
1979
(31st)
Ron Leibman Martin Kazinski Kaz CBS
Ed AsnerLou GrantLou GrantCBS
James GarnerJim RockfordThe Rockford FilesNBC
Jack KlugmanDr. R. Quincy, M.E.Quincy, M.E.

1980s

YearActorRoleProgramNetwork
1980
(32nd)
Ed Asner Lou Grant Lou Grant CBS
James Garner Jim Rockford The Rockford Files NBC
Jack Klugman R. Quincy Quincy, M.E.
Larry Hagman J. R. Ewing Dallas CBS
1981
(33rd)
Daniel J. Travanti Frank Furillo Hill Street Blues NBC
Ed AsnerLou GrantLou GrantCBS
Jim Davis (posthumously) Jock Ewing Dallas
Larry HagmanJ. R. Ewing
Louis Gossett Jr. §Bessie's Father Palmerstown, U.S.A.
Pernell Roberts Trapper John McIntyre Trapper John, M.D.
1982
(34th)
Daniel J. TravantiFrank FurilloHill Street BluesNBC
Ed AsnerLou GrantLou GrantCBS
Tom Selleck Thomas Magnum Magnum, P.I.
James GarnerBret Maverick Bret Maverick NBC
John Forsythe Blake Carrington Dynasty ABC
1983
(35th)
Ed Flanders Donald Westphall St. Elsewhere NBC
Tom SelleckThomas MagnumMagnum, P.I.CBS
William Daniels Mark CraigSt. ElsewhereNBC
John ForsytheBlake CarringtonDynastyABC
Daniel J. TravantiFrank FurilloHill Street BluesNBC
1984
(36th)
[1]
Tom SelleckThomas MagnumMagnum, P.I.CBS
William DanielsMark CraigSt. ElsewhereNBC
Ed FlandersDonald Westphall
Daniel J. TravantiFrank FurilloHill Street Blues
John ForsytheBlake CarringtonDynastyABC
1985
(37th)
William DanielsMark CraigSt. ElsewhereNBC
Don Johnson Sonny Crockett Miami Vice NBC
Ed FlandersDonald WestphallSt. Elsewhere
Daniel J. TravantiFrank FurilloHill Street Blues
Tom SelleckThomas MagnumMagnum, P.I.CBS
1986
(38th)
William DanielsMark CraigSt. ElsewhereNBC
Tom SelleckThomas MagnumMagnum, P.I.CBS
Edward Woodward Robert McCall The Equalizer
Bruce Willis David Addison Moonlighting ABC
Ed FlandersDonald WestphallSt. ElsewhereNBC
1987
(39th)
Bruce WillisDavid AddisonMoonlightingABC
Corbin Bernsen Arnie Becker L.A. Law NBC
William DanielsMark CraigSt. Elsewhere
Ed FlandersDonald Westphall
Edward WoodwardRobert McCallThe EqualizerCBS
1988
(40th)
Richard Kiley Joe Gardner A Year in the Life NBC
Ron Perlman Vincent Beauty and the Beast CBS
Corbin BernsenArnie BeckerL.A. LawNBC
Michael Tucker Stuart Markowitz
Edward WoodwardRobert McCallThe EqualizerCBS
1989
(41st)
Carroll O'Connor Bill Gillespie In the Heat of the Night NBC
Ken Wahl Vinnie Terranova Wiseguy CBS
Edward WoodwardRobert McCallThe Equalizer
Ron PerlmanVincentBeauty and the Beast
Michael TuckerStuart MarkowitzL.A. LawNBC

