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Everyone deals with defeat differently. Ricky Gervais humorously ranted publicly; other Emmy nominees will have a long, contemplative drive home from the Nokia Theatre on Monday.
Jon Hamm has been nominated 13 times for an Emmy honor. The Mad Men star walked away empty-handed once again, as Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston emerged victorious. Amy Poehler has nabbed 10 Emmy nominations so far in her TV career, but the Parks and Recreation star still hasn’t won a single award.
Fred Armisen has been nominated three years in a row for his sketch series Portlandia. He lost out once again, this time to Modern Family‘s Ty Burrell. Kerry Washington, who earned her second nomination this year for her star turn in the hit ABC show Scandal, has yet to add an Emmy to her collection.
Meanwhile, Orange Is the New Black actress Kate Mulgrew, seen as a favorite in the supporting actress in a comedy category, lost out to Allison Janney, who claimed her sixth Emmy win. The Netflix series also lost the outstanding comedy series trophy to Modern Family, which grabbed its whopping fifth consecutive victory in the category.
House of Cards‘ Robin Wright was seen as the likely winner for lead actress in a drama but lost out to The Good Wife‘s Julianna Margulies, whose series was not nominated in the drama-series category. The Beltway political drama didn’t claim any wins during the primetime Emmys this year.
Gervais, who lost out for his role on Netflix’s Derek, made a scene. “I lost again,” he quipped with a straight face. “Twenty-one times, 21 times I’ve been nominated. I’ve lost 19. It’s like a cruel joke.”
Billy Bob Thornton missed out on visiting the podium for playing Lorne Malvo in Fargo, his first TV role. Thornton won an Oscar for writing the screenplay for 1996’s Sling Blade.
And Larry Kramer lost out after earning his first Emmy nomination for writing The Normal Heart. His play earned three Tony awards, and Kramer was nominated for an Oscar for writing 1969’s Women in Love.
Click here to see the best and worst moments from Monday night’s ceremony.
A complete list of winners can be found here.
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