The 2016 Emmy Awards airs this Sunday night, and like every year there are plenty of talked about races, a few familiar faces, and above all, lots and lots of predictions. Every year though there are snubs, people who were expected to win and didn’t. Unfortunately for some actors and actresses, the snubs continued over multiple years. If they were nominated year in and year out for the same role, why didn’t they win? That’s an answer we may never have. Here are the top snubs of all time.
Angela Lansbury – Murder She Wrote was one of the top shows on television from 1985 – 1996, and for each one of those years Lansbury was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama. That’s 12 nominations, and Lansbury won none of them. In total she’s been nominated for 17 Emmy’s, and has zero wins to show for it.
Steve Carell – The Office was a huge hit, and Steve Carell was a huge reason why. His character of Michael Scott gave us a reason to tune in each week, and Carell got 6 Emmy nominations for the role. Unfortunately he never won.
Hugh Laurie – Would House have been as big of a success without Hugh Laurie? He played the grumpy, mean spirited, and extremely intelligent American doctor so well that a lot of people didn’t realize he was British and didn’t really need a cane. Laurie received 6 nomination for the role, and lost out every time. He is up for another nomination this year for The Night Manager, but the competition is really strong.
Michael Landon – Here’s one that might surprise you. Michael Landon had three hit television shows over the course of his career (Bonanza, Little House on the Prarie and Highway to Heaven). He was a talented writer, director, show runner and actor, yet he never received any Emmy nominations over the course of his career. For someone to have plated as big of a role on television as he has, perhaps it’s time to give him a posthumous award?
Jerry Seinfeld – You’d think that being nominated five years in a row for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series would mean at least one win, but for Jerry Seinfeld that wasn’t the case. He did take home a trophy because the series won for Outstanding Comedy Series in 1993, but he never won for actin.
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