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Peter MacNicol was nominated last week for an Emmy Award for guest actor in a comedy — MacNicol has since been ruled ineligible and will no longer compete in the category, according to the Television Academy on Wednesday. Peter MacNicol Disqualified For Guest Actor Emmy MacNicol, who played Jonah’s (Tim Simons) uncle Jeff Kane on the HBO […]
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Actor Peter MacNicol was last week announced as an Emmy nominee for his supporting work as Jeff Kane in HBO’s political comedy, Veep. However, this week the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the organization that votes on the Emmys, deemed him ineligible for the outstanding guest role category because he has appeared in more than 50% of the show’s current season.
MacNicol has appeared in five of the 10 episodes of Veep’s fifth season – which was not the case when the Emmy nominations were announced on 14 July. The recent rule, instituted in 2015, was part of an overhaul made in 2014.
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- Nigel M Smith
One Peter’s loss is another Peter’s gain.
After the Academy rescinded Veep actor Peter MacNicol’s nomination in the Guest Actor in a Comedy category, Girls‘ Peter Scolari was the one to claim the vacated spot, our sister site Variety reports.
MacNicol was disqualified less than a week after netting his fourth career Emmy nod when it was realized (#MathIsHard) that he was ineligible for the guest actor category, having appeared in half of Veep‘s Season 5 episodes (when the rules max candidates out at “less than 50 percent »
In the wake of Peter MacNicol's disqualification as a guest actor in a comedy series Emmy nominee for appearing in more than half of Veep's fifth-season episodes, the TV Academy on Thursday announced his replacement: Peter Scolari, who appears on a different HBO comedy series, Girls. The nomination means that Scolari, who plays Lena Dunham’s father Tad on the show, was the actor who initially garnered the most votes without receiving a nomination in the category. It also marks the only mention this year for the Dunham-created series, which will air its final season in 2017. Veteran
- Bryn Elise Sandberg
Peter Scolari, who plays Lena Dunham’s father Tad on HBO’s Girls, has been tapped as the new nominee for the Emmy Awards’ Guest Actor in a Comedy Series category. He replaces Peter MacNicol, who was originally nominated for his role on HBO’s Veep last week but was disqualified yesterday when the TV Academy discovered he had appeared in more than 50% of the show’s 10 episodes. That’s too much to be eligible as a “guest” actor, TV Academy rules say. The category includes… »
He joins previously announced nominees Martin Mull (HBO’s “Veep”), Larry David (NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”), Tracy Morgan (NBC’s “Saturday Night Live”), Bob Newhart (CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory”) and Bradley Whitford (Amazon’s “Transparent”). Whitford won the trophy last year.
Peter MacNicol, who had been nommed for his role in “Veep” as Jonah Simons’ uncle Jeff Kane, was disqualified on Wednesday when it was discovered that he had appeared in five of the season’s ten episodes.
According to new Emmy rules that were instituted last year, performers may only submit as guest actors if they appear in “less than 50%” of the eligible episodes.
This is Scolari’s fourth Emmy nomination and first for his recurring role as the »
- Debra Birnbaum
Peter MacNicol will not have the opportunity to win an Emmy this year after all. The actor's 2016 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his performances as Jeff Kane, uncle of politician Jonah Ryan, on HBO's Veep has been revoked through no fault of his own; Officials recently determined the star, who has won an Emmy before, was ineligible for the nod because he appeared on too many episodes to be considered a guest star. The nominees were announced last week. "HBO's guest actor entry for Peter MacNicol was accurate at the time of the submission deadline, but he was subsequently included in an additional Veep episode. »
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“Veep’s” Peter MacNicol has been disqualified from the guest actor race at this year’s Emmys, less than a week after receiving a nomination. MacNicol appeared in five episodes of the HBO comedy’s 10-episode fifth season, ultimately disqualifying him from competing as a guest star under the Television Academy’s new rules. Per a rule-change instituted last year, actors must appear in “less than 50 percent” of the eligible season to be entered in the guest race. MacNicol did initially qualify as a guest performer at the time of submission, while the show was still in production, but by »
- Reid Nakamura
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Having last week been bestowed with his fourth career Emmy nod, for his turn as Jonah’s uncle Jeff Kane on the acclaimed HBO comedy, the Academy on Wednesday disqualified the actor, since he appeared in half of Veep‘s Season 5 episodes. Per Emmy rules, a nominee for guest actor must appear in “less than 50 percent” of his/her series’ eligible season.
