Emmy Award Winners

The Emmy Awards have been given out annually by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences since 1949. They are only awarded for American television programming. Included in this list are the winners of the Lead Actors and Lead Actresses categories. Some winners for Directing may also be included.
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NameYearCategoryShowOther Names
Shirley Dinsdale1949actress
Milton Berle1950actor
Ed Wynn1950actor
Gertrude Berg1951actress
Alan Young1951actor
Sid Caesar1952actor
Imogene Coca1952actress
Red Skelton1952actor
Lucille Ball1953actress
Jimmy Durante1953actor
Helen Hayes1953actress
Thomas Mitchell1953actor
Eve Arden1954actressOur Miss Brooks
Donald O'Connor1954actorColgate Comedy Hour
Danny Thomas1955actorMake Room for Daddy
Loretta Young1955actressThe Loretta Young Show
Lucille Ball1956actressI Love Lucy
Phil Silvers1956actorThe Phil Silvers Show
Sid Caesar1957actorCaesar's Hour
Nanette Fabray1957actressCaesar's Hour
Loretta Young1957actressThe Loretta Young Show
Robert Young1957actorFather Knows Best
Polly Bergen1958actressThe Helen Morgan Story(Burgin)
Jane Wyatt1958actressFather Knows Best
Robert Young1958actorFather Knows Best
Jack Benny1959actorThe Jack Benny Show
Raymond Burr1959actorPerry Mason
Jane Wyatt1959actressFather Knows Best
Loretta Young1959actressThe Loretta Young Show
Robert Stack1960actorThe Untouchables
Jane Wyatt1960actressFather Knows Best
Raymond Burr1961actorPerry Mason
Barbara Stanwyck1961actressThe Barbara Stanwyck Show
Shirley Booth1962actressHazel
E. G. Marshall1962actorThe Defenders
Shirley Booth1963actressHazel
Jack Klugman1963actorThe Defenders
Mary Tyler Moore1964actressThe Dick Van Dyke Show
Dick Van Dyke1964actorThe Dick Van Dyke Show
Dick Van Dyke1965actorThe Dick Van Dyke Show
Bill Cosby1966actorI Spy
Mary Tyler Moore1966actressThe Dick Van Dyke Show
Barbara Stanwyck1966actressThe Big Valley
Dick Van Dyke1966actorThe Dick Van Dyke Show
Don Adams1967actorGet Smart
Barbara Bain1967actressMission: Impossible
Lucille Ball1967actressThe Lucy Show
Bill Cosby1967actorI Spy
Don Adams1968actorGet Smart
Barbara Bain1968actressMission: Impossible
Lucille Ball1968actressThe Lucy Show
Bill Cosby1968actorI Spy
Don Adams1969actorGet Smart
Barbara Bain1969actressMission: Impossible
Carl Betz1969actorJudd for the Defense
Hope Lange1969actressThe Ghost & Mrs. Muir
Susan Hampshire1970actressThe Forsyte Saga
Hope Lange1970actressThe Ghost & Mrs. Muir
William Windom1970actorMy World and Welcome to It
Robert Young1970actorMarcus Welby, M.D.
