Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
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The 2022 recipient: Jason Sudeikis
Awarded forOutstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Television Arts & Sciences
First awarded1954
Currently held byJason Sudeikis,
Ted Lasso (2022)
Websiteemmys.com

This is a list of winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. The award is presented to the best performance by a lead actor in a television comedy series. Beginning with the 18th Primetime Emmy Awards, leading actors in comedy have competed alone. However, these comedic performances included actors from miniseries, telefilms, and guest performers competing against main cast competitors. Such instances are marked below:

The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards are the first Emmys where there is no representation from any of the big four broadcast networks.

Winners and nominations[edit]

1950s[edit]

Year Actor Role Program Network
Best Male Star of a Regular Series
1954
(6th)
[note 1]
Donald O'Connor Himself The Colgate Comedy Hour NBC
Sid Caesar Various characters Your Show of Shows NBC
Wally Cox Robinson Peepers Mister Peepers
Jackie Gleason Various characters The Jackie Gleason Show CBS
Jack Webb Joe Friday Dragnet NBC
Best Actor Starring in a Regular Series
1955
(7th)
[note 2]
Danny Thomas Danny Williams Make Room for Daddy ABC
Richard Boone Dr. Konrad Styner Medic NBC
Robert Cummings Robert Beanblossom My Hero
Jackie Gleason Various characters The Jackie Gleason Show CBS
Jack Webb Joe Friday Dragnet NBC
Best Actor - Continuing Performance
1956
(8th)
[note 2]
Phil Silvers MSgt. Ernest G. Bilko The Phil Silvers Show CBS
Robert Cummings Bob Collins The Bob Cummings Show CBS
Jackie Gleason Ralph Kramden The Honeymooners
Danny Thomas Danny Williams Make Room for Daddy ABC
Robert Young Jim Anderson Father Knows Best
Best Continuing Performance by a Comedian in a Series
1957
(9th)
Sid Caesar Various characters Caesar's Hour NBC
Jack Benny Various characters The Jack Benny Program CBS
Robert Cummings Bob Collins The Bob Cummings Show
Ernie Kovacs Himself The Ernie Kovacs Show NBC
Phil Silvers MSgt. Ernest G. Bilko The Phil Silvers Show CBS
Best Continuing Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic or Comedy Series
1958
(10th)
[note 2]
Robert Young Jim Anderson Father Knows Best NBC
James Arness Matt Dillon Gunsmoke CBS
Robert Cummings Bob Collins The Bob Cummings Show
Phil Silvers MSgt. Ernest G. Bilko The Phil Silvers Show
Danny Thomas Danny Williams The Danny Thomas Show ABC & CBS
Best Actor in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Comedy Series
1959
(11th)
Jack Benny Various characters The Jack Benny Program CBS
Walter Brennan Grandpa Amos McCoy The Real McCoys ABC
Robert Cummings Bob Collins The Bob Cummings Show NBC
Phil Silvers MSgt. Ernest G. Bilko The Phil Silvers Show CBS
Danny Thomas Danny Williams The Danny Thomas Show
Robert Young Jim Anderson Father Knows Best CBS & NBC

1960s[edit]

