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Posted: August 26, 2020 at 3:47 pm
Getting an Emmy is a big deal for any actor, but which female actors have won the most through their careers for acting? The list might surprise you.
While it's "an honor just to be nominated," it's no secret that every actress who throws her name into the ring for Emmy contentionis hoping that she will take home the coveted statue. The Primetime Emmy Awards celebrate the best in television every year, highlighting the best series in every genre as well as acting. Over the years, there have been female actors who have been nominated more than a dozen times, but only a few who have more than five.
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Which female actresses have the most Emmys for acting? Here's a list, ranked secondarily by the number of times they were nominated. Worth mentioning is Angela Lansbury, who didn't make the list since she has never won but has been nominated an amazing 17 times!
Today, she impresses in a leading role in the Netflix drama Ozark,for which she has been nominated twice, in both 2019 and 2020. But her four wins come from previous projects, including Wild Iris (2002), Frasier (2004), and John Adams (2008).
While Linney hasn't won yet for portraying the increasingly ruthless Wendy Byrd on Ozark, she could very well turn that 7th nomination into her fifth win at this year's Emmy Awards event.
In addition to her 13 total nominations, this comedic icon also won the Governor's Award at the ceremonies in 1989. Her first win was in 1953 for a category called Best Comedienne, followed by a win in 1956 for I Love Lucy then twice in a row for The Lucy Show in 1967 and 1968.
She was nominated for Best Comedienne in 1952 and 1956 as well as for Most Outstanding Personality in 1953. I Love Lucy brought her four more nominations throughout the '50s and she was nominated twice for The Lucy Show when she did not win.
Falco won three of her four Emmys for her role as Tony Soprano's dedicated wife Carmelo on The Sopranos,in 1999, 2001, and 2003. Her fourth and final win thus far was in 2010 for her leading role as the title character in Nurse Jackie.
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Her other nominations were for both The Sopranos and Nurse Jackie in other years as well as once for her guest role on 30 Rock (2008) and for the limited series Law & Order True Crime in 2018.
Now starring in the Apple TV+ series See, Woodard is an accomplished stage, film, and television actor who won the first Emmy she was nominated for way back in 1984 for Hill Street Blues. She won again in 1987 for L.A. Law, then a decade later in 1997 for Miss Evers' Boys. Her fourth Emmy to date was in 2003 for The Practice.
Interestingly, Woodard is not only the only Black woman on the list, but her many Emmy nominations come from a wide variety of shows that also include Word by Heart (1985), St. Elsewhere (1986), Unnatural Causes (1987), A Mother's Courage: The Mary Thomas Story (1990), The Piano Lesson (1995), Gulliver's Travels (1996), Homicide: Life on the Street (1998), The Water Is Wide (2006), Desperate Housewives(2006), Pictures of Hollis Woods (2008), True Blood(2011), and Steel Magnolias (2013). This just goes to show that while Woodard might not have the most wins, she might just be the most versatile and respected actor on this list.
All five of Bergen's wins were for her best-known role as the title character on Murphy Brown; she won in 1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, and 1995. She was also nominated for that show in 1991 and 1993.
Her two other nominations were for Boston Legal in 2006 and 2008. While she reprised her most popular rolefor a 2018 revival of Murphy Brown, the series was cancelled after the first season.
An icon in the industry, White won twice for Mary Tyler Moore in 1975 and 1976 once for Golden Girls(1986), once for The John Larroquette Show (1996), and for her guest hosting role on Saturday Night Live in 2010.
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Her other nominations range from Mary Tyler Moore to The Golden Girls, Suddenly Susan, Yes, Dear, The Practice, My Name is Earl, Hot in Cleveland, and Betty White's Off Their Rockers. At age 98, White is still busy with projects: her most recent nomination was in 2014 for Betty White's Off Their Rockers, when she was a young 92.
Taking home am Emmy three years in a row for The West Wing from 2000-2002, then again in 2004, she earned her next one a decade later in 2014 for both Masters of Sex and Mom. Her sixth award came in 2015 for Mom, though she was nominated again that year for Masters of Sex as well.
She has been nominated for Mom every year since 2014 and earned nominations for The West Wing in 2003 and 2006 as well. Also with an Academy Award to her name, she will appear in the upcoming eighth season of Mom.
While her name might not be instantly recognizable, her work certainly is. She won three years in a row for Cagney & Lacey in 1983, 1984, and 1985, then again in 1988. Her next awards were in 1995 and 1996 for Christy, followed by 2003 for Judging Amy.
Her first nomination, however, came way back in 1978 for Intimate Strangers. She was nominated two more times for Cagney & Lacey when she didn't win, five more times for Judging Amy, and once for Wings and Christy. Fans might recognize Daly as Marie Hoag in Spider-Man: Homecoming from 2017.
Another comedy icon, Moore took home her first two Emmys for The Dick Van Dyke Show in 1964 and 1966, followed by four more for Mary Tyler Moore, including two in 1974, one for Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and the other as Actress of the Year Series. Her final one came in 1993 for Stolen Babies.
In addition to other nominations for both The Dick Van Dyke Show and Mary Tyler Moore, she was also nominated for First, You Cry in 1979, Heartsounds in 1985, and Lincoln in 1988. Moore passed away in 2017 at the age of 80.
Dreyfus is on track to snag the record for most acting wins, tying for the most Emmys of any female actor. Her first was in 1996 for Seinfeld, followed by The New Adventures of Old Christine (2006). But she really became a force to be reckoned with by winning six times in a row for Veep, from 2012 to 2017.
