Jim Parsons has been nominated for not one but two Emmy Awards, and many believe that he’s going to win. According to Wall St. Cheat Sheet, Parsons was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory. He was also nominated for his role as Tommy Boatwright in The Normal Heart(HBO). Fans of TBBT believe that Parsons will win in the category for a fourth time (he has been nominated six times total and he won in 2010, 2011, and 2013).
Of his nominations Parsons said:
“I’m a little floored, I’ll be honest. The very first thing that hit me, and it took a while to sink in was, how lucky am I that I was a part of two different projects that have both been deemed mentionable, if you will, by the peers for this year.”
Rumors that Jim Parsons is leaving The Big Bang Theory have been somewhat abundant lately. The actor has not negotiated his contract, and after his character “left” at the end of last season, fans wonder if all of this was intentional. According to an earlier report by The Inquisitr, Parsons likely won’t be written off the show. Although he is still negotiating his contract, the rest of the lead cast members are in the same boat. It is not like Parsons has been singled out in any way.
Parsons is way too good at playing Sheldon Cooper, and he seems to really enjoy working with the cast and crew involved with the show. Some say that Parsons wants to branch out and spruce up his resume, but it seems obvious that he’s not ready to make any big (pun intended) changes just yet.
In fact, some feel Jim Parsons’ skills are key to The Big Bang Theory‘s success:
“There’s no question that Parsons’ stellar work as Cooper has helped give the show the success it has had and continues to have. ‘The Big Bang Theory’ has brought in big ratings for CBS since its premiere and continues to be one of the most the most-watched comedy series in the world.”
According to predictions by Dispatch.com, Parsons is going to take home that Emmy — and The Big Bang Theory is also projected to win in the Outstanding Comedy Series category. Also, Mayim Bialik (Amy Farrah Fowler) could take home an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, which would be a Big Bang sweep!
Do you think Parsons will win his fourth Emmy this year? Do you think he will negotiate his contract and stay in TBBT cast?
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