Emmys Hogs: The Most Over-Rewarded Stars and Shows

These actors and series may have earned their awards, but did they deserve to walk away with that much gold?

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Dennis Franz

Yes, that overzealous D.C. traffic cop from Die Hard 2 won four Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for playing Detective Andy Sipowicz on NYPD Blue. While most actors would leverage those Emmys into another project or maybe silver screen success, Dennis Franz instead took his trophies and decided to retire. Seriously. After NYPD Blue came to an end in 2005, Franz stopped acting completely. His last film credit is a supporting role in 1998's City of Angels, and his last non-Blue TV appearance is voicing a character on The Mighty Ducks animated series (for which he was nominated for an Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program Daytime Emmy).

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