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
Ed Wynn1950actor
Milton Berle1950actor
Alan Young1951actor
Gertrude Berg1951actress
Imogene Coca1952actress
Red Skelton1952actor
Sid Caesar1952actor
Helen Hayes1953actress
Jimmy Durante1953actor
Lucille Ball1953actress
Thomas Mitchell1953actor
Donald O'Connor1954actorColgate Comedy Hour
Eve Arden1954actressOur Miss Brooks
Danny Thomas1955actorMake Room for Daddy
Loretta Young1955actressThe Loretta Young Show
Lucille Ball1956actressI Love Lucy
Phil Silvers1956actorThe Phil Silvers Show
Loretta Young1957actressThe Loretta Young Show
Nanette Fabray1957actressCaesar's Hour(Ruby, Bernadette, Theresa)
Robert Young1957actorFather Knows Best
Sid Caesar1957actorCaesar's Hour
Jane Wyatt1958actressFather Knows Best
Polly Bergen1958actressThe Helen Morgan Story(Nellie, Paulina)
Robert Young1958actorFather Knows Best
Jack Benny1959actorThe Jack Benny Show
Jane Wyatt1959actressFather Knows Best
Loretta Young1959actressThe Loretta Young Show
Raymond Burr1959actorPerry Mason
Jane Wyatt1960actressFather Knows Best
Robert Stack1960actorThe Untouchables
Barbara Stanwyck1961actressThe Barbara Stanwyck Show
Raymond Burr1961actorPerry Mason
E. G. Marshall1962actorThe Defenders
Shirley Booth1962actressHazel
Jack Klugman1963actorThe Defenders
Shirley Booth1963actressHazel
Dick Van Dyke1964actorThe Dick Van Dyke Show
Mary Tyler Moore1964actressThe Dick Van Dyke Show
Dick Van Dyke1965actorThe Dick Van Dyke Show
Barbara Stanwyck1966actressThe Big Valley
Bill Cosby1966actorI Spy
Dick Van Dyke1966actorThe Dick Van Dyke Show
Mary Tyler Moore1966actressThe Dick Van Dyke Show
Barbara Bain1967actressMission: Impossible
Bill Cosby1967actorI Spy
Don Adams1967actorGet Smart
Lucille Ball1967actressThe Lucy Show
Barbara Bain1968actressMission: Impossible
Bill Cosby1968actorI Spy
Don Adams1968actorGet Smart
Lucille Ball1968actressThe Lucy Show
Barbara Bain1969actressMission: Impossible
Carl Betz1969actorJudd for the Defense
Don Adams1969actorGet Smart
Hope Lange1969actressThe Ghost & Mrs. Muir
Hope Lange1970actressThe Ghost & Mrs. Muir
Robert Young1970actorMarcus Welby, M.D.
Susan Hampshire1970actressThe Forsyte Saga
William Windom1970actorMy World and Welcome to It
Hal Holbrook1971actorThe Bold Ones: The Senator(Harold, Rowe)
Jack Klugman1971actorThe Odd Couple
Jean Stapleton1971actressAll in the Family
Susan Hampshire1971actressThe First Churchills (Masterpiece Theatre)
Carroll O'Connor1972actorAll in the Family
Glenda Jackson1972actressElizabeth R, (Masterpiece Theatre)
Jean Stapleton1972actressAll in the Family
Peter Falk1972actorColumbo
Jack Klugman1973actorThe Odd Couple
Mary Tyler Moore1973actressThe Mary Tyler Moore Show
Michael Learned1973actressThe Waltons
Richard Thomas1973actorThe Waltons
Alan Alda1974actorM*A*S*H
Mary Tyler Moore1974actressThe Mary Tyler Moore Show
Michael Learned1974actressThe Waltons
Telly Savalas1974actorKojak
Jean Marsh1975actressUpstairs, Downstairs (Masterpiece Theatre)
Robert Blake1975actorBaretta(Michael, James, Vincenzo)
Tony Randall1975actorThe Odd Couple
Valerie Harper1975actressRhoda
Jack Albertson1976actorChico and the Man
Mary Tyler Moore1976actressThe Mary Tyler Moore Show
Michael Learned1976actressThe Waltons
Peter Falk1976actorColumbo
Bea Arthur1977actressMaude(Beatrice, Bernice)
Carroll O'Connor1977actorAll in the Family
James Garner1977actorThe Rockford Files
Lindsay Wagner1977actressThe Bionic Woman
Carroll O'Connor1978actorAll in the Family
Ed Asner1978actorLou Grant
Jean Stapleton1978actressAll in the Family
Sada Thompson1978actressFamily
Carroll O'Connor1979actorAll in the Family
Mariette Hartley1979actressThe Incredible Hulk
Ron Leibman1979actorKaz
Ruth Gordon1979actressTaxi
Barbara Bel Geddes1980actressDallas
Cathryn Damon1980actressSoap
Ed Asner1980actorLou Grant
Powers Boothe1980actorGuyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones(Allen)
Richard Mulligan1980actorSoap
Barbara Babcock1981actressHill Street Blues
Daniel J. Travanti1981actorHill Street Blues
Isabel Sanford1981actressThe Jeffersons
Judd Hirsch1981actorTaxi
Alan Alda1982actorM*A*S*H
Carol Kane1982actressTaxi
Daniel J. Travanti1982actorHill Street Blues
Michael Learned1982actressNurse
Ed Flanders1983actorSt. Elsewhere
Judd Hirsch1983actorTaxi
Shelley Long1983actressCheers
Tyne Daly1983actressCagney & Lacey
Jane Curtin1984actressKate & Allie
John Ritter1984actorThree's Company
Judi Evans1984actressGuiding Light
Tom Selleck1984actorMagnum, P.I.
