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 (who could break an Emmy record on Sunday night with a win for outstanding lead actress in a comedy).
Louis-Dreyfus is the favourite once again for her role on HBO’s Veep. Her win would put her in a tie with Cloris Leachman for eight Emmy wins as a performer. She already has the record for most overall.
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:
10. Kelsey Grammer — 5 wins and 17 nominations
Winning performances: Frasier, The Simpsons
9. Betty White — 5 wins and 21 nominations
Winning performances: The Golden Girls, Saturday Night Live, The John Larroquette Show
8. Art Carney — 6 wins and 12 nominations
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Winning performances: The Honeymooners, The Jackie Gleeson Show
7. Bryan Cranston — 6 wins and 14 nominations
Winning performances: Breaking Bad
6. Tyne Daly — 6 wins and 16 nominations
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Winning performances: Judging Amy, Christy, Cagney & Lacey
5. Alan Alda — 6 wins and 34 nominations
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Winning performances: M*A*S*H, The West Wing
4. Ed Asner — 7 wins and 10 nominations
Winning performances: The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Roots, Lou Grant
3. Mary Tyler Moore — 7 wins and 15 nominations
Winning performances: The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Stolen Babies
2. Cloris Leachman — 8 wins and 22 nominations
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Winning performances: The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Promised Land, Malcolm in the Middle
1. Julia Louis Dreyfus — 9 wins and 24 nominations
Winning performances: Seinfeld, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Veep
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