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

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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
Awarded forOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
CountryUnited States
Presented byAcademy of Television Arts & Sciences
First awarded1975
Currently held byEvan Peters,
Mare of Easttown (2021)

This is a list of winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie. Before 1975, supporting actors featured in a miniseries or movie were included in categories such as comedy or drama. From 1975 to 1978, the award was called Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Special. Despite the category's name, actors appearing in many episodes of a miniseries were included. In 1979, the award was named Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Special. The award was renamed again in 1986, in Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special. By 1998, the award was renamed Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.

Winners and nominations[edit]


Year Actor Role Program Network
Anthony Quayle Tom Banniester QB VII ABC
Ralph Bellamy Adlai Stevenson The Missiles of October ABC
Jack Hawkins Justice Gilroy QB VII
Trevor Howard Abbé Faria The Count of Monte Cristo NBC
Ed Flanders Phil Hogan A Moon for the Misbegotten ABC
Ray Bolger Billy Rice The Entertainer NBC
Art Carney Thornton Alman Katherine ABC
Burgess Meredith Joseph N. Welch Tail Gunner Joe NBC
Martin Balsam Daniel Cooper Raid on Entebbe ABC
Yaphet Kotto Idi Amin
Mark Harmon Robert Hugo Dunlap Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years
Walter McGinn (post-humously) Louis Howe
Howard Da Silva Eddie Verna: USO Girl PBS
James Farentino Simon Peter Jesus of Nazareth NBC
Burgess Meredith Cardinal Burke The Last Hurrah
Donald Pleasence Vladimir Popov The Defection of Simas Kudirka CBS
Efrem Zimbalist, Jr. Mike Long A Family Upside Down NBC
Marlon Brando George Lincoln Rockwell Roots: The Next Generations ABC
Ed Flanders Calvin Coolidge Backstairs at the White House NBC
Robert Vaughn Woodrow Wilson
AL Freeman, Jr. Malcolm X Roots: The Next Generations ABC
Paul Winfield Dr. Horace Huguley


Year Actor Role Program Network
George Grizzard Floyd Kincaid The Oldest Living Graduate NBC
Ernest Borgnine Stanislaus Katczinsky All Quiet on the Western Front CBS
John Cassavetes Gus Caputo Flesh & Blood
Charles Durning Commissioner Russell Oswald Attica ABC
Harold Gould Louis B. Mayer The Scarlett O'Hara War NBC
David Warner Pomponius Falco Masada ABC
Andy Griffith Ash Robinson Murder in Texas NBC
Yūki Meguro Omi Shōgun
John Rhys-Davies Vasco Rodrigues
Anthony Quayle Rubrius Gallus Masada ABC
Laurence Olivier Lord Marchmain Brideshead Revisited PBS
Jack Albertson (post-humously) Poppa MacMahon My Body, My Child ABC
John Gielgud Edward Ryder Brideshead Revisited PBS
Derek Jacobi Adolf Hitler Inside the Third Reich ABC
Leonard Nimoy Morris Meyerson A Woman Called Golda Syndicated
Richard Kiley Paddy Cleary The Thorn Birds ABC
Ralph Bellamy Franklin D. Roosevelt The Winds of War ABC
Bryan Brown Luke O'Neill The Thorn Birds
Christopher Plummer Archbishop Vittorio Contini-Verchese
David Threlfall Smike The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Syndicated
Art Carney Tony Terrible Joe Moran CBS
Keith Carradine Foxy Funderburke Chiefs CBS
John Gielgud Lord Durrisdeer The Master of Ballantrae
John Lithgow Joe Huxley The Day After ABC
Randy Quaid Harold "Mitch" Mitchell A Streetcar Named Desire
David Ogden Stiers William Milligan Sloane The First Olympics: Athens 1896 NBC
Karl Malden Freddy Kassab Fatal Vision NBC
Richard Burton (post-humously) Phipps Ogden Ellis Island CBS
John Gielgud Theodore Woodward Romance on the Orient Express NBC
Richard Masur Aryon Greydanus The Burning Bed
Rip Torn Lewis Slaton The Atlanta Child Murders CBS
John Malkovich Biff Loman Death of a Salesman CBS
John Glover Victor DiMato An Early Frost NBC
Harold Gould Dr. Marvin Elias Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry CBS
Charles Durning Charley Death of a Salesman
Pat Morita Tommy Tanaka Amos
Dabney Coleman Martin Costigan Sworn to Silence ABC
Stephen Collins Billy Grenville, Jr. The Two Mrs. Grenvilles NBC
John Glover Richard Behrens Nutcracker: Money, Madness and Murder
Laurence Olivier Harry Burrard Lost Empires PBS
Eli Wallach Norman Voss Something in Common CBS
John Shea Bill Stern Baby M ABC
Ron Silver Ron Levin Billionaire Boys Club NBC
Dabney Coleman Gary Skoloff Baby M ABC
Bruce Weitz Rick Whitehead
Anthony Quinn Socrates Onassis Onassis: The Richest Man in the World
Derek Jacobi The Imposter The Tenth Man CBS
Armand Assante Richard Mansfield Jack the Ripper CBS
James Garner Bob Smith My Name Is Bill W.
Danny Glover Joshua Deets Lonesome Dove
Corin Nemec Steven Stayner I Know My First Name is Steven NBC


