Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Just Visiting

As you look over the nominees for the 57th Annual Emmy Awards this year, something should jump out at you. Cloris Leachman was twice nominated as "Outstanding Guest." She was nominated for "Malcolm in the Middle" in the comedy series category and for "Joan of Arcadia" in the drama series category.

This guest double play occurs more often that you'd think. Since the first "Guest" Emmy in 1986, seven performers have now been nominated for "Outstanding Guest" twice in the same year. Can you name the other six performers and their series?

2005: Cloris Leachman ("Malcolm in the Middle" & "Joan of Arcadia)
2001: Jean Smart ("Frasier" & "The District")
2000: Henry Winkler ("Battery Park" & "The Practice")
1994: Marlee Matlin ("Seinfeld" & "Picket Fences")
1993: Gwen Verdon ("Dream On" & "Homicide: Life on the Street")
1991: Colleen Dewhurst ("Murphy Brown" & "Avonlea")
1989: Jack Gilford ("Golden Girls" & "thirtysomething")

So far none of these performers had to compete with themselves for an Emmy since their nominations were split between the comedy and drama series categories.

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