These Well-known Actors Have By no means Gained an Emmy Award

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On Sunday evening, the 71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Fox. Lengthy thought-about tv’s greatest evening, Emmy competitors has grow to be more and more stiff as high-quality reveals have proliferated, thanks partly to the continued enlargement of streaming providers like Netflix and Amazon. For a lot of actors, 2019 marks a ultimate probability to take residence a prize after years of taking part in a beloved character: reveals together with Game of Thrones and Veep not too long ago ended their blockbuster runs. That signifies that stars like Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Alfie Allen and Gwendoline Christie are all seeking to snag that elusive Emmy for his or her roles on the HBO behemoth.

Equally, Veep‘s Anna Chlumsky is up for an award after five years with no luck; over at ABC’s Black-ish, Anthony Anderson has come up empty-handed for eight years, whereas Sandra Oh, nominated this 12 months for Killing Eve, acquired many nominations however no prizes all through her a few years on Gray’s Anatomy. A few of this may occasionally change Sunday evening, however even when it doesn’t, these well-known actors are in good firm, with loads of different profitable stars — like Steve Carrell, David Duchovny and Mindy Kaling — whose lauded small-screen performances didn’t yield Emmys {hardware}.

Learn on to see the well-known actors who nonetheless have but to win an Emmy Award.

Equipment Harington

Equipment Harington arrives on the Sport of Thrones Season Finale Premiere on the Waterfront Corridor on April 12, 2019 in Belfast, UK
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After starring as Jon Snow in Sport of Thrones — which simply accomplished its ultimate season — Harington is up for an Emmy for Excellent Drama Actor this 12 months. He was nominated in 2016 as a supporting actor on the present however has by no means received. Thrones was Harington’s breakout TV function, and the challenge to which he’s devoted most of his appearing profession to date.

Jason Bateman

Actor Jason Bateman participates in a panel discussion during the annual Milken Institute Global Conference at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on April 29, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.
Actor Jason Bateman participates in a panel dialogue through the annual Milken Institute World Convention at The Beverly Hilton Lodge on April 29, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.
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This 12 months marks Bateman‘s first Emmy nomination, for Outstanding Drama Actor in Netflix’s Ozark. He’s additionally nominated this 12 months for steering in a drama sequence, for the Ozark episode “Reparations.” However he’s in all probability finest recognized — on TV, anyway — for taking part in the beloved character Michael Bluth on Arrested Growth over the course of 5 seasons (none of which panned out with an Emmy for Bateman).

Milo Ventimiglia

Milo Ventimiglia attends the NBC and Universal EMMY nominee celebration at Tesse Restaurant on August 13, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
Milo Ventimiglia attends the NBC and Common EMMY nominee celebration at Tesse Restaurant on August 13, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
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The This Is Us star was additionally nominated in 2017 and 2018, along with this 12 months, for Excellent Drama Actor within the common sequence. Ventimiglia has been gracing TV screens for awhile, rising up as a heartthrob on reveals like Gilmore Ladies and Heroes, however it’s solely not too long ago that the TV Academy has acknowledged his work.

Billy Porter

Billy Porter attends 'Richard Quinn S/S 2020' fashion show during London Fashion Week September 2019 London on September 16, 2019 in London, England.
Billy Porter attends ‘Richard Quinn S/S 2020’ vogue present throughout London Style Week September 2019 London on September 16, 2019 in London, England.
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Whereas Porter has acquired a Tony for his work on Broadway, 2019 marks the Pose star and Broadway veteran’s first Emmy nomination.

Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke attends the 2019 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City.
Emilia Clarke attends the 2019 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Corridor, Jazz at Lincoln Heart on April 23, 2019 in New York Metropolis.
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Earlier than Sport of Thrones, Clarke had few notable appearing credit to her identify; the character of Daenerys Targaryen launched her to fame. She was nominated in 2013, 2015 and 2016 for her supporting function on Thrones, and this 12 months she’s up for Excellent Drama Actress for her work on the present’s ultimate season.

Robin Wright

Robin Wright attends the 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
Robin Wright attends the 25th Annual Display screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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Wright acquired her sixth Emmy nomination this 12 months for her function as Claire Underwood on Netflix’s long-running Home of Playing cards, the place she led the sequence’ sixth season after Kevin Spacey was removed from the show. Wright is a family identify, however earlier than she grew to become an Underwood was higher recognized for her movie roles, together with within the basic Princess Bride. Nonetheless, Wright shouldn’t be a TV beginner; she was on the 1980s sequence Santa Barbara.

