Co-Star Wars: 15 Legendary Emmy Rivalries

Before 'True Detective''s leads compete for the Best Actor award, check out the Emmys' biggest intershow face-offs

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Bill Cosby vs Robert Culp
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Bill Cosby vs Robert Culp

Show: I Spy
Rivalry Years: 1966-1968
Who won: Cosby, 3
As partners, Cosby and Culp chased bad guys on the groundbreaking secret-agent show, which aired for three seasons from 1965-1968. But the stars were pitted against each other in the Best Actor in a Dramatic Series category for three straight years — and Cosby won each time they faced off, making him not only the first African-American to have a lead role in a dramatic series, but also the first to win the high-profile award.