Emmy Awards 2016: Last chance at first nominations for stars of ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘The Good Wife’ …

When a final season of a series is considered by the Emmys, the TV Academy often seizes its last chance to compensate for past snubs. Almost annually, a fan-favorite performance from a high-profile series finally gets its due, as evidenced by the nine actors listed below who received their first nominations for final seasons after multiple snubs:

Will Forte (“30 Rock”) was nominated in 2013 for Best Comedy Guest Actor, having submitted for four of the first six seasons. Forte had previously been nominated in 1998 for Best Variety Writing (“Late Show”).

John Benjamin Hickey (“The Big C”) was nominated in 2013 for Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor, having tried his luck in the Comedy Supporting Actor race the other two years of the show.

Bruce Dern (“Big Love”) was nominated in 2011 for Best Drama Guest Actor, having submitted for all four prior seasons, variably in the Supporting race.

Matthew Fox (“Lost”) was nominated in 2010 for Best Drama Actor, having submitted for all five prior seasons; the Golden Globes and Television Critics Association had nominated him five years earlier.

Elizabeth Mitchell (“Lost”) was nominated in 2010 for Best Drama Guest Actress, having submitted the three previous seasons in the Supporting race.

Tim Daly (“The Sopranos”) was nominated in 2007 for Best Drama Guest Actor, having submitted the two previous years of the show.

Leslie Jordan (“Will & Grace”) won in 2006 for Best Comedy Guest Actor, having submitted the five previous seasons.

Joanna Cassidy (“Six Feet Under”) was nominated in 2006 for Best Drama Guest Actress, having submitted for all three prior years of the show. Cassidy had previously been nominated in 1984 for Best Comedy Actress (“Buffalo Bill”).

Kristin Davis (“Sex and the City”) was nominated in 2004 for Best Comedy Supporting Actress, having submitted for all five prior seasons; the Golden Globes also nominated her for the final season.

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Given this trend, the perennially-overlooked contenders from such shows as “Downton Abbey,” “The Good Wife,” “House of Lies” and “Key & Peele” who are detailed below could well hear their names announced on July 14.

Kristen Bell (“House of Lies”) has submitted all five seasons for Best Comedy Supporting Actress.

Laura Carmichael (“Downton Abbey”) is trying her hand at Best Drama Actress after three consecutive snubs for Best Drama Supporting Actress. She appeared in all six seasons, but was not submitted for consideration for the first two.

Matt Czurchy (“The Good Wife”) submitted for Best Drama Supporting Actor for the sixth consecutive year; he was not submitted for the first season, although he was eligible.

Allen Leech (“Downton Abbey”) submitted for Best Drama Supporting Actor for only the third consecutive year, although he appeared in all six seasons. He was a guest star the first two seasons and was not submitted for the third — his first as a main cast member.

Chris Noth (“The Good Wife”) submitted again for Best Drama Supporting Actor after not submitting the last two years and being snubbed for the first four seasons. The Golden Globes nominated him five years ago, but the Emmys previously left Noth hanging after his Globe nomination for “Sex and the City.”

Jordan Peele (“Key & Peele”) is hoping to break through in Best Comedy Supporting Actor after his partner Keegan-Michael Key last year. Both have submitted all five seasons. Peele has six prior nominations for producing, writing and composing.

Ben Schwartz (“House of Lies”) has submitted all five seasons for Best Comedy Supporting Actor. Schwartz’s work in 2009 (81st Academy Awards) earned him a Best Music and Lyrics win and a Best Variety Special Writing nomination.

Glynn Turman (“House of Lies”) submitted for Best Comedy Guest Actor for the first time, having entered in Supporting for all four prior seasons. Turman previously won in 2008 for Best Drama Guest Actor (“In Treatment”).

“The Good Wife” is submitting five recurring players that have been continually in contention: Jerry Adler and Denis O’Hare are entered for Best Drama Guest Actor and Stockard Channing, Mary Beth Peil and Sarah Steele for Best Drama Guest Actress. O’Hare was previously nominated in 2012 and 2015 for Best Movie/Limited Supporting Actor (“American Horror Story”), Channing has won twice from 13 acting nominations.

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