Who’s Winning? A Look at 63 Years of the Emmy Awards by the Numbers

You can size up the Emmy’s by a number of factors from who’s been nominated and who’s won the most by viewing this infographic below. Or take a deeper dive into the annual event that has fascinated TV viewers for more than six decades.

Emmys 2011

Emmys 2011

Read between the lines and consider this…

How many Emmy’s are going to “Cable” and “smaller” audiences? 

Did you know that the Emmy’s consider the content – not the platform. They have said that the greatest growth they’ve seen is with short-form web content and they have a category for it. So when you’re looking to the future and see more series that start online and move to Cable or TV, think about in 3 years when it will all be served up on the same medium and it will be the size of the audience that gets measured accurately.

Look at the size of the audience that Mad Men has… and compare it to traditional audience sizes. Size does not matter – the quality of the story does.

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Here are some fascinating numbers to compare 2010-2011

NON-CABLE NOMINATIONS AND WINS

2011                                                                       2010

ABC – 40 nominations                                   ABC – 63 nominations, 18 wins (includes juried wins)

CBS – 50 nominations                                    CBS – 57 nominations, 10 wins

FOX – 42 nominations                                   FOX – 48 nominations, 11 wins (includes juried wins)

NBC – 46 nominations                                    NBC – 46 nominations, 8 wins

PBS – 43 nominations                                     PBS – 32 nominations, 7 wins

CABLE NOMINATIONS AND WINS

2011                                                                       2010

A&E – 2 nominations                                      A&E – 2 nominations, 1 win

AMC – 29 nominations                                    AMC – 26 nominations, 6 wins

Animal Planet – 2 nominations                    Animal Planet – 2 nominations, 0 wins

BBC America – 1 nomination                         BBC America – 0 nominations, 0 wins

BIO – 2 nominations                                         BIO – 0 nominations, 0 wins

Bravo – 5 nominations                                      Bravo – 6 nominations, 1 win

Cartoon Network – 6 nominations                 Cartoon Network – 7 nominations, 4 wins (includes juried wins)

Comedy Central – 11 nominations                  Comedy Central – 8 nominations, 2 wins

CW – 1 nomination                                              CW – 0 nominations, 0 wins

DirecTV – 4 nominations                                  DirecTV – 4 nominations, 0 wins

Discovery Channel – 5 nominations               Discovery Channel – 14 nominations, 2 wins

Disney Channel – 2 nominations                    Disney Channel – 5 nominations, 1 win

Disney XD – 1 nomination                                 Disney XD – 0 nominations, 0 wins

EPIX – 2 nominations                                         EPIXHD – 1 nomination, 0 wins

ESPN – 2 nominations                                         ESPN – 0 nominations, 0 wins

Fox Movie Channel – 1 nomination                 Fox Movie Channel – 0 nominations, 0 wins

FUSE – 1 nomination                                            FUSE – 0 nominations, 0 wins

FX Networks – 6 nominations                           FX Networks – 9 nominations, 0 wins

HBO – 104 nominations                                      HBO – 101 nominations, 25 wins (includes juried win)

History – 7 nominations                                       History – 6 nominations, 1 win

Lifetime – 3 nominations                                     Lifetime – 11 nominations, 0 wins

MTV – 1 nomination                                              MTV – 0 nominations, 0 wins

Nickelodeon – 6 nominations                              Nickelodeon – 2 nominations, 1 win

OWN – 3 nominations                                           OWN – 0 nominations, 0 wins

ReelzChannel – 10 nominations                         ReelzChannel – 0 nominations, 0 wins

Showtime – 21 nominations                                Showtime – 23 nominations, 7 wins

Starz – 9 nominations                                            Starz – 0 nominations, 0 wins

Sundance Channel – 2 nominations                 Sundance Channel – 2 nominations, 0 wins

Syfy –1 nomination                                                 Syfy – 6 nominations, 0 wins

TBS – 3 nominations                                             TBS – 0 nominations, 0 wins

TCM – 3 nominations                                           TCM – 1 nomination, 0 wins

TeenNick – 1 nomination                                    TeenNick – 0 nominations, 0 wins

TNT – 3 nominations                                            TNT – 3 nominations, 1 win

