Throughout Emmy history, there have been plenty of shocking snubs and losses. This year’s nominations alone stirred up plenty of controversy with several notable small screen stars being left off the ballot. Here’s a look back at ten amazing actors who surprisingly have never won an Emmy.
1. Steve Carell
Carrell was nominated for six straight years for his role as Michael Scott on The Office, but somehow never managed to take the top prize. After he lost out on his last chance to win, co-star Rainn Wilson took to Twitter to write, “The world of TV should be ashamed of itself that Steve Carell never won an Emmy for Michael Gary Scott.” Can’t argue there.
2. Hugh Laurie
Laurie earned critical acclaim for his turn as the sarcastic, unsociable medical genius Dr. Gregory House on House. Though his masterful performance of the complicated character earned him six Emmy nods over eight seasons, he never actually took home the award. As if that wasn’t bad enough, he also wasn’t even nominated the very last season, robbing him of one final chance to win. At least Laurie did earn recognition at other award shows. By the time House stopped airing, the actor had two Golden Globe awards and two Screen Actor Guild awards under his belt.