Year Actor Role Program Network
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Series (Lead or Support)
1960
(12th)
[note 2]
Robert Stack Eliot Ness The Untouchables ABC
Richard Boone Paladin Have Gun – Will Travel CBS
Raymond Burr Perry Mason Perry Mason
Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Series (Lead)
1961
(13th)
[note 2]
Raymond Burr Perry Mason Perry Mason CBS
Jackie Cooper Chick Hennesey Hennesey CBS
Robert Stack Eliot Ness The Untouchables ABC
Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Series (Lead)
1962
(14th)
[note 2]
E. G. Marshall Lawrence Preston The Defenders CBS
Paul Burke Det. Adam Flint Naked City ABC
Jackie Cooper Chick Hennesey Hennesey CBS
Vince Edwards Ben Casey Ben Casey ABC
George Maharis Buz Murdock Route 66 CBS
1963
(15th)
[note 2]
E. G. Marshall Lawrence Preston The Defenders CBS
Ernest Borgnine Lt. Cmdr. Quinton McHale McHale's Navy ABC
Paul Burke Det. Adam Flint Naked City
Vic Morrow Sgt. Sanders Combat!
Dick Van Dyke Rob Petrie The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS
1964
(16th)
[note 2]
Dick Van Dyke Rob Petrie The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS
Richard Boone Host The Richard Boone Show NBC
Dean Jagger Principal Albert Vane Mr. Novak
David Janssen Dr. Richard Kimble The Fugitive ABC
George C. Scott Neil Brock East Side/West Side CBS
Outstanding Individual Achievements in Entertainment - Actors and Performers
1965
(17th)
Leonard Bernstein Conductor New York Philharmonic Young People's Concerts with Leonard Bernstein CBS
Lynn Fontanne Fanny Bowditch Holmes Hallmark Hall of Fame: "The Magnificent Yankee" NBC
Alfred Lunt Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
Barbra Streisand Herself My Name Is Barbra CBS
Dick Van Dyke Rob Petrie The Dick Van Dyke Show
Julie Andrews Herself The Andy Williams Show: "November 30, 1964" NBC
Johnny Carson Host The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson
Gladys Cooper Margaret St. Clair The Rogues
Robert Coote Timmy St. Clair
Richard Crenna James Slattery Slattery's People CBS
Julie Harris Florence Nightingale Hallmark Hall of Fame: "The Holy Terror" NBC
Bob Hope Himself Chrysler Presents A Bob Hope Comedy Special
Dean Jagger Principal Albert Vane Mr. Novak
Danny Kaye Host The Danny Kaye Show CBS
David McCallum Illya Kuryakin The Man from U.N.C.L.E. NBC
Red Skelton Himself The Red Skelton Hour CBS
Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Comedy Series
1966
(18th)
Dick Van Dyke Rob Petrie The Dick Van Dyke Show CBS
Don Adams Maxwell Smart Get Smart NBC
Bob Crane Colonel Robert E. Hogan Hogan's Heroes CBS
1967
(19th)
Don Adams Maxwell Smart Get Smart NBC
Bob Crane Colonel Robert E. Hogan Hogan's Heroes CBS
Brian Keith Bill Davis Family Affair
Larry Storch Corporal Randolph Agarn F Troop ABC
1968
(20th)
Don Adams Maxwell Smart Get Smart NBC
Richard Benjamin Dick Hollister He & She CBS
Sebastian Cabot Giles French Family Affair
Brian Keith Bill Davis
Dick York Darrin Stephens Bewitched ABC
1969
(21st)
Don Adams Maxwell Smart Get Smart NBC
Brian Keith Bill Davis Family Affair CBS
Edward Mulhare Captain Daniel Gregg The Ghost and Mrs. Muir NBC
Lloyd Nolan Dr. Morton Chegley Julia

1970s[edit]

Year Actor Role Program Network
1970
(22nd)
William Windom John Monroe My World and Welcome to It NBC
Bill Cosby Chet Kincaid The Bill Cosby Show NBC
Lloyd Haynes Pete Dixon Room 222 ABC
1971
(23rd)
Jack Klugman Oscar Madison The Odd Couple ABC
Ted Bessell Donald Hollinger That Girl ABC
Bill Bixby Tom Corbett The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Carroll O'Connor Archie Bunker All in the Family CBS
Tony Randall Felix Unger The Odd Couple ABC
1972
(24th)
Carroll O'Connor Archie Bunker All in the Family CBS
Redd Foxx Fred G. Sanford Sanford and Son NBC
Jack Klugman Oscar Madison The Odd Couple ABC
Tony Randall Felix Unger
1973
(25th)
Jack Klugman Oscar Madison The Odd Couple ABC
Alan Alda Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H CBS
Redd Foxx Fred G. Sanford Sanford and Son NBC
Carroll O'Connor Archie Bunker All in the Family CBS
Tony Randall Felix Unger The Odd Couple ABC
1974
(26th)
Alan Alda Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H CBS
Redd Foxx Fred G. Sanford Sanford and Son NBC
Jack Klugman Oscar Madison The Odd Couple ABC
Carroll O'Connor Archie Bunker All in the Family CBS
Tony Randall Felix Unger The Odd Couple ABC
1975
(27th)
Tony Randall Felix Unger The Odd Couple ABC
Jack Albertson Ed Brown Chico and the Man NBC
Alan Alda Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H CBS
Jack Klugman Oscar Madison The Odd Couple ABC
Carroll O'Connor Archie Bunker All in the Family CBS
1976
(28th)
Jack Albertson Ed Brown Chico and the Man NBC
Alan Alda Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H CBS
Hal Linden Barney Miller Barney Miller ABC
Henry Winkler Fonzie Happy Days
1977
(29th)
Carroll O'Connor Archie Bunker All in the Family CBS
Jack Albertson Ed Brown Chico and the Man NBC
Alan Alda Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H CBS
Hal Linden Barney Miller Barney Miller ABC
Henry Winkler Fonzie Happy Days
1978
(30th)
Carroll O'Connor Archie Bunker All in the Family CBS
Alan Alda Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H CBS
Hal Linden Barney Miller Barney Miller ABC
John Ritter Jack Tripper Three's Company
Henry Winkler Fonzie Happy Days
1979
(31st)
Carroll O'Connor Archie Bunker All in the Family CBS
Alan Alda Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H CBS
Judd Hirsch Alex Reiger Taxi ABC
Hal Linden Barney Miller Barney Miller
Robin Williams Mork Mork & Mindy

