With her 14th Emmy nomination — two for Veep, seven for Seinfeld, and five for The New Adventures of Old Christine — Julia Louis-Dreyfus has already made it into record books as the only actress to win Emmys for her work on three different series. With the same number of nominations as Lucille Ball, if she wins tonight she’ll be tied with Lucy’s four wins. Cloris Leachman’s eighth Emmy made her the “winningest” female performer in Emmy history – before the win, she was tied with Mary Tyler Moore. Speaking of that show, Betty White is the only female to have an Emmy in all female performing comedic categories including one in Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for The Golden Girls, two in Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and two in Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for The John Larroquette Show and Saturday Night Live. White also holds the record for longest space between performing Emmy nominations – her first was in 1951 and her most recent was in 2012, a gap of 61 years. White also holds the record for the oldest recipient of a competitive, non-honorary performing Primetime Emmy, winning in 2010 at the age of 88 – and holds the record for the oldest nominee for a Primetime Emmy, nominated for Outstanding Host for a Reality Program in 2012 at the age of 90.
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Betty hangs with Barack in the Oval Office. (via The White House Flickr)
RuPaul’s seminal holiday album Ho Ho Ho (1997 – available on iTunes!); Hot in Cleveland promotional billboard (2011).