Year Actor Role Program Network
Vincent Gardenia Michael Aylott Age-Old Friends HBO
Ned Beatty Cornelius Van Horne Last Train Home Family
Brian Dennehy Ed Reivers A Killing in a Small Town CBS
Anthony Hopkins Abel Magwitch Great Expectations Disney
James Earl Jones Alice By Dawn's Early Light HBO
Max von Sydow Szaz Red King, White Knight
James Earl Jones Junius Jackson Heat Wave TNT
Ruben Blades Count Giuseppe Pepito Abatino The Josephine Baker Story HBO
David Dukes Jo Bouillon
Richard Kiley Earl Warren Separate But Equal ABC
Leon Russom Titus Wardlow Long Road Home NBC
Hume Cronyn Ben Broadway Bound ABC
Brian Dennehy Dixon Hartnell The Burden of Proof ABC
Héctor Elizondo Lieutenant Angel Mrs. Cage PBS
Jerry Orbach Jack Broadway Bound ABC
Ben Vereen Randall Intruders CBS
Beau Bridges Terry Harper The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom HBO
Brian Dennehy John McArthur Murder in the Heartland ABC
Jonathan Pryce Henry Kravis Barbarians at the Gate HBO
Peter Riegert Peter A. Cohen
Maximilian Schell Vladimir Lenin Stalin
Michael A. Goorjian David Goodson David's Mother CBS
Alan Alda Dr. Robert Gallo And the Band Played On HBO
Richard Gere The Choreographer
Ian McKellen Bill Kraus
Matthew Broderick John A Life in the Theatre TNT
Donald Sutherland Mikhail Fetisov Citizen X HBO
Sam Elliott "Wild Bill" Hickok Buffalo Girls CBS
Jeffrey DeMunn Andrei Chikatilo Citizen X HBO
Ben Kingsley Potiphar Joseph TNT
Edward James Olmos Wilson Pinheiro The Burning Season HBO
Tom Hulce Peter Patrone The Heidi Chronicles TNT
Andre Braugher Benjamin O. Davis The Tuskegee Airmen HBO
John Goodman Harold "Mitch" Mitchell A Streetcar Named Desire CBS
Ian McKellen Tsar Nicholas II Rasputin HBO
Treat Williams Michael Ovitz The Late Shift
Beau Bridges James Farley The Second Civil War HBO
Michael Caine F. W. de Klerk Mandela and de Klerk Showtime
Obba Babatundé Willie Johnson Miss Evers' Boys HBO
Ossie Davis Mr. Evers
Joe Mantegna Pippi De Lena The Last Don CBS
George C. Scott Juror #3 12 Angry Men Showtime
Gregory Peck Father Mapple Moby Dick USA
Martin Short Frik Merlin NBC
Hume Cronyn Juror #9 12 Angry Men Showtime
J. T. Walsh (post-humously) Ray Percy Hope TNT
Peter O'Toole Bishop Pierre Cauchon Joan of Arc CBS
Beau Bridges E. K. Hornbeck Inherit the Wind Showtime
Peter Fonda Frank O'Connor The Passion of Ayn Rand
Don Cheadle Sammy Davis, Jr. The Rat Pack HBO
Joe Mantegna Dean Martin