1990s

YearActorRoleProgramEpisode SubmissionsNetwork
1990
(42nd)
Peter Falk Columbo Columbo "Agenda for Murder" ABC
Scott Bakula Sam Beckett Quantum Leap NBC
Robert Loggia Nick Mancuso Mancuso, F.B.I.
Kyle MacLachlan Dale Cooper Twin Peaks ABC
Edward Woodward Robert McCall The Equalizer CBS
1991
(43rd)
James Earl Jones Gabriel Bird Gabriel's Fire "Pilot"ABC
Scott BakulaSam BeckettQuantum Leap"Shock Theater: October 3, 1954"NBC
Michael Moriarty Benjamin Stone Law & Order "Indifference"
Peter FalkColumboColumbo"Columbo and the Murder of a Rock Star"ABC
Kyle MacLachlanDale CooperTwin Peaks"Episode 16"
1992
(44th)
Christopher Lloyd §Alistair Dimple Road to Avonlea "Another Point of View" Disney Channel
Kirk Douglas §General Kalthrob Tales from the Crypt "Yellow" HBO
Rob Morrow Joel Fleischman Northern Exposure "Jules et Joel"CBS
Scott BakulaSam BeckettQuantum Leap"Dreams: February 28, 1979"NBC
Harrison Page §Reverend Walters"Song for the Soul: April 7, 1963"
Michael MoriartyBenjamin StoneLaw & Order"The Wages of Love"
Sam Waterston Forrest Bedford I'll Fly Away "Hard Lessons Master Magician"
1993
(45th)
Tom Skerritt Jimmy Brock Picket Fences "High Tidings"CBS
Scott BakulaSam BeckettQuantum Leap"Lee Harvey Oswald: October 5, 1957-November 22, 1963"NBC
Michael MoriartyBenjamin StoneLaw & Order"Night and Fog"
Sam WaterstonForrest BedfordI'll Fly Away"All in the Life"
Rob MorrowJoel FleischmanNorthern Exposure"Kaddish for Uncle Manny"CBS
1994
(46th)
Dennis Franz Andy Sipowicz NYPD Blue "NYPD Lou"ABC
Michael MoriartyBenjamin StoneLaw & Order"Sanctuary"NBC
Tom SkerrittJimmy BrockPicket Fences"Dairy Queen"CBS
David Caruso John Kelly NYPD Blue"Pilot"ABC
Peter FalkColumboColumbo"It's All in the Game"
1995
(47th)
Mandy Patinkin Jeffrey Geiger Chicago Hope "Over the Rainbow"CBS
Dennis FranzAndy SipowiczNYPD Blue"A.D.A. Sipowicz"ABC
Jimmy Smits Bobby Simone "The Bookie and Kooky Cookie"
George Clooney Doug Ross ER "Long Day's Journey"NBC
Anthony Edwards Mark Greene "Love's Labor Lost"
1996
(48th)
Dennis FranzAndy SipowiczNYPD Blue"Closing Time"ABC
Andre Braugher Frank Pembleton Homicide: Life on the Street "For God and Country"NBC
George ClooneyDoug RossER"Hell and High Water"
Anthony EdwardsMark Greene"A Shift in the Night"
Jimmy SmitsBobby SimoneNYPD Blue"A Death in the Family"ABC
1997
(49th)
Dennis FranzAndy SipowiczNYPD Blue"Where's 'Swaldo?"ABC
David Duchovny Fox Mulder The X-Files "Small Potatoes" Fox
Anthony EdwardsMark GreeneER"Tribes"NBC
Sam Waterston Jack McCoy Law & Order"Mad Dog"
Jimmy SmitsBobby SimoneNYPD Blue"My Wild Irish Nose"ABC
1998
(50th)
Andre BraugherFrank PembletonHomicide: Life on the Street"Fallen Heroes, Part 2"NBC
David DuchovnyFox MulderThe X-Files"Redux II"Fox
Dennis FranzAndy SipowiczNYPD Blue"The One That Got Away"ABC
Jimmy SmitsBobby Simone"Lost Israel"
Anthony EdwardsMark GreeneER"Family Practice"NBC
1999
(51st)
Dennis FranzAndy SipowiczNYPD Blue"Safe Home"ABC
James Gandolfini Tony Soprano The Sopranos "The Sopranos"HBO
Dylan McDermott Bobby Donnell The Practice "Happily Ever After"ABC
Jimmy SmitsBobby SimoneNYPD Blue"Hearts and Souls"
Sam WaterstonJack McCoyLaw & Order"Sideshow"NBC

