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 X-Files'

Let's face it: It's hard for most sci-fi TV shows to get the Emmy recognition they deserve. (Ask the makers of The Twilight Zone or any of the Star Trek programs.) Which made The X-Files an anomaly: It was nominated 21 times, from Outstanding Drama Series to Outstanding Lead Actor for David Duchovny. Unfortunately, only three of those Primetime nominations resulted in an X-win: Gillian Anderson (Outstanding Actress in a Drama, 1997), Peter Boyle (Outstanding Actor in a Guest Role – Drama for the episode "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose), and scriptwriter Darin Morgan (Outstanding Writing – Drama, 1996). If it's any consolation, Duchovny won a Best Actor Golden Globe for his work as Fox Mulder.