Poll: Which Emmy underdog most deserves nominations?

Every year, a number of critics’ darlings and fan favorites fall through the cracks in the Emmy race. In the ever-expanding television landscape – now including countless cable channels and the internet – there are inevitably programs and performers the TV Academy misses, leaving disappointed awards-watchers to wail and gnash their teeth.

Our forum posters are discussing some of their favorite underdogs, whom they don’t expect to be nominated but deserve recognition. Read some of their comments below and click here to join the discussion. Then vote in our poll below to decide which of our posters’ favorite shows most deserves to be shown major Emmy love this year.

thesmartone: “Southland“!!! Deserves nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Regina King) and 2 nominations for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Shawn Hatosy and Michael Cudlitz). If they don’t know why, go view either “Chaos” or the finale.

KT: Emmy Rossum NEEDS to be nominated, in what was the best season yet of “Shameless.” I also believe her work is in the top tier of female actresses on television.

Morgan_Henard: My faith in humanity and the world will peak if Laura Dern gets in Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for “Enlightened.”

SaraR: I also think the actors on “Happy Endings” are tremendous. Eliza Coupe has been off the charts this season and Elisha Cuthbert adds something new to the stereotypical dumb blonde role. I also love Casey Wilson.

iveriver: No love for “Treme“?

vinny: The entire cast of “Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia” ALWAYS gets overlooked but Charlie Day deserves an Emmy the most out of all of them.

jacob121: Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black.” Is anyone else watching this show? I know it is beyond impossible for her to get a nomination but if somehow the voters actually watched the show, she would likely be a frontrunner to win considering their weakness for actors playing multiple characters.

emmyfan: I will also jump on the band wagon for RuPaul Charles because he does an amazing job as host of “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”  He is sort of a counselor in a sense to some of the contestants.

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