Emmy Flashback: Steve Carell '06
By ROBERT PACE
September 07, 2012
In his many years playing the hilarious "Michael Scott" on The Office, Steve Carell never won the individual Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series despite being nominated for every season that he was on the show.
However, the show won its first Emmy in 2006, and everybody had a hunch that it would take home the Outstanding Comedy Series award over the competition in the category, which included Arrested Development and Two and a Half Men.
"Well, we'll see. It's just fun to be here," Carell responds when ET's former co-host Mary Hart mentions the prospect of winning an award.
Although his cliche response doesn't bode well with Ms. Hart, who makes him rephrase his answer, Carell says he is keeping his expectations low for winning the individual award of Outstanding Lead Actor or Outstanding Comedy Series for the show.
"Frankly, I'm just excited...just to be here. This is a very new experience for me, so I'm just trying to soak it all in," he says in the featured flashback. "[In] any first-time experience, you just sort of try to memorize little moments along the way to remember later."
Carell had plenty more Emmy moments to relish during the succeeding years in which he was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor, but none was probably as sweet as receiving the show's only Outstanding Comedy Series award.