Co-Star Wars: 15 Legendary Emmy Rivalries

Before 'True Detective''s leads compete for the Best Actor award, check out the Emmys' biggest intershow face-offs

Rob Lowe vs Martin Sheen
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Rob Lowe vs Martin Sheen

Show: The West Wing
Rivalry year: 2001
Who won: Neither
In 2001, James Gandolfini crushed another pair of co-stars, when Sheen and Lowe fell victim to The Sopranos mafioso in the Best Actor in a Drama category. It stands as Lowe's lone Emmy nod, while Sheen would earn a total of six nominations for the show, which ran from 1999-2006, but always left disappointed. (He did win once, in 1994, for a guest-starring role on Murphy Brown.)

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