1980s[edit]

Year Actor Role Program Episode Submissions Network
1980
(32nd)
Richard Mulligan Burt Campbell Soap "Episode 51" ABC
Alan Alda Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H CBS
Robert Guillaume Benson DuBois Benson ABC
Judd Hirsch Alex Reiger Taxi
Hal Linden Barney Miller Barney Miller
1981
(33rd)
Judd Hirsch Alex Reiger Taxi "Elaine's Strange Triangle" ABC
Alan Alda Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H CBS
Hal Linden Barney Miller Barney Miller ABC
Richard Mulligan Burt Campbell Soap
John Ritter Jack Tripper Three's Company
1982
(34th)
Alan Alda Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H "Where There's a Will, There's a War" CBS
Robert Guillaume Benson DuBois Benson ABC
Judd Hirsch Alex Reiger Taxi
Hal Linden Barney Miller Barney Miller
Leslie Nielsen Frank Drebin Police Squad!
1983
(35th)
Judd Hirsch Alex Reiger Taxi "Alex's Old Buddy" NBC
Alan Alda Hawkeye Pierce M*A*S*H CBS
Dabney Coleman Bill Bittinger Buffalo Bill NBC
Ted Danson Sam Malone Cheers
Robert Guillaume Benson DuBois Benson ABC
1984
(36th)
John Ritter Jack Tripper Three's Company "Cupid Works Overtime" ABC
Dabney Coleman Bill Bittinger Buffalo Bill NBC
Ted Danson Sam Malone Cheers
Robert Guillaume Benson DuBois Benson ABC
Sherman Hemsley George Jefferson The Jeffersons CBS
1985
(37th)
Robert Guillaume Benson DuBois Benson ABC
Harry Anderson Judge Harry Stone Night Court NBC
Ted Danson Sam Malone Cheers
Bob Newhart Dick Loudon Newhart CBS
Jack Warden Harry Fox Crazy Like a Fox
1986
(38th)
Michael J. Fox Alex P. Keaton Family Ties "The Real Thing" NBC
Harry Anderson Judge Harry Stone Night Court NBC
Ted Danson Sam Malone Cheers
Bob Newhart Dick Loudon Newhart CBS
Jack Warden Harry Fox Crazy Like a Fox
1987
(39th)
Michael J. Fox Alex P. Keaton Family Ties "A, My Name Is Alex" NBC
Harry Anderson Judge Harry Stone Night Court NBC
Ted Danson Sam Malone Cheers "Diamond Sam"
Bob Newhart Dick Loudon Newhart "Co-Hostess Twinkie" CBS
Bronson Pinchot Balki Bartokomous Perfect Strangers ABC
1988
(40th)
Michael J. Fox Alex P. Keaton Family Ties "The Last of the Red Hot Psychologists" NBC
Dabney Coleman Slap Maxwell The Slap Maxwell Story "Episode 2" ABC
Ted Danson Sam Malone Cheers NBC
Tim Reid Frank Parrish Frank's Place "The Bridge" CBS
John Ritter Det. Harry Hooperman Hooperman "Pilot" ABC
1989
(41st)
Richard Mulligan Dr. Harry Weston Empty Nest "Pilot" NBC
Ted Danson Sam Malone Cheers "Swear to God" NBC
Michael J. Fox Alex P. Keaton Family Ties "Alex Doesn't Live Here Anymore"
John Goodman Dan Conner Roseanne "Dan's Birthday Bash" ABC
Fred Savage Kevin Arnold The Wonder Years "Birthday Boy"

