Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Awarded for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
First awarded 1952
Currently held by Courtney B. Vance,
The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story (2016)
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This is a list of winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.

Winners and nominations[edit]

Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

1950s[edit]

Year Actor Program Role Episode Network
19541955
(7th)
Robert Cummings Studio One Juror #8 "Twelve Angry Men" CBS
Frank Lovejoy Lux Video Theatre Walter Neff "Double Indemnity" CBS
Fredric March The Best of Broadway Tony Cavendish "The Royal Family"
Shower of Stars Ebenezer Scrooge "A Christmas Carol"
Thomas Mitchell Ford Theatre Father Devlin "The Good of His Soul" NBC
David Niven Four Star Playhouse Deacon "The Answer" CBS
19551956
(8th)
Lloyd Nolan Ford Star Jubilee Capt. Queeg "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial" CBS
Ralph Bellamy The United States Steel Hour Father "The Fearful Decision" CBS
José Ferrer Producers' Showcase Cyrano de Bergerac "Cyrano de Bergerac" NBC
Everett Sloane Kraft Television Theatre President "Patterns"
Barry Sullivan Ford Star Jubilee Defense Attorney Greenwald "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial" CBS
19561957
(9th)
Jack Palance Playhouse 90 Harlan 'Mountain' McClintock "Requiem for a Heavyweight" CBS
Lloyd Bridges The Alcoa Hour Alec Beggs "Tragedy in a Temporary Town" NBC
Fredric March Producers' Showcase Sam Dodsworth "Dodsworth"
Sal Mineo Studio One Dino Minetta "Dino" CBS
Red Skelton Playhouse 90 Buddy McCoy "The Big Slide"
19571958
(10th)
Peter Ustinov Omnibus Dr. Samuel Johnson "The Life of Samuel Johnson" NBC
Lee J. Cobb Studio One Dr. Joseph Pearson "No Deadly Medicine" CBS
Mickey Rooney Playhouse 90 Sammy Hogarth "The Comedian"
David Wayne Suspicion James Mennick "Heartbeat" NBC
Ed Wynn On Borrowed Time Gramps Northrup
19581959
(11th)
Fred Astaire An Evening with Fred Astaire Himself NBC
Robert L. Crawford Jr. Playhouse 90 Tanguy "Child of Our Time" CBS
Paul Muni Sam Arlen "Last Clear Chance"
Christopher Plummer Hallmark Hall of Fame Kenneth Boyd "Little Moon of Alban" NBC
Mickey Rooney Alcoa Theatre Eddie "Eddie"
Rod Steiger Playhouse 90 Harvey Denton "A Town Has Turned to Dust" CBS

1960s[edit]

