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Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

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This is a list of winners and nominees of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. Before 1975, supporting actors featured in a miniseries or movie were included in categories such as comedy or drama. From 1975 to 1978, the award was called Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Special. Despite the category's name, actors appearing in many episodes of a miniseries were included. In 1979, the award was named Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Special. The award was renamed again in 1986 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special. By 1998, the award was renamed Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Awarded for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Country United States
Presented by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
First awarded 1975
Currently held by Alexander Skarsgård,
Big Little Lies (2017)
Website emmys.com

Contents

Winners and nominationsEdit

1970sEdit

Year Actor Role Program Network
19741975
(27th)
Anthony Quayle Tom Banniester QB VII ABC
Ralph Bellamy Adlai Stevenson The Missiles of October ABC
Jack Hawkins Justice Gilroy QB VII
Trevor Howard Abbé Faria The Count of Monte Cristo NBC
19751976
(28th)
Ed Flanders Phil Hogan A Moon for the Misbegotten ABC
Ray Bolger Billy Rice The Entertainer NBC
Art Carney Thornton Alman Katherine ABC
19761977
(29th)
Burgess Meredith Joseph N. Welch Tail Gunner Joe NBC
Martin Balsam Daniel Cooper Raid on Entebbe ABC
Mark Harmon Robert Hugo Dunlap Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years
Yaphet Kotto Idi Amin Raid on Entebbe
Walter McGinn (posthumously) Louis Howe Eleanor and Franklin: The White House Years
19771978
(30th)
Howard Da Silva Eddie Verna: USO Girl PBS
James Farentino Simon Peter Jesus of Nazareth NBC
Burgess Meredith Cardinal Burke The Last Hurrah
Donald Pleasence Vladimir Popov The Defection of Simas Kudirka CBS
Efrem Zimbalist Jr. Mike Long A Family Upside Down NBC
19781979
(31st)
Marlon Brando George Lincoln Rockwell Roots: The Next Generations ABC
Al Freeman Jr. Malcolm X Roots: The Next Generations ABC
Ed Flanders Calvin Coolidge Backstairs at the White House NBC
Paul Winfield Dr. Horace Huguley Roots: The Next Generations ABC
Robert Vaughn Woodrow Wilson Backstairs at the White House NBC

