Who suffered biggest Emmys snub ever by not even being nominated?

When the Emmy nominations are announced on July 19, there will inevitably be names missing. In anticipation of that, our forum poster Morgan Henard asks the question,“Who has suffered the biggest snub in Emmy history by not even being nominated?” As he writes: 


We’ve seen several invited to the club as bridesmaids but never the brides: Martin Sheen (“The West Wing”), Peter Boyle (“Everybody Loves Raymond”), Angela Lansbury (“Murder, She Wrote”), Jane Kaczmarek (“Malcolm in the Middle”), John Goodman (“Roseanne”), Steve Carell (The Office). We’ve also seen them win for other things (i.e. Sheen, Boyle, Goodman). But when looking back on the history of a category, what snubbings dilute the category and prove that Emmy didn’t always get it right?

When pondering, think of future Emmyologists discovering great work and going “Wait!! [Insert name and specific role] wasn’t even nominated for an Emmy?! They should have won but they didn’t even get the nomination?” Weigh in with your thoughts here

Below, just a sampling of our posters’ picks for most egregiously overlooked. 

Morgan Henard

Drama Actor
Bill Paxton, “Big Love”

Drama Actress
Sarah Michelle Gellar, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”
Katey Sagal, “Sons of Anarchy”

Comedy Actor
Jason Lee, “My Name is Earl”

Comedy Actress
Courteney Cox, “Friends”
Lauren Graham, “Gilmore Girls”
Vicki Lawrence, “Mama’s Family” (syndicated years)


Comedy Actress
Courteney Cox, “Friends”
Eva Longoria, “Desperate Housewives”
Lauren Graham, “Gilmore Girls”

Comedy Supporting Actress
Becki Newton, “Ugly Betty”
Melissa McCarthy, “Gilmore Girls”

Drama Actress
Ellen Pompeo, “Grey’s Anatomy”
Anna Paquin, “True Blood”

Drama Supporting Actress
Yunjin Kim, “Lost”
Elizabeth Mitchell, “Lost”
Sara Ramirez, “Grey’s Anatomy”


Drama Actor
Sean Bean, “Game of Thrones”

Drama Actress
Katey Sagal, “Sons of Anarchy”
Mary McDonnell, “Battlestar Galactica”

Drama Supporting Actor
Dennis Haysbert, “24”
Walton Goggins, “The Shield”

Drama Supporting Actress
Reiko Aylesworth, “24”
Annie Wersching, “24”


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