She was only nominated once for Veep when she did not win, which was in 2019. Her other nominations include six more for Seinfeld and four more for The New Adventures of Old Christine. With Veep having ended its run, if Dreyfus continues her streak, the 59-year-old could overtake the first spot sooner rather than later.
The long-time record holder, Leachman is now tied for the number-one spot in terms of wins but still leads in total nominations. Her wins are for A Brand New Life (1973), Mary Tyler Moore (1974, 1975), Cher (1975), Screen Actors Guild 50th Anniversary Celebration (1984), Promised Land (1998), and Malcolm in the Middle (2002, 2006).
Her first nomination came in 1972 for Mary Tyler Moore and she has been nominated consistently since then for Mary Tyler Moore and Malcolm in the Middle as well as The Migrants (1974), TellyWho Loves Ya, Baby? (1976), Phyllis (1976), It Happened One Christmas (1978), Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter (1984), Joan of Arcadia (2005), Mrs. Harris (2006), and Raising Hope(2011). Still acting steadily, this 94-year-old shows no signs of slowing down so she might just be able to hold on to her long-held record.
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A professional writer and editor with 18+ years of experience, Christine, now a freelance writer/editor, is a self-professed TV fanatic with tastes that vary considerably from comedies to dramas, sci-fi, and more. She can usually be found binging a new show at night, coupled with a glass of red wine. With a long history writing in the field of consumer tech, she now also writes on topics from entertainment to parenting, lifestyle, marketing, and business. She resides in Toronto, Ontario in Canada with her husband and young son.
Posted: July 1, 2020 at 11:42 pm
The United States was founded 244 years ago, but some American towns have been around for more than three centuries, and some longer still.
24/7 Tempo selected 100 towns that were founded before the American Revolution. We chose the towns by reviewing town and state websites, reference sources such as britannica.com, and sources such as thecompletepilgrim.com that provided information about Americas best preserved colonial towns. To be considered, towns needed to have originated in settlements that were founded, chartered, established, or incorporated before 1776. Virtually all of these towns, or the areas where they were established, had been Native American lands before European settlers arrived.
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The vast majority of towns that were founded before 1776 are located in a handful of states in the Northeast. Massachusetts and Connecticut have by far the most towns incorporated prior to the Revolutionary War. On our list of 100 towns, 20 are in Massachusetts and 16 in Connecticut. Fewer than 10 towns on our list are in states west of Louisiana. Here is how each state got its name.
Thirty of the 50 states are home to towns that were founded before the Revolutionary War. Some of the oldest towns on the list, such as Kingston, New York, are also among the most common city names in the United States.
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Posted: June 24, 2020 at 5:47 am
Can Gov. Ralph S. Northam use his authority to remove the huge, state-owned statue of traitorous and slavery-defending Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from Monument Avenue?
All eyes will be on a Richmond courtroom Thursday where Circuit Court Judge Bradley B. Cavedo could clear the governors way or continue to halt the removal.
Judge Cavedo, who 10 days ago issued a temporary injunction blocking the statues removal, is to consider whether to continue his injunction or lift it in one of three lawsuits challenging Gov. Ralph S. Northams right to take down the Lee statue that he has labeled an icon of racism.
In this case, William Gregory, a descendant of a couple who in 1890 deeded to the state the land on which the statue sits, claims the state promised to preserve and protect the statue forever. Mr. Gregory also asserts his right to enforce the alleged deed restriction as an heir of the couple.
In response, state Solicitor General Toby J. Heytens, who is urging Judge Cavedo to lift the injunction and dismiss the Gregory lawsuit, cited three reasons for throwing out the case.
First, Mr. Heytens wrote in court documents, Mr. Gregory has no ownership interest in the land and, thus, no legal right to challenge the governor. Second, he cited a state law that at best allows such restrictions on property use to extend 90 years, a time limit that has long expired on the 130-year-old statue.
But more importantly, the state is immune from suits to restrain governmental action or compel such action, Mr. Heytens wrote in court filings, and the suit must be dismissed for that reason alone. The doctrine of sovereign immunity also is likely to impact the other lawsuit if it proceeds in federal court.
On Wednesday, a third suit, also filed in federal court, was withdrawn and will not pro- ceed, according to state Attorney General Mark Herrings office. That suit was filed Monday by six Monument Avenue property owners led by Helen Marie Taylor, a longtime Monument Avenue activist who decades ago blocked the city from paving the streets cobblestones.
The second suit, filed June 9 by William Davis of Henrico County, also is on hold. That suit claims the governors authority is subordinate to the federal law governing historic landmarks. The Lee statue is on the federal and state historic registers.
Whichever way Judge Cavedo rules in the Gregory case, experts expect one side or the other to appeal the final order to the state Supreme Court, extending the time before any removal could take place.
Even so, the state Department of General Services on Wednesday installed concrete barriers around the Lee statue as a first step toward taking it down.
Whether the statue will last until DGS can plot a careful, engineered way to pluck it from its pedestal remains a question.
During Tuesday nights soaking rain, protesters for racial equity, who have been out nightly for 19 straight days, toppled a third Confederate statue a small statue on Park Avenue on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus that honored the Richmond Howitzer unit from the Civil War.
Previously, protesters pulled down a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis on Monument Avenue and Confederate Gen. Williams Carter Wickham in Monroe Park.
A statue of Christopher Columbus, who is viewed as an oppressor to indigenous communities, also was toppled in Byrd Park and dragged into Fountain Lake.
On Wednesday, the message White lives matter, painted in white, was discovered on the base of the statue of tennis great and humanitarian Arthur Ashe Jr. on Monument Avenue.