Year Actor Program Role Episode Network
19591960
(12th)
Laurence Olivier The Moon and Sixpence Charles Strickland NBC
Lee J. Cobb Playhouse 90 Dr. Lawrence Doner "Project Immortality" CBS
Alec Guinness Startime Jebal Deeks "The Wicked Scheme of Jebal Deeks" NBC
19601961
(13th)
Maurice Evans Hallmark Hall of Fame Macbeth "Macbeth" NBC
Cliff Robertson The United States Steel Hour Charlie Gordon "The Two Worlds of Charlie Gordon" CBS
Ed Wynn Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Himself "The Man in the Funny Suit"
19611962
(14th)
Peter Falk The Dick Powell Theatre Aristede Fresco "The Price of Tomatoes" NBC
Milton Berle The Dick Powell Theatre Eddie Doyle "Doyle Against the House" NBC
James Donald Hallmark Hall of Fame Albert, Prince Consort "Victoria Regina"
Lee Marvin Alcoa Premiere Hughes "People Need People" ABC
Mickey Rooney The Dick Powell Theatre Augie Miller "Somebody's Waiting" NBC
19621963
(15th)
Trevor Howard Hallmark Hall of Fame Benjamin Disraeli "Invincible Mr. Disraeli" NBC
Bradford Dillman Premiere, Presented by Fred Astaire Charlie Pont "The Voice of Charlie Pont" ABC
Don Gordon The Defenders Joey Tassili "The Madman" CBS
Walter Matthau The DuPont Show of the Week Meredith "Big Deal in Laredo" NBC
Joseph Schildkraut Sam Benedict Rabbi Gottlieb "Hear the Mellow Wedding Bells"
19631964
(16th)
Jack Klugman The Defenders Joe Larch "Blacklist" CBS
James Earl Jones East Side/West Side Joe "Who Do You Kill?" CBS
Roddy McDowall Arrest and Trial Paul LeDoux "Journey Into Darkness" ABC
Jason Robards Hallmark Hall of Fame Abraham Lincoln "Abe Lincoln in Illinois" NBC
Rod Steiger Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Mike Kirsch "A Slow Fade to Black" NBC
Harold J. Stone The Doctors and the Nurses Elihu Kaminsky "Nurse Is a Feminine Noun" CBS
1965
(17th)
Alfred Lunt Hallmark Hall of Fame Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. "The Magnificent Yankee" NBC
1966
(18th)
Cliff Robertson Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre Quincey Parke "The Game" NBC
Ed Begley Hallmark Hall of Fame Matthew Harrison Brady "Inherit the Wind" NBC
Melvyn Douglas Henry Drummond
Trevor Howard Napoleon "Eagle in a Cage"
Christopher Plummer Hamlet Hamlet Syndicated
1967
(19th)
Peter Ustinov Hallmark Hall of Fame Socrates "Barefoot in Athens" NBC
Alan Arkin ABC Stage 67 Barney Kempinski "The Love Song of Barney Kempinski" ABC
Lee J. Cobb Death of a Salesman Willy Loman CBS
Ivan Dixon CBS Playhouse Olly Winter "The Final War of Olly Winter"
Hal Holbrook Hal Holbrook: Mark Twain Tonight! Mark Twain
1968
(20th)
Melvyn Douglas CBS Playhouse Peter Schermann "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night" CBS
Raymond Burr Ironside Robert T. Ironside "Pilot" NBC
Van Heflin A Case of Libel Robert Sloane ABC
George C. Scott The Crucible John Proctor CBS
Eli Wallach CBS Playhouse Douglas Lambert "Dear Friends"
1969
(21st)
Paul Scofield Prudiential's On Stage Emlyn Bowen "Male of the Species" NBC
Bill Travers Hallmark Hall of Fame Crichton "The Admirable Crichton" NBC
Ossie Davis Charles Carter "Teacher, Teacher"
David McCallum Hamilton Cade

1970s[edit]