Year Actor Role Program Network
Hank Azaria Mitch Albom Tuesdays with Morrie ABC
Klaus Maria Brandauer Otto Preminger Introducing Dorothy Dandridge HBO
James Cromwell William Randolph Hearst RKO 281
John Malkovich Herman Mankiewicz
Danny Glover Will Walker Freedom Song Showtime
Brian Cox Hermann Göring Nuremberg TNT
Alan Alda Willie Walters Club Land Showtime
Victor Garber Sidney Luft Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows ABC
Ian Holm Patrick The Last of the Blonde Bombshells HBO
Colin Firth Stuckart Conspiracy
Stanley Tucci Adolf Eichmann
Michael Moriarty Winton Dean James Dean TNT
Alec Baldwin Robert McNamara Path to War HBO
Jim Broadbent Desmond Morton The Gathering Storm
Don Cheadle Chuck Things Behind the Sun Showtime
Jon Voight Jürgen Stroop Uprising NBC
Ben Gazzara Nick Piccolo Hysterical Blindness HBO
Alan Arkin Harry Rowen The Pentagon Papers FX
Chris Cooper Thomas Riversmith My House in Umbria HBO
John Malkovich Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord Napoleon A&E
Peter O'Toole Paul von Hindenburg Hitler: The Rise of Evil CBS
Jeffrey Wright Mr. Lies / Norman "Belize" Arriaga / Homeless Man / The Angel Europa / The Antarctic Eskimo Angels in America HBO
William H. Macy John Irwin Stealing Sinatra Showtime
Ben Shenkman Louis Ironson / The Angel Oceania Angels in America HBO
Justin Kirk Prior Walter / Leatherman in Park
Patrick Wilson Joe Pitt
Paul Newman Max Roby Empire Falls HBO
Brian Dennehy Father Dominic Spagnolia Our Fathers Showtime
Christopher Plummer Cardinal Bernard Law
Philip Seymour Hoffman C.B. Whiting / Charlie Mayne Empire Falls HBO
Randy Quaid Colonel Tom Parker Elvis CBS
Jeremy Irons Earl of Leicester Elizabeth I HBO
Robert Carlyle Sergei Karpovich Human Trafficking Lifetime
Clifton Collins, Jr. Jack Hill Thief FX
Hugh Dancy Earl of Essex Elizabeth I HBO
Denis Lawson John Jarndyce Bleak House PBS
Thomas Haden Church Tom Harte Broken Trail AMC
Ed Asner Luke Spelman The Christmas Card Hallmark
Aidan Quinn Henry L. Dawes Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee HBO
August Schellenberg Sitting Bull
Joe Mantegna Lou Manahan The Starter Wife USA
Tom Wilkinson Benjamin Franklin John Adams HBO
Bob Balaban Ben Ginsberg Recount HBO
Denis Leary Michael Whouley
Stephen Dillane Thomas Jefferson John Adams
David Morse George Washington
Ken Howard Phelan Beale Grey Gardens HBO
Tom Courtenay William Dorrit Little Dorrit PBS
Andy Serkis Rigaud / Blandois
Len Cariou Franklin D. Roosevelt Into the Storm HBO
Bob Newhart Judson The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice TNT


