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Snubbed! 18 Actors Who Surprisingly Never Won Emmys

From Steve Carell to Seinfeld, these TV stars received the award-show cold shoulder

Jerry Seinfeld and Courtney Cox emmy snubb

Jerry Seinfeld and Courtney Cox

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Did you know that Angela Lansbury holds the record for the most Emmy nominations ever for a lead actress in a drama series, for Murder She Wrote? (The answer: 12.) Now, know how many times she won? None — which is also a record. But she can take comfort in the fact that she's not the only iconic TV star to never walk away a winner. Also in the same Emmys-less boat: Michael Landon, Larry Hagman, Meredith Baxter, Leonard Nimoy, Jackie Gleason, Elizabeth Montgomery, Desi Arnaz and dozens of others. Even beloved ensemble shows like Seinfeld, Friends and 30 Rock usually leave at least one big-name star hanging out to dry.

With the 66th annual Primetime Emmys airing tonight, we dug into which memorable TV stars have also never won the small-screen's biggest award. Here are 18 performers who, criminally, remain Emmy-less.


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