Travel Channel – 4 nominations                        Travel Channel – 1 nomination, 0 wins

TV Land – 3 nominations                                    TV Land – 0 nominations, 0 wins

USA –  1 nomination                                              USA – 4 nominations, 1 win

BROADBAND NOMINATIONS AND WINS

2011                                                                       2010

ABC.com – 2 nominations                                    ABC.com – 1 nomination, 0 wins

Fox.com – 1 nomination                                       Fox.com – 1 nomination, 0 wins

JayLenosGarage.com – 1 nomination              JayLenosGarage.com – 0 nominations, 0 wins

NBC.com – 2 nominations                                    NBC.com – 3 nominations, 1 win

TBS.com – 1 nomination                                        TBS.com – 0 nominations, 0 wins

thedailyshow.com – 1 nomination                      thedailyshow.com – 1 nomination, 0 wins

SUMMARY OF “MOST” EMMYS

MOST EMMY NOMINATIONS FOR AN INDIVIDUAL:

  • Hector Ramirez: 64  (new record in 2011)
  • Jac Venza: 57
  • Sheila Nevins: 54

MOST EMMY NOMINATIONS FOR A PROGRAM:

  • Saturday Night Live: 142  (new record in 2011)
  • ER: 124
  • Cheers: 117

MOST EMMYS WON BY INDIVIDUALS:

  • Sheila Nevins: 22  (new record in 2011)
  • James L. Brooks: 20
  • Edward J. Greene: 20

MOST EMMYS WON BY A MALE PERFORMER:

  • Edward Asner: 7
  • Carl Reiner: 6 (as performer)
  • Tim Conway: 6
  • Art Carney: 6

MOST EMMYS WON BY A FEMALE PERFORMER:

  • Cloris Leachman: 8
  • Mary Tyler Moore: 7

MOST EMMYS WON BY A PERFORMER – SAME ROLE, SAME SERIES:

  • Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown): 5
  • Don Knotts (Andy Griffith Show): 5 

MOST EMMYS WON BY A SERIES:

  • Frasier: 37

MOST EMMYS WON BY A MINISERIES:

  • John Adams (2008): 13 

MOST EMMYS WON BY A MOVIE OF THE WEEK:

  • Eleanor and Franklin (1976): 11

MOST EMMYS WON IN A SINGLE YEAR BY A NETWORK:

  • CBS (1974): 44

MOST EMMYS WON BY A SERIES IN ITS FIRST SEASON:

  • The West Wing (2000): 9 

MOST EMMYS WON BY A SERIES IN A SINGLE SEASON:

  • The West Wing (2000): 9

MOST EMMY WINS AS BEST DRAMA SERIES:

  • Hill Street Blues: 4
  • L.A. Law: 4
  • The West Wing: 4 

MOST EMMY WINS AS BEST COMEDY SERIES:

  • Frasier: 5 

MOST PROGRAM NOMINATIONS IN A SINGLE AWARDS YEAR 

COMEDY SERIES

  • 30 Rock (2009): 22 nominations
  • Most in 2011 – Modern Family: 17 nominations

DRAMA SERIES

  • NYPD Blue (1994): 27 nominations
  • Most in 2011 – Mad Men: 19 nominations

MINISERIES

  • Roots (1977): 37 nominations
  • Most in 2011 – Mildred Pierce: 21 nominations

MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE

  • Eleanor and Franklin (1976) and Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years (1977) and Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee (2007) and Grey Gardens (2009): 17 nominations
  • Most in 2011 – Too Big To Fail: 11 nominations 

VARIETY PROGRAM 

  • Saturday Night Live (2011): 16 nominations (new record in 2011)
  • Most in 2011 – Saturday Night Live: 16 nominations 

NONFICTION PROGRAM

  • Dancing With The Stars (2009) and American Idol (2011): 10 nominations (new record in 2011)
  • Most in 2011 – American Idol: 10 nominations

PERFORMER HUSBANDS AND WIVES WHO HAVE BOTH WON EMMYS

  • Anne Bancroft and Mel Brooks
  • Bonnie Bartlett and William Daniels
  • Colleen Dewhurst and George C. Scott
  • Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt
  • Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy
  • Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn
  • Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue
  • Lynn Whitfield and Brian Gibson
  • Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman

