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    thirtysomething had an odd history. The supporting cast got tons of nominations and Melanie Mayron, Timothy Busfield and Patricia Wettig all won but Ken Olin and Mel Harris were never nominated in lead. (they eventually boosted Wettig up to lead where she won twice.)

    If I recall Ken Olin and Mel Harris were the weakest links of the show.

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    Georgia Engel was nominated twice for “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” for the last 2 seasons.

    But the one that really takes the cake is Gavin MacLeod in The Mary Tyler Moore Show. I actually commented about this earlier today in a different thread, but what makes MacLeod stand out so much as the ultimate example is, not only is he the only main cast member to never be nominated, but with the exception of the once nominated Georgia Engel, MacLeod is the only member of the cast to never win an Emmy. And it’s even worse when you look at just how well the other actors did with wins. Mary Tyler Moore, Ed Asner, and Valerie Harper won three times, and Ted Knight, Cloris Leachman (one in Supporting and one in Guest), and Betty White won twice. As I mentioned in the other thread, MacLeod’s lack of awards attention was not lost on the show, as they had an entire episode about how his character has never won an award for his work on the news channel while everyone else has. However, MacLeod was nominated for two Golden Globes during the run, so he wasn’t entirely unappreciated by the awards bodies.

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    As people have mentioned, glaring recent ones for me are Vincent Kartheiser from Mad Men and Dean Norris from Breaking Bad.

    The Sopranos: Fortunately, most of the cast were represented with wins or nominations however Tony’s gang never really got their due. I think cases can be made for Vincent Pastore , Tony Sirico and Steve Schirripa.

    Six Feet Under: Justine Machado really shone in the final season of Six Feet Under, and you could argue that the narrative people established for Susan Kelechi Watson last season, and how her character has grown and become a key part of the show, could also be applied here. And a case could be made for Jeremy Sisto and Matthew ST Patrick.

    Game of Thrones: Imagine if the first four seasons got the same nomination tally as the last four seasons. We could have had Michelle Fairley, Charles Dance, Natalie Dormer, Jack Gleeson even Mark Addy with nominations.

    Friday Night Lights: Not sure if this counts since only Chandler and Britton were nominated from this show but Michael B. Jordan and Zach Gilford were worthy in their respective seasons.

    The Americans: Annet Mahendru, Holly Taylor and Noah Emmerich were all fully deserving of nominations. And it really is a shame that this show never got more acting love outside of the leads and the ladies in Guest.

    Boardwalk Empire: Michael Pitt not getting a nomination for this show will always be one of those “huh” situations for me. Jack Huston and Charlie Cox deserved recognition for their roles even if it’s just in Guest. I wish Gretchen Mol had gotten some recognition for her work too, a truly fascinating and despicable yet tragic character. Michael Shannon was consistently great throughout the show, even if his screen time diminished over the course of the show. And of course Jeffrey Wright should have been nominated for his performance in that thrilling and underrated fourth season.

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    It was just last year, but Susan Kelechi Watson might be the all-timer.  Getting snubbed while best in show as someone else gets nominated is one thing, but getting snubbed while best in show and seven of your co-stars being nominated?  I cannot imagine that that has happened before.

    Lorraine Toussaint was best in show; only two of her co-stars were nominated, but one was in her category and she actually won, so that is another bad one.

    Another that comes to mind is Henry Ian Cusick.  This was back under the tape system, so it was his showcase (the season’s best and an all-timer for the show) that finally got the show its series nomination back, yet he did not even make the top-eleven popular vote, so his performance was never screened for supporting actor.  He had been nominated in guest two years earlier, so there have been bigger grievances named in this thread, all things considered, but this still really bothered me. (To tie it into this year, beware, Bradley Whitford! It can be hard to transition from guest to supporting, even if you have won, as Margo Martindale can attest. Not even top eleven, really?)

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    Winona Ryder- Stranger Things season 1 she truly deserved that nomination the show went with 18 total nom on Emmy night and not a single one for the Star of the show?…even Shannon Purser got one nom…

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    Winona Ryder- Stranger Things season 1 she truly deserved that nomination the show went with 18 total nom on Emmy night and not a single one for the Star of the show?…even Shannon Purser got one nom…

    “Where’s Barb” was an absolute cultural phenomenon though.

