The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will be held tonight at the Nokia Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles. Like every other TV fan around the world, I’ll be watching. That is why I decided to honor the men and women that create these amazing shows for us with a visualization of Emmy Primetime and International winners since the first ceremony in 1949 using Excel and Power BI.
In this visualization you will be able to explore the winners by show, network, actor/actress over the history of the awards. For international awards, you will be able to see a map and ranking with the total awards won by country.
How did I build this? I basically used 2 data sources to build this visualization:
- Best Comedy, Drama and Variety TV series (no movies for TV)
- Lead Actor and Actress (no supporting acting, writing or directing)
- No reality show awards (Some people might think this is a good thing…)
- For international Emmys, the awards are not Primetime but totals on all categories within this type of award
- All in the Family is the show with most Emmy awards in these categories since 1949 (11)
- The Daily Show (one of my favorites) from Comedy Central is a close second with 10
- CBS leads the scoreboard for networks with the amazing number of 146 awards
- Before the 80s, CBS dominated the Emmys, but NBC took their lead until the 2000s. CBS re-gained the top spot starting in 2010
- Cable networks such as HBO, AMC, Comedy Central and Showtime have become more important over the past 15 years
- The list of shows winning awards in 2 different decades is an exclusive (and very high quality) club: show such as Cheers, Sopranos, Frasier and Taxi are members of this club
- Only 2 actresses and 1 actor have won 5 Emmys since 1949: Candice Bergen, Carroll O’Connor and Mary Tyler (famous for 2 shows: The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show)
- Last but not least, Chile, the country where I’m from has won 1 international Emmy for Children and Young People: ¿Con Qué Sueñas? (What is your Dream?)