Emmy voters, you have only three days left to right some wrongs that date back years. We asked our feisty forum posters to name the TV shows and stars that have been repeatedly overlooked by the TV academy. Join in their devilish debate about those most deserving of their first Emmy nominations here after reading a sampling of their comments below.
For me, the most shocking Emmy oversight is “The Middle.” That this ABC laffer and its stellar cast — led by two-time Emmy champ Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) — have never contended for TV’s top prize is absurd. Heck, each of the quintet who play the Hecks should have won at least one Emmy by now. Why do you continually embrace another of ABC’s Wednesday night comedies, the upscale “Modern Family” gang, but reject the blue collar bunch of misfits on “The Middle” every year?
At the least, you have to nominate Eden Sher for her no-holds-barred portrayal of the eternally optimistic Sue Heck. The gifted writers even gifted her with the perfect Emmy episode, “The Graduate,” this year which concludes with a montage of her best bits from the past six seasons.
And here, courtesy of our forums posters, are some more names you need to consider as you fill out your nominations ballots.
taloson: I can’t believe no one other than Amy Poehler from “Parks and Recreation” was ever nominated. Especially Nick Offerman, who seem like the quintessential supporting actor with great one-liners who wins Emmys all the time.
Pieman1994: Hopefully, this last and, frankly, series-best season of “Justified” will win enough hearts. But for a show that has such a distinct voice and is so great for as long as it was, has really been shafted over the years.
mikeboy898: Vincent Kartheiser for ‘Mad Men.” His character may have been annoying as all get out, but he consistently delivered with the material given to him. Better than most of the guest actor/actress nominations the show got.
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