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9 People You Thought Had Emmys but Don't

Aug 23 2014 - 5:30am

The Emmy nominations [1] came out last month and have us hopeful that a new crop of winners will be awarded at this year's ceremony. However, if you're a dedicated TV fan — and Emmy watcher — you're used to the disappointment that comes when your favorite TV actor goes home empty-handed (or worse, didn't get nominated at all [2]). But that's nothing compared to how these actual TV stars must feel — none of them have ever won an Emmy, but we bet you thought they did. Keep reading for a list of actors whose Emmy-sized holes on their mantels will surprise you.

Jason Alexander

Jason Alexander is the only member of Seinfeld's foursome to never have won an Emmy. Classic Costanza.

Kim Cattrall

Though she was nominated five years in a row for playing groundbreaking character Samantha Jones on Sex and the City, Cattrall never took home the gold (her costars Sarah Jessica Parker [3] and Cynthia Nixon did win, though).

Jon Hamm

Jon Hamm [4], who has played the iconic Don Draper since 2007, has never won an Emmy — despite seven nominations for the role. Even more shocking is that none of Mad Men's stars have ever won an Emmy for acting!

Michael C. Hall

Though Michael C. Hall has been nominated a total of six times for both Dexter and Six Feet Under, he's never won the Emmy.

Courteney Cox

Though her female cast members Jennifer Aniston [5] and Lisa Kudrow both won Emmys for their work on Friends, Courteney Cox [6] never won — or was ever nominated.

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Though the TV star has a Daytime Emmy and was nominated for a Golden Globe for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Gellar has never won or been nominated for a Primetime Emmy.

Steve Carell

Steve Carell [7] was perennially underappreciated for his role as Michael Scott on The Office. He was nominated six times but never got called on stage to accept the award.

Connie Britton

The first lady of Friday Night Lights never won for that drama, or for any of her other nominations (she's been up for American Horror Story and Nashville in addition to her two FNL nominations).

Amy Poehler

Though she's been up five years in a row for Parks and Recreation (and twice in row before that for Saturday Night Live) and she won a Golden Globe earlier this year, Amy Poehler [8] has never won an Emmy.


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