1990s[edit]

Year Actor Role Program Episode Submissions Network
1990
(42nd)
Ted Danson Sam Malone Cheers "Cry Harder, Part II" NBC
Craig T. Nelson Hayden Fox Coach "If Keith Jackson Calls, I'll Be At My Therapist's" ABC
John Goodman Dan Conner Roseanne "Born to Be Wild"
Fred Savage Kevin Arnold The Wonder Years "Good-bye"
Richard Mulligan Dr. Harry Weston Empty Nest "Still Growing After All These Years" NBC
1991
(43rd)
Burt Reynolds Wood Newton Evening Shade "A Day in the Life of Wood Newton" CBS
Ted Danson Sam Malone Cheers "Bad Neighbor Sam" NBC
John Goodman Dan Conner Roseanne "Her Boyfriends Back" ABC
Richard Mulligan Dr. Harry Weston Empty Nest "The Mentor" NBC
Craig T. Nelson Hayden Fox Coach "The Break-Up" ABC
1992
(44th)
Craig T. Nelson Hayden Fox Coach "A Real Guy's Guy" ABC
Ted Danson Sam Malone Cheers "Go Make" NBC
John Goodman Dan Conner Roseanne "The Back Story" ABC
Kelsey Grammer § Frasier Crane Wings "Planes, Trains, and Visiting Cranes" NBC
Burt Reynolds Wood Newton Evening Shade "Callous Hearts of Rage" CBS
Jerry Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld "The Boyfriend" NBC
1993
(45th)
Ted Danson Sam Malone Cheers "The Guy Can't Help It" NBC
Tim Allen Tim Taylor Home Improvement "Where There's a Will, There's a Way" ABC
John Goodman Dan Conner Roseanne "Terms of Estrangement, Part 2"
Jerry Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld "The Opera" NBC
Garry Shandling Larry Sanders The Larry Sanders Show "What Have You Done for Me Lately?" HBO
1994
(46th)
Kelsey Grammer Frasier Crane Frasier "The Good Son" NBC
John Goodman Dan Conner Roseanne "Guilt By Imagination" ABC
John Larroquette John Hemingway The John Larroquette Show "Pilot" NBC
Paul Reiser Paul Buchman Mad About You "Virtual Reality"
Jerry Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld "The Puffy Shirt"
1995
(47th)
Kelsey Grammer Frasier Crane Frasier "Adventures in Paradise, Part 2" NBC
John Goodman Dan Conner Roseanne "The Blaming of the Shrew" ABC
Paul Reiser Paul Buchman Mad About You "Cake Fear" NBC
Jerry Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld "The Diplomat's Club"
Garry Shandling Larry Sanders The Larry Sanders Show "The Mr. Sharon Stone Show" HBO
1996
(48th)
John Lithgow Dick Solomon 3rd Rock from the Sun "Dick Smoker" NBC
Kelsey Grammer Frasier Crane Frasier "You Can Go Home Again" NBC
Paul Reiser Paul Buchman Mad About You "Dream Weaver"
Jerry Seinfeld Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld "The Gum"
Garry Shandling Larry Sanders The Larry Sanders Show HBO
1997
(49th)
John Lithgow Dick Solomon 3rd Rock from the Sun "See Dick Continue to Run" NBC
Michael J. Fox Mike Flaherty Spin City "Prototype" ABC
Kelsey Grammer Frasier Crane Frasier "Ham Radio" NBC
Paul Reiser Paul Buchman Mad About You "The Birth"
Garry Shandling Larry Sanders The Larry Sanders Show "Everybody Loves Larry" HBO
1998
(50th)
Kelsey Grammer Frasier Crane Frasier "Frasier's Imaginary Friend" NBC
Michael J. Fox Mike Flaherty Spin City "The Goodbye Girl" ABC
John Lithgow Dick Solomon 3rd Rock from the Sun "Stuck with Dick" NBC
Paul Reiser Paul Buchman Mad About You "The Conversation"
Garry Shandling Larry Sanders The Larry Sanders Show "Flip" HBO
1999
(51st)
John Lithgow Dick Solomon 3rd Rock from the Sun "What's Love Got to Do, Got to Do with Dick?" NBC
Michael J. Fox Mike Flaherty Spin City "Gone with the Wind" ABC
Kelsey Grammer Frasier Crane Frasier "Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz" NBC
Paul Reiser Paul Buchman Mad About You "The Final Frontier"
Ray Romano Raymond Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "How They Met" CBS