A new nominee for Guest Actor in a Comedy will be announced imminently, »
Peter MacNicol, Emmy-nominated last week for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy for playing a fabulously foul-mouthed political campaign strategist on HBO’s Veep, has been disqualified in the category. The TV Academy said today that upon further review, MacNicol appeared in five of the 10 episodes of the comedy’s eligible Season 5, while Emmy rules say only performers appearing in fewer than 50% of the eligible episodes are able to submit in the guest category. The Emmy… »
Per the Emmy rules that were instituted last year, “Only performers appearing in less than 50% of the eligible episodes are able to submit in the Guest Performer categories.” MacNicol, who played Jonah’s (Tim Simons) uncle Jeff Kane, appeared in five episodes of the ten-episode HBO comedy.
The Television Academy issued a statement that said: “Upon review of the Guest Actor in a Comedy Series category, the Television Academy has determined that Peter MacNicol unfortunately exceeds the number of episodes permissible for inclusion in that category.
HBO’s guest actor entry for Peter MacNicol was accurate at the time of the submission deadline, but he was subsequently included in an additional ‘Veep’ episode. Unfortunately, that additional appearance places him in 50% of the season’s episodes »
- Debra Birnbaum
The veteran character actor Peter MacNicol, who earlier this month received an Emmy nomination for outstanding guest actor in a comedy series for his portrayal of Jonah's politically influential uncle on HBO's Veep, has had his nomination rescinded by the Academy of Television and Arts and Sciences, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. A replacement nominee — the person who initially garnered the most votes without receiving a nomination — will be named imminently. TV Academy rules stipulate that, in order to be considered in any of the four guest acting categories, a performer must have appeared in "less than 50
- Scott Feinberg
The Emmy nods have hit the Internet, and there are a few surprises among these stellar examples of Primetime TV. Game of Thrones leads the pack with a whopping 23 nominations, which probably will not surprise anyone who has tuned in to the show this season. It’s certainly one of the better programs on TV right now, and this season has been particularly stellar.
More surprising – and, in some ways, more deserved – are several nods to Mr. Robot, including an Outstanding Drama and Lead Actor In A Drama for Rami Malek. Christian Slater gets nothing, despite his Golden Globe win, but I guess we can’t have everything. While Malek has some serious competition in his category, including Hollywood heavyweights Liev Schrieber and Kevin Spacey, here’s hoping that he takes home the prize. He certainly deserves it.
While Game of Thrones dominates in many categories, there’s quite a »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
The Leftovers, which I think is the best show on television, got zero Emmy nominations today. Alan Alda didn't get nominated for the performance of an immortal career, and nearly everyone else he worked with on the amazing Horace and Pete were also ignored by the TV Academy. HBO's amazing miniseries Show Me a Hero also got shut out, with even Oscar Isaac being ignored in favor of the less impressive likes of Cuba Gooding Jr. (who was one of the ships lifted by the rising tide that was The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, the year's second-most-nominated show after Game of Thrones). This all disappoints me, as does the TV Academy's continued clinging to certain security blankets like Modern Family, Downton Abbey, House of Cards, and Homeland. And yet every time I'm on the verge of being annoyed by those choices or many others (say, John Travolta »
- Alan Sepinwall
Let the Snub Debate begin in 3... 2... 1...
The ceremony will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and air on ABC on September 18.
Which shows, actors and actresses will be up for major awards that night? Game of Thrones leads all with 23 nods.
Scroll down to find out more and then let the praise and complaints pour in below...
Lead Actor In A Drama
Kyle Chandler, Bloodlines
Rami Malek, Mr Robot
Lead Actress In A Drama
Taraji P Henson, Empire
Keri Russell, »
- Matt Richenthal
The Television Academy has today announced the nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, which celebrates the very best in achievement on the small screen over the past twelve months, with The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Game of Thrones leading the pack. Check out the list of nominations here…
Lead Actor, Drama
Kyle Chandler, Bloodlines
Rami Malek, Mr Robot
Lead Actress, Drama
Taraji P Henson, Empire
Supporting Actor, Drama
Kit Harrington, Game Of Thrones
- Gary Collinson
This morning, the nominees for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced. Here are the most prominent nominations. More to come. Drama Series The Americans Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mr. Robot Comedy Series Black-ish Master of None Modern Family Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Veep Limited Series American Crime Fargo The Night Manager The People v Oj Simpson Roots Lead Actor in a Drama Series Kyle Chandler, Bloodline Rami Malek, Mr. Robot Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul Matthew Rhys, The Americans Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan Kevin Spacey, House of Cards Lead Actress in a Drama Series Claire Danes, Homeland Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder Taraji P. Henson, Empire Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black Keri Russell, The Americans Robin Wright Penn, House of Cards Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Anthony Anderson, Black-ish Aziz Ansari, Master of None Will Forte, »
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Nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday by Anthony Anderson (ABC’s black-ish) and Lauren Graham (of Netflix’s upcoming Gilmore Girls revival), and HBO’s Game of Thrones led the pack with 23 total nominations, including for best drama and with three supporting actress contenders.
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