The Emmys are the gold normal for prime time tv, rewarding the most effective of the most effective in relation to each actors and sequence throughout each style. Earning an Emmy is a badge of honor, to not point out that it will possibly result in greater paychecks for subsequent gigs as soon as an actor has a number of of those below their belt. With many conventional movie actors becoming a member of the small display screen foray of late, attaining an Emmy opens the door for an additional statue so as to add to the mantle. For some, successful one would possibly even carry them nearer to becoming a member of the distinguished group of EGOT winners (those that have received an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony).
Many of the most well-liked sequence and the actors who starred in them have been handsomely rewarded with Emmys. But there are each actors and sequence you is likely to be stunned to know have by no means received.
Not solely has Courteney Cox by no means been nominated for or received an Emmy, however each different fundamental forged member of Friends was nominated for his or her iconic roles. Even visitor stars from the long-running sitcom obtained nominations, from Christina Applegate to Tom Selleck. Yet Cox was fully snubbed yr after yr. To date, Cox’s solely Emmy recognition got here within the type of a Daytime Emmy nomination for Celebrity Name Game, which she developed alongside her ex-husband, David Arquette. She did, nevertheless, obtain a Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Comedy or Musical Golden Globe nomination for her function within the sequence Cougar Town again in 2010. Friends: The Reunion, which Cox was a part of, is up for an Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) Emmy in 2021.
Fans would possibly absolutely consider that Laurie received for his function because the title character within the medical drama House. But not solely has he by no means received for the function — he was nominated six instances from 2005 to 2011 and misplaced each time. Laurie was nominated twice extra since: In 2016 for The Night Manager and in 2017 for his visitor function on Veep. But each instances, he got here up brief once more. He at present stars within the HBO sci-fi comedy Avenue 5, however that present didn’t obtain an Emmy recognition this yr.
She’s the recipient of an honorary Academy Award and a three-time Oscar nominee previous to that. But regardless of being nominated for an Emmy an unimaginable 18 instances by way of her profession, a number of instances for Murder, She Wrote and even twice in a yr two instances over (the second time for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program for the Annual Tony Awards), she by no means took residence the statue. At 95, Lansbury continues to behave, most lately with a supporting function in Mary Poppins Returns in 2018.
The versatile actor has been concerned in among the most high-profile sequence of late, together with Nashville, American Horror Story, and Friday Night Lights. She can at present be seen within the HBO Max sequence The White Lotus. But regardless of this spectacular resume, in addition to accolades for most of the exhibits she has been part of, Britton herself has by no means received an Emmy. She has obtained 4 nominations, together with one every for Nashville and American Horror Story and a back-to-back pair in 2010 and 2011 for Friday Night Lights. But she continues to be ready so as to add one among these golden statues to her mantle.
Michael C. Hall
Perhaps the upcoming limited-series revival could possibly be the possibility Hall has been searching for to lastly win. It’s robust to consider, however regardless of enjoying Dexter Morgan, one of the vital beloved antiheroes and serial killers on tv, Hall has by no means taken residence an Emmy for his function on Dexter. He obtained 5 nominations for Dexter from 2008 to 2012. He was additionally nominated for the primary time in 2002 for Six Feet Under. But whereas he received a Golden Globe in 2010 for Dexter, he confronted stiff competitors within the class and misplaced out to Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad.
Carell had one of the vital profitable switches from motion pictures to tv together with his function as Michael Scott in The Office. He did obtain nominations six instances in a row for the function however misplaced out every time. He had a second likelihood together with his riveting and really totally different efficiency in Apple TV+’s The Morning Show when he was nominated in 2020, however the statue deservedly went to Jeremy Strong for the HBO sequence Succession. Carell at present stars in Netflix’s unique comedy Space Force, and although it was renewed for a second season, there hasn’t been any Emmy love for the primary.
Despite thrilling viewers for a number of seasons because the fierce and proficient feminine political “fixer” Olivia Pope, Washington was by no means acknowledged with an Emmy win for the function. While she did get nominated twice, she misplaced out to Claire Danes for Homeland and Julianna Marguiles for The Good Wife. Washington bought onto the Emmy radar once more in 2016 along with her function as Anita Hill within the restricted sequence Confirmation, then once more in 2020 for the Hulu unique Little Fires Everywhere. But she got here up brief each time. However, the Emmys did partially shine on Washington final yr for her function as an govt producer on the TV selection particular Live in Front of a Studio Audience: All within the Family and Good Times.
