8 Things We Bet You Didn't Know About The Emmys


The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards are this Monday and to get you ready for the big show, we're bringing you eight things we bet you didn't know about the award show!

Did you know the name, Emmy, comes from the word Immy? It's a term used for the early image orthicon camera, which many television programs were shot on.

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Last year, Kerry Washington became only the fifth African American woman to be nominated for Lead Actress in a Drama for her role as Olivia Pope in ABC's Scandal. And she's nominated again this year! If she wins, the 37-year-old actress would be the first to win that category.

And back in 1966, Bill Cosby became the first African American to win an Emmy for his role as Alexander Scott in the NBC series, I Spy.

Before 2013, Lucille Ball held the record of 13 Emmy nominations for an actress in a comedy until last year. Julia Louis-Dreyfus nabbed her 14th nomination and won for her role as Selina Meyer in HBO's Veep. The actress is nominated again this year!

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Hollywood's most beloved actress, Betty White, is the oldest Emmy winner in history. In 2010, she won for guest hosting Saturday Night Live at 88 years old. She also broke the show's record for being the oldest host. In her career spanning over 70 years, she has been nominated for 23 Emmys and won six.

Which TV show has won the most Emmys? Saturday Night Live has been honored with 40 gold statues and the comedy show also holds the record for having the most nomination with 156!

Check out this video to see which actress has won the most Emmys in history and which show is the Emmys’ biggest loser!