Susan Hampshire1971actressThe First Churchills (Masterpiece Theatre)
Hal Holbrook1971actorThe Bold Ones: The Senator
Jack Klugman1971actorThe Odd Couple
Jean Stapleton1971actressAll in the Family
Peter Falk1972actorColumbo
Glenda Jackson1972actressElizabeth R, (Masterpiece Theatre)
Carroll O'Connor1972actorAll in the Family
Jean Stapleton1972actressAll in the Family
Jack Klugman1973actorThe Odd Couple
Michael Learned1973actressThe Waltons
Mary Tyler Moore1973actressThe Mary Tyler Moore Show
Richard Thomas1973actorThe Waltons
Alan Alda1974actorM*A*S*H
Michael Learned1974actressThe Waltons
Mary Tyler Moore1974actressThe Mary Tyler Moore Show
Telly Savalas1974actorKojak
Robert Blake1975actorBaretta
Valerie Harper1975actressRhoda
Jean Marsh1975actressUpstairs, Downstairs (Masterpiece Theatre)
Tony Randall1975actorThe Odd Couple
Jack Albertson1976actorChico and the Man
Peter Falk1976actorColumbo
Michael Learned1976actressThe Waltons
Mary Tyler Moore1976actressThe Mary Tyler Moore Show
Bea Arthur1977actressMaude
James Garner1977actorThe Rockford Files
Carroll O'Connor1977actorAll in the Family
Lindsay Wagner1977actressThe Bionic Woman
Ed Asner1978actorLou Grant
Carroll O'Connor1978actorAll in the Family
Jean Stapleton1978actressAll in the Family
Sada Thompson1978actressFamily
Ruth Gordon1979actressTaxi
Mariette Hartley1979actressThe Incredible Hulk
Ron Leibman1979actorKaz
Carroll O'Connor1979actorAll in the Family
Ed Asner1980actorLou Grant
Barbara Bel Geddes1980actressDallas
Powers Boothe1980actorGuyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones
Cathryn Damon1980actressSoap
Richard Mulligan1980actorSoap
Barbara Babcock1981actressHill Street Blues
Judd Hirsch1981actorTaxi
Isabel Sanford1981actressThe Jeffersons
Daniel J. Travanti1981actorHill Street Blues
Alan Alda1982actorM*A*S*H
Carol Kane1982actressTaxi
Michael Learned1982actressNurse
Daniel J. Travanti1982actorHill Street Blues
Tyne Daly1983actressCagney & Lacey
Ed Flanders1983actorSt. Elsewhere
Judd Hirsch1983actorTaxi
Shelley Long1983actressCheers
Jane Curtin1984actressKate & Allie
Tyne Daly1984actressCagney & Lacey
Judi Evans1984actressGuiding Light
John Ritter1984actorThree's Company
Tom Selleck1984actorMagnum, P.I.
Jane Curtin1985actressKate & Allie
Tyne Daly1985actressCagney & Lacey
William Daniels1985actorSt. Elsewhere
Robert Guillaume1985actorBenson
William Daniels1986actorSt. Elsewhere
Michael J. Fox1986actorFamily Ties
Sharon Gless1986actressCagney & Lacey
Betty White1986actressThe Golden Girls
Michael J. Fox1987actorFamily Ties
Sharon Gless1987actressCagney & Lacey
Rue McClanahan1987actressThe Golden Girls
Bruce Willis1987actorMoonlighting
Bea Arthur1988actressThe Golden Girls
Tyne Daly1988actressCagney & Lacey
Michael J. Fox1988actorFamily Ties
Richard Kiley1988actorA Year in the Life
Candice Bergen1989actressMurphy Brown
Dana Delany1989actressChina Beach
Richard Mulligan1989actorEmpty Nest
Carroll O'Connor1989actorIn the Heat of the Night
Candice Bergen1990actressMurphy Brown
Ted Danson1990actorCheers
Peter Falk1990actorColumbo
Marg Helgenberger1990actressChina Beach
Patricia Wettig1990actressthirtysomething
Kirstie Alley1991actressCheers
Ruby Dee1991actressDecoration Day
James Earl Jones1991actorGabriel's Fire
Burt Reynolds1991actorEvening Shade
Patricia Wettig1991actressthirtysomething
Candice Bergen1992actressMurphy Brown
Dana Delany1992actressChina Beach
Christopher Lloyd1992actorAvonlea
Craig T. Nelson1992actorCoach
Kathy Baker1993actressPicket Fences
Roseanne Barr1993actressRoseanne
Ted Danson1993actorCheers
Chad Lowe1993actorLife Goes On
