What was the cruelest Emmy snub ever?

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  • Paul Sheehan
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    For me, it was poor Courtney Cox; she was meant to be the star of “Friends” but never even got nominated in its 10-year run.

    Both of the other gals on the show won Emmys — Lisa Kudrow on the third of her six bids and Jennifer Aniston up in lead for season eight. And all three fellows contended at least once. 

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    nkb325
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    I’ve only been following the emmy’s for a few years so it’s a pretty narrow scope, but in the last few years, Bellamy Young for season 3 of scandal. Probably the best performance I saw on television that season and she wasn’t even nominated. And to think that the emmys even embraced the show enough to give multiple other actors nominations and wins for lesser performances (althought I actually would have also given Kerry Washington a win but that’s a different conversation) and Young wasn’t even nominated. I cannot understand it. Especially considering she probably lost the slot to Joanne Froggatt, who is a talented actress but only got nominated for a storyline that is probably one of the worst rape storylines I’ve ever seen on a tv show, while Young conversely had imo a much more compelling and well done similar storyline (althought she deserved the nom for so much more than that). At least she has that critics choice award to keep her warm.
    Ok, rant over.

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    This is a little obscure, but The Simpsons episode “Holidays of Future Passed” NOT winning Best Animated Program. That was an AMAZING episode.

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    Sasha
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    Sarah Michelle Gellar. ‘Nuff said.

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    Tony Ruiz
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    Here are some that come to mind….

    David Suchet not being nominated for Poirot.

    Andrew Lincoln and Melissa McBride never being nominated for The Walking Dead.

    None of the main cast nominated from The Wire

    Andy Griffith never even being nominated for an Emmy,

    David Cross and Michael Cera not being nominated for Arrested Development

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    Jaqen H’ghar
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    Elizabeth Mitchell getting snubbed of a nomination for “Lost” in 2007 for her episode, ‘One of Us.’ She was nominated for Guest Actress three years later, but too little too late. 

    Katey Sagal has given two polar opposite yet equally performances on “Married… With Children” and especially “Sons of Anarchy” and couldn’t even get the nomination.

    I’ll echo Courteney Cox as well. Sagal’s snubs are easier to swallow because her performances were from series that Emmy just didn’t embrace. But Cox was on a 10-year sitcom (Hollywood’s #1 favorite series ever, according to recent poll from THR) that won Series, Lead Actress and Supporting Actress for her two costars, noms for all three male costars, a Directing win, and a plethora of Guest noms and wins. How did this happen?   

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    24Emmy
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    Andy Griffith never even being nominated for an Emmy,

    He was nominated in 1981 for his supporting role in the tv movie Murder in Texas.

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    The cast of The Wire. I mean, that’s like 20 or so of the greatest performances of the decade. They had a tape that could have contended for Supporting Actor every year (Larry Gilliard Jr. for S1, Chris Bauer for S2, Idris Elba/Robert Wisdom for S3, Andre Royo for S4 and S5). Others would be Walton Goggins for The Shield and Nick Offerman.

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    Nick Offerman for creating one of the most iconic television characters this decade.

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    Carlo
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    Lorraine Toussaint – Orange Is The New Black
    A stellar one season – stealing show perfomance. Like John Lithgow in Dexter or Margo Martindale in Justified, not only she should have been nominated…she should have won!

    Chloe Sevigny – Big Love.
    I don’t care if lead or supporting…she was amazing in the role of Nicki. Especially in season 3. No excuse here Emmy voters.

    Monica Potter – Parenthood
    Here we go again…she sould have won and she wasn’t even nominated.

    January Jones for season 2 of Mad Men.
    In classic Emmy style they name-checked Elizabeth Moss as lead even if Jones dominated the second season.
    That’s what happen when you don’t watch the shows you nominate.

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    Going by what everyone posted, I think Courtney Cox is the right answer. I can’t think of anybody who would qualify as “aw common, she was never nominated?!”. Just like Jason Alexander probably qualifies as the most cruel Emmy loser ever. 

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    Tom_Scavo
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    I’ll second the Monica Potter (Parenthood) one …

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    From older series, poor Gavin MacLeod being the only Mary Tyler Moore Show regular to not only never win an Emmy, but never was nominated for one!!

    For more recent times, how did Gilmore Girls get almost no Emmy love (1 nomination/win for MAKEUP!). No series, no writing, no directing, NO KELLY BISHOP? NO LAUREN GRAHAM!!!!!!!! Shameful. 

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    In recent years, for those who were never nominated, Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights) being snubbed for Drama Guest Actor in 2010 stings the most. He had his best year on the show, and had possibly the best episode submission (“The Son”) any actor on the show (yes, including Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton) ever got through the run of the series. Had he gotten nominated, he would’ve beaten John Lithgow (Dexter), who deserved the win in the former’s absence. 

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    Nikolaj Coster- Waldau not being nominated for the 3rd season of Game of Thrones, when he had a much better submission than Peter Dinklage (Coster-Waldau was fantastic in Kissed By Fire). Not only should he have been nominated with Dinklage, he should have won. 
    Kit Harington for the 5th season as well, comes to mind. He was excellent in Hardhome and Mother’s Mercy, and he should’ve been the one nominated from the cast. Courtney Cox was amazing in Friends, and also deserved a win for the 5th season of that show.  

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