2000s[edit]

Year Actor Role Program Episode Submissions Network
2000
(52nd)
Michael J. Fox Mike Flaherty Spin City "Goodbye" ABC
Kelsey Grammer Frasier Crane Frasier "Radio Wars" NBC
John Lithgow Dick Solomon 3rd Rock from the Sun "Frankie Goes to Rutherford"
Eric McCormack Will Truman Will & Grace "Oh Dad, Poor Dad, He's Kept Me in the Closet and I'm So Sad"
Ray Romano Raymond Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "Bad Moon Rising" CBS
2001
(53rd)
Eric McCormack Will Truman Will & Grace "Lows in the Mid-Eighties" NBC
Frankie Muniz Malcolm Malcolm in the Middle "Bowling" Fox
Kelsey Grammer Frasier Crane Frasier "Frasier's Edge" NBC
John Lithgow Dick Solomon 3rd Rock from the Sun "Red, White, and Dick"
Ray Romano Raymond Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "Ray's Journal" CBS
2002
(54th)
Ray Romano Raymond Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "The Breakup Tape" CBS
Kelsey Grammer Frasier Crane Frasier "The Love You Fake" NBC
Matt LeBlanc Joey Tribbiani Friends "The One Where Joey Tells Rachel"
Bernie Mac Bernie McCullough The Bernie Mac Show "Saving Bernie Mac" Fox
Matthew Perry Chandler Bing Friends "The One Where Chandler Takes a Bath" NBC
2003
(55th)
Tony Shalhoub Adrian Monk Monk "Mr. Monk and the Airplane" USA
Larry David Larry David Curb Your Enthusiasm "The Special Section" HBO
Matt LeBlanc Joey Tribbiani Friends "The One in Barbados" NBC
Bernie Mac Bernie McCullough The Bernie Mac Show "The Incredible Bulk" Fox
Eric McCormack Will Truman Will & Grace "The Kid Stays Out of the Picture" NBC
Ray Romano Raymond Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "Counseling" CBS
2004
(56th)
Kelsey Grammer Frasier Crane Frasier "The Doctor is Out" NBC
Larry David Larry David Curb Your Enthusiasm "Opening Night" HBO
Matt LeBlanc Joey Tribbiani Friends "The One Where the Stripper Cries" NBC
John Ritter (posthumously) Paul Hennessy 8 Simple Rules "Premiere" ABC
Tony Shalhoub Adrian Monk Monk "Mr. Monk Goes to the Theater" USA
2005
(57th)
Tony Shalhoub Adrian Monk Monk "Mr. Monk Takes His Medicine" USA
Jason Bateman Michael Bluth Arrested Development "Good Grief" Fox
Zach Braff J.D. Scrubs "My Last Chance" NBC
Eric McCormack Will Truman Will & Grace "Queens for a Day"
Ray Romano Raymond Barone Everybody Loves Raymond "The Power of No" CBS
2006
(58th)
Tony Shalhoub Adrian Monk Monk "Mr. Monk Bumps His Head" USA
Steve Carell Michael Scott The Office "The Injury" NBC
Larry David Larry David Curb Your Enthusiasm "The Ski Lift" HBO
Kevin James Doug Heffernan The King of Queens "Pole Lox" CBS
Charlie Sheen Charlie Harper Two and a Half Men "The Unfortunate Little Schnauser"
2007
(59th)
Ricky Gervais Andy Millman Extras "Sir Ian McKellen" HBO
Alec Baldwin Jack Donaghy 30 Rock "Hiatus" NBC
Steve Carell Michael Scott The Office "Business School"
Tony Shalhoub Adrian Monk Monk "Mr. Monk Gets a New Shrink" USA
Charlie Sheen Charlie Harper Two and a Half Men "Who's Vod Kanockers?" CBS
2008
(60th)
Alec Baldwin Jack Donaghy 30 Rock "Rosemary's Baby" NBC
Lee Pace Ned Pushing Daisies "Pie-lette" ABC
Steve Carell Michael Scott The Office "Goodbye, Toby" NBC
Tony Shalhoub Adrian Monk Monk "Mr. Monk and the Naked Man" USA
Charlie Sheen Charlie Harper Two and a Half Men "Is There a Mrs. Waffles?" CBS
2009
(61st)
Alec Baldwin Jack Donaghy 30 Rock "Generalissimo" NBC
Steve Carell Michael Scott The Office "Broke" NBC
Jemaine Clement Jemaine Flight of the Conchords "Unnatural Love" HBO
Jim Parsons Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory "The Bath Item Gift Hypothesis" CBS
Tony Shalhoub Adrian Monk Monk "Mr. Monk and the Miracle" USA
Charlie Sheen Charlie Harper Two and a Half Men "The 'Ocu' or the 'Pado'?" CBS

