For many years during the beginning of his career, Michael Chiklis had never been nominated for an Emmy, nonetheless won one, but all that changed in 2002. At the 2002 Emmys, Chiklis was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role as a crooked cop on The Shield. The competition was stiff and included Martin Sheen (The West Wing) and Kiefer Sunderland (24), so one can only imagine that Chiklis was keeping his expectations low for his first Emmy nod.
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