Tom Skerritt1993actorPicket Fences
Candice Bergen1994actressMurphy Brown
Dennis Franz1994actorNYPD Blue
Kelsey Grammer1994actorFrasier
Sela Ward1994actressSisters
Kathy Baker1995actressPicket Fences
Candice Bergen1995actressMurphy Brown
Kelsey Grammer1995actorFrasier
Mandy Patinkin1995actorChicago Hope
Kathy Baker1996actressPicket Fences
Dennis Franz1996actorNYPD Blue
Helen Hunt1996actressMad About You
John Lithgow1996actor3rd Rock from the Sun
Alan Rickman1996actorRasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny
Gillian Anderson1997actressThe X-Files
Dennis Franz1997actorNYPD Blue
Helen Hunt1997actressMad About You
John Lithgow1997actor3rd Rock from the Sun
Andre Braugher1998actorHomicide: Life on the Street
Kelsey Grammer1998actorFrasier
Helen Hunt1998actressMad About You
Christine Lahti1998actressChicago Hope
Edie Falco1999actressThe Sopranos
Dennis Franz1999actorNYPD Blue
Helen Hunt1999actressMad About You
John Lithgow1999actor3rd Rock from the Sun
Michael J. Fox2000actorSpin City
James Gandolfini2000actorThe Sopranos
Patricia Heaton2000actressEverybody Loves Raymond
Sela Ward2000actressOnce and Again
Tammy Blanchard2001actressLife with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows
Edie Falco2001actressThe Sopranos
James Gandolfini2001actorThe Sopranos
Patricia Heaton2001actressEverybody Loves Raymond
Eric McCormack2001actorWill & Grace
Jennifer Aniston2002actressFriends
Michael Chiklis2002actorThe Shield
Allison Janney2002actressThe West Wing
Ray Romano2002actorEverybody Loves Raymond
Edie Falco2003actressThe Sopranos
James Gandolfini2003actorThe Sopranos
Debra Messing2003actressWill & Grace
Tony Shalhoub2003actorMonk
Kelsey Grammer2004actorFrasier
Allison Janney2004actressThe West Wing
Sarah Jessica Parker2004actressSex and the City
James Spader2004actorThe Practice
Patricia Arquette2005actressMedium
Felicity Huffman2005actressDesperate Housewives
Tony Shalhoub2005actorMonk
James Spader2005actorBoston Legal
Mariska Hargitay2006actressLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit
Julia Louis-Dreyfus2006actressThe New Adventures of Old Christine
Tony Shalhoub2006actorMonk
Kiefer Sutherland2006actor24
America Ferrera2007actressUgly Betty
Sally Field2007actressBrothers & Sisters
Ricky Gervais2007actorExtras
James Spader2007actorBoston Legal
Shohreh Aghdashloo2008actressHouse of Saddam
Alec Baldwin2008actor30 Rock
Glenn Close2008actressDamages
Bryan Cranston2008actorBreaking Bad
Tina Fey2008actress30 Rock
Željko Ivanek2008actorDamages
Alec Baldwin2009actor30 Rock
Glenn Close2009actressDamages
Toni Collette2009actressUnited States of Tara
Bryan Cranston2009actorBreaking Bad
Bryan Cranston2010actorBreaking Bad
Edie Falco2010actressNurse Jackie
Jim Parsons2010actorThe Big Bang Theory
Kyra Sedgwick2010actressThe Closer
Kyle Chandler2011actorFriday Night Lights
Julianna Margulies2011actressThe Good Wife
Melissa McCarthy2011actressMike and Molly
Jim Parsons2011actorThe Big Bang Theory
Jon Cryer2012actorTwo and a Half Men
Claire Danes2012actressHomeland
Damian Lewis2012actorHomeland
Julia Louis-Dreyfus2012actressVeep
Claire Danes2013actressHomeland
Jeff Daniels2013actorThe Newsroom
Julia Louis-Dreyfus2013actressVeep
Jim Parsons2013actorThe Big Bang Theory
Bryan Cranston2014actorBreaking Bad
Julia Louis-Dreyfus2014actressVeep
Julianna Margulies2014actressThe Good Wife
Jim Parsons2014actorThe Big Bang Theory
Viola Davis2015actressHow to Get Away with Murder
Jon Hamm2015actorMad Men
Julia Louis-Dreyfus2015actressVeep
Jeffrey Tambor2015actorTransparent
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