Sandra Oh

US actress Sandra Oh arrives on the red carpet for the Time 100 Gala at the Lincoln Center in New York on April 23, 2019.
US actress Sandra Oh arrives on the crimson carpet for the Time 100 Gala on the Lincoln Heart in New York on April 23, 2019.
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That is not Oh’s first Emmy rodeo: due to Gray’s Anatomy, she was a nominee as Excellent Drama Actress yearly from 2005 by means of 2009. Killing Eve gave her one other shot in 2018, with no luck. This 12 months she’s up once more for a similar function, in addition to for an SNL visitor spot.

Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore attends the NBC and Universal EMMY nominee celebration at Tesse Restaurant on August 13, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
Mandy Moore attends the NBC and Common EMMY nominee celebration at Tesse Restaurant on August 13, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
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This Is Us has introduced Moore her most profitable TV function, and it earned her an Emmy nomination this 12 months, for Excellent Drama Actress.

Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito attends the Better Call Saul FYC Event at the Television Academy on March 26, 2019 in North Hollywood, California.
Giancarlo Esposito attends the Higher Name Saul FYC Occasion on the Tv Academy on March 26, 2019 in North Hollywood, California.
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The longtime TV and film actor was nominated in 2012 for his work on Breaking Unhealthy. Now he’s up for a prize for his work on the prequel to that present, Higher Name Saul. His TV background has been in depth, with stints on reveals like Murder, Legislation & Order, Revolution, Netflix’s The Get Down and As soon as Upon a Time.

Alfie Allen

British actor Alfie Allen arrives for the  Game of Thrones  eighth and final season premiere at Radio City Music Hall on April 3, 2019 in New York city.
British actor Alfie Allen arrives for the “Game of Thrones” eighth and ultimate season premiere at Radio Metropolis Music Corridor on April 3, 2019 in NY city.
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The Sport of Thrones actor acquired his first Emmy nod this 12 months for his work as an emotional Theon Greyjoy within the present’s ultimate season. Previous to Thrones, he had appeared in films like 2007’s Atonement and had small roles on some TV sequence, however Theon was Allen’s huge breakout.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau arrives for the  Game of Thrones  eighth and final season premiere at Radio City Music Hall on April 3, 2019 in New York city.
Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau arrives for the “Game of Thrones” eighth and ultimate season premiere at Radio Metropolis Music Corridor on April 3, 2019 in NY city.
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Fellow Sport of Thrones actor Coster-Waldau is up for a second time for Supporting Actor in a Drama Sequence for his portrayal of conflicted knight Jaime Lannister. Coster-Waldau has been appearing for awhile, though most of his pre-Thrones credit had been within the film world, not TV.

Lena Headey

Lena Headey attends a special screening of  The Flood  at The Curzon Mayfair on June 14, 2019 in London, England.
Lena Headey attends a particular screening of “The Flood” at The Curzon Mayfair on June 14, 2019 in London, England.
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After 5 nominations for her work as Cersei Lannister on Sport of Thrones, that is Headey‘s final probability with that present to nab the elusive prize for Supporting Actress in a Drama Sequence. Earlier than taking part in Cersei, Headey was a working actor for almost 20 years, with roles in an eclectic mixture of reveals and films from a Merlin present to the motion movie 300.

Gwendoline Christie

Gwendoline Christie during the filming for the Graham Norton Show at BBC Studioworks 6 Television Centre, Wood Lane, London.
Gwendoline Christie through the filming for the Graham Norton Present at BBC Studioworks 6 Tv Centre, Wooden Lane, London.
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Christie, who joined Thrones in its second season, lastly received some recognition from the Emmys this 12 months, together with her first nomination for her function as Brienne of Tarth. Christie has only some credit earlier than Thrones, however since then has nabbed roles within the Star Wars films and the TV sequence Top of the Lake.

Sophie Turner

Actress Sophie Turner attends the Heavy Photocall of the 45th Deauville American Film Festival on September 7, 2019 in Deauville, France.
Actress Sophie Turner attends the Heavy Photocall of the 45th Deauville American Movie Pageant on September 7, 2019 in Deauville, France.
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That is Turner‘s first 12 months with Emmy consideration as effectively, after ending her flip as Sansa Stark on Sport of Thrones. Like many within the Thrones forged, it was her breakout function.