2010s[edit]

Year Actor Role Program Episode Submissions Network
2010
(62nd)
[1]
Jim Parsons Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory "The Pants Alternative" CBS
Alec Baldwin Jack Donaghy 30 Rock "Don Geiss, America and Hope" NBC
Steve Carell Michael Scott The Office "The Cover-Up"
Larry David Larry David Curb Your Enthusiasm "Seinfeld" HBO
Matthew Morrison Will Schuester Glee "Mash-Up" Fox
Tony Shalhoub Adrian Monk Monk "Mr. Monk and the End" USA
2011
(63rd)
[2]
Jim Parsons Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory "The Agreement Dissection" CBS
Alec Baldwin Jack Donaghy 30 Rock "Respawn" NBC
Steve Carell Michael Scott The Office "Goodbye, Michael"
Louis C.K. Louie Louie "Bully" FX
Johnny Galecki Leonard Hofstadter The Big Bang Theory "The Benefactor Factor" CBS
Matt LeBlanc Matt LeBlanc Episodes "Episode Seven" Showtime
2012
(64th)
[3]
Jon Cryer Alan Harper Two and a Half Men "Frodo's Headshots" CBS
Alec Baldwin Jack Donaghy 30 Rock "Live from Studio 6H" NBC
Louis C.K. Louie Louie "Duckling" FX
Jim Parsons Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory "The Werewolf Transformation" CBS
Don Cheadle Marty Kaan House of Lies "The Gods of Dangerous Financial Instruments" Showtime
Larry David Larry David Curb Your Enthusiasm "Palestinian Chicken" HBO
2013
(65th)
[4]
Jim Parsons Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory "The Habitation Configuration" CBS
Alec Baldwin Jack Donaghy 30 Rock "A Goon's Deed in a Weary World" NBC
Jason Bateman Michael Bluth Arrested Development "Flight of the Phoenix" Netflix
Louis C.K. Louie Louie "Daddy's Girlfriend, Part 1" FX
Don Cheadle Marty Kaan House of Lies "Hostile Takeover" Showtime
Matt LeBlanc Matt LeBlanc Episodes "Episode Two"
2014
(66th)
[5]
Jim Parsons Sheldon Cooper The Big Bang Theory "The Relationship Diremption" CBS
Louis C.K. Louie Louie "Model" FX
Ricky Gervais Derek Noakes Derek "Episode 6" Netflix
Matt LeBlanc Matt LeBlanc Episodes "Episode Six" Showtime
Don Cheadle Marty Kaan House of Lies "Wreckage"
William H. Macy Frank Gallagher Shameless "Lazarus"
2015
(67th)
[6]
Jeffrey Tambor Maura Pfefferman Transparent "The Letting Go" Amazon
Anthony Anderson Andre Johnson Black-ish "Sex, Lies, and Vasectomies" ABC
Louis C.K. Louie Louie "Bobby's House" FX
Don Cheadle Marty Kaan House of Lies "It's a Box Inside a Box Inside a Box, Dipshit" Showtime
Will Forte Phil Miller The Last Man on Earth "Alive in Tucson" Fox
Matt LeBlanc Matt LeBlanc Episodes "Episode Five" Showtime
William H. Macy Frank Gallagher Shameless "A Night to Remem... Wait, What?"
2016
(68th)
[7]
Jeffrey Tambor Maura Pfefferman Transparent "Man on the Land" Amazon
Anthony Anderson Andre Johnson Black-ish "Hope" ABC
Aziz Ansari Dev Shah Master of None "Parents" Netflix
Will Forte Phil Miller The Last Man on Earth "30 Years of Science Down the Tubes" Fox
William H. Macy Frank Gallagher Shameless "I Only Miss Her When I'm Breathing" Showtime
Thomas Middleditch Richard Hendricks Silicon Valley "The Empty Chair" HBO
2017
(69th)
[8]
Donald Glover Earn Marks Atlanta "The Big Bang" FX
Anthony Anderson Andre Johnson Black-ish "Lemons" ABC
Aziz Ansari Dev Shah Master of None "The Dinner Party" Netflix
Zach Galifianakis Chip and Dale Baskets Baskets "Freaks" FX
William H. Macy Frank Gallagher Shameless "You Sold Me the Laundromat, Remember?" Showtime
Jeffrey Tambor Maura Pfefferman Transparent "Elizah" Amazon
2018
(70th)
Bill Hader Barry Berkman / Barry Block Barry "Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast, and Keep Going" HBO
Anthony Anderson Andre Johnson Black-ish "Advance to Go (Collect $200)" ABC
Ted Danson Michael The Good Place "Dance Dance Resolution" NBC
Larry David Larry David Curb Your Enthusiasm "Fatwa!" HBO
Donald Glover Earn Marks Atlanta "Teddy Perkins" FX
William H. Macy Frank Gallagher Shameless "Sleepwalking" Showtime
2019
(71st)
Bill Hader Barry Berkman / Barry Block Barry "The Truth Has a Ring to It" HBO
Anthony Anderson Andre Johnson Black-ish "Purple Rain" ABC
Don Cheadle Maurice Monroe Black Monday "365" Showtime
Ted Danson Michael The Good Place "The Worst Possible Use of Free Will" NBC
Michael Douglas Sandy Kominsky The Kominsky Method "Chapter One: An Actor Avoids" Netflix
Eugene Levy Johnny Rose Schitt's Creek "Rock On!" Pop TV

