The Big Bang Theory Gets An Additional Emmy Nomination Due To Academy Omission

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We’ve all had those days at work. The days when nothing seems to go right or you f*ck up something major: that email sent to the wrong person, forgetting to do something or saying the wrong name when announcing a major award. No worries, these things happen to us all. Well yesterday (July 12), it was the TV Academy’s turn when they announced their nominees for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for this year’s Emmy.

As we reported, the nominees announced for the category were:
Donald Glover (Atlanta)
Bill Hader (Barry)
Mike Judge (Silicon Valley)
Hiro Murai (Atlanta)
Jesse Peretz (GLOW)
Amy Sherman-Palladino (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel).

However, due to a new rule that came into effect for this year’s Emmys, one nominee was left off the list though the Academy was quick to rectify this once it was pointed out. In a statement from the TV Academy on Thursday afternoon, it was revealed that The Big Bang Theory was “inadvertently left off” the nominees list:

“Voting in the Emmy category of Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series resulted in seven nominees. One of the nominees, The Big Bang Theory‘s episode “The Bow Tie [As]ymmetry,” directed by Mark Cendrowski, was inadvertently left off various Television Academy communications platforms during today’s nomination activities.”

This extra nomination gave the episode (and The Big Bang Theory) three nominations: one for Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing and another for Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control in addition to the Directing nod.

So what is this new rule that caused all the problems? Well from this year, the Emmys stipulates that at least one nominee has to be a multi-camera series and at least one must be a single-camera series in the comedy directing category. All episodes named during the morning’s broadcast were single-camera installments. Following an inquiry from The Hollywood Reporter about why no multicamera series had been nominated, The Big Bang Theory nomination for its multicamera season 11 finale was then announced in the Academy’s statement.

Congratulations to Mark Cendrowski and The Big Bang Theory.

The 70th Emmy Awards will be presented on September 17.

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Clare Sidoti is 4 Your Excitement's Editor-at-Large. In addition to 4YE, she has previously worked at PopWrapped as a Managing Editor and the UK's Kennel Gazette as an Editorial Assistant. Clare has a BA (Theatre and Film Studies) from the University of New South Wales, Australia and an MA Theory and Practice of Human Rights from the University of Essex, UK. She currently works promoting and advocating for the Arts, Social Science and Humanities sector in Australia and New Zealand. You can find her on twitter with her eclectic musings on the arts, entertainment and human rights. Some of her favourite topics to cover include Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, Glee and Star Wars.
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