Maisie Williams

Maisie Williams at “Game Of Thrones” Comic Con Autograph Signing 2019 on July 19, 2019 in San Diego, California.
Maisie Williams at “Game Of Thrones” Comedian Con Autograph Signing 2019 on July 19, 2019 in San Diego, California.
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And the opposite Stark sister, Arya, additionally acquired an Emmy nomination. It’s not her first; she was additionally thought-about in 2016 for her portrayal of the young royal with a insurgent streak. Arya was Williams’ first huge appearing credit score.

Fiona Shaw

Fiona Shaw attending the Killing Eve Season 2 photocall held at Curzon Soho, London.
Fiona Shaw attending the Killing Eve Season 2 photocall held at Curzon Soho, London.
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Shaw received two nods this 12 months: for Supporting Actress on Killing Eve and likewise for her visitor function as a therapist on Fleabag. They’re the primary nominations for the Irish actor, who has received Olivier awards for her work within the theater.

Don Cheadle

Don Cheadle attends FYC Red Carpet Event For Showtimes'  Black Monday  at Saban Media Center on May 14, 2019 in North Hollywood, California.
Don Cheadle attends FYC Pink Carpet Occasion For Showtimes’ “Black Monday” at Saban Media Heart on Might 14, 2019 in North Hollywood, California.
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Cheadle has been nominated for 9 Emmys over time, for roles together with his portrayal of Sammy Davis, Jr. in HBO’s The Rat Pack again in 1999 and Marty Kaan on Home of Lies. Now, he’s up for Excellent Comedy Actor for this 12 months’s Black Monday.

Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson attends Black-ish 100th Episode Celebration at Walt Disney Studios on November 10, 2018 in Burbank, California.
Anthony Anderson attends Black-ish 100th Episode Celebration at Walt Disney Studios on November 10, 2018 in Burbank, California.
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The Black-ish star been nominated eight instances with no wins — but. The TV mainstay has been on reveals like The Defend, Legislation & Order and Treme over time.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Phoebe Waller-Bridge attending the Virgin Media BAFTA TV awards, held at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge attending the Virgin Media BAFTA TV awards, held on the Royal Pageant Corridor in London.
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The mastermind behind Fleabag has 5 nominations beneath her belt — one for her writing for Killing Eve in 2018, and 4 this 12 months for Killing Eve and Fleabag, together with Excellent Lead Actress in a Comedy Sequence.

Natasha Lyonne

Natasha Lyonne attends the 'Orange Is The New Black' Final Season Premiere in New York.
Natasha Lyonne attends the ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Ultimate Season Premiere in New York.
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Lyonne snagged her first Emmy nomination for a visitor function on Orange Is the New Black in 2014. In 2019, she picked up three nominations for Russian Doll, together with Excellent Lead Actress.

Alan Arkin

Alan Arkin is honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 07, 2019 in Hollywood, California.
Alan Arkin is honored with a Star on the Hollywood Stroll of Fame on June 07, 2019 in Hollywood, California.
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Regardless of his in depth appearing profession, Arkin has but to take residence an Emmy prize. He’s been nominated 5 instances, going again to 1967. This 12 months, the Oscar winner is up for Supporting Actor within the Netflix comedy The Kominsky Method.

Olivia Colman

Winner of the Raindance 2019 Icon Award Olivia Colman attends the Raindance Film Festival's Special Soiree at The May Fair Hotel on August 20, 2019 in London, England.
Winner of the Raindance 2019 Icon Award Olivia Colman attends the Raindance Movie Pageant’s Particular Soiree at The Might Honest Lodge on August 20, 2019 in London, England.
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Colman is an Oscar winner, however she has but to take residence an Emmy, regardless of spectacular turns in TV sequence from Broadchurch to The Evening Supervisor. That is simply her second nomination, for her supporting actress work because the unnamed godmother in Fleabag.

Anna Chlumsky

Anna Chlumsky attends HBO FYC for  VEEP  at the Landmark Theaters on August 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
Anna Chlumsky attends HBO FYC for “VEEP” on the Landmark Theaters on August 20, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
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The Veep supporting actress has been nominated six instances, together with this 12 months, for her function as Amy, with no wins simply but. She’s additionally appeared on sequence together with Hannibal and Halt and Catch Hearth, however it’s the Veep function that’s been her Emmy ticket.