Year Actor Program Role Network
1970
(22nd)
Peter Ustinov A Storm in Summer Abel Shaddick NBC
Al Freeman Jr. My Sweet Charlie Charles Roberts NBC
Laurence Olivier David Copperfield Mr. Creakle
1971
(23rd)
George C. Scott The Price Victor Franz NBC
Jack Cassidy The Andersonville Trial Otis Baker PBS
Hal Holbrook A Clear and Present Danger Hays Stowe NBC
Richard Widmark Vanished Paul Roudebush
Gig Young The Neon Ceiling Jones
1972
(24th)
Keith Michell The Six Wives of Henry VIII Henry VIII CBS
James Caan Brian's Song Brian Piccolo ABC
Richard Harris The Snow Goose Philip Rhayadar NBC
George C. Scott Jane Eyre Edward Rochester
Billy Dee Williams Brian's Song Gale Sayers ABC
1973
Movie
(25th)
Laurence Olivier Long Day's Journey Into Night James Tyrone Sr. ABC
Henry Fonda The Red Pony Carl Tiflin NBC
Hal Holbrook That Certain Summer Doug Salter ABC
Telly Savalas Kojak: The Marcus-Nelson Murders Theo Kojak CBS
1973
Limited Series
(25th)
Anthony Murphy Tom Brown's Schooldays Tom Brown PBS
John Abineri The Last of the Mohicans Chingachgook PBS
Philippe Leroy The Life of Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci CBS
1974
Movie
(26th)
Hal Holbrook Pueblo Lloyd Bucher ABC
Alan Alda 6 Rms Riv Vu Paul Friedman CBS
Laurence Olivier The Merchant of Venice Shylock ABC
Martin Sheen The Execution of Private Slovik Eddie Slovik NBC
Dick Van Dyke The Morning After Charlie Lester ABC
1974
Limited Series
(26th)
William Holden The Blue Knight Bumper Morgan NBC
Peter Falk Columbo Columbo NBC
Dennis Weaver McCloud Sam McCloud NBC
1975
Movie
(27th)
Laurence Olivier Love Among the Ruins Arthur Glanville-Jones ABC
Richard Chamberlain The Count of Monte Cristo Edmond Dantès NBC
William Devane The Missiles of October John F. Kennedy ABC
Charles Durning Queen of the Stardust Ballroom Al Green CBS
Henry Fonda Clarence Darrow Clarence Darrow NBC
1975
Limited Series
(27th)
Peter Falk Columbo Columbo NBC
Dennis Weaver McCloud Sam McCloud NBC
1976
Movie
(28th)
Anthony Hopkins The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case Richard Hauptmann NBC
William Devane Fear on Trial John Henry Faulk CBS
Edward Herrmann Eleanor and Franklin Franklin D. Roosevelt ABC
Jack Lemmon The Entertainer Archie Rice NBC
Jason Robards A Moon for the Misbegotten James Tyrone Jr. ABC
1976
Limited Series
(28th)
Hal Holbrook Sandburg's Lincoln Abraham Lincoln NBC
George Grizzard The Adams Chronicles John Adams PBS
Nick Nolte Rich Man, Poor Man Thomas Jordache ABC
Peter Strauss Rudolph Jordache
1977
Movie
(29th)
Ed Flanders Harry S. Truman: Plain Speaking Harry S. Truman PBS
Peter Boyle Tail Gunner Joe Joseph McCarthy NBC
Peter Finch (posthumously) Raid on Entebbe Yitzhak Rabin
Edward Herrmann Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years Franklin D. Roosevelt ABC
George C. Scott Beauty and the Beast The Beast NBC
1977
Limited Series
(29th)
Christopher Plummer The Moneychangers Roscoe Heyward NBC
Stanley Baker How Green Was My Valley Gwilym Morgan PBS
Richard Jordan Captains and the Kings Joseph Armagh NBC
Steven Keats Seventh Avenue Jay Blackman
1978
Movie
(30th)
Fred Astaire A Family Upside Down Ted Long NBC
Alan Alda Kill Me If You Can Caryl Chessman NBC
Hal Holbrook Our Town Stage Manager
Martin Sheen Taxi!!! Taxi Driver
James Stacy Just a Little Inconvenience Kenny Briggs
1978
Limited Series
(30th)
Michael Moriarty Holocaust Erik Dorf NBC
Hal Holbrook The Awakening Land Portius Wheeler NBC
Jason Robards Washington: Behind Closed Doors Richard Monckton ABC
Fritz Weaver Holocaust Josef Weiss NBC
Paul Winfield King Martin Luther King Jr.
1979
(31st)
Peter Strauss The Jericho Mile Larry Murphy ABC
Ned Beatty Friendly Fire Gene Mullen ABC
Louis Gossett Jr. Backstairs at the White House Levi Mercer NBC
Kurt Russell Elvis Elvis Presley ABC

1980s[edit]