PARENTS AND CHILDREN WHO HAVE BOTH WON EMMYS

  • Lucille Ball and Lucie Arnaz
  • Tony and Danny and Dae Bennett
  • James and Tyne Daly
  • Buz and David and Jenji Kohan
  • Walter C. and Paul Miller
  • Christopher and Amanda Plummer
  • Carl and Rob Reiner
  • George Stevens and George Stevens, Jr.
  • George Stevens, Jr. and Michael Stevens
  • Donald and Kiefer Sutherland
  • Danny and Marlo and Tony Thomas
2011 Emmy Nominees

2011 Emmy Nominees

2011 PERFORMER NOMINATION HISTORY 

(includes all category nominations for 2011 as of 7/14/2011 bold = first time nominee)  

  • WILL ARNETT (30 ROCK) – 4 nominations, 0 wins
  • EILEEN ATKINS (UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS (MASTERPIECE)) – 2 nominations, 1 win
  • ALEC BALDWIN (30 ROCK) – 11 nominations, 2 wins
  • ELIZABETH BANKS (30 ROCK) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • CHRISTINE BARANSKI (THE GOOD WIFE) – 9 nominations, 1 win
  • KATHY BATES (ALICE) – 9 nominations, 0 wins
  • BOB BERGEN (THE LOONEY TUNES SHOW) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • TOM BERGERON (DANCING WITH THE STARS) – 6 nominations, 0 wins
  • JULIE BOWEN (MODERN FAMILY) – 2 nominations, 0 wins
  • ANDRE BRAUGHER (MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE) – 7 nominations, 2 wins
  • BEAU BRIDGES (BROTHERS & SISTERS) – 14 nominations, 3 wins
  • CONNIE BRITTON (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) – 2 nomination, 0 wins
  • CARA BUONO (MAD MEN) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • TY BURRELL (MODERN FAMILY) – 2 nominations, 0 wins
  • STEVE BUSCEMI (BOARDWALK EMPIRE) – 4 nominations, 0 wins
  • STEVE CARELL (THE OFFICE) – 9 nominations, 0 wins
  • DAN CASTELLANETA (THE SIMPSONS) – 3 nominations, 4 wins (includes juried wins)
  • KYLE CHANDLER (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS) – 3 nominations, 0 wins
  • JOSH CHARLES (THE GOOD WIFE) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • KRISTIN CHENOWETH (GLEE) – 4 nominations, 1 win
  • LOUIS C.K. (LOUIE & LOUIS C.K. HILARIOUS) – 4 nominations, 0 wins     
  • CHRIS COLFER (GLEE) – 2 nominations, 0 wins
  • JON CRYER (TWO AND A HALF MEN) – 6 nominations, 1 win
  • ALAN CUMMING (THE GOOD WIFE) – 2 nominations, 0 wins
  • JOAN CUSACK (SHAMELESS) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • MATT DAMON (30 ROCK) – 4 nominations, 0 wins
  • JEREMY DAVIES (JUSTIFIED) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • CAT DEELEY (SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • BRUCE DERN (BIG LOVE) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • LORETTA DEVINE (GREY’S ANATOMY) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • PETER DINKLAGE (GAME OF THRONES) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • IDRIS ELBA (LUTHER & THE BIG C) – 2 nominations, 0 wins
  • MIREILLE ENOS (THE KILLING) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • EDIE FALCO (NURSE JACKIE) – 9 nominations, 4 wins
  • JESSE TYLER FERGUSON (MODERN FAMILY) – 2 nominations, 0 wins
  • TINA FEY (30 ROCK & SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE) – 19 nominations, 7 wins
  • LAURENCE FISHBURNE (THURGOOD) – 5 nominations, 2 wins
  • MICHELLE FORBES (THE KILLING) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • MICHAEL J. FOX (THE GOOD WIFE) -13 nominations, 5 wins
  • JOHNNY GALECKI (THE BIG BANG THEORY) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • ZACH GALIFANAKIS (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • PAUL GIAMATTI (TOO BIG TO FAIL) – 2 nominations, 1 win
  • WALTON GOGGINS (JUSTIFIED) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • SETH GREEN (ROBOT CHICKEN) – 7 nominations, 1 win
  • MICHAEL C. HALL (DEXTER) – 5 nominations, 0 wins
  • JON HAMM (MAD MEN) – 6 nominations, 0 wins