Tyne Daly1984actressCagney & Lacey
Jane Curtin1985actressKate & Allie
Robert Guillaume1985actorBenson
Tyne Daly1985actressCagney & Lacey
William Daniels1985actorSt. Elsewhere
Betty White1986actressThe Golden Girls(Marion)
Michael J. Fox1986actorFamily Ties
Sharon Gless1986actressCagney & Lacey
William Daniels1986actorSt. Elsewhere
Bruce Willis1987actorMoonlighting
Michael J. Fox1987actorFamily Ties
Rue McClanahan1987actressThe Golden Girls(Eddi)
Sharon Gless1987actressCagney & Lacey
Bea Arthur1988actressThe Golden Girls(Beatrice, Bernice)
Michael J. Fox1988actorFamily Ties
Richard Kiley1988actorA Year in the Life
Tyne Daly1988actressCagney & Lacey
Candice Bergen1989actressMurphy Brown
Carroll O'Connor1989actorIn the Heat of the Night
Dana Delany1989actressChina Beach
Richard Mulligan1989actorEmpty Nest
Candice Bergen1990actressMurphy Brown
Marg Helgenberger1990actressChina Beach(Mary)
Patricia Wettig1990actressthirtysomething
Peter Falk1990actorColumbo
Ted Danson1990actorCheers
Burt Reynolds1991actorEvening Shade(Burton, Leon)
James Earl Jones1991actorGabriel's Fire
Kirstie Alley1991actressCheers(Louise)
Patricia Wettig1991actressthirtysomething
Ruby Dee1991actressDecoration Day
Candice Bergen1992actressMurphy Brown
Christopher Lloyd1992actorAvonlea
Craig T. Nelson1992actorCoach(Theodore)
Dana Delany1992actressChina Beach
Chad Lowe1993actorLife Goes On(Charles, Conrad)
Kathy Baker1993actressPicket Fences
Roseanne Barr1993actressRoseanne
Ted Danson1993actorCheers
Tom Skerritt1993actorPicket Fences
Candice Bergen1994actressMurphy Brown
Dennis Franz1994actorNYPD Blue
Kelsey Grammer1994actorFrasier
Sela Ward1994actressSisters
Candice Bergen1995actressMurphy Brown
Kathy Baker1995actressPicket Fences
Kelsey Grammer1995actorFrasier
Mandy Patinkin1995actorChicago Hope
Alan Rickman1996actorRasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny(Sidney, Patrick)
Dennis Franz1996actorNYPD Blue
Helen Hunt1996actressMad About You
John Lithgow1996actor3rd Rock from the Sun
Kathy Baker1996actressPicket Fences
Dennis Franz1997actorNYPD Blue
Gillian Anderson1997actressThe X-Files
Helen Hunt1997actressMad About You
John Lithgow1997actor3rd Rock from the Sun
Andre Braugher1998actorHomicide: Life on the Street
Christine Lahti1998actressChicago Hope
Helen Hunt1998actressMad About You
Kelsey Grammer1998actorFrasier
Debra Monk1999actressNYPD Blue
Dennis Franz1999actorNYPD Blue
Edie Falco1999actressThe Sopranos
Helen Hunt1999actressMad About You
John Lithgow1999actor3rd Rock from the Sun
James Gandolfini2000actorThe Sopranos
Michael J. Fox2000actorSpin City
Patricia Heaton2000actressEverybody Loves Raymond
Sela Ward2000actressOnce and Again
Edie Falco2001actressThe Sopranos
Eric McCormack2001actorWill & Grace
James Gandolfini2001actorThe Sopranos
Patricia Heaton2001actressEverybody Loves Raymond
Tammy Blanchard2001actressLife with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows
Allison Janney2002actressThe West Wing
Jennifer Aniston2002actressFriends
Michael Chiklis2002actorThe Shield
