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Emmy snubs ...what do you think are big ones?

I am currently re-watching "The West Wing" from the beginning on DVD and just cannot fathom how Martin Sheen didn't even win once out of the 6 times he was nominated. I know he had some good competition, but Michael Chiklis over him, no.

I know the supporting cast has won many and righfully so, they are front and center mostly, Allison Janney (many), John Spencer, Bradley Whitford, Richard Schiff, and i think even Stockard Channing won, but not Sheen, even once?

everytime i watch him he just makes you believe he is the most powerful man in the world. i can't see anyone else in that role and everytime i see a President portrayed on tv ("24") they never even compare. he is so regal and some of the episodes he takes charge and even with just a look he floors me.

i just can't believe he has not won for THIS role ever in it's run (as he has won for other roles in primetime and daytime).

so what do you think are some really big snubs in the history of the Emmy's according to you?
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The fact that John C. McGinley has never even received a nomination for supporting actor in a comedy (Scrubs) is the biggest snub I can think of right now.
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The Wire not being nominated for Best Drama.
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The Wire not being nominated for Best Drama.
Never even had a best actor nomination have they?
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Re: Emmy snubs ...what do you think are big ones?

Friday Night Lights and their entire cast.
Shameful.
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Re: Emmy snubs ...what do you think are big ones?

Recently: Lost not nominated for Best Drama for the 08 season.
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Re: Emmy snubs ...what do you think are big ones?

"Scott Baio is 46... And Pregnant" was snubbed.
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Originally Posted by Timber View Post
Never even had a best actor nomination have they?
From an Emmy perspective: Two nominations for writing...and that's it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0306414/awards
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Re: Emmy snubs ...what do you think are big ones?

that while being nominated every year, Six Feet Under never really won any of the big emmys
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Re: Emmy snubs ...what do you think are big ones?

I recall Joss getting snubbed for, perhaps (it's been a while), a handful of Buffy episodes: Hush, The Body and Once More with Feeling. One, I can't recall which, had a screw up with the sample dvds in relation to the vote due.
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^i think that was for 'once more with feeling' I noticed SMG got a nod for best actress in season 5 i think
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Re: Emmy snubs ...what do you think are big ones?

Lauren Graham for Gilmore Girls was always snubbed--and she should have been nominated, at the very least, again and again.
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Re: Emmy snubs ...what do you think are big ones?

Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
...just cannot fathom how Martin Sheen didn't even win once out of the 6 times he was nominated. I know he had some good competition, but Michael Chiklis over him, no.
Have you watched The Shield? Michael Chiklis is amazing, and I'll go further to suggest that Forest Whittaker, Walton Goggins, and Jay Karnes have been repeatedly snubbed by the Emmys.
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Lost being snubbed. The show, Henry Ian Cusick, Matthew Fox, Terry O'Quinn and Josh Holloway have been snubbed over and over.
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Re: Emmy snubs ...what do you think are big ones?

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Have you watched The Shield? Michael Chiklis is amazing, and I'll go further to suggest that Forest Whittaker, Walton Goggins, and Jay Karnes have been repeatedly snubbed by the Emmys.
love TS, but i don't think Chiklis brought anything new that we haven't seen on Hill Street Blues or NYPD Blue. i don't deny he was great in the role, but not better than MS in any year.
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Battlestar Galactica and a lot of the cast.
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Re: Emmy snubs ...what do you think are big ones?

The biggest snub is that they didn't just retire the Emmy Awards completely after The Wire went off the air. I doubt any show will ever equal it in quality.
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Re: Emmy snubs ...what do you think are big ones?

Walton Goggins was unbelievable last season in The Shield. I thought it would clean up after last season but didn't get a nom.
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Re: Emmy snubs ...what do you think are big ones?

Originally Posted by Septemberbaby View Post
Friday Night Lights and their entire cast.
Shameful.
Agreed, well mostly. I can't say the entire cast, but definitely Best Drama and Connie Britton for best actress.

BSG - for best drama, although at least it was nominated once for writing

In Treatment - best drama and the entire cast. Dianne Wiest and Glynn Turman both won, but I felt out of everyone on the show that Dianne's was the least appreciative of an award (and that is saying a lot). At least Gabriel Byrne was nominated. But I cannot for the life of me understand how Mia Wasikowska and Blair Underwood were not nominated (and win). Some of the finest acting I've seen in a long long time.

They seem to watch the first season of a show and if that actor is deserving that year they will continue to nominate them year after year, I'd be surprised if they even watched them in successive years. And any big name actor that does a guest spot ALWAYS gets nominated, it's all a bit silly really.

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Re: Emmy snubs ...what do you think are big ones?

Originally Posted by Septemberbaby View Post
Friday Night Lights and their entire cast.
Shameful.
Agreed, but what is truly egregious is the absence of Connie Brittons name. She should be nominated every year.

EDIT: I wrote this before I read the above post :-)
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Walton Goggins was unbelievable last season in The Shield. I thought it would clean up after last season but didn't get a nom.
the emmys haven't been announced for the final season. they are given out in sept and i think the final season started in october
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The biggest snub is that they didn't just retire the Emmy Awards completely after The Wire went off the air. I doubt any show will ever equal it in quality.
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Re: Emmy snubs ...what do you think are big ones?

They seem to watch the first season of a show and if that actor is deserving that year they will continue to nominate them year after year, I'd be surprised if they even watched them in successive years. And any big name actor that does a guest spot ALWAYS gets nominated, it's all a bit silly really.
I don't think they watch a season of anything. They most likely watch just a specific episode that the station thinks is its best. Which is why, I'm guessing, shows like The Wire and Buffy (2 shows that are amongst my favorite ever) were never nominated.

Or they just figured they'd give every possible award to Tony Shalhoub.

one of the two.
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Re: Emmy snubs ...what do you think are big ones?

Originally Posted by MrSmearkase View Post
Have you watched The Shield? Michael Chiklis is amazing, and I'll go further to suggest that Forest Whittaker, Walton Goggins, and Jay Karnes have been repeatedly snubbed by the Emmys.

Originally Posted by scott1598 View Post
not better than MS in any year.
Yes he was....
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Re: Emmy snubs ...what do you think are big ones?

spongebob not getting nominated for best drama

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