The very first Emmy was awarded in 1949 to Shirley Dinsdale, a ventriloquist. That year, she was the Most Outstanding Television Personality.
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Not only didn't Roseanne win an Emmy for Best Comedy Series, the show was never nominated.
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In 1971, George C. Scott turned down his Oscar for the movie Patton, complaining the Oscars were a petty popularity contest. But that same year, he accepted an Emmy for his role in Hallmark Hall of Fame's The Price.
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Kelsey Grammer is the only actor to be nominated for the same character on three different shows—Wings (once), Cheers (twice), and Frasier (ten nominations, four Best Actor wins).
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Speaking of Cheers, Sam Malone, Diane Chambers, Carla Tortelli, Lilith Sternin-Crane, Woody Boyd and Rebecca Howe were all winners. John Cleese also won an Outstanding Guest Actor statue for his brilliant Dr. Simon Finch-Royce.
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In 1987, The Facts of Life was nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling.
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