It was a battle of Jerry’s mates within the supporting-role class, and when it got here right down to it, Kramer received. Michael Richards took residence the Emmy thrice, whereas his castmate Alexander, who performed George Costanza on Seinfeld, by no means received a single time. This is regardless of being nominated seven instances. Alexander obtained his eighth Emmy nomination in 1994 for his visitor function on Dream On however misplaced out to Martin Sheen in Murphy Brown. Alexander hasn’t been nominated for an Emmy since 1998.
Not solely has Russell by no means been nominated for her function on the favored J.J. Abrams sequence Felicity, however she additionally by no means received for her function on The Americans, regardless of being nominated three years in a row for the interval spy drama in 2016, 2017, and 2018. Russell did win a Golden Globe for Felicity again in 1999, together with the Breakout Performance Teen Choice Award that very same yr. But these surprisingly stay her highest-profile awards for appearing in tv to this point.
The Good Place
The fantasy comedy about Eleanor (Kristen Bell), a girl who by accident will get despatched to a prestigious “good place” upon her dying regardless of having been a horrible particular person when alive, aired for 4 seasons from 2016 to 2020 and has concluded its story. Alas, this implies there’s no likelihood for an Emmy. It isn’t for lack of high quality within the writing, directing, appearing, or different core classes — the present truly obtained a powerful 14 nominations by way of its four-year run. Ted Danson was nominated thrice for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and the present itself was nominated twice within the Outstanding Comedy Series class. But The Good Place was clearly not “good” sufficient.
Better Call Saul
While Breaking Bad took residence a report 16 Emmy Awards from a whopping 59 nominations by way of its run, its prequel sequence hasn’t skilled the identical success in relation to awards season. Going into its sixth and closing season in 2022, Better Call Saul has obtained 39 Emmy nominations to this point however has by no means received except for a single Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for Employee Training: Legal Ethics with Kim Wexler. Could 2022 lastly be Saul‘s yr?
HBO’s legendary sequence The Wire, which aired from 2002 to 2008, featured the best mixture of partaking writing and a wonderful forged. Yet, that also wasn’t sufficient for the present to win a single Emmy Award. What’s much more baffling is that the crime drama that aired for 5 seasons solely ever obtained two nominations, each for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. The present was loosely primarily based on the life and experiences of creator David Simon’s writing accomplice Ed Burns, who was a former murder detective and schoolteacher. Every compartmentalized season lined a distinct establishment and its relationship to regulation enforcement, together with the unlawful drug commerce, the port system, the town authorities, training and colleges, and print information media. At the time of its unique run within the early 2000s, the sequence didn’t flip heads. But in the present day, The Wire is taken into account to be top-of-the-line TV exhibits of all time and clearly one which was sorely underrated by critics and voting members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Parks and Recreation
The political satire mockumentary sitcom Parks and Recreation is the second Michael Schur undertaking to return up in need of an Emmy win many instances over (Schur can be behind The Good Place). The sequence, which aired for seven seasons from 2009 to 2015, was nominated a complete of 16 instances, together with six for lead actor Amy Poehler. She was most lately nominated in 2015 however misplaced to Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Veep. That win marked what could be the fourth consecutive win for Louis-Dreyfus in that class; she went on to win two extra instances. Louis-Dreyfus was a formidable competitor who shut out all different feminine comedy actors for a lot of the mid-2000s. Nonetheless, it’s shocking that the present itself, in addition to different actors, weren’t capable of pull out a win.
It was one of many funniest sitcoms on the air on the time, that includes a protracted checklist of visitor stars and an exquisite ensemble forged that had superb chemistry. Even Prince cherished the present a lot that he lobbied to get a small function in an episode. Yet New Girl solely garnered 5 nominations by way of its seven-season run. Since it resulted in 2018 and New Girl grew to become obtainable to stream on Netflix, it has been uncovered to a wholly new viewers and loved some renewed consideration. But the possibility for an Emmy win stays a distant reminiscence.
With two lead actors like Vera Farmiga and Freddie Highmore, followers would possibly suppose this long-running thriller that serves as a prequel story to the Norman Bates character from Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho would have been plagued by Emmys. But alas, the psychological horror not solely did not ever take residence a statue, nevertheless it was additionally solely nominated thrice by way of its five-season run from 2013 to 2017. Two nominations had been for cinematography and music composition, and the one appearing nomination went to Farmiga in 2013, although she misplaced to Claire Danes for Homeland.