Quiz: Who never lost an Emmy race?
All three of these actresses have won multiple Emmys, but only one has never experienced defeat. Who? To see the answer, click on the "Continue reading" link below.
ANSWER: Laura Linney has gone undefeated, three for three, at Emmys past: "John Adams" (2008), "Frasier" (2004) and "Wild Iris" (2002).
Patricia Heaton won twice for "Everybody Loves Raymond" (2000, 2001) and lost five times. She's never been nominated for "The Middle." Edie Falco won three times for "The Sopranos" (1999, 2001, 2003) and lost three other contests for that TV series. She also lost for a guest role on "30 Rock."
The star who holds the record for going undefeated the most times at the Emmys is Don Knotts, who bagged five trophies as Barney Fife on "The Andy Griffith Show" (1961, 1962, 1963, 1966, 1967).
-- Tom O'Neil
Photos: Edie Falco (Showtime), Patricia Heaton (CBS), Laura Linney (Showtime), Don Knotts, with Andy Griffith (CBS)