2000s

YearActorRoleProgramEpisode SubmissionsNetwork
2000
(52nd)
James Gandolfini Tony Soprano The Sopranos "The Happy Wanderer" HBO
Dennis Franz Andy Sipowicz NYPD Blue "The Last Round Up" ABC
Jerry Orbach Lennie Briscoe Law & Order "Marathon" NBC
Sam Waterston Jack McCoy "Killerz"
Martin Sheen Josiah Bartlet The West Wing "Take This Sabbath Day"
2001
(53rd)
James GandolfiniTony SopranoThe Sopranos"Amour Fou"HBO
Andre Braugher Dr. Ben Gideon Gideon's Crossing "The Lottery"ABC
Dennis FranzAndy SipowiczNYPD Blue"In the Wind"
Rob Lowe Sam Seaborn The West Wing"Somebody's Going to Emergency, Somebody's Going to Jail"NBC
Martin SheenJosiah Bartlet"Two Cathedrals"
2002
(54th)
Michael Chiklis Vic Mackey The Shield "Pilot" FX
Michael C. Hall David Fisher Six Feet Under "A Private Life"HBO
Peter Krause Nate Fisher "In the Game"
Martin SheenJosiah BartletThe West Wing"Night Five"NBC
Kiefer Sutherland Jack Bauer 24 "11:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m." Fox
2003
(55th)
James GandolfiniTony SopranoThe Sopranos"Whitecaps"HBO
Michael ChiklisVic MackeyThe Shield"Dominoes Falling"FX
Peter KrauseNate FisherSix Feet Under"The Secret"HBO
Martin SheenJosiah BartletThe West Wing"Twenty Five"NBC
Kiefer SutherlandJack Bauer24"Day 2: 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m."Fox
2004
(56th)
James Spader Alan Shore The Practice "Mr. Shore Goes to Town"ABC
James GandolfiniTony SopranoThe Sopranos"Where's Johnny?"HBO
Anthony LaPaglia Jack Malone Without a Trace CBS
Martin SheenJosiah BartletThe West Wing"Memorial Day"NBC
Kiefer SutherlandJack Bauer24"Day 3: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m."Fox
2005
(57th)
James SpaderAlan Shore Boston Legal "Death Be Not Proud"ABC
Hank Azaria Dr. Craig "Huff" Huffstodt Huff "Crazy Nuts & All Fucked Up" Showtime
Hugh Laurie Gregory House House "Detox"Fox
Kiefer SutherlandJack Bauer24"Day 4: 2:00 a.m. – 3:00 a.m."
Ian McShane Al Swearengen Deadwood "The Whores Can Come"HBO
2006
(58th)
Kiefer SutherlandJack Bauer24"Day 5: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m."Fox
Peter KrauseNate FisherSix Feet Under"Time Flies"HBO
Denis Leary Tommy Gavin Rescue Me "Justice"FX
Christopher Meloni Elliot Stabler Law & Order: Special Victims Unit "Ripped"NBC
Martin SheenJosiah BartletThe West Wing"Tomorrow"
2007
(59th)
James SpaderAlan ShoreBoston Legal"Angel of Death"ABC
James GandolfiniTony SopranoThe Sopranos"The Second Coming"HBO
Hugh LaurieGregory HouseHouse"Half-Wit"Fox
Kiefer SutherlandJack Bauer24"Day 6: 5:00 a.m. – 6:00 a.m."
Denis LearyTommy GavinRescue Me"Retards"FX
2008
(60th)
Bryan Cranston Walter White Breaking Bad "Pilot" AMC
Gabriel Byrne Paul Weston In Treatment "Week 4: Paul and Gina"HBO
Michael C. Hall Dexter Morgan Dexter "There's Something About Harry"Showtime
Jon Hamm Don Draper Mad Men "The Wheel"AMC
Hugh LaurieGregory HouseHouse"House's Head"Fox
James SpaderAlan ShoreBoston Legal"The Court Supreme"ABC
2009
(61st)
Bryan CranstonWalter WhiteBreaking Bad"Phoenix"AMC
Simon Baker Patrick Jane The Mentalist "Pilot"CBS
Gabriel ByrnePaul WestonIn Treatment"Week 4: Gina"HBO
Michael C. HallDexter MorganDexter"The Lion Sleeps Tonight"Showtime
Jon HammDon DraperMad Men"The Mountain King"AMC
Hugh LaurieGregory HouseHouse"Under My Skin"Fox