Year Actor Program Role Network
1980
(32nd)
Powers Boothe Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Jim Jones CBS
Tony Curtis The Scarlett O'Hara War David O. Selznick NBC
Henry Fonda Gideon's Trumpet Clarence Earl Gideon CBS
Jason Robards F.D.R.: The Last Year Franklin D. Roosevelt NBC
1981
(33rd)
Anthony Hopkins The Bunker Adolf Hitler CBS
Richard Chamberlain Shōgun John Blackthorne / "Anjin-san" NBC
Toshiro Mifune Lord Yoshi Toranaga
Peter O'Toole Masada Cornelius Flavius Silva ABC
Peter Strauss Eleazar Ben Yair
1982
(34th)
Mickey Rooney Bill Bill Sackter CBS
Anthony Andrews Brideshead Revisited Sebastian Flyte ITV
Philip Anglim The Elephant Man John Merrick ABC
Anthony Hopkins The Hunchback of Notre Dame Quasimodo CBS
Jeremy Irons Brideshead Revisited Charles Ryder ITV
1983
(35th)
Tommy Lee Jones The Executioner's Song Gary Gilmore NBC
Robert Blake Blood Feud Jimmy Hoffa OPT
Richard Chamberlain The Thorn Birds Ralph de Bricassart ABC
Alec Guinness Smiley's People George Smiley Syndicated
Roger Rees The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Nicholas Nickleby Syndicated
1984
(36th)
Laurence Olivier King Lear King Lear Syndicated
Ted Danson Something About Amelia Steven Bennett ABC
Louis Gossett Jr. Sadat Anwar al-Sadat OPT
Mickey Rooney Bill: On His Own Bill Sackter CBS
Daniel J. Travanti Adam John Walsh NBC
1985
(37th)
Richard Crenna The Rape of Richard Beck Richard Beck ABC
Richard Chamberlain Wallenberg: A Hero's Story Raoul Wallenberg NBC
James Garner Heartsounds Harold Lear ABC
Richard Kiley Do You Remember Love George Hollis CBS
George C. Scott A Christmas Carol Ebenezer Scrooge
1986
(38th)
Dustin Hoffman Death of a Salesman Willy Loman CBS
Kirk Douglas Amos Amos Lasher CBS
Ben Gazzara An Early Frost Nick Pierson NBC
John Lithgow Resting Place Maj. Kendall Laird CBS
Aidan Quinn An Early Frost Michael Pierson NBC
1987
(39th)
James Woods Promise D.J. CBS
Alan Arkin Escape from Sobibor Leon Feldhendler CBS
James Garner Promise Bob Beuhler
Louis Gossett Jr. A Gathering of Old Men Mathu
Randy Quaid LBJ: The Early Years Lyndon B. Johnson NBC
1988
(40th)
Jason Robards Inherit the Wind Henry Drummond NBC
Hume Cronyn Foxfire Hector Nations CBS
Danny Glover Mandela Nelson Mandela HBO
Stacy Keach Hemingway Ernest Hemingway Syndicated
Jack Lemmon The Murder of Mary Phagan John M. Slaton NBC
1989
(41st)
James Woods My Name Is Bill W. Bill Wilson ABC
Robert Duvall Lonesome Dove Gus McCrae CBS
John Gielgud War and Remembrance Aaron Jastrow ABC
Tommy Lee Jones Lonesome Dove Woodrow F. Call CBS
Ben Kingsley Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story Simon Wiesenthal HBO

1990s[edit]

