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    Posted on Jun 29, 2018

    19 Stars Who Never Won A Major Accolade For A Notable Role

    Courteney Cox was the only cast member from Friends to never be nominated.

    1. Samuel L. Jackson didn't win anything for his role as Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction.

    Miramax Films

    He was nominated for an Academy Award for the role, but lost.

    2. Courteney Cox never won an Emmy Award for her individual work as Monica Geller in Friends.

    NBC

    She was actually the only main cast member from Friends that was never nominated for their work on the show.

    3. John Krasinski was never nominated for anything for his role as Jim Halpert in The Office.

    NBC

    Despite playing the iconic character for nine seasons, Krasinski was never nominated for his work on the show. The series did win an Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy in 2006.

    4. Marilyn Monroe was never nominated for an Academy Award for her roles in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Some Like It Hot.

    20th Century Fox

    She won a Golden Globe award for Some Like It Hot in 1960.

    5. Alan Rickman was never even nominated for his iconic role as Snape in the Harry Potter franchise.

    Warner Bros.

    The actor was never nominated for an Academy Award for any of his work.

    6. Lauren Graham was never nominated for an Emmy Award for her role as Lorelai Gilmore in Gilmore Girls.

    Warner Bros.

    She was only nominated for a Golden Globe award in 2001.

    7. Despite being his most notorious role, James Dean wasn't even nominated for his role as Jim Stark in Rebel Without a Cause.

    Warner Bros.

    He was nominated for an Academy Award for his work in East of Eden and Giant.

    8. Neil Patrick Harris never won an Emmy Award for playing Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother.

    CBS

    He has won Emmy Awards for hosting the Tony Awards as well as guest starring in an episode of Glee.

    9. Judy Garland was never even nominated for her role as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.

    Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

    She was honored with an Academy Juvenile Award for her work in The Wizard of Oz and Babes in Arms.

    10. Despite being one of her most notable roles, Sigourney Weaver didn't win an Academy Award for playing Ellen Ripley in Alien.

    20th Century Fox

    She was nominated for an Academy Award for the sequel, Aliens, but ultimately lost.

    11. Carrie Fisher was never nominated for playing Princess Leia in the Star Wars films, despite it being her most notable and beloved role.

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    The actress only won a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for her autobiography The Princess Diarist.

    12. Jerry Seinfeld and Jason Alexander never won Emmy Awards for playing their respective roles in Seinfeld.

    NBC

    Seinfeld was nominated five times for the role, while Alexander was nominated seven times.

    13. The entire cast of Parks and Recreation never won an Emmy Award for their individual roles on the show.

    NBC

    Amy Poehler did win a Golden Globe for playing Leslie Knope.

    14. As of now, the entire cast of The Walking Dead has never even been nominated for Emmy Awards for their iconic roles in the series.

    AMC

    The series has been nominated for multiple Emmy Award for Outstanding Prosthetic Make-Up For a Series.

    15. Despite her roles in both Married With Children and Sons of Anarchy, Katey Sagal has yet to be nominated for an Emmy Award.

    Fox, FX

    She won a Golden Globe in 2011 for her work as Gemma Teller Morrow in Sons of Anarchy.

    16. Leonard Nimoy never won an award for his work as Spock in Star Trek, despite it being his most notable role.

    CBS

    He was nominated for three Emmy Awards for the role, but never won.

    17. Will Smith was never nominated for an Emmy Award for his work in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, despite it being his most beloved role to date.

    NBC

    He was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, but never won.

    18. Harrison Ford was never even nominated for his work as Indiana Jones and Han Solo in the Indiana Jones and Star Wars franchises respectively.

    LucasFilms

    So far, he's only been nominated for one Academy Award.

    19. And finally, although she has played the role for over 14 years, Ellen Pompeo has never been nominated for her individual work as Meredith Grey on Grey's Anatomy.

    ABC

    Grey's Anatomy did win a SAG Award in 2007 for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.

    CORRECTION

    Harrison Ford has been nominated for one Academy Award so far. An earlier version of this post said he hadn't.

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