2010s

YearActorRoleProgramEpisode SubmissionsNetwork
2010
(62nd)
[2]
Bryan Cranston Walter White Breaking Bad "Full Measure" AMC
Kyle Chandler Eric Taylor Friday Night Lights "East of Dillon" DirecTV
Matthew Fox Jack Shephard Lost "The End" ABC
Michael C. Hall Dexter Morgan Dexter "The Getaway" Showtime
Jon Hamm Don Draper Mad Men "The Gypsy and the Hobo"AMC
Hugh Laurie Gregory House House "Broken" Fox
2011
(63rd)
[3]
Kyle Chandler Eric TaylorFriday Night Lights"Always"DirecTV
Steve Buscemi Nucky Thompson Boardwalk Empire "A Return to Normalcy" HBO
Michael C. HallDexter MorganDexter"Teenage Wasteland"Showtime
Jon HammDon DraperMad Men"The Suitcase"AMC
Hugh LaurieGregory HouseHouse"After Hours"Fox
Timothy Olyphant Raylan Givens Justified "Reckoning" FX
2012
(64th)
[4]
Damian Lewis Nicholas Brody Homeland "Marine One"Showtime
Hugh Bonneville Robert Crawley Downton Abbey "Episode Seven" PBS
Steve BuscemiNucky ThompsonBoardwalk Empire"Two Boats and a Lifeguard"HBO
Bryan CranstonWalter WhiteBreaking Bad"Crawl Space"AMC
Michael C. HallDexter MorganDexter"Nebraska"Showtime
Jon HammDon DraperMad Men"The Other Woman"AMC
2013
(65th)
[5]
Jeff Daniels Will McAvoy The Newsroom "We Just Decided To"HBO
Hugh BonnevilleRobert CrawleyDownton Abbey"Episode Five"PBS
Bryan CranstonWalter WhiteBreaking Bad"Say My Name"AMC
Jon HammDon DraperMad Men"In Care Of"
Damian LewisNicholas BrodyHomeland"Q&A"Showtime
Kevin Spacey Frank Underwood House of Cards "Chapter 1" Netflix
2014
(66th)
[6]
Bryan CranstonWalter WhiteBreaking Bad"Ozymandias"AMC
Jeff DanielsWill McAvoyThe Newsroom"Election Night, Part II"HBO
Jon HammDon DraperMad Men"The Strategy"AMC
Woody Harrelson Martin Hart True Detective "The Locked Room"HBO
Matthew McConaughey Rust Cohle "Form and Void"
Kevin Spacey Frank Underwood House of Cards "Chapter 26"Netflix
2015
(67th)
[7]
Jon HammDon DraperMad Men"Person to Person"AMC
Kyle Chandler John Rayburn Bloodline "Part 12"Netflix
Jeff DanielsWill McAvoyThe Newsroom"What Kind of Day Has It Been"HBO
Bob Odenkirk Jimmy McGill Better Call Saul "Pimento"AMC
Liev Schreiber Ray Donovan Ray Donovan "Walk This Way"Showtime
Kevin Spacey Frank Underwood House of Cards "Chapter 32"Netflix
2016
(68th)
[8]
Rami Malek Elliot Alderson Mr. Robot "eps1.0 hellofriend.mov" USA
Kyle Chandler John Rayburn Bloodline "Part 23"Netflix
Bob Odenkirk Jimmy McGill Better Call Saul "Klick"AMC
Matthew Rhys Philip Jennings The Americans "The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears"FX
Liev Schreiber Ray Donovan Ray Donovan "Exsuscito"Showtime
Kevin Spacey Frank Underwood House of Cards "Chapter 52"Netflix
2017
(69th)
[9]
Sterling K. Brown Randall Pearson This Is Us "Memphis" NBC
Anthony Hopkins Dr. Robert Ford Westworld "The Bicameral Mind"HBO
Bob Odenkirk Jimmy McGill Better Call Saul "Expenses"AMC
Matthew Rhys Philip Jennings The Americans "Crossbreed"FX
Liev Schreiber Ray Donovan Ray Donovan "Rattus Rattus"Showtime
Kevin Spacey Frank Underwood House of Cards "Chapter 53"Netflix
Milo Ventimiglia Jack Pearson This Is Us "Moonshadow"NBC
2018
(70th)
[10]
Matthew Rhys Philip Jennings The Americans "START"FX
Jason Bateman Martin "Marty" Byrde Ozark "The Toll"Netflix
Sterling K. Brown Randall Pearson This Is Us "Number Three"NBC
Milo Ventimiglia Jack Pearson"The Car"
Ed Harris The Man in Black / William Westworld "Vanishing Point"HBO
Jeffrey Wright Bernard Lowe"The Passenger"
2019
(71st)
Billy Porter Pray Tell Pose "Love Is the Message"FX
Jason Bateman Martin "Marty" Byrde Ozark "Reparations"Netflix
Sterling K. Brown Randall Pearson This Is Us "R & B"NBC
Milo Ventimiglia Jack Pearson"Sometimes"
Kit Harington Jon Snow Game of Thrones "The Iron Throne"HBO
Bob Odenkirk Jimmy McGill Better Call Saul "Winner"AMC

