Yes, Neil Patrick Harris has gotten nominations for his unforgettable turn as Barney. But the first three seasons of this inventive sitcom — the shows best period — failed to win any Emmy love in the best comedy category. By the time the Academy gave HIMYM a nod in 2009, the series was already running out of inspiration. Also, the other supporting actors, most notably Jason Segel and Alyson Hannigan as the lovable Marshall and Lily, have deserved recognition.
Pictured from left: Neil Patrick Harris, Cobie Smulders, Josh Radnor, Jason Segel, and Alyson Hannigan.