It’s an honor to be nominated … or so they say. Ellen Pompeo, Jason Segel and more of Hollywood’s most recognizable TV actors have somehow evaded the Emmy Awards during their careers.
Pompeo has been a television staple ever since Grey’s Anatomy first broadcast in 2005, but her work has yet to be celebrated by the Television Academy. In total, the ABC drama has earned 39 nominations and five wins, with Katherine Heigl winning Outstanding Supporting Actress in a drama series in 2007. Chandra Wilson, Sandra Oh and TR Knight were all nominated for their work on the medical drama.
Despite never receiving Emmy recognition for her portrayal of Meredith Gray, Pompeo celebrated her former costar’s 2018 nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a drama series. At the time, Oh became the first Asian-American actress to be nominated in that category for her role in Eve kill.
“I was not on my phone yesterday and clearly missed a LOT !!! Congratulations @IamSandraOh this is more than deserved and making your history is incredibly moving. I can’t wait to hear your speech !! That will bring us to tears and laugh at the same time, I’m sure, “the Massachusetts resident tweeted in July 2018.” No one can tell this girl’s dedication to stories or touch her talent. ‘
While Pompeo has put her snubs to the test, Sons of Lawlessness star Charlie Hunnam was not so cordial after losing a nomination every year from 2008 to 2014.
“Lest we forget, it doesn’t matter at all,” said the British actor told reporters in July 2014 after his last chance to be nominated for the FX series was over. “I feel we are upset here and … I really don’t care. I make this for the people who watch the show and I really care about the work I do and my friends who watch it. People don’t appreciate it. You cannot win them all. ‘
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