Year Actor Role Program Network
David Strathairn William Carlock Temple Grandin HBO
Michael Gambon Mr. Woodhouse Emma PBS
John Goodman Neal Nicol You Don't Know Jack HBO
Jonathan Pryce Mr. Buxton Return to Cranford PBS
Patrick Stewart King Claudius / Ghost Hamlet
Guy Pearce Monty Beragon Mildred Pierce HBO
Tom Wilkinson Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. The Kennedys Reelz
Paul Giamatti Ben Bernanke Too Big to Fail HBO
James Woods Richard Fuld, Jr.
Brían F. O'Byrne Bert Pierce Mildred Pierce
Tom Berenger Jim Vance Hatfields & McCoys History
Martin Freeman John Watson Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia PBS
Denis O'Hare Larry Harvey American Horror Story FX
Ed Harris John McCain Game Change HBO
David Strathairn John Dos Passos Hemingway & Gellhorn
James Cromwell Dr. Arthur Arden American Horror Story: Asylum FX
Scott Bakula Bob Black Behind the Candelabra HBO
John Benjamin Hickey Sean Tolkey The Big C: Hereafter Showtime
Peter Mullan Matt Mitcham Top of the Lake Sundance
Zachary Quinto Dr. Oliver Thredson American Horror Story: Asylum FX
Martin Freeman John Watson Sherlock: His Last Vow PBS
Matt Bomer Felix Turner The Normal Heart HBO
Joe Mantello Mickey Marcus
Alfred Molina Ben Weeks
Jim Parsons Tommy Boatwright
Colin Hanks Officer Gus Grimly Fargo FX
Bill Murray Jack Kennison Olive Kitteridge HBO
Richard Cabral Hector Tontz American Crime ABC
Damian Lewis Henry VIII Wolf Hall PBS
Denis O'Hare Stanley American Horror Story: Freak Show FX
Finn Wittrock Dandy Mott
Michael K. Williams Jack Gee Bessie HBO
Sterling K. Brown Christopher Darden The People v. O. J. Simpson FX
Hugh Laurie Richard Onslow Roper The Night Manager AMC
Jesse Plemons Ed Blumquist Fargo FX
Bokeem Woodbine Mike Milligan
David Schwimmer Robert Kardashian The People v. O. J. Simpson
John Travolta Robert Shapiro
Alexander Skarsgård Perry Wright Big Little Lies HBO
Alfred Molina Robert Aldrich Feud: Bette and Joan FX
Stanley Tucci Jack L. Warner
David Thewlis V. M. Varga Fargo
Bill Camp Dennis Box The Night Of HBO
Michael K. Williams Freddy Knight
Jeff Daniels Frank Griffin Godless Netflix
Brandon Victor Dixon Judas Iscariot Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert NBC
John Leguizamo Jacob Vazquez Waco Paramount
Ricky Martin Antonio D'Amico The Assassination of Gianni Versace FX
Édgar Ramírez Gianni Versace
Finn Wittrock Jeffrey Trail
Michael Stuhlbarg Richard Clarke The Looming Tower Hulu
Ben Whishaw Norman Josiffe / Norman Scott A Very English Scandal Amazon
Asante Blackk Kevin Richardson When They See Us Netflix
John Leguizamo Raymond Santana Sr.
Michael K. Williams Bobby McCray
Paul Dano David Sweat Escape at Dannemora Showtime
Stellan Skarsgård Boris Shcherbina Chernobyl HBO


Year Actor Role Program Network
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Calvin "Cal" Abar / Jon Osterman / Dr. Manhattan Watchmen HBO
Tituss Burgess Titus Andromedon Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs the Reverend Netflix
Jovan Adepo Young Will Reeves / Hooded Justice Watchmen HBO
Louis Gossett, Jr. Will Reeves / Hooded Justice
Dylan McDermott Ernest "Ernie" West Hollywood Netflix
Jim Parsons Henry Willson
Evan Peters Detective Colin Zabel Mare of Easttown HBO
Thomas Brodie-Sangster Benny Watts The Queen's Gambit Netflix
Paapa Essiedu Kwame I May Destroy You HBO
Daveed Diggs Marquis de Lafayette / Thomas Jefferson Hamilton Disney+
Jonathan Groff King George
Anthony Ramos John Laurens / Philip Hamilton

Programs with multiple nominations[edit]

Performers with multiple wins[edit]

2 wins

Performers with multiple nominations[edit]

See also[edit]


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