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Actors Who Have Won the Most Emmys

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7. Alan Alda
> Total Emmy wins: 6, 1 Honor
> Total nominations: 34
> Show with most wins: M*A*S*H (5)

Alan Alda’s six Emmys are tied to two exceptionally successful shows that the actor starred in. The first five were awarded to Alda for his role as Capt. Benjamin Franklin ‘Hawkeye’ Pierce on the critically lauded sitcom “M*A*S*H.” These include a 1974 Actor of the Year award. In 2006, 23 years after the conclusion of “M*A*S*H,” he won his most recent Emmy for his performance as Arnold Vinick on NBC’s “The West Wing.” Alda was inducted the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame in 1994.

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6. Allison Janney
> Total Emmy wins: 7
> Total nominations: 14
> Show with most wins: The West Wing (4)

In just 19 years, Allison Janney has accumulated 14 Emmy nominations and seven wins. The first four awards she won were for her portrayal of C.J. Cregg, the White House Chief of Staff and Press Secretary on NBC’s “The West Wing.” Janney has also won two awards for her work on the sitcom “Mom” — which has been running since 2013 — and one for her performance on the Showtime series “Masters of Sex.”

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5. Mary Tyler Moore
> Total Emmy wins: 7, 1 Honor
> Total nominations: 15
> Show with most wins: The Mary Tyler Moore Show (4)

Television legend Mary Tyler Moore received her first two Emmy awards for her work on “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” in 1964 and 1966. As the 1970s began, Moore starred in her own series — “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” — for which she was nominated for eight Emmys and won four. She won her final Emmy in 1993 for the television movie “Stolen Babies.” Moore was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1986.

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4. Edward Asner
> Total Emmy wins: 7, 1 Honor
> Total nominations: 17
> Show with most wins: The Mary Tyler Moore Show (3)

Edward Asner’s earliest Emmy success was due to his work on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” on which he played Mary’s boss, Lou Grant. Asner won the award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Comedy in 1971, 1972, and 1975. He won another Emmy in 1976 for his work on the ABC mini-series “Rich Man, Poor Man,” and then in 1977 for his role as Capt. Thomas Davies on “Roots.” Asner’s final two Emmys were for the “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” spin-off “Lou Grant.” Asner was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1996.

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3. Cloris Leachman
> Total Emmy wins: 8, 1 Honor
> Total nominations: 22
> Show with most wins: The Mary Tyler Moore Show (2) / Malcolm in the Middle (2)

Cloris Leachman is another veteran of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” to have a successful Emmy history. She won her first award in 1973 for the TV movie “A Brand New Life.” Not long after, she won two awards for her role as Phyllis Lindstrom on Mary Tyler Moore’s sitcom. Leachman would win five more Emmys for her work on Cher’s variety show “Cher,” the Screen Actors Guild 50th Anniversary Celebration, the CBS drama “Promised Land,” and “Malcolm in the Middle.” She was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2011.

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