Ray Romano2002actorEverybody Loves Raymond
Debra Messing2003actressWill & Grace
Edie Falco2003actressThe Sopranos
James Gandolfini2003actorThe Sopranos
Tony Shalhoub2003actorMonk
Allison Janney2004actressThe West Wing
James Spader2004actorThe Practice
Kelsey Grammer2004actorFrasier
Sarah Jessica Parker2004actressSex and the City
Felicity Huffman2005actressDesperate Housewives
James Spader2005actorBoston Legal
Patricia Arquette2005actressMedium
Tony Shalhoub2005actorMonk
Christian Clemenson2006actorBoston Legal(Dayton)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus2006actressThe New Adventures of Old Christine
Kiefer Sutherland2006actor24
Mariska Hargitay2006actressLaw & Order: Special Victims Unit
Tony Shalhoub2006actorMonk
America Ferrera2007actressUgly Betty
James Spader2007actorBoston Legal
Ricky Gervais2007actorExtras
Sally Field2007actressBrothers & Sisters
Alec Baldwin2008actor30 Rock
Bryan Cranston2008actorBreaking Bad
Glenn Close2008actressDamages
Shohreh Aghdashloo2008actressHouse of Saddam
Tina Fey2008actress30 Rock(Elizabeth, Stamatina)
Željko Ivanek2008actorDamages
Alec Baldwin2009actor30 Rock
Bryan Cranston2009actorBreaking Bad
Glenn Close2009actressDamages
Toni Collette2009actressUnited States of Tara
Bryan Cranston2010actorBreaking Bad
Edie Falco2010actressNurse Jackie
Jim Parsons2010actorThe Big Bang Theory
Kyra Sedgwick2010actressThe Closer
Jim Parsons2011actorThe Big Bang Theory
Julianna Margulies2011actressThe Good Wife
Kyle Chandler2011actorFriday Night Lights
Melissa McCarthy2011actressMike and Molly
Claire Danes2012actressHomeland
Damian Lewis2012actorHomeland
Jon Cryer2012actorTwo and a Half Men
Julia Louis-Dreyfus2012actressVeep
Claire Danes2013actressHomeland
Jeff Daniels2013actorThe Newsroom
Jim Parsons2013actorThe Big Bang Theory
Julia Louis-Dreyfus2013actressVeep
Bryan Cranston2014actorBreaking Bad
Jim Parsons2014actorThe Big Bang Theory
Julia Louis-Dreyfus2014actressVeep
Julianna Margulies2014actressThe Good Wife
Jeffrey Tambor2015actorTransparent
Jon Hamm2015actorMad Men
Julia Louis-Dreyfus2015actressVeep
Viola Davis2015actressHow to Get Away with Murder
Jeffrey Tambor2016actorTransparent
Julia Louis-Dreyfus2016actressVeep
Rami Malek2016actorMr. Robot(Said)
Tatiana Maslany2016actressOrphan Black
Donald Glover2017actorAtlanta
Elisabeth Moss2017actressThe Handmaid's Tale
Julia Louis-Dreyfus2017actressVeep
Sterling K. Brown2017actorThe People v. O. J. Simpson(Kelby)
Bill Hader2018actorBarry
Claire Foy2018actressThe Crown(Elizabeth)
Matthew Rhys2018actorThe Americans
Rachel Brosnahan2018actressThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Bill Hader2019actorBarry
Billy Porter2019actorPose
Jodie Comer2019actressKilling Eve
Phoebe Waller-Bridge2019actressFleabag
Catherine O'Hara2020actressSchitt's Creek(Anne)
Eugene Levy2020actorSchitt's Creek
Jeremy Strong2020actorSuccession
Zendaya Coleman2020actressEuphoria(Maree)
Jason Sudeikis2021actorTed Lasso
Jean Smart2021actressHacks
Josh O'Connor2021actorThe Crown
Olivia Colman2021actressThe Crown(Sarah, Caroline)