  • MARISKA HARGITAY (LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT) – 8 nominations, 1 win
  • RANDEE HELLER (MAD MEN) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • CHRISTINA HENDRICKS (MAD MEN) – 2 nominations, 0 wins
  • TARAJI P. HENSON (TAKEN FROM ME: THE TIFFANY RUBIN STORY) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • WILLIAM HURT (TOO BIG TO FAIL) – 2 nominations, 0 wins
  • DOT-MARIE JONES (GLEE) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • PHIL KEOGHAN (THE AMAZING RACE) – 12 nominations, 7 wins
  • GREG KINNEAR (THE KENNEDYS) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • JANE KRAKOWSKI (30 ROCK) – 3 nominations, 0 wins
  • MAURICE LAMARCHE (FUTURAMA) – 2 nominations, 0 wins
  • DIANE LANE (CINEMA VERITE) – 2 nominations, 0 wins
  • NATHAN LANE (MODERN FAMILY) – 3 nominations, 0 wins
  • HUGH LAURIE (HOUSE) – 7 nominations, 0 wins
  • CLORIS LEACHMAN (RAISING HOPE) – 22 nominations, 8 wins
  • MATT LEBLANC (EPISODES) – 4 nominations, 0 wins
  • MELISSA LEO (MILDRED PIERCE) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • LAURA LINNEY (THE BIG C) – 4 nominations, 3 wins
  • JANE LYNCH (GLEE) – 3 nominations, 1 win
  • KELLY MACDONALD (BOARDWALK EMPIRE) – 2 nominations, 1 win
  • JULIANNA MARGULIES (THE GOOD WIFE) – 8 nominations, 1 win
  • JEAN MARSH (UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS (MASTERPIECE)) – 4 nominations, 1 win
  • MARGO MARTINDALE (JUSTIFIED) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • MELISSA MCCARTHY (MIKE & MOLLY) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • PAUL MCCRANE (HARRY’S LAW) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • MARY MCDONNELL (THE CLOSER) – 2 nominations, 0 wins
  • ELIZABETH MCGOVERN (DOWNTON ABBEY (MASTERPIECE)) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • ROBERT MORSE (MAD MEN) – 5 nominations, 1 win
  • ELISABETH MOSS (MAD MEN) – 3 nominations, 0 wins
  • BRIAN F. O’BYRNE (MILDRED PIERCE) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • TIMOTHY OLYPHANT (JUSTIFIED) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • ED O’NEILL (MODERN FAMILY) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • GWYNETH PALTROW (GLEE) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • ARCHIE PANJABI (THE GOOD WIFE) – 2 nominations, 1 win
  • JIM PARSONS (THE BIG BANG THEORY) – 3 nominations, 1 win
  • GUY PEARCE (MILDRED PIERCE) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • BARRY PEPPER (THE KENNEDYS) – 2 nominations, 0 wins
  • MARTHA PLIMPTON (RAISING HOPE) – 2 nominations, 0 wins
  • CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER (MOGULS & MOVIE STARS) – 7 nominations, 2 wins
  • AMY POEHLER (PARKS AND RECREATION) – 4 nominations, 0 wins
  • JEFF PROBST (SURVIVOR) – 10 nominations, 4 wins
  • EDGAR RAMIREZ (CARLOS) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • RYAN SEACREST (AMERICAN IDOL) – 10 nominations, 1 win
  • JOHN SLATTERY (MAD MEN) – 4 nominations, 0 wins
  • MAGGIE SMITH (DOWNTON ABBEY (MASTERPIECE)) – 5 nominations, 1 win
  • JULIA STILES (DEXTER) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • ERIC STONESTREET (MODERN FAMILY) – 2 nominations, 1 win
  • BRENDA STRONG (DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE) – 7 nominations, 2 wins
  • SOFIA VERGARA (MODERN FAMILY) – 2 nominations, 0 wins
  • BETTY WHITE (HOT IN CLEVELAND) – 17 nominations, 5 wins
  • KRISTEN WIIG (SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE) – 3 nominations, 0 wins
  • TOM WILKINSON (THE KENNEDYS) – 4 nominations, 1 win
  • MARE WINNINGHAM (MILDRED PIERCE) – 6 nominations, 2 wins
  • KATE WINSLET (MILDRED PIERCE) – 2 nominations, 0 wins
  • EVAN RACHEL WOOD (MILDRED PIERCE) – 1 nomination, 0 wins
  • ALFRE WOODARD (TRUE BLOOD) – 16 nominations, 4 wins
  • JAMES WOODS (TOO BIG TO FAIL) – 8 nominations, 2 wins

