It’s an honor to be nominated…or so they say. Ellen Pompeo, Jason Segel and many of Hollywood’s most recognizable television actors have somehow avoided Emmys throughout their careers.
Pompeo became the main character of television with Grey’s Anatomy first aired in 2005, but her work has yet to be recognized by the Television Academy. Overall, the ABC drama received 39 nominations and five wins. Katherine Heigl Winning Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2007. Chandra Wilson, Sandra Oh as well as TR Knight all were nominated for their work on the medical drama.
Although she never received Emmy recognition for her portrayal of Meredith Grey, Pompeo celebrated her former co-star’s groundbreaking 2018 nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. At the time, Oh became the first Asian American actress to be nominated in that category for her role in the series. Killing Eve.
“Yesterday I didn’t talk on the phone and I obviously missed A LOT!!! Congrats @IamSandraOh, it’s more than well deserved and your story making is incredibly touching. Can’t wait to hear you speak!! Which will make us cry and laugh at the same time, no, I’m sure,” the Massachusetts native tweeted in July 2018. “No one can touch this girl’s dedication to storytelling or her talent.”
While Pompeo took it easy on her disparaging remarks, Sons of Anarchy star Charlie Hunnam was not so cordial after losing in nominations every year from 2008 to 2014.
“Lest we forget, it doesn’t matter at all” – British actor told reporters in July 2014. after his last opportunity to be nominated for an FX series passed. “I feel like there’s a perception that we’re upset about this and… I really don’t care. I do it for the people who watch the show and I really care about my job and my friends who watch it. People don’t appreciate it. You can’t beat them all.”
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