"It's an honor just to be nominated." You hear that countless times – just not from these stars.

Winning an Emmy Award is the pinnacle of small screen success, but even just getting nominated is an accomplishment.

While many actors and actresses impress the Television Academy enough to collect a trophy with their stellar work, many more never claim victory. And then there are scores of performers who fail to even earn a nomination, despite their impressive resumes.

Yes, there is a healthy number of stars who’ve never gotten an Emmy nomination. Their work has been praised and they’re linked with some beloved shows, but they have somehow failed to notch a nomination. Take a look for yourself.

The list may surprise you.

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