1980sEdit

Year Actor Role Program Network
19791980
(32nd)
George Grizzard Floyd Kincaid The Oldest Living Graduate NBC
Ernest Borgnine Stanislaus Katczinsky All Quiet on the Western Front CBS
John Cassavetes Gus Caputo Flesh & Blood
Charles Durning Commissioner Russell Oswald Attica ABC
Harold Gould Louis B. Mayer The Scarlett O'Hara War NBC
19801981
(33rd)
David Warner Pomponius Falco Masada ABC
Andy Griffith Ash Robinson Murder in Texas NBC
Yuki Meguro Omi Shōgun
Anthony Quayle Rubrius Gallus Masada ABC
John Rhys-Davies Vasco Rodrigues Shōgun NBC
19811982
(34th)
Laurence Olivier Lord Marchmain Brideshead Revisited PBS
Jack Albertson (posthumously) Poppa MacMahon My Body, My Child ABC
John Gielgud Edward Ryder Brideshead Revisited PBS
Derek Jacobi Adolf Hitler Inside the Third Reich ABC
Leonard Nimoy Morris Meyerson A Woman Called Golda Syndicated
19821983
(35th)
Richard Kiley Paddy Cleary The Thorn Birds ABC
Ralph Bellamy Franklin D. Roosevelt The Winds of War ABC
Bryan Brown Luke O'Neill The Thorn Birds
Christopher Plummer Archbishop Vittorio Contini-Verchese
David Threlfall Smike The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby Syndicated
19831984
(36th)
Art Carney Tony Terrible Joe Moran CBS
Keith Carradine Foxy Funderburke Chiefs CBS
John Gielgud Lord Durrisdeer The Master of Ballantrae
John Lithgow Joe Huxley The Day After ABC
Randy Quaid Harold "Mitch" Mitchell A Streetcar Named Desire
David Ogden Stiers William Milligan Sloane The First Olympics: Athens 1896 NBC
19841985
(37th)
Karl Malden Freddy Kassab Fatal Vision NBC
Richard Burton (posthumously) Phipps Ogden Ellis Island CBS
John Gielgud Theodore Woodward Romance on the Orient Express NBC
Richard Masur Aryon Greydanus The Burning Bed
Rip Torn Lewis Slaton The Atlanta Child Murders CBS
19851986
(38th)
John Malkovich Biff Loman Death of a Salesman CBS
Charles Durning Charley Death of a Salesman CBS
John Glover Victor DiMato An Early Frost NBC
Harold Gould Dr. Marvin Elias Mrs. Delafield Wants to Marry CBS
Pat Morita Tommy Tanaka Amos
19861987
(39th)
Dabney Coleman Martin Costigan Sworn to Silence ABC
Stephen Collins Billy Grenville Jr. The Two Mrs. Grenvilles NBC
John Glover Richard Behrens Nutcracker: Money, Madness and Murder
Laurence Olivier Harry Burrard Lost Empires PBS
Eli Wallach Norman Voss Something in Common CBS
19871988
(40th)
John Shea Bill Stern Baby M ABC
Dabney Coleman Gary Skoloff Baby M ABC
Anthony Quinn Socrates Onassis Onassis: The Richest Man in the World
Ron Silver Ron Levin Billionaire Boys Club ABC
Bruce Weitz Rick Whitehead Baby M ABC
19881989
(41st)
Derek Jacobi The Imposter The Tenth Man CBS
Armand Assante Richard Mansfield Jack the Ripper CBS
Danny Glover Bob Smith My Name Is Bill W.
James Garner Joshua Deets Lonesome Dove
Corin Nemec Steven Stayner I Know My First Name is Steven NBC

1990sEdit

Year Actor Role Program Network
19891990
(42nd)
Vincent Gardenia Michael Aylott Age-Old Friends HBO
Ned Beatty Cornelius Van Horne Last Train Home Family Channel
Brian Dennehy Ed Reivers A Killing in a Small Town CBS
Anthony Hopkins Abel Magwitch Great Expectations Disney Channel
James Earl Jones Alice By Dawn's Early Light HBO
Max von Sydow Szaz Red King, White Knight
19901991
(43rd)
James Earl Jones Junius Jackson Heat Wave TNT
Ruben Blades Count Giuseppe Pepito Abatino The Josephine Baker Story HBO
David Dukes Jo Bouillon
Richard Kiley Earl Warren Separate But Equal ABC
Leon Russom Titus Wardlow Long Road Home NBC
19911992
(44th)
Hume Cronyn Ben Broadway Bound ABC
Brian Dennehy Dixon Hartnell The Burden of Proof ABC
Héctor Elizondo Lieutenant Angel Mrs. Cage PBS
Jerry Orbach Jack Broadway Bound ABC
Ben Vereen Randall Intruders CBS
19921993
(45th)
Beau Bridges Terry Harper The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom HBO
Brian Dennehy John McArthur Murder in the Heartland ABC
Jonathan Pryce Henry Kravis Barbarians at the Gate HBO
Peter Riegert Peter A. Cohen
Maximilian Schell Vladimir Lenin Stalin
19931994
(46th)
Michael A. Goorjian David Goodson David's Mother CBS
Alan Alda Dr. Robert Gallo And the Band Played On HBO
Matthew Broderick John A Life in the Theatre TNT
Richard Gere The Choreographer And the Band Played On HBO
Ian McKellen Bill Kraus
19941995
(47th)
Donald Sutherland Mikhail Fetisov Citizen X HBO
Jeffrey DeMunn Chikatillo Citizen X HBO
Sam Elliott "Wild Bill" Hickok Buffalo Girls CBS
Ben Kingsley Potiphar Joseph TNT
Edward James Olmos Wilson Pinheiro The Burning Season HBO
19951996
(48th)
Tom Hulce Peter Patrone The Heidi Chronicles TNT
Andre Braugher Benjamin O. Davis The Tuskegee Airmen HBO
John Goodman Harold "Mitch" Mitchell A Streetcar Named Desire CBS
Ian McKellen Tsar Nicholas II Rasputin HBO
Treat Williams Michael Ovitz The Late Shift
19961997
(49th)
Beau Bridges James Farley The Second Civil War HBO
Obba Babatundé Willie Johnson Miss Evers' Boys HBO
Michael Caine F.W. de Klerk Mandela and de Klerk Showtime
Ossie Davis Mr. Evers Miss Evers' Boys HBO
Joe Mantegna Pippi De Lena The Last Don CBS
19971998
(50th)
George C. Scott Juror #3 12 Angry Men Showtime
Hume Cronyn Juror #9 12 Angry Men Showtime
Gregory Peck Father Mapple Moby Dick USA
Martin Short Frik Merlin NBC
J. T. Walsh (posthumously) Ray Percy Hope TNT
19981999
(51st)
Peter O'Toole Bishop Pierre Cauchon Joan of Arc CBS
Beau Bridges E. K. Hornbeck Inherit the Wind Showtime
Don Cheadle Sammy Davis Jr. The Rat Pack HBO
Peter Fonda Frank O'Connor The Passion of Ayn Rand Showtime
Joe Mantegna Dean Martin The Rat Pack HBO

