July 14, 2014 at 12:15 pm #323119
I was just thinking about how “Mad Men” has still never won an acting Emmy despite having been popular with the TV academy in general. That got me to thinking about other shows that similarly got snubbed (almost or completely).
Best Comedy winner “The Office” never won a single acting Emmy.
Best Drama winner “ER,” despite tons of nominations during its peak years, only ever received ONE acting award for a regular cast member (Julianna Margulies in season one), plus a couple of guests.
“Six Feet Under” never won a single Emmy for a regular cast member. Its only Emmy winning actor was Patricia Clarkson, who won Guest Actress twice.
No regular actor from the “Law & Order” franchise won an Emmy until Mariska Hargitay.
Are there many other shows that were generally embraced by the Emmys but its actors were disproportionately snubbed?July 14, 2014 at 12:20 pm #323121
Are we only talking Drama?
In Comedy Newhart got completely skunked at the Emmys. Newhart 0 for 3. Julia Duffy 0 for 7. Peter Scolari 0 for 3. Tom Poston 0 for 3.July 14, 2014 at 1:12 pm #323122
I think the best example is Barney Miller. It won series, writing, and directing. But it’s main cast was 0/15.July 14, 2014 at 1:13 pm #323123
I think had Six Feet Under’s first two seasons not competed in the same year Six Feet Under would have a vastly different record at the Emmys.July 14, 2014 at 1:57 pm #323124
How much I wish Anthony Edwards, Noah Wyle, or Eriq La Salle could’ve won at some point in those first 4-5 years.
Arrested Development is a pretty big case of this. Despite that Comedy Series win, no Emmys for Jason Bateman or Jeffrey Tambor, only one nomination each for Will Arnett and Jessica Walter, and no nominations for Tony Hale or David Cross. At least Hale’s Veep win was probably attributed in part to AD airing in that cycle. And then you have Julia Louis-Dreyfus getting overlooked in Guest, while Henry Winkler was screwed over by the category’s episode limits.
The Cosby Show would’ve likely received quite a few more trophies, had Bill submitted himself for Lead Actor. As it stands, his refusal to participate in the race and Phylicia Rashad getting passed over throughout the years meant that the show’s only acting win went to Roscoe Lee Browne in Guest Actor.July 14, 2014 at 2:33 pm #323125
William Peterson on CSI!July 14, 2014 at 3:34 pm #323126
I was about to put down the Cosby Show…but then I assumed that Rashad had won an Emmy. It’s strange that she never won during the show’s peak years (in terms of Emmys.)July 14, 2014 at 3:58 pm #323127
-Arrested Development (0 / 6)
-House (0 / 7)
-How I met your mother (0 / 4)
-The Office (0 / 10)
-Law & Order (1 / 17)
-Six Feet Under (2 / 20)
-ER (2 / 41)
-Dexter (1 / 8)July 14, 2014 at 4:16 pm #323128
If my count is correct, “The Larry Sanders Show” won 1 acting Emmy out of 23 nominations (Rip Torn for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series).July 14, 2014 at 4:25 pm #323129
The Wonder Years and The Cosby Show also never won acting awards for their main casts. The Cosby Show only ever won 1 guest award.July 14, 2014 at 5:15 pm #323130
I think had Six Feet Under’s first two seasons not competed in the same year Six Feet Under would have a vastly different record at the Emmys.
The show was also screwed by the May 31 deadline in the years before the hanging episodes rule was created to accommodate the “Sopranos” finale. The TV academy should have noticed there was a problem before that, because Peter Krause had two potential Emmy winners that weren’t eligible for consideration because they aired in June: “The Last Time” in season two and “I’m Sorry, I’m Lost” in season three.July 14, 2014 at 5:28 pm #323131
I got one: House
It won Emmys in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2008 for some catagories but never for acting.
Update: Just saw that someone else said House.July 14, 2014 at 6:22 pm #323132
Definitely Six Feet Under. That show as one of the best ensembles and individual performances in any tv show ever. It deserved wins for all its five main actors.
Dexter was disgustingly robbed of a couple of best actor wins and at least one win for Jennifer Carpenter for her performance in season 7.
I don´t really care for the lack of love for the performances in True Blood, however, Anna Paquin deserved quite a few nominations for her amazing performance and a win for either the first or second seasons. Also, Michelle Forbes deserved an emmy for season two.
Continuing with genre shows, The Walking Dead has amazing acting all around: I personally love Andrew Lincoln and think he´s been deserving (of nominations, not necesarilly wins) since the start, Joe Bernthal, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride.July 14, 2014 at 8:28 pm #323133
Deadwood won 8 Emmys in 3 Seasons, had many more nominations, but only Ian McShane, Robin Weigert, and Brad Dourif got acting noms, none of them winning. Considering it’s easily the greatest ensemble I’ve ever seen on TV and (more objectively) one where at least twelve cast members got a quality potential submission episode every year, that’s pretty rough.