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19 TV Actors Who Should’ve Won An Emmy For These Memorable Performances (But Didn’t)

As far as the Emmy Awards are concerned, many performances come to mind. Nonetheless, there are times when some TV performances are so good, but they still did not win the prestigious award. Here are some of the best TV performances that went unrecognized and deserved to win the Emmy Awards.

Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy on Game of Thrones. 

Emmy Awards: 19 TV Actors Who Should've Won An Emmy For These

Alfie Allen deserved more credit for his commanding performance as Theon! However, he hasn’t received an Emmy award for his role.

Travis Fimmel as Ragnar Lothbrok in Vikings. 

Ragnar was the most beloved character of the TV show Vikings. No one can ever forget his “Who wants to be King?” scene.  

Iain De Caestecker as Leo Fitz on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

On the show, Iain De Caestecker has had given a performance that was Emmy-worthy. 

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones

Emmy Awards: 19 TV Actors Who Should've Won An Emmy For These

Throughout the final season, she carried the entire show on her shoulders. 

Bellamy Young for her role as Mellie Grant on Scandal

Emmy Awards: 19 TV Actors Who Should've Won An Emmy For These

She consistently delivered excellent acting performances. 

On Teen Wolf, Dylan O’Brien plays Stiles.

Emmy Awards: 19 TV Actors Who Should've Won An Emmy For These

Season 3 shows Dylan’s versatility and range as he takes Stiles from a funny and optimistic character to an evil character.

Sarah Michelle Gellar as Buffy Summers on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

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Sarah’s impromptu physical stunts, emotional scene-stealing performances, and comedic scenes demanded a lot of her.

Michaela Coel as Tracey Gordon on Chewing Gum.

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Michaela Coel’s performance in Chewing Gum definitely deserved an Emmy Award. 

Jensen Ackles as Dean on Supernatural.

Jensen’s performance in Supernatural was one of his career-best. Nevertheless, he hasn’t won an Emmy award for it. 

Ellen Pompeo as Meredith Grey on Grey’s Anatomy

Meredith being attacked by a patient in the episode “The Sound of Silence” is just one piece of evidence of how good Ellen is.

Chandra Wilson as Miranda Bailey on Grey’s Anatomy.

Chandra Wilson’s performance on Grey’s Anatomy have been consistently stunning for over 15 seasons. 

Victoria Pedretti for Nell Crain In The Haunting of Hill House.

Emmy Awards: 19 TV Actors Who Should've Won An Emmy For These

With only ten episodes, she showed so much emotion and was so versatile. Fans believe she should have won an Emmy award for her role. 

On Sex Education, Ncuti Gatwa plays Eric Effiong and outshines almost every other cast member.

Emmy Awards: 19 TV Actors Who Should've Won An Emmy For These

In contrast to most characters, Eric feels so natural, raw, and human. As a result, many fans believe he should have won an Emmy award for his stellar performance. 

Sophia Bush portrays One Tree Hill’s, Brooke Davis. 

Emmy Awards: 19 TV Actors Who Should've Won An Emmy For These

As a vulnerable and robust character, Sophia exhibited both during Season 6. This is a talent that needs to be recognized. 

Oliver Queen, played by Stephen Amell on Arrow.

Emmy Awards: 19 TV Actors Who Should've Won An Emmy For These

Oliver’s role deserves more credit for his journey from a reckless playboy to a vigilante and then a hero.

Nina Dobrev portrays Elena Gilbert and Katherine Pierce on The Vampire Diaries.

Emmy Awards: 19 TV Actors Who Should've Won An Emmy For These

It was almost always obvious that she would win the award because she played both the characters so well.

Freddie Highmore portrays Norman Bates on Bates Motel.

Emmy Awards: 19 TV Actors Who Should've Won An Emmy For These

Even though he wasn’t nominated, Freddie’s performance was incredible.

Marie Avgeropoulos plays Octavia Blake on The 100.

Emmy Awards: 19 TV Actors Who Should've Won An Emmy For These

Marie successfully portrayed Octavia’s great transformation into a ruthless and maniacal leader despite starting life as a sweet butterfly-chasing girl.

Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby on Peaky Blinders. 

Emmy Awards: 19 TV Actors Who Should've Won An Emmy For These

From the beginning, almost everyone loved Cillian’s role as Thomas Shelby. However, it went unrecognized at the Emmy Awards. 

So this was our list of the 19 TV Actors Who Should’ve Won An Emmy For These Memorable Performances, but they Didn’t. Also, tell us in the comment section which role amongst these was your favorite.

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