‘The Americans’ could join an elite group of shows that swept the drama lead Emmy categories

‘The Americans’ could join an elite group of shows that swept the drama lead Emmy categories
Could Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell take home his-and-her Emmys? The “Americans” stars (and real-life couple) have a decent shot, with Rhys sitting in second place in our Best Drama Actor Emmy odds and Russell lodged in fourth in our Best Drama Actress predictions. If they do pull off the wins, this would only be the seventh time in Emmy history that the drama lead races went to the same show.

The Emmys’ acting categories weren’t genre-specific in its nascent years, so we didn’t get separate comedy and drama acting races until 1966. Since then, only six times, across five shows, have co-stars won drama lead actor and actress. They are:

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1973: Richard Thomas and Michael Learned, “The Waltons

1981: Daniel J. Travanti and Barbara Babcock, “Hill Street Blues

1993: Tom Skerritt and Kathy Baker,
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