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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The Cast(s) of 'Law & Order'

The Law & Order universe might be the most binge-worthy franchise on television, but whereas mere mortals often fall pray to those SVU marathons that are always on the USA Network, Emmy voters seem far less susceptible. Of all those great actors who have been a regular on any L&O show – Christopher Meloni, Sam Waterston, Jerry Orbach, S. Epetha Merkerson, Richard Belzer, Vincent D'Onofrio, Eric Bogosian, even Ice T! – only Mariska Hargitay has won an Outstanding Acting in a Drama Emmy for their work on the show. And forget about Outstanding Drama Series nods; none of the various L&O shows have even been nominated in that category since the original won an Outstanding Drama Series Emmy back in 1997 — which was so long ago, Lieutenant John Munch was still slumming it on Homicide: Life on the Streets.

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