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Emmy Awards

See how much you know about the winners—and losers—of television’s highest award!

  1. In what year were the first Emmy Awards presented?
    • 1946
    • 1949
    • 1950
    • 1955
  2. Which TV show holds the record for most Emmy nominations (29), but no wins?
    • Newhart
    • M*A*S*H
    • Cheers
    • Dynasty
  3. What was the lowest-rated sitcom ever to win the Emmy for Best Comedy Series?
    • Cheers
    • Hogan’s Heroes
    • It’s a Living
    • Arrested Development
  4. Which actor has been undefeated at the Emmys, having won the award for Best Supporting Actor all five times he was nominated?
    • David Hyde Pierce (Frasier)
    • Don Knotts (Andy Griffith Show)
    • Ted Knight (The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
    • Woody Harrelson (Cheers)
  5. What TV show suffered the biggest shut-out in a single year, with 16 nominations and no wins?
    • Ally McBeal
    • Lost
    • Northern Exposure
    • Dallas
  6. Which of the following actors has never won an Emmy award?
    • Angela Lansbury
    • Mary Tyler Moore
    • Kelsey Grammer
    • Alan Alda
  7. Who is the only female to have won Emmys in all three of the female comedic performing categories?
    • Mary Tyler Moore
    • Cloris Leachman
    • Shirley Jones
    • Betty White
  8. What was the first movie to win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie?
    • Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones
    • Roots
    • The Miracle Worker
    • The Burning Bed
  9. Which TV show holds the record for the most Emmy wins, at 37?
    • M*A*S*H
    • Frasier
    • The Mary Tyler Moore Show
    • Saturday Night Live
  10. What is the Emmy Award named after?
    • The Academy President’s wife
    • The designer of the award
    • A tube in an early TV camera
    • It was named after nothing
  11. Which sitcom finally won an Emmy for Best Comedy Series after it had been cancelled?
    • Sex and the City
    • Arrested Development
    • Laverne and Shirley
    • Barney Miller
  12. Which weighs more, an Academy Award or an Emmy Award?
    • Academy Award
    • Emmy Award