Ray Richmond is an AwardsLine contributor
Upsets happen at the Emmys with some regularity, and they’ve been a part of things for at least 60 of the 63 years that they have been handing these things out. Let’s take a look:
Red Skelton shockingly beats Lucille Ball and I Love Lucy for best comedy series and best comedian.
Richard Mulligan wins lead comedy actor for Empty Nest over such all-stars as Michael J. Fox (Family Ties), Ted Danson (Cheers), John Goodman (Roseanne), and Fred Savage (The Wonder Years).
David E. Kelley’s Picket Fences wins the drama series trophy in consecutive years, a pair of surprises in a field that included NYPD Blue, Northern Exposure, and Law & Order.