Actors Who Have Won the Most Emmys

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42. Dame Maggie Smith
> Total Emmy wins: 4
> Total nominations: 9
> Show with most wins: Downton Abbey (3)

Dame Maggie Smith’s was awarded three of her Emmys for her work on “Downton Abbey,” on which she appeared as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham. Her first Emmy was for her performance in the HBO movie “My Home in Umbria” (2003). The film stars Smith as Mrs. Delahunty, who invites a group of strangers to stay with her after they survive a terror attack.

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41. Michael Moriarty
> Total Emmy wins: 4
> Total nominations: 9
> Show with most wins: The Glass Menagerie (2)

Michael Moriarty won Emmy awards early in his career, including two for the 1973 television movie “The Glass Menagerie.” Four years later, he won for his performance in the mini-series “Holocaust,” which also starred Meryl Streep and James Woods. His last win was in 2002 for his work in the movie “James Dean.”

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40. Dick Van Dyke
> Total Emmy wins: 4, 1 Honor
> Total nominations: 9
> Show with most wins: The Dick Van Dyke Show (3)

Dick Van Dyke is perhaps best known as the star of “The Dick Van Dyke Show” on which he played Rob Petrie from 1961 through 1966. Van Dyke was awarded three Emmys for his performance. He received one more in 1977 for his work on the short-lived “Van Dyke and Company.” In 1995, he was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame.

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39. Rhea Perlman
> Total Emmy wins: 4
> Total nominations: 10
> Show with most wins: Cheers (4)

Actress Rhea Perlman won all four of her Emmys for her work on “Cheers,” on which she played the sardonic waitress Carla Tortelli. She was nominated for her work on the show each year from 1983 through 1991, as well as in 1993. In total, “Cheers” was nominated for the fourth-most Emmys of any program.

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38. RuPaul
> Total Emmy wins: 4
> Total nominations: 10
> Show with most wins: RuPaul’s Drag Race (4)

RuPaul Charles — better known as RuPaul — has won three Emmys as host of the VH1 program “RuPaul’s Drag Race” and one for his work as executive producer on the show. He’s been nominated for three more Emmys this year, one of which is again for his work as a host on “Drag Race.”