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    The Emmys have always featured contenders who have been nominated over and over again, only to always fall short.  Everyone has their favorite one of these- if you had to choose one, which one would you have had take home the big prize and for which year?  Which of their losses was the most egregious?  Here’s a few from recent years to get it started, but feel free to suggest any of your own.  For me a perennial also-ran is someone who was nominated at least three times but never won.

    Jane Kaczmarek as Lois, Malcolm in the Middle
    Nominated: 2000-2006
    Lost To: Patricia Heaton (2000,2001), Jennifer Aniston (2002), Debra Messing (2003), Sarah Jessica Parker (2004), Felicity Huffman (2005), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (2006)

    Mary-Louise Parker as Nancy Botwin, Weeds
    Nominated: 2007-2009
    Lost To: America Ferrera(2007), Tina Fey(2008), Toni Collette (2009)

    Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House, House
    Nominated-2005, 2007-2011
    Lost To: James Spader(2005, 2007), Bryan Cranston (2008-2010), Kyle Chandler (2011)

    Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan, Dexter
    Nominated: 2008-2011
    Lost To: Bryan Cranston (2008-2010), Kyle Chandler (2011)

    Jon Hamm as Don Draper, Mad Men
    Nominated: 2008-2011
    Lost To: Bryan Cranston (2008-2011), Kyle Chandler (2011)

    Peter Krause as Nate Fisher, Six Feet Under
    Nominated: 2002, 2003, 2006
    Lost To: Michael Chiklis (2002), James Gandolfini (2003), Kiefer Sutherland (2006)

    Martin Sheen as President Josiah Bartlett, The West Wing
    Nominated: 2000-2004, 2006
    Lost To: James Gandolfini (2000,2001,2003), Michael Chiklis (2002), James Spader (2004,2005), Kiefer Sutherland (2006)

    Lorraine Bracco as Dr. Jennifer Melfi, The Sopranos
    Nominated: 1999-2001, 2007
    Lost To: Edie Falco (1999,2001), Sela Ward (2000) Katherine Heigl (2007)

    Sandra Oh as Dr. Christina Yang, Grey’s Anatomy
    Nominated: 2005-2009
    Lost To: Blythe Danner (2005, 2006), Katherine Heigl (2007), Dianne Wiest (2008), Cherry Jones (2009)

     

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    I would have added Steve Carell to the list.
    Nominated: 2006-2011
    Lost to: Tony Shalhoub (2006), Rocky Gervais (2007), Alec Baldwin (2008,2009), Jim Parsons (2010, 2011)

    I would given Carell the win for this year, as it was the best submission in the bunch. I wonder whom he furied among the voters, thus still failing short to get that welld eserved Emmy. His other best chance was also in 2006, but he screwed up his submission.

    Oh should have won in 2007, for her baitiest and well actred performance in From a Whisper to the Scream. I also have no issue with her if she won in 2006.

    It’s difficult to bet against Cranston’s bravura performance, but had I known that he’ll be winning lots of Emmys for Breaking Bad, I would have shared an Emmy for Hugh Laurie’s House’s Head performance in 2008.

    Also, you can mention Kim Cattrall, but it’s really hard to beat Doris Roberts’ awesome submissions. The only time that momemntum wasn’t on Roberts’s side was the perfect momment to honor the best actress in SATC, and that was clearly, Cynthia Nixon.

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    It ain’t over ’til it’s over. Comin’ for that Emmy.

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    Rachel Griffiths for Six Feet Under and Brothers & Sisters.
    In particular her episode submissions for the latter series were extremely strong tapes. Someone put her in a new show!! 

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    Angela Lansbury hasn’t been mentioned yet? On a “perennial also-ran” list? Ouch!

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    You can add Jason Alexander, John Goodman, Paul Reiser, Jerry Seinfeld, and Garry Shandling to the list.

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    Poor Angela Lansbury. The 19th time ended up being the charm for Susan Lucci, and I feel like if Lansbury could just get the 19th nomination, it would be her charm as well. Now more than ever, give her the friggin Lifetime Achievement Award.

    -Morgan 

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    Rainn Wilson. How he lost to Jon f’ing Cryer, I’ll never understand. 

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    I agree with so many of these. Lorraine Bracco should have won for Employee of the Month (don’t care what any of y’all say). Sandra Oh deserves to still be in the game at least. She has not missed a beat these last two years. Frances Conroy, Jane K (all the Jane K’s), Steve Carell…

    Some of these are disappointing but valid. I love Jon Hamm…but he’s never really deserved an Emmy. Bryan Cranston deserved it all those years. And Kyle Chandler was probably more overdue than Hamm despite it only being his second nomination. Same goes for Mary Louise Parker, who was fairly beat those three years. 

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    Rainn Wilson. How he lost to Jon f’ing Cryer, I’ll never understand. 

    Their omissions are even worse (John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer after her first nomination).

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    Blythe Danner’s 2nd Emmy belongs to Sandra Oh. Infact almost every of the mentioned performers could have won if Emmy voters liked variety. I just hate those consecutive wins for the same role.

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    Martin Sheen should have won for Two Cathedrals. Yes, Gandolfini was good, and he deserved to win every other freaking year the Sopranos aired, but not that one.

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    Everybody with the initials JK.
    Steve Carell
    Kim Catrall
    Mary Louise Parker (Falco has an Emmy for Nurse Jackie but Parker doesn’t for Weeds. Blasphemy.)
    Amy Poehler
    Wendie Malick
    Jason Alexander
    Michael C. Hall

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    All of above but the most painful to me were 2:

    Kim Catrall and Frances Conroy…

    come on, how doesn’t Conroy have an Emmy?

    And Catrall… although her lost to costar Cynthia Nixon in 2004 was fair (Nixon had much better tapes), she should have won for season 3 or 4. 

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    Here’s one I forgot:

    Larry David as Himself, Curb Your Enthusiasm
    Nominated: 2003, 2004, 2006, 2010
    Lost To: Tony Shalhoub (2003,2006), Kelsey Grammer (2004), Jim Parsons (2010) 

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