Whether we like it or not, awards lend credibility, and the Primetime Emmy Awards, given out each year to honor the best in primetime television, are some of the most prestigious. From Russian Doll to Game of Thrones to Killing Eve, the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards are stacked with series old and new that have won the hearts (and hopefully, a nomination) of Hollywood and the rest of the country. Between Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and network television, it's an incredibly exciting time for TV.
If you're a TV fan, chances are there's a star actor or actress who you're hoping to see win this year. Of course, the lead actor and lead actress categories can be exciting, but don't sleep on a supporting actor or actress; a true star can steal the show, even if they're not the lead. The best part of the Emmy Awards, of course, is watching an actor who has never won before win their Emmy. After all, Emmy awards for our favorite TV star feel like our own win—and everyone remembers their first, right?
Here are 10 actors who are up for Emmy awards this year, who have never won before. Tune in on Sept. 22 at 8:00 PM to see if they bring it home.