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

'The Wire'

How is it that a drama that's now firmly in the pantheon of All Time Great TV Shows was only nominated for two Primetime Emmys?  Two! The Wire lost in the Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series in both 2005 and 2008...and that’s it. Nothing for Michael K. Williams' portrayal of Omar, nothing for Stringer Bell or McNulty or Prop Joe or Senator Clay Davis, or even series creator David Simon. Maybe Emmy voters had HBO fatigue thanks to The Sopranos, but ignoring what's now considered a top-tier Golden Age of TV drama is as bad a crime as Avon Barksdale ever committed.

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