2000sEdit

Year Actor Role Program Network
19992000
(52nd)
Hank Azaria Mitch Albom Tuesdays with Morrie ABC
Klaus Maria Brandauer Otto Preminger Introducing Dorothy Dandridge HBO
James Cromwell William Randolph Hearst RKO 281
Danny Glover Will Walker Freedom Song Showtime
John Malkovich Herman Mankiewicz RKO 281 HBO
20002001
(53rd)
Brian Cox Hermann Göring Nuremberg TNT
Alan Alda Willie Walters Club Land Showtime
Colin Firth Stuckart Conspiracy HBO
Victor Garber Sidney Luft Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows ABC
Ian Holm Patrick The Last of the Blonde Bombshells HBO
Stanley Tucci Adolf Eichmann Conspiracy
20012002
(54th)
Michael Moriarty Winton Dean James Dean TNT
Alec Baldwin Robert McNamara Path to War HBO
Jim Broadbent Desmond Morton The Gathering Storm
Don Cheadle Chuck Things Behind the Sun Showtime
Jon Voight Jürgen Stroop Uprising NBC
20022003
(55th)
Ben Gazzara Nick Piccolo Hysterical Blindness HBO
Alan Arkin Harry Rowen The Pentagon Papers FX
Chris Cooper Thomas Riversmith My House in Umbria HBO
John Malkovich Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord Napoleon A&E
Peter O'Toole Paul von Hindenburg Hitler: The Rise of Evil CBS
20032004
(56th)
Jeffrey Wright Mr. Lies / Norman "Belize" Ariaga / Homeless Man / The Angel Europa / The Antarctic Eskimo Angels in America HBO
Justin Kirk Prior Walter / Leatherman in Park Angels in America HBO
William H. Macy John Irwin Stealing Sinatra Showtime
Ben Shenkman Louis Ironson / The Angel Oceania Angels in America HBO
Patrick Wilson Joe Pitt
20042005
(57th)
Paul Newman Max Roby Empire Falls HBO
Brian Dennehy Father Dominic Spagnolia Our Fathers Showtime
Philip Seymour Hoffman C.B. Whiting / Charlie Mayne Empire Falls HBO
Christopher Plummer Cardinal Bernard Law Our Fathers Showtime
Randy Quaid Colonel Tom Parker Elvis CBS
20052006
(58th)
Jeremy Irons Earl of Leicester Elizabeth I HBO
Robert Carlyle Sergei Karpovich Human Trafficking Lifetime
Clifton Collins Jr. Jack Hill Thief FX
Hugh Dancy Earl of Essex Elizabeth I HBO
Denis Lawson John Jarndyce Bleak House PBS
20062007
(59th)
Thomas Haden Church Tom Harte Broken Trail AMC
Ed Asner Luke Spelman The Christmas Card Hallmark
Joe Mantegna Lou Manahan The Starter Wife USA
Aidan Quinn Henry L. Dawes Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee HBO
August Schellenberg Sitting Bull
20072008
(60th)
Tom Wilkinson Benjamin Franklin John Adams HBO
Bob Balaban Ben Ginsberg Recount HBO
Stephen Dillane Thomas Jefferson John Adams
Denis Leary Michael Whouley Recount
David Morse George Washington John Adams
20082009
(61st)
Ken Howard Phelan Beale Grey Gardens HBO
Len Cariou Franklin D. Roosevelt Into the Storm HBO
Tom Courtenay William Dorrit Little Dorrit PBS
Bob Newhart Judson The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice TNT
Andy Serkis Rigaud / Blandois Little Dorrit PBS

