Emmy loved the sitcom’s actors but never acknowledged the show or its writers. So the stars did an amazing job saying…nothing worthwhile?
2. Andy Griffith, The Andy Griffith Show
Don Knotts nabbed four trophies, but not one nod for the sheriff? A crime!
3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Believe it or not, kids, before Lost, Emmy didn’t always understand shows with fanciful premises.
4. Lauren Graham, Gilmore Girls
Put those hyperliterate scripts in a lesser actress’ hands — see what hash they make of them.
5. The Honeymooners
One of the best sitcoms on TV, and prototype for the rest of the best. Pity Emmy voters never noticed.
6. Michael Landon
Ignoring the beloved star for his two seminal series, Bonanza and Little House on the Prairi, is like never sending your dad a Father’s Day card.
7. Norman Fell, Three’s Company
The only thing lovable about wife-hating homophobe Mr. Roper? Fell’s perfect timing.
8. Heather Locklear, Melrose Place
Her hilariously bitchy stroll on Melrose turned a snooze into a must-watch.
9. Bob Newhart, The Bob Newhart Show
Three noms for Newhart’s next sitcom didn’t make up for earlier snubs.
10. Courtney Cox, Friends
How was Cox — who aced her half of the Chandler/Monica affair — the only Friend ignored?
Read about 40 more unjustly never-nominated shows and actors at ew.com/emmysnubs