2020s[edit]

Year Actor Role Program Episode Submission Network
2020
(72nd)
Eugene Levy Johnny Rose Schitt's Creek "The Pitch" Pop TV
Anthony Anderson Andre Johnson Black-ish "Love, Boat" ABC
Don Cheadle Maurice Monroe Black Monday "Who Are You Supposed to Be?" Showtime
Ted Danson Michael The Good Place "Whenever You're Ready" NBC
Michael Douglas Sandy Kominsky The Kominsky Method "Chapter 12: A Libido Sits in the Fridge" Netflix
Ramy Youssef Ramy Hassan Ramy "You Are Naked in Front of Your Sheikh" Hulu
2021
(73rd)
Jason Sudeikis Ted Lasso Ted Lasso "Pilot" Apple TV+
Anthony Anderson Andre Johnson Black-ish "What About Gary?" ABC
Michael Douglas Sandy Kominsky The Kominsky Method "Chapter 20. The round toes, of the high shoes" Netflix
William H. Macy Frank Gallagher Shameless "Father Frank, Full of Grace" Showtime
Kenan Thompson Kenan Williams Kenan "Flirting" NBC
2022
(74th)
Jason Sudeikis Ted Lasso Ted Lasso "No Weddings and a Funeral" Apple TV+
Donald Glover Earn Marks Atlanta "Sinterklaas is Coming to Town" FX
Bill Hader Barry Berkman / Barry Block Barry "starting now" HBO
Nicholas Hoult Peter III / Yemelyan Pugachev The Great "Wedding" Hulu
Steve Martin Charles-Haden Savage Only Murders in the Building "Open and Shut"
Martin Short Oliver Putnam "How Well Do You Know Your Neighbors?"

Programs with multiple awards[edit]

Performers with multiple wins[edit]

Programs with multiple nominations[edit]

Performers with multiple nominations[edit]

(*) refers to those who have won in this category

Superlatives[edit]

Superlative Performer Program Year Age
Oldest Winner Eugene Levy Schitt's Creek 2020
(72nd)
73
Oldest Nominee Steve Martin Only Murders in the Building 2022
(74th)
76
Youngest Winner Michael J. Fox Family Ties 1986
(38th)
25
Youngest Nominee Fred Savage The Wonder Years 1989
(41st)
13

Total awards by network[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Early Emmy ceremonies did not have genre specific acting categories.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Early Emmy ceremonies did not have genre specific acting categories.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  2. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  3. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  5. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  6. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  7. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  8. ^ "Nominees/Winners | Television Academy". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved July 13, 2017.