1.) Angela Lansbury is Emmy’s biggest loser with 16 defeats – 12 for “Murder, She Wrote.”
2.) Jackie Gleason never won an Emmy, although Art Carney won five for portraying his goofy second banana on “The Honeymooners” and “The Jackie Gleason Show.”
3.) Despite being ranked No. 1 in the Nielsens and winning Best Comedy Series awards from the TV Critics Association and the Golden Globes, “Rosanne” was never nominated for a Best Comedy Series Emmy during its nine years on air.
4.) No sci-fi program (“Star Trek,” “The Twilight Zone,” “The X-Files”) has ever won a best series award.
5.) Although “The Sopranos” has won Emmys for Best Actor, Actress and Writing, it still has not won the top prize – Best Drama Series.
6.) Despite being the co-star of one of the most celebrated skeins in TV history, Desi Arnaz was never nominated for his work on “I Love Lucy,” twice winner of Best Comedy Series. Wife Lucille Ball won three Emmys.
7.) “Dynasty” reigns as the program with the most nominations – 24 – that never resulted in a single victory.
8.) Jason Alexander lost seven bids for Best Supporting Actor on “Seinfeld” while all of his leading co-stars won Emmys: Jerry Seinfeld (for producing Best Comedy Series of 1992-93), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (for Best Supporting Actress) and Michael Richards (three for Best Supporting Actor).
9.) Two series suffered the biggest shut-out (16 defeats, no wins) in a single year: “Northern Exposure” (1992-93) and “The Larry Sanders Show” (1996-97).
10.) Andy Griffith (“The Andy Griffith Show,” “Diagnosis Murder”) never won an Emmy, although Don Knotts won five for portraying his goofy second banana.