2010sEdit

Year Actor Role Program Network
20092010
(62nd)
[1]
David Strathairn William Carlock Temple Grandin HBO
Michael Gambon Mr. Woodhouse Emma PBS
John Goodman Neal Nicol You Don't Know Jack HBO
Jonathan Pryce Mr. Buxton Return to Cranford PBS
Patrick Stewart King Claudius / Ghost Hamlet
20102011
(63rd)
[2]
Guy Pearce Monty Beragon Mildred Pierce HBO
Paul Giamatti Ben Bernanke Too Big to Fail HBO
Brían F. O'Byrne Bert Pierce Mildred Pierce
Tom Wilkinson Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. The Kennedys Reelz
James Woods Richard "Dick" Fuld Jr. Too Big to Fail HBO
20112012
(64th)
[3]
Tom Berenger Jim Vance Hatfields & McCoys History
Martin Freeman Dr. John Watson Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia PBS
Ed Harris John McCain Game Change HBO
Denis O'Hare Larry Harvey American Horror Story FX
David Strathairn John Dos Passos Hemingway & Gellhorn HBO
20122013
(65th)
[4]
James Cromwell Dr. Arthur Arden American Horror Story: Asylum FX
Scott Bakula Bob Black Behind the Candelabra HBO
John Benjamin Hickey Sean Tolkey The Big C: Hereafter Showtime
Peter Mullan Matt Mitcham Top of the Lake SundanceTV
Zachary Quinto Dr. Oliver Thredson American Horror Story: Asylum FX
20132014
(66th)
[5]
Martin Freeman Dr. John Watson Sherlock: His Last Vow PBS
Matt Bomer Felix Turner The Normal Heart HBO
Colin Hanks Officer Gus Grimly Fargo FX
Joe Mantello Mickey Marcus The Normal Heart HBO
Alfred Molina Ben Weeks
Jim Parsons Tommy Boatwright
20142015
(67th)
[6]
Bill Murray Jack Kennison Olive Kitteridge HBO
Richard Cabral Hector Tontz American Crime ABC
Damian Lewis Henry VIII of England Wolf Hall PBS
Denis O'Hare Stanley American Horror Story: Freak Show FX
Michael K. Williams Jack Gee Bessie HBO
Finn Wittrock Daniel "Dandy" Mott American Horror Story: Freak Show FX
20152016
(68th)
[7]
Sterling K. Brown Christopher Darden The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story FX
Hugh Laurie Richard Onslow Roper The Night Manager AMC
Jesse Plemons Ed Blumquist Fargo FX
David Schwimmer Robert Kardashian The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story
John Travolta Robert Shapiro
Bokeem Woodbine Mike Milligan Fargo
20162017
(69th)
[8]
Alexander Skarsgård Perry Wright Big Little Lies HBO
Bill Camp Dennis Box The Night Of HBO
Alfred Molina Robert Aldrich Feud: Bette and Joan FX
David Thewlis V.M. Varga Fargo
Stanley Tucci Jack L. Warner Feud: Bette and Joan
Michael K. Williams Freddy Knight The Night Of HBO

Multiple awardsEdit

2 awards

Multiple nominationsEdit

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