2020s

YearActorRoleProgramEpisode SubmissionsNetwork
2020
(72nd)
[11]
Jeremy Strong Kendall Roy Succession "This Is Not for Tears" HBO
Jason Bateman Marty Byrde Ozark "Su Casa Es Mi Casa" Netflix
Sterling K. Brown Randall Pearson This Is Us "After the Fire" NBC
Steve Carell Mitch Kessler The Morning Show "Lonely at the Top" Apple TV+
Brian Cox Logan Roy Succession "Hunting"HBO
Billy Porter Pray Tell Pose "Love's in Need of Love Today" FX
2021
(73rd)
[12]
Josh O'Connor Charles, Prince of Wales The Crown "Terra Nullius" Netflix
Sterling K. Brown Randall Pearson This Is Us "Forty: Part 2"NBC
Jonathan Majors Atticus Freeman Lovecraft Country "Sundown"HBO
Matthew Rhys Perry Mason Perry Mason "Chapter 8"
Regé-Jean Page Simon Bassett Bridgerton "Art of the Swoon"Netflix
Billy Porter Pray Tell Pose "Take Me To Church"FX
2022
(74th)
[13]
Lee Jung-jae Seong Gi-hun Squid Game "Gganbu"Netflix
Jason Bateman Marty Byrde Ozark "Pound of Flesh and Still Kickin’"Netflix
Brian Cox Logan Roy Succession "All the Bells Say" HBO
Bob Odenkirk Jimmy McGill / Saul Goodman Better Call Saul "Plan and Execution" AMC
Adam Scott Mark Scout Severance "Good News About Hell" Apple TV+
Jeremy Strong Kendall RoySuccession"Too Much Birthday"HBO

Programs with multiple wins

Programs with multiple nominations

Performers with multiple wins

Performers with multiple nominations

Superlatives

SuperlativePerformerProgramYearAge
Oldest Winner Richard Kiley A Year in the Life 1988
(40th)
66
Oldest Nominee Anthony Hopkins Westworld 2017
(69th)
79
Youngest Winner Richard Thomas The Waltons 1973
(25th)
21
Youngest Nominee

See also

Notes

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Early Emmy ceremonies did not have genre specific acting categories
  2. Originally titled "Make Room for Daddy", where the series was nominated twice.

