Emmys cliffhanger: Will Elisabeth Moss and Vera Farmiga bounce back after snubs?

When examining our Experts’ Emmy predictions for Best Drama Actress, you’ll notice something interesting: three pundits include Elisabeth Moss (“Mad Men”) in their rankings and one predicts a bid for Vera Farmiga (“Bates Motel”).

But wait, don’t these Emmyologists — Robert Bianco (USA Today), Debra Birnbaum (Variety), Matthew Jacobs (HuffPo) and Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby) — remember that Moss and Farmiga got skunked last year and, as Emmy legend goes, once you’re out, you’re out?

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Look at what happened in the past to Mariska Hargitay (“Law & Order: SVU”) and Kyra Sedgwick (“The Closer”) in this same category. Both of these winners couldn’t sneak back onto the nominee lineup after they got the boot. So why is everybody assuming that Moss and Farmiga (who’ve never won) will be rare exceptions? After all, Emmy voting trends tend to be stubborn things.

Or are they?

Let’s look back at Emmy history between 2000 and 2014, but throw out the three years – 2006, 2007 and 2008 — when lots of stars went in and out of the categories as judging panels were used. In the other years, there are quite a few contenders who were nominated, snubbed, and then re-nominated.

Please note: We’re not counting stars as being snubbed if they fell off the Emmy lists because they weren’t eligible. Many shows like “The Sopranos,” “Six Feet Under” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” skipped a year or two in the derby because they didn’t have fresh new episodes ready.

Martin Sheen (“The West Wing”) – Nominated in 2000-2004, Snubbed in 2005, Re-nominated in 2006.

DRAMA LEAD ACTRESS
Marg Helgenberger (“CSI”) – Nominated in 2001, Snubbed in 2002, Re-nominated in 2003.

Allison Janney (“The West Wing”) – Won in 2000-2001 (as Supporting), Won in 2002 (as Lead), Nominated in 2003, Won in 2004, Snubbed in 2005, Re-nominated in 2006.

Julianna Margulies (“The Good Wife”) – Nominated in 2010, Won in 2011, Nominated in 2012, Snubbed in 2013, Won in 2014.

DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR
Terry O’Quinn (“Lost”) – Nominated in 2005, Snubbed in 2006, Won in 2007, Re-snubbed in 2008, Did not submit in 2009, Re-nominated in 2010.

DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Candice Bergen (“Boston Legal”) – Nominated in 2006, Snubbed in 2007, Re-nominated in 2008.

Joanne Froggatt (“Downton Abbey”) – Nominated in 2012, Snubbed in 2013, Re-nominated in 2014.

Aida Turturro (“The Sopranos”) – Nominated in 2001, Snubbed in 2003-2004/2006, Re-nominated in 2007.

COMEDY LEAD ACTOR
Kelsey Grammer (“Frasier”) – Won in 1994-1995, Nominated in 1996-1997, Won in 1998, Nominated in 1999-2002, Snubbed in 2003, Won in 2004.

Eric McCormack (“Will & Grace”) – Nominated in 2000, Won in 2001, Snubbed in 2002, Re-nominated in 2003, Re-snubbed in 2004, Re-re-nominated in 2005.

Ray Romano (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) – Nominated in 1999-2001, Won in 2002, Nominated in 2003, Snubbed in 2004, Re-nominated in 2005.

COMEDY LEAD ACTRESS
Calista Flockhart (“Ally McBeal”) – Nominated in 1998-1999, Snubbed in 2000, Re-nominated in 2001.

Felicity Huffman (“Desperate Housewives”) – Won in 2005, Snubbed in 2006, Re-nominated in 2007.

Melissa McCarthy (“Mike & Molly”) – Won in 2011, Nominated in 2012, Snubbed in 2013, Re-nominated in 2014.

Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”) – Nominated in 2000-2002, Won in 2003, Snubbed in 2004-2005, Re-nominated in 2006.

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR
Bryan Cranston (“Malcolm in the Middle”) – Nominated in 2002-2003, Snubbed in 2004-2005, Re-nominated in 2006.

Brad Garrett (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) – Nominated in 2000, Snubbed in 2001, Won in 2002-2003, Re-nominated in 2004, Won in 2005.

John Mahoney (“Frasier”) – Nominated in 1999, Snubbed in 2000-2002, Re-nominated in 2003.

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Conchata Ferrell (“Two and a Half Men”) – Nominated in 2005, Snubbed in 2006, Re-nominated in 2007.

Jane Krakowski (“30 Rock”) – Nominated in 2009-2011, Snubbed in 2012, Re-nominated in 2013.

Jane Lynch (“Glee”) – Won in 2010, Nominated in 2011, Snubbed in 2012, Re-nominated in 2013.

Wendie Malick (“Just Shoot Me”) – Nominated in 1999, Snubbed in 2000-2001, Re-nominated in 2002.

Holland Taylor (“Two and a Half Men”) – Nominated in 2005, Snubbed in 2006, Re-nominated in 2007-2008, Re-snubbed in 2009, Re-re-nominated in 2010.

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