Year Actor Program Role Network
1990
(42nd)
Hume Cronyn Age-Old Friends Cooper HBO
Michael Caine Jekyll & Hyde Dr. Henry Jekyll / Harry Hyde ABC
Art Carney Where Pigeons Go to Die The Father NBC
Albert Finney The Image Jason Cromwell HBO
Tom Hulce Murder in Mississippi Michael Schwerner NBC
1991
(43rd)
John Gielgud Summer's Lease Haverford Downs PBS
James Garner Decoration Day Albert Sidney Finch NBC
Dennis Hopper Paris Trout Paris Trout Showtime
Sidney Poitier Separate but Equal Thurgood Marshall ABC
Christopher Walken Sarah, Plain and Tall Jacob Witting CBS
1992
(44th)
Beau Bridges Without Warning: The James Brady Story James Brady HBO
Rubén Blades Crazy from the Heart Ernesto Ontiveros TNT
Hume Cronyn Christmas on Division Street Cleveland Merriweather CBS
Brian Dennehy To Catch a Killer John Wayne Gacy Syndication
Maximilian Schell Miss Rose White Mordechai Weiss NBC
1993
(45th)
Robert Morse Tru Truman Capote PBS
Robert Blake Judgment Day: The John List Story John List CBS
Robert Duvall Stalin Joseph Stalin HBO
James Garner Barbarians at the Gate F. Ross Johnson
James Woods Citizen Cohn Roy Cohn
1994
(46th)
Hume Cronyn To Dance with the White Dog Sam Peek CBS
Michael Caine World War II: When Lions Roared Joseph Stalin NBC
James Garner Breathing Lessons Ira Moran CBS
Matthew Modine And the Band Played On Don Francis HBO
Sam Waterston I'll Fly Away: Then and Now Forrest Bedford PBS
1995
(47th)
Raúl Juliá (posthumously) The Burning Season Chico Mendes HBO
Charles S. Dutton The Piano Lesson Boy Willie Charles CBS
John Goodman Kingfish: A Story of Huey P. Long Huey P. Long TNT
John Lithgow My Brother's Keeper Tom Bradley / Bob Bradley CBS
James Woods Indictment: The McMartin Trial Danny Davis HBO
1996
(48th)
Alan Rickman Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny Grigori Rasputin HBO
Alec Baldwin A Streetcar Named Desire Stanley Kowalski CBS
Beau Bridges Kissinger and Nixon Richard Nixon TNT
Laurence Fishburne The Tuskegee Airmen Hannibal Lee HBO
Gary Sinise Truman Harry S. Truman
1997
(49th)
Armand Assante Gotti John Gotti HBO
Beau Bridges Hidden in America Bill Januson Showtime
Robert Duvall The Man Who Captured Eichmann Adolf Eichmann TNT
Laurence Fishburne Miss Evers' Boys Caleb Humphries HBO
Sidney Poitier Mandela and de Klerk Nelson Mandela Showtime
1998
(50th)
Gary Sinise George Wallace George Wallace TNT
Jack Lemmon 12 Angry Men Juror #8 Showtime
Sam Neill Merlin Merlin NBC
Ving Rhames Don King: Only in America Don King HBO
Patrick Stewart Moby Dick Captain Ahab USA
1999
(51st)
Stanley Tucci Winchell Walter Winchell HBO
Don Cheadle A Lesson Before Dying Grant Wiggins HBO
Ian Holm King Lear King Lear PBS
Jack Lemmon Inherit the Wind Henry Drummond Showtime
Sam Shepard Dash and Lilly Dashiell Hammett A&E

2000s[edit]

Year Actor Program Role Network
2000
(52nd)
Jack Lemmon Tuesdays with Morrie Morrie Schwartz ABC
Beau Bridges P. T. Barnum P. T. Barnum A&E
Brian Dennehy Death of a Salesman Willy Loman Showtime
William H. Macy A Slight Case of Murder Terry Thorpe TNT
Liev Schreiber RKO 281 Orson Welles HBO
2001
(53rd)
Kenneth Branagh Conspiracy Reinhard Heydrich HBO
Andy García For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story Arturo Sandoval HBO
Gregory Hines Bojangles Bill "Bojangles" Robinson Showtime
Ben Kingsley Anne Frank: The Whole Story Otto Frank ABC
Barry Pepper 61* Roger Maris HBO
2002
(54th)
Albert Finney The Gathering Storm Winston Churchill HBO
Kenneth Branagh Shackleton Ernest Shackleton A&E
Beau Bridges We Were the Mulvaneys Michael Mulvaney Lifetime
James Franco James Dean James Dean TNT
Michael Gambon Path to War Lyndon B. Johnson HBO
2003
(55th)
William H. Macy Door to Door Bill Porter TNT
Brad Garrett Gleason Jackie Gleason CBS
Paul Newman Our Town Stage Manager Showtime
Tom Wilkinson Normal Roy Applewood HBO
James Woods Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story Rudy Giuliani USA
2004
(56th)
Al Pacino Angels in America Roy Cohn HBO
Antonio Banderas And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself Pancho Villa HBO
James Brolin The Reagans Ronald Reagan Showtime
Mos Def Something the Lord Made Vivien Thomas HBO
Alan Rickman Dr. Alfred Blalock
2005
(57th)
Geoffrey Rush The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Peter Sellers HBO
Kenneth Branagh Warm Springs Franklin D. Roosevelt HBO
Ed Harris Empire Falls Miles Roby
William H. Macy The Wool Cap Charles Gigot TNT
Jonathan Rhys Meyers Elvis Elvis Presley CBS
2006
(58th)
Andre Braugher Thief Nick Atwater FX
Charles Dance Bleak House Mr. Tulkinghorn PBS
Ben Kingsley Mrs. Harris Dr. Herman Tarnower HBO
Donald Sutherland Human Trafficking Bill Meehan Lifetime
Jon Voight Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II CBS
2007
(59th)
Robert Duvall Broken Trail Prentice "Prent" Ritter AMC
Jim Broadbent Longford Lord Longford HBO
William H. Macy Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King: Umney's Last Case Det. Clyde Umney / Sam Landry TNT
Matthew Perry The Ron Clark Story Ron Clark
Tom Selleck Jesse Stone: Sea Change Jesse Stone CBS
2008
(60th)
Paul Giamatti John Adams John Adams HBO
Ralph Fiennes Bernard and Doris Bernard Lafferty HBO
Ricky Gervais Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale Andy Millman
Kevin Spacey Recount Ron Klain
Tom Wilkinson James Baker
2009
(61st)
Brendan Gleeson Into the Storm Winston Churchill HBO
Kevin Bacon Taking Chance Michael Strobl HBO
Kenneth Branagh Wallander: One Step Behind Kurt Wallander PBS
Kevin Kline Cyrano de Bergerac Cyrano de Bergerac
Ian McKellen King Lear King Lear
Kiefer Sutherland 24: Redemption Jack Bauer Fox

