Emmy Trivia Contest
The very first Emmy was awarded in 1949 to Shirley Dinsdale, a ventriloquist. That year, she was the Most Outstanding Television Personality.
Not only didn't Roseanne win an Emmy for Best Comedy Series, the show was never nominated.
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.
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).
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.
In 1987, The Facts of Life was nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Hairstyling.
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