In 2014, he explained why he sees the bright side of his multiple losses, telling Variety, “When you start crying about not winning awards, you have to look at where you are, and all the good things that have occurred. And what can I complain about? I’ve won the lottery.”
And this year, several stars have a shot at taking home their first Emmy award when the show airs on Fox Jan. 15. Three-time Emmy nominee Kathryn Hahn could become a first-time winner if she takes home the award for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie (she is nominated for her performance in Tiny Beautiful Things). Or Ali Wong could reach that milestone, as she is nominated for her own third individual Emmy this year in the same category for Beef.
Other actresses who could take home their first Emmy trophies this year include Keri Russell, Natasha Lyonne and Sarah Snook. The latter actress’ Succession costar Kieran Culkin, who has also never won an Emmy, is nominated for the third time for his role of Roman Roy. (See a full list of Emmys 2023 nominees.)
Look back at stars who have surprisingly never won an Emmy ahead of the 2023 Emmys: