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Office Ed Helms: 'Steve Carell shouldn't have been overlooked by Emmys'

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Ed Helms has said that he believes it was "just absurd" that Steve Carell never received a Primetime Emmy Award for The Office.

The actor, who plays Andy Bernard on the show, explained that while he finds the ceremony itself enjoyable, he thinks it is important not to take the awards "too seriously".

Andy Bernard from The Office

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Michael Scott from The Office

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Helms told TVLine: "The ceremony is fun. It's fun to just celebrate the people that we like and that make us laugh or move us on TV. But you can't take it too seriously because it will start to mess with your head.

"Then, of course, when they pass on Steve Carell for best actor for like seven consecutive years then it's sort of just absurd."

Helms continued: "I think Carell just was transcendent - and that's not a knock on any of the winners in that category. But when you see that, it does sort of keep it in perspective that the Emmys are more about entertainment than any kind of legitimate metric of who is a good actor or who is better than who."

Carell was nominated six times at the Emmys for his portrayal of Michael Scott, but never won the award.

He has previously been honored with a Golden Globe and a Television Critics Association Award for his work on The Office.

This year's Primetime Emmys will be held on September 23, 2012.

Watch a clip of Steve Carell in The Office below:

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