Shafted: 15 TV Stand-Outs Who Deserved More Emmys

'The Wire,' Jon Hamm, MTV — you won't believe these these landmarks and legends have been given so little Emmy love

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Jason Alexander

While George Costanza is regarded as one of the greatest sitcom characters in television history – he landed #2 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Seinfeld characters – Jason Alexander never truly received the Emmy love he deserved. It wasn't from lack of nominations: The actor was up for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series a whopping seven times, but each time he either lost to Frasier's David Hyde Pierce or he watched as his buddy Michael Richards took home gold. (Richards won the category three times out of six nominations.) Jerry Seinfeld was also an Emmy afterthought as he also never won out of five nominations, but never rewarding Jason Alexander is the bigger mistake — perhaps the biggest Emmy oversight in history. 

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