Six times to be nominated (for anything) without any success can be hard to stomach. But for Michael C. Hall, the star of Showtime's Dexter, it is his reality.
Hall has been nominated six times for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Emmy for his portrayal of serial killer Dexter Morgan, without a victory. On G4 TV's Attack of the Show, he joked about it, calling himself the Susan Lucci of pay cable," - a reference to the former Ally My Children star who was nominated 19 times for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series before finally breaking through for a Daytime Emmy in 1999.
If Hall were ever going to break the streak, this would be the year. Dexter's trailers for this new season look fantastic and the show is winding down. But, if Steve Carell never got an Emmy for his work as Michael Scott, what hope is there for anyone - bar the cast of Modern Family?
Hall talked about the new season of Dexter in the interview.
"Well, I think the show is always at its best when Dexter is in trouble, and this season he's in deep doo-doo ... With Deb finding out Dexter's secret ... it's a game-changer in a way that few things can be at this point in a television show. It really re-invigorates it," he said.