In the world of TV awards, there are winners... and then there's Amy Poehler.
This month, Poehler and BFF Tina Fey return to emcee the Golden Globes for the second year in a row. Will 2014 be the year Poehler finally takes home a trophy too?
Poehler is up for TV Comedy Actress for the third consecutive year for her starring role of Leslie Knope on "Parks and Rec." She faces off against Lena Dunham ("Girls"), Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie"), Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep") and Zooey Deschanel ("New Girl"). Gold Derby's Experts, Editors and Users have Poehler in second place with 9/2 odds behind Louis-Dreyfus with a leading odds of 4/11.
She netted two Emmy nods for her supporting work on "Saturday Night Live" (2008, 2009) and an additional six for writing, producing and starring in "Parks and Rec" (2010 - 2013). Add in her bid last year for co-hosting the "70th Annual Golden Globe Awards" and that's a whopping nine Emmy losses.
Her other awards failures include: one SAG loss (2013), three WGA losses (2012-2013) and three Television Critics Assn. Awards losses (2011-2013).
Find out if Poehler can finally win when the Golden Globes air on NBC on Jan. 12. Meanwhile, vote now for the TV Comedy Actress category using our easy drag-and-drop menu, and then watch NBC's new hilarious Globes promo featuring Poehler and Fey.
When Emmy loves you, she often gives with both hands. TV history is full of shows and stars awarded year after year. Candice Bergen won five trophies for "Murphy Brown" between 1989 and 1995, Doris Roberts earned four for "Everybody Loves Raymond." Cloris Leachman is the all-time acting champ, winning nine (!) over the last forty years. And in recent years "Modern Family" and "Mad Men" have dominated the races for Best Comedy and Best Drama. But Emmy can be cruel too, snubbing some of TV's brightest stars. It famously took Susan Lucci nineteen tries before she won her first (and only) Best Actress award for "All My Children." And poor Angela Lansbury and Bill Maher have a combined 44 nominations without a single win.
A dozen of today's hottest stars are still without Emmys of their own. Some are perennial also-rans, while others -- like one-time "Married With Children" star Katey Sagal -- have never been nominated. Could this be the year that one or more of them finally claims the title of Emmy winner?
Bill Maher is the king of Emmy also-rans. Between his series and specials, he has earned a whopping 29 Emmy nominations without a single win, the worst shut-out for any individual in Emmy history.
Click arrow on right side of photo above to see 11 other also-rans still without Emmys.
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Every actor submits only one sample episode, which will be judged by other actors (ranging from 25 to 75 per category jury) between July 28 and August 14. TV series submit six, which will be split into three pairs to be distributed randomly to about 300 voters. We now have uncovered every single title submitted for the 2014 races. CLICK HERE FOR THE EPISODES
We analyze the pros and cons
of episodes submitted by actors
to Emmy judges
Who submitted well? Click links below to read our in-depth analysis of each actor's episode entry.
DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Kate Burton ("Scandal")
Jane Fonda ("The Newsroom")
Allison Janney ("Masters of Sex")
Kate Mara ("House of Cards")
Margo Martindale ("The Americans")
Diana Rigg ("Game of Thrones")