Be sure to tune in on Sunday, September 18th at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT on FOX for the LIVE Telecast of the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards!

Be sure to tell us who your favorites are in this year’s nominations!!

About the Emmy Awards

The Primetime Emmy Awards are awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in recognition of excellence in American primetime television programming. First awarded in 1949, they were originally referred to as just the “Emmy Awards” until the first Daytime Emmy Award ceremonies were held in the 1970s, and the word “primetime” was added to disambiguate between the two.

“The Walking Dead” Walks Away with 6 Saturn Award Nominations

Why did we pick this as the lead into the post? Well, for one, we’re big sci-fi geeks here at Mingle Media TV and two we loved AMC’s “The Walking Dead” series! Congratulations to Frank Darabont for receiving 6 nominations! We got to speak with Michael Rooker, who was one of the characters (living) that you loved to hate this week at the Italia Film Festival at Grauman’s Theatre. Here’s a little about what he had to say:

So if you’re not familiar with The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films – well, you’re in for a treat as this is their 37th Annual Saturn Awards nomination announcement and leading the charge is Christopher Nolan’s mind-bending sci-fi thriller “Inception” with 9 nominations. It will be interesting to see what happens tomorrow at the Oscar’s as Inception is also nominated for Best Picture.

More nominee’s are: Overture/Relativity Media’s “Let Me In” and Disney’s “Tron: Legacy” downloaded 7 nominations apiece, Clint Eastwood’s thought-provoking “Hereafter” received 6, while “Alice in Wonderland,” “Black Swan,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” “Never Let Me Go” and “Shutter Island” earned 5 nominations each .

Warner Bros. Pictures leads the pack with 23 nominations from 6 films, including “Clash of the Titans,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” “Hereafter,” “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole,” “Splice,” and “Inception.”


Also with strong showings were Paramount (lead by “Shutter Island,” and “Iron Man 2″) and Walt Disney Studios (lead by “Tron: Legacy,” “Alice in Wonderland” and “Toy Story 3″) with 16 and 14 nominations, respectively.
Fox Searchlight and Universal earned 10 nominations apiece, followed by Overture/Relativity Media (7),  20th Century Fox (6), Summit Entertainment (5), DreamWorks Animation and Marvel Films (each with 4), while Lionsgate, Magnolia Pictures and Sony Pictures scored 3 nominations each.
Of Special note, is Kino Lorber’s release of Fritz Lang’s ground-breaking 84-year-old classic, The Complete Metropolis” which was nominated for Best International Film and Best Music.
TV Categories
In the television categories, Frank Darabont’s zombie-drama “The Walking Dead” (AMC) came to life with 6 nominations.   “Breaking Bad” (AMC), “Lost” (ABC) and “Fringe” (Fox) tied with 5 nominations.  “Leverage” (TNT), “True Blood” (HBO) earned 4 apiece, followed by “Dexter” (Showtime) and “V” (ABC) with 3 and  “The Closer” (TNT), “Smallville” (CW), and Spartacus: Blood and Sand” (Starz) with 2.

About the Academy

The Academy was founded in 1972 by noted film historian Dr. Donald A. Reed to honor and recognize genre entertainment.  Over the years, the Academy has expanded their reach to include other film genres.  The organization also recognizes excellence in television and home entertainment.  Robert Holguin presently serves as President of the 39 year old organization.

The 37th Annual Saturn Awards will take place this June in Burbank, California.