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The 2013 Emmy Awards By the Numbers: 21 Numerical Facts About This Year's Awards Ceremony

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | September 23, 2013 |

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | September 23, 2013 |

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6: The number of times that Jon Hamm has been nominated for Best Actor in a Drama. He has won zero times, a record for that many nominations in that category.

10: The consecutive number of years that The Daily Show won for Outstanding Variety Show, a record that was broken this year by The Colbert Report.

5,678,987: The number of “WTFs” uttered after Jeff Daniels beat both Jon Hamm and Bryan Cranston in the Best Actor Category. Had Cranston won, he’d have passed Dennis Franz with the most wins in the Best Actor Drama.

76: The number of times “No, b*tch, no!” was tweeted after Aaron Paul lost to Bobby Cannavale in the Best Supporting Actor category. Had Paul won, he’d have been the first to win in the Best Supporting Actor Drama three times.

40: The number of Emmy wins that Saturday Night Live now has, a record for a single program (surpassing Frasier).

9: The number of years, out of the past ten, that The Amazing Race had won for Best Reality Show. NBC’s The Voice topped it this year.

12.1 The number (in millions) who watched the Emmy telecast last night, according to overnight ratings. It’s the most viewers in seven years.

11: The number of words in Merritt Wever’s acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy.

47: The number of people who recognized Wever as Schmidt’s girlfriend in New Girl.

1: The number of Emmys House of Cards received, the very first for a video streaming service (Netflix). It won for Best Directing in a Drama.

32: The number of nominations that Real Time with Bill Maher has now received without scoring as single win, a record.

2: The number of basic cable shows to win in either the Outstanding Comedy Series or Outstanding Drama Series category, after Breaking Bad joined Mad Men.

3: The number of sidesteps comedian Paul Greenberg took to awkwardly exit the frame behind Neil Patrick Harris.


4: The number of Best Actress (Lead or Supporting) Emmys that Julia Louis Dreyfus now has, tying her with Lucille Ball for the most all time in those categories.

4.2 million: The number of bewildered looks on people’s faces when they switched from Breaking Bad back to the Emmys, only to see a dance number that included dancers in Breaking Bad Hazmat suits.

1: The number of times I laughed during Neil Patrick Harris’ opening.

28: The number of times that Mad Men has been nominated in an acting category without winning.

3: The number of Emmys Jack Klugman won during his lifetime, yet he was featured only in the musical In Memoriam montage.

0: The number of Emmys Cory Montieth received during his short lifetime. He got a stand-alone tribute.

0: The number of African-American women who have won in the Best Actress Drama category. (Kerry Washington lost last night, keeping the winless streak alive. Sadly.)

1,000: The number of dollars Emmy winners had to pay to get into Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler’s Losers After Party. (The money went to charity)