2010s[edit]

Year Actor Program Role Network
2010
(62nd)
[1]
Al Pacino You Don't Know Jack Dr. Jack Kevorkian HBO
Jeff Bridges A Dog Year Jon Katz HBO
Ian McKellen The Prisoner Number Two / Curtis AMC
Dennis Quaid The Special Relationship Bill Clinton HBO
Michael Sheen Tony Blair
2011
(63rd)
[2]
Barry Pepper The Kennedys Robert F. Kennedy ReelzChannel
Idris Elba Luther John Luther BBC America
Laurence Fishburne Thurgood Thurgood Marshall HBO
William Hurt Too Big to Fail Henry Paulson
Greg Kinnear The Kennedys John F. Kennedy ReelzChannel
Édgar Ramírez Carlos Ilich Ramírez Sánchez SundanceTV
2012
(64th)
[3]
Kevin Costner Hatfields & McCoys Devil Anse Hatfield History
Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia Sherlock Holmes PBS
Idris Elba Luther John Luther BBC America
Woody Harrelson Game Change Steve Schmidt HBO
Clive Owen Hemingway & Gellhorn Ernest Hemingway
Bill Paxton Hatfields & McCoys Randolph McCoy History
2013
(65th)
[4]
Michael Douglas Behind the Candelabra Władziu Valentino Liberace HBO
Benedict Cumberbatch Parade's End Christopher Tietjens HBO
Matt Damon Behind the Candelabra Scott Thorson
Toby Jones The Girl Alfred Hitchcock
Al Pacino Phil Spector Phil Spector
2014
(66th)
[5]
Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock: His Last Vow Sherlock Holmes PBS
Chiwetel Ejiofor Dancing on the Edge Louis Lester Starz
Idris Elba Luther John Luther BBC America
Martin Freeman Fargo Lester Nygaard FX
Mark Ruffalo The Normal Heart Ned Weeks HBO
Billy Bob Thornton Fargo Lorne Malvo FX
2015
(67th)
[6]
Richard Jenkins Olive Kitteridge Henry Kitteridge HBO
Adrien Brody Houdini Harry Houdini History
Ricky Gervais Derek: The Special Derek Noakes Netflix
Timothy Hutton American Crime Russ Skokie ABC
David Oyelowo Nightingale Peter Snowden HBO
Mark Rylance Wolf Hall Thomas Cromwell PBS
2016
(68th)
[7]
Courtney B. Vance The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story Johnnie Cochran FX
Bryan Cranston All the Way Lyndon B. Johnson HBO
Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock: The Abominable Bride Sherlock Holmes PBS
Idris Elba Luther John Luther BBC America
Cuba Gooding Jr. The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story O. J. Simpson FX
Tom Hiddleston The Night Manager Jonathan Pine AMC

Multiple awards[edit]

4 awards
3 awards

Multiple nominations[edit]

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