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Poll: Why can't Hugh Laurie or 'House M.D.' win the Emmy?

April 11, 2011 |  4:23 pm

Hugh Laurie House M.D"House M.D." and its star, Hugh Laurie, are proven award winners. The Television Critics of America voted "House M.D." the best TV drama series in 2004, and it hailed Laurie as best actor two years later.

Laurie won best actor at the Screen Actors Guild Awards twice (2007, 2009) and at the Golden Globes two times too (2006, 2007). Three times "House M.D." won People's Choice Awards as best drama series (2008, 2009, 2010), and Laurie won the actors' laurels once (2009).

But neither the program nor its star has ever won the Emmy for drama series or lead actor. "House M.D." was nominated for the top program prize in 2009, and Laurie earned bids for best actor four times (2005, 2007, 2008, 2009) but without success. However, "House M.D." won an Emmy for writing (2005) and directing (2008) plus others in the crafts categories.

— Tom O'Neil

Photo of Hugh Laurie: Fox TV