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This is a list of winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. Prior to 1989, the category was not gender-specific, and, thus, was called Outstanding Guest Performer in a Comedy Series. It is given in honor to an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a guest-starring role in a television comedy series. The current recipient is Laurie Metcalf for Hacks. Since the category change in 1989, a total of 31 actresses were awarded for their performances. The most awarded actress is Cloris Leachman, with 3 wins, followed by Tina Fey, Colleen Dewhurst, Kathryn Joosten, Jean Smart, Tracey Ullman, Betty White, and Maya Rudolph, with 2 wins. These awards, like the other "Guest" awards, were previously not presented at the Primetime Emmy Award ceremony, but, rather, at the Creative Arts Emmy Award ceremony.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series</span> Award for lead actress in a television drama series

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series is an award presented annually by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). It is given in honor of an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role on a television drama series for the primetime network season.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie</span> Television awards for Best Actress

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie is an award presented annually by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). It is given in honor of an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a leading role on a television limited series or television movie for the primetime network season.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie</span> Primetime Emmy Award

This is a list of winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series</span> Primetime Emmy Award

This is a list of winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. In early Primetime Emmy Award ceremonies, the supporting categories were not always genre-, or even gender-, specific. Beginning with the 22nd Primetime Emmy Awards, supporting actresses in drama have competed alone. However, these dramatic performances often included actresses from miniseries, telefilms, and guest performers competing against main cast competitors. Such instances are marked below:

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie</span>

This is a list of winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. Before 1975, supporting actors featured in a miniseries or movie were included in categories such as comedy or drama. From 1975 to 1978, the award was called Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Special. Despite the category's name, actors appearing in many episodes of a miniseries were included. In 1979, the award was named Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Special. The award was renamed again in 1986, in Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special. By 1998, the award was renamed Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie</span>

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie is an award presented annually by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). It is given in honor of an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a supporting role on a television limited series or television movie for the primetime network season.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series</span> Annual award

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series is an award presented annually by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). It is given in honor of an actor who has delivered an outstanding performance in a guest starring role on a television drama series for the primetime network season.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series</span> Award

This is a list of winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. In early Primetime Emmy Award ceremonies, the supporting categories were not always genre, or even gender, specific. Beginning with the 22nd Primetime Emmy Awards, supporting actors in drama have competed alone. However, these dramatic performances often included actors from miniseries, telefilms, and guest performers competing against main cast competitors. Such instances are marked below:

The Primetime Emmy Awards – part of a wide range of Emmy Awards – are bestowed by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), in recognition of excellence in U.S. American primetime television programming. The award categories are divided into three classes: the regular Primetime Emmy Awards, the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards to honor technical and other similar behind-the-scenes achievements, and the Primetime Engineering Emmy Awards for recognizing significant contributions to the engineering and technological aspects of television. First given out in 1949, the award was originally referred to as simply the "Emmy Award" until the International Emmy Award and the Daytime Emmy Award were created in the early 1970s to expand the Emmy to other sectors of the television industry.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series</span> Emmy award

The Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series is an award presented annually by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). It is given in honor of an actress who has delivered an outstanding performance in a guest starring role on a television drama series for the primetime network season.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">67th Primetime Emmy Awards</span> Primetime Emmy Award annual ceremony

The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards honored the best in U.S. prime time television programming from June 1, 2014 until May 31, 2015, as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The ceremony was held on Sunday, September 20, 2015 at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California, and was broadcast in the U.S. by Fox. Andy Samberg hosted the show for the first time. The nominations were announced on July 16, 2015.

The Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series was an award presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) and Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS).

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