The Emmys are pretty much the Oscars for television. Winning an Emmy is the biggest award an actor can win for their work on the small screen.
And when there’s a show or a performance Emmy voters love, it often gets multiple nominations and wins.
We collected a list of the actors with the most Emmys, from Mary Tyler Moore to Bryan Cranston to Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Louis-Dreyfus is in a tie with Cloris Leachman for eight Emmy wins as a performer, and she already has the record for most overall when including her awards as a producer. „Veep“ didn’t air its final season this TV season, so she’s not up for another Emmy on Monday night. But she will likely win and break another record next year.
The total Emmy wins listed aren’t exclusively for performances: some on this list have won for writing, directing, or producing — Bryan Cranston was a producer on „Breaking Bad,“ Julia Louis-Dreyfus is an executive producer for „Veep“ — but the majority of the Emmys are for acting.
Here are the actors who have the most Emmy awards:
17. Honorable mention: Angela Lansbury — 0 wins and 17 nominations
Lansbury has been nominated for seventeen Emmys without a win, including twelve consecutive nominations for every season of „Murder, She Wrote.“ One day!
16. Don Knotts — 5 wins and 5 nominations (perfect record)
Winning performances: „The Andy Griffith Show“
15. John Larroquette — 5 wins and 7 nominations
Winning performances: „The Practice,“ „Night Court“
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