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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: So many Emmy nominations but not lead!

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  • RobertPius
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    #358751

    Can you think of a comparable situation?
     Ever happen before?

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    GoMe91
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    Silicon Valley

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    jf123
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    Arrested Development in first season

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    Tonbone
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    #358755

    Those shows did not have the same situation because Kimmy got both guest starts and both supporting players nominated. There really is no other exactly the same scenario. 

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    Both leads got snubbed. Went on to win: Series, S. Actress, Writing, and Guest Performer. Additional noms in both supporting categories 

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    Riley
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    Lost won many Emmys and got many actors nominated before its lead.  Grey’s Anatomy never got into lead.

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    mikeboy898
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    With Amy Poehler out of the race next year, I bet Ellie Kemper will get in.

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    “Grey’s Anatomy” is an easy one, but that’s already been mentioned. The only comedy that comes to mind is “Entourage.” It managed 3 Emmy wins for Jeremy Piven, nominations for Comedy Series, Directing/Writing, Supporting Actor, Guest Actor, Casting in a Drama Series, and techs, yet could never get in its lead, block o’ wood Adrian Grenier, into a relatively static Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category. Grenier would have never won in that Shalhoub/Baldwin heyday, but he could have been thrown a bone at least once if Kevin James made it in and Charlie Sheen was getting repeat nods for inexplicable reasons.

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    mikeboy898
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    Adrian Grenier never deserved a nomination for Entourage. SUCH a bad actor on that show and a horrible lead. Fully support Piven’s nods though.

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    Yeah I think the only reason this happened was because the category was so stacked even more than last year. With Falco and Poehler out next year, Ellie will easily get nominated. She probably was in 7th place 

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    Riley
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    I would say eighth.  If Lily Tomlin got in, Jane Fonda could not have been that far behind—three percent, I guess?

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    Am I the only one who is not surprised that someone didn’t make it into a very competitive category, while her costars made it into very open categories?

    It doesn’t seem that difficult to explain. 

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    The only comedy that comes to mind is “Entourage.” It managed 3 Emmy wins for Jeremy Piven, nominations for Comedy Series, Directing/Writing, Supporting Actor, Guest Actor, Casting in a Drama Series, and techs, yet could never get in its lead, block o’ wood Adrian Grenier, into a relatively static Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category. Grenier would have never won in that Shalhoub/Baldwin heyday, but he could have been thrown a bone at least once if Kevin James made it in and Charlie Sheen was getting repeat nods for inexplicable reasons.

    I assume Kevin Connolly went Lead for at least some seasons? He’s the unquestionable Lead in the pilot and Season 1, first-billed in the credits, and probably the main POV for the series in general. Grenier never should have gotten in over him if they were both submitted.

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    Riley
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    Connolly randomly got a Globe nomination for the fifth season.  Even the Globes never nominated Grenier.

    I do not think that it is inexplicable about Ellie Kemper either, but the original poster merely asked whether there have been similar situations as opposed to raising the issue of its validity.

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    [quote=”Atypical”]

    The only comedy that comes to mind is “Entourage.” It managed 3 Emmy wins for Jeremy Piven, nominations for Comedy Series, Directing/Writing, Supporting Actor, Guest Actor, Casting in a Drama Series, and techs, yet could never get in its lead, block o’ wood Adrian Grenier, into a relatively static Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category. Grenier would have never won in that Shalhoub/Baldwin heyday, but he could have been thrown a bone at least once if Kevin James made it in and Charlie Sheen was getting repeat nods for inexplicable reasons.

    I assume Kevin Connolly went Lead for at least some seasons? He’s the unquestionable Lead in the pilot and Season 1, first-billed in the credits, and probably the main POV for the series in general. Grenier never should have gotten in over him if they were both submitted.
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    Connolly did submit as lead. Part of that I think was to leave some leeway in supporting actor for Piven (and for a time after Sushigate, Dillon). I’m not saying I would have nominated Grenier necessarily, just that it wouldn’t have been the worst thing in the world where we have “Emmy nominee Kevin James” as a reality. And to be fair, Connolly did put on his big-boy shoes and carried things as lead in the later seasons. The OP asked for examples of lead actors being overlooked while other key aspects of the series were nominated like it was a rare occurrence for “UKS,” and it isn’t that rare with shows like “Entourage” and other ones.

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