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article imageEmmy fact sheet: 'Mad Men' win would put them on the top with 5

Los Angeles - Combing through the Emmy fact sheet, it looks like some records have already been set among this year's crop of nominees.
Combing through the Emmy fact sheet, it looks like some records have already been set among this year's crop of nominees.
Not only that, a few more may drop when they are announced Sept. 23, live in all times zones, on ABC. For example, one more series win for "Mad Men" will have them in sole possession at the top for most in the top drama category with five, alongside "Hill Street Blues," "L.A. Law" and "The West Wing."
On the comedy side, "Frasier" has the most total wins with 37, with five as best comedy series.
So, drop the comb and pick up a martini and sip your way through a few Emmy facts, as the prep is on for this year's show.
MOST EMMY NOMINATIONS FOR AN INDIVIDUAL:
Hector Ramirez: 68 (new record in 2012)
Sheila Nevins: 59 (new record in 2012)
Jac Venza: 57
MOST EMMY NOMINATIONS FOR A PROGRAM:
"Saturday Night Live": 156 (new record in 2012)
"ER": 124
"Cheers": 117
MOST EMMYS WON BY INDIVIDUALS:
Sheila Nevins: 23 (new record in 2011)
Edward J. Greene: 21
James L. Brooks: 20
MOST EMMYS WON BY A MALE PERFORMER:
Edward Asner: 7
Carl Reiner: 6 (as performer)
Tim Conway: 6
Art Carney: 6
MOST EMMYS WON BY A FEMALE PERFORMER:
Cloris Leachman: 8
Mary Tyler Moore: 7
MOST EMMYS WON BY A PERFORMER - SAME ROLE, SAME SERIES:
Candice Bergen ("Murphy Brown"): 5
Don Knotts ("Andy Griffith Show"): 5
MOST EMMYS WON BY A SERIES:
"Frasier": 37
MOST EMMYS WON BY A MINISERIES:
"John Adams" (2008): 13
MOST EMMYS WON BY A MOVIE OF THE WEEK:
"Eleanor and Franklin" (1976): 11
MOST EMMYS WON IN A SINGLE YEAR BY A NETWORK:
CBS (1974): 44
MOST EMMYS WON BY A SERIES IN ITS FIRST SEASON:
"The West Wing" (2000): 9
MOST EMMYS WON BY A SERIES IN A SINGLE SEASON:
"The West Wing" (2000): 9
MOST EMMY WINS AS BEST DRAMA SERIES:
"Hill Street Blues": 4
"L.A. Law": 4
"The West Wing": 4
"Mad Men": 4 (new record in 2011)
MOST EMMY WINS AS BEST COMEDY SERIES:
"Frasier": 5
MOST PROGRAM NOMINATIONS IN A SINGLE AWARDS YEAR
COMEDY SERIES
"30 Rock" (2009): 22 nominations
Most in 2012 – "Modern Family": 14 nominations
DRAMA SERIES
"NYPD Blue" (1994): 27 nominations
Most in 2012 – "Mad Men": 17 nominations
MINISERIES
"Roots" (1977): 37 nominations
Most in 2012 – "American Horror Story": 17 nominations
MADE FOR TELEVISION MOVIE
"Eleanor and Franklin" (1976) and "Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years" (1977) and "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee" (2007) and "Grey Gardens" (2009): 17 nominations
Most in 2012 – "Hemingway & Gellhorn": 15 nominations
VARIETY PROGRAM
"Saturday Night Live" (2011): 16 nominations
Most in 2012 – "Saturday Night Live": 14 nominations
NONFICTION/REALITY PROGRAM
"Dancing With The Stars" (2009) and "American Idol" (2011): 10 nominations
Most in 2012 – The Amazing Race and Dancing With The Stars: 7 nominations
The Emmy Awards will air live on Sunday, Sept. 23, from downtown Los Angeles. This year's show is hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Other stories already filed about this year's show include the Emmy Green Room and the party list. Click the links for those.
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