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    Nothing against her I’m happy with her Nom that year…i’m impressed at how with only 2 episodes or 3 if you count the next where the monster captures her…she managed to win people’s heaths and become a cultural phenomenon.
    I hope the Emmys do some justice to Winona this year with The Plot Against America

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    It was just last year, but Susan Kelechi Watson might be the all-timer. Getting snubbed while best in show as someone else gets nominated is one thing, but getting snubbed while best in show and seven of your co-stars being nominated? I cannot imagine that that has happened before.

    Lorraine Toussaint was best in show; only two of her co-stars were nominated, but one was in her category and she actually won, so that is another bad one.

    Another that comes to mind is Henry Ian Cusick. This was back under the tape system, so it was his showcase (the season’s best and an all-timer for the show) that finally got the show its series nomination back, yet he did not even make the top-eleven popular vote, so his performance was never screened for supporting actor. He had been nominated in guest two years earlier, so there have been bigger grievances named in this thread, all things considered, but this still really bothered me. (To tie it into this year, beware, Bradley Whitford! It can be hard to transition from guest to supporting, even if you have won, as Margo Martindale can attest. Not even top eleven, really?)

    Are you referring to Orange Is The New Black for Lorraine Toussaint?

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    The most egregious omission is Courtney Cox from “Friends”. She absolutely deserved a nomination alongside her costars (especially in the final season).

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    They weren’t never nominated, but the fact that Tracy Morgan and Jack McBrayer were only nominated once for 30 Rock, while Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, and the myriad of guest stars were nominated every single year, is upsetting.

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    A noticeable one that I don’t think’s been mentioned yet is Desi Arnaz being the only cast member of I Love Lucy to never be nominated.

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    From those not mentioned:

    Jack Falahee – How to Get Away with Murder (season 1 + 3) – supporting MVP
    Sean Hayes – Will and Grace (season 9) – clear MVP and category frontrunner
    Jane Krakowski – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season 2) – season MVP
    Dan Levy – Schitt’s Creek – set to be remedied this year
    Joey Pollari – American Crime – show MVP
    Andrew Scott – Sherlock (Season 2) – season MVP
    Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey (Season 5) – her best season by a mile. Less of a big deal given that she won the following year.
    Bellamy Young – Scandal (season 3) – season MVP

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    From those not mentioned:

    Jack Falahee – How to Get Away with Murder (season 1 + 3) – supporting MVP
    Sean Hayes – Will and Grace (season 9) – clear MVP and category frontrunner
    Jane Krakowski – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season 2) – season MVP
    Dan Levy – Schitt’s Creek – set to be remedied this year
    Joey Pollari – American Crime – show MVP
    Andrew Scott – Sherlock (Season 2) – season MVP
    Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey (Season 5) – her best season by a mile. Less of a big deal given that she won the following year.
    Bellamy Young – Scandal (season 3) – season MVP

    Jane Krakowski received her only Emmy nod for Unbreakbale Kimmy Schmidt in Season 2.

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    There’s so many…

    Courteney Cox in Friends is definitely a standout for me. I didn’t really watch Friends in its original run (I was a kid back then), but catching up with it later I was really shocked when I discovered she’d never been nominated.
    Recent cases that come to mind are:

    Rutina Wesley, True Blood
    Nelsan Ellis, True Blood
    Dave Annable, Brothers & Sisters
    Matthew Rhys, Brothers & Sisters
    Zack Gilford, Friday Night Lights
    Michael B. Jordan, Friday Night Lights
    Taylor Kitsch, Friday Night Lights
    Wanda Sykes, The New Adventures of Old Christine
    Brie Larson, United States of Tara
    Justin Kirk, Weeds
    Nick Offerman, Parks and Recreation
    Adam Scott, Parks and Recreation
    Sara Ramirez, Grey’s Anatomy
    Dean Norris, Breaking Bad
    Betsy Brandt, Breaking Bad

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