The Best Emmy Winning Dramatic Series

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List Criteria: Vote up the best shows that won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series

Each year, the big prize at the Primetime Emmys goes to the best drama series on television - the award for Outstanding Drama Series. This list of the best Emmy winning dramatic series has all the best drama Emmy winners, ranked as the best of the best by TV fanatics (just like you!) Whether you were a fan of these great television dramas who won Emmys while they were first airing, or you found them later on Netflix, now you can vote on and rerank this list to help determine which TV show drama that won an Emmy is the absolute best.

These Emmy nominees didn't just have the honor of being nominated - they won the top drama award in all of television. Though all of these TV dramas are good, which are the best Hollywood has churned out? From recent hits like Breaking Bad and Homeland, to classic TV dramas like Gunsmoke and L.A. Law, where do the drama series you think are the greatest rank among the Emmy best drama winners?
 
This list of all Emmy winning dramatic series includes top TV dramas like Mad Men, 24, Lost, The Sopranos, The West Wing, The Practice, and Northern Exposure. Upvote the Emmy winning dramas you think are the all time best below!
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    Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn Years Won: 2013, 2014

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    James Gandolfini, Lorraine Bracco, Edie Falco Years Won: 2004, 2007

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    Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, Dennis Farina Year Won: 1997

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    Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser Years Won: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011

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    Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies Year Won: 1996

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    Naveen Andrews, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia Year Won: 2005

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    Daniel J. Travanti, Michael Warren, Bruce Weitz Years Won: 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984

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    Martin Sheen, Rob Lowe, Allison Janney Years Won: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

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    Claire Danes, Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend Year Won: 2012

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    Rob Morrow, Janine Turner, Barry Corbin Year Won: 1992

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    Dennis Franz, Gordon Clapp, James McDaniel Year Won: 1995

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    Kiefer Sutherland, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Carlos Bernard Year Won: 2006

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    Peter Graves, Barbara Bain, Greg Morris Years Won; 1967, 1968

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    James Garner, Noah Beery Jr., Joe Santos Year Won: 1978

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    Jon Walmsley, Mary Beth McDonough, Eric Scott Year Won: 1973

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    Kathy Baker, Tom Skerritt, Lauren Holly Years Won: 1993, 1994

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    Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry, Alan Rachins Years Won: 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991

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    James Arness, Milburn Stone, Amanda Blake Year Won: 1958

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    William Conrad, Richard Anderson, David Janssen Year Won: 1966

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    Dylan McDermott, Kelli Williams, Lara Flynn Boyle Years Won: 1998, 1999

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    Tyne Daly, Al Waxman, John Karlen Years Won: 1985, 1986

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    Edward Asner, Robert Walden, Mason Adams Years Won: 1979, 1980

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    Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo Year Won: 1970

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    Gordon Jackson, David Langton, Jean Marsh Years Won: 1974, 1975, 1977

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    Timothy Busfield, Polly Draper, Mel Harris Year Won: 1988

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    David Cassidy, Lloyd Bridges, Cleavon Little Year Won: 1976

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    James Dean, Helen Hayes, Cliff Robertson Years Won: 1954, 1955

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    Year Won: 1951

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    Jessica Tandy, Sal Mineo, Patrick O'Neal Year Won: 1959

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    Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall Years Won: 1962, 1963, 1964

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    Glenda Jackson, Robert Hardy, John Shrapnel Year Won: 1972

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    Peter Ustinov, Mare Winningham, Trevor Howard Year Won: 1961

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    Jon Voight, Frank Langella, Jack Palance Year Won: 1969

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    Hal Holbrook, Michael Tolan, Sharon Acker Year Won: 1971

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    Richard Joy, Charles Bickford, Kim Hunter Years Won: 1958, 1959, 1960

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    Betty Furness, Paul Branson, Paul Brenson Year Won: 1952

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    James Dean, Cliff Robertson, Robert Montgomery. Thomas Mitchell Year Won: 1953

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    John Wayne, Paul Newman, Lauren Bacall Year Won: 1956

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