Steve Carell

Steve Carell attends the  Welcome to Marwen  Screening & Conversation with Steve Carell at 92nd Street Y on December 20, 2018 in New York City.
Steve Carell attends the “Welcome to Marwen” Screening & Dialog with Steve Carell at 92nd Road Y on December 20, 2018 in New York Metropolis.
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Regardless of receiving nominations yearly from 2006 to 2011 for his work as Michael Scott on The Office, Carell has by no means received an Emmy.

John Krasinski

John Krasinski accepts Best Sci-Fi or Horror Film for 'A Quiet Place' onstage during the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California.
John Krasinski accepts Greatest Sci-Fi or Horror Movie for ‘A Quiet Place’ onstage through the 24th annual Critics’ Alternative Awards at Barker Hangar on January 13, 2019 in Santa Monica, California.
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Carell’s Workplace co-star Krasinski additionally received 4 nominations however no prizes for his portrayal of beloved workplace drone Jim.

Mindy Kaling

Actor, writer and producer Mindy Kaling attends The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences official Academy screening of  Late Night  at the MoMA, Celeste Bartos Theater on June 5, 2019 in New York City.
Actor, author and producer Mindy Kaling attends The Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences official Academy screening of “Late Night” on the MoMA, Celeste Bartos Theater on June 5, 2019 in New York Metropolis.
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Kaling, one other Workplace actor, acquired nominations for her work as a author and producer on the present — however by no means received.

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara attends Sony Pictures'  Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood  Los Angeles Premiere on July 22, 2019 in Hollywood, California.
Sofia Vergara attends Sony Footage’ “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” Los Angeles Premiere on July 22, 2019 in Hollywood, California.
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Vergara acquired 4 nominations for her function as Gloria in Trendy Household, however by no means received the prize.

Connie Britton

Connie Britton attends InStyle's Badass Women Dinner With Foster Grant at The London West Hollywood on August 13, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
Connie Britton attends InStyle’s Badass Girls Dinner With Foster Grant at The London West Hollywood on August 13, 2019 in West Hollywood, California.
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Britton’s been nominated 4 instances — together with twice for taking part in the beloved character of Tami Taylor in Friday Evening Lights — all for lead actress roles. Nonetheless, she has but to win.

Patrick Stewart

Patrick Stewart speaks at the  Enter The Star Trek Universe  Panel during 2019 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 20, 2019 in San Diego, California.
Patrick Stewart speaks on the “Enter The Star Trek Universe” Panel throughout 2019 Comedian-Con Worldwide at San Diego Conference Heart on July 20, 2019 in San Diego, California.
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Star Trek‘s Captain Jean-Luc Picard may be an acting legend, but he’s not an Emmy winner, even with 4 nominations beneath his belt going again to 1998.

David Duchovny

David Duchovny at A+E Networks, Mischief Management & Prometheus Entertainment present AlienCon 2018 at Pasadena Convention Center on June 17, 2018 in Pasadena, California.
David Duchovny at A+E Networks, Mischief Administration & Prometheus Leisure current AlienCon 2018 at Pasadena Conference Heart on June 17, 2018 in Pasadena, California.
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The X-Information was a cult basic, however it didn’t lead to any Emmys for Duchovny, who performed Fox Mulder. He’s acquired 4 nominations over time.

George Clooney

George Clooney attending the Catch-22 UK Premiere, held at VUE Cinema Westfield, London.
George Clooney attending the Catch-22 UK Premiere, held at VUE Cinema Westfield, London.
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Clooney is an Oscar-winning Hollywood star, however he’s nonetheless missing Emmy {hardware}. He was nominated twice within the 1990s for his main function on ER, and once more for the “Hope for Haiti Now” particular in 2010, with no wins.

Rob Lowe

Rob Lowe from the series  Wild Bill  attends the 59th Monte Carlo TV Festival : Day Four on June 17, 2019 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.
Rob Lowe from the sequence “Wild Bill” attends the 59th Monte Carlo TV Pageant : Day 4 on June 17, 2019 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.
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Lowe was nominated in 2001 for his main function on the long-time hit The West Wing, however didn’t handle to take residence the prize then, or within the ensuing years.

Write to Raisa Bruner at raisa.bruner@time.com.



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