What was Jim Parsons doing when it was announced that he was nominated for an Emmy for his role as Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory? Well, he was “trying to ignore the fact” that the nominations were being read, according to a report from Entertainment Weekly.
“I had a 6:30 appointment this morning, which was stupidly early, so I was already up and I had told anybody who would listen, ‘If you can sleep through the morning of, that’s the way to do it.’ It’s the only way to do it. But I couldn’t because I had to get up and get ready.”
So, while Parsons’ name was being read for The Big Bang Theory and for his performance in the HBO movie, The Normal Heart, he was trying to not pay attention to any of it.
“So, I was literally having coffee and reading all about who is going to land where for the Houston Rockets for the NBA and all the trade deadlines and stuff, anything to keep my mind off of that. And again, not because I was obsessed with it, it’s just because it’s this elephant in the room that you don’t want to make too much of.”
Parsons added that he got a call from his agent who gave him the news. He said he is “floored” to be nominated for both The Big Bang Theory and The Normal Heart.
“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. That fact alone I need to make sure I really let sink in and enjoy while it’s happening. Because it doesn’t seem to be a thing that probably is going to happen a lot. The odds are against it, no matter how good the work is.”
The Big Bang Theory will begin its eighth season in September, according to a report from The Inquisitr. Parsons says the show’s journey so far has been “unimaginably blessed.”
“It’s just been such a wonderful thing. And it’s just really shown the power of television. The reach of TV, it’s kind of unbelievable.”
“We’re very fortunate that that’s the boat we’re in, that that’s what happened to this show and even more fortunate on top of that is that we all enjoy getting to work on this show. It’s a joy, and so the success is really just such a cherry on top.”
In addition to Parsons being nominated for his performance as Sheldon Cooper, The Big Bang Theory has also been nominated for Best Comedy Series, according to E! Online. It will compete against Louie, Modern Family, Orange is the New Black, Silicon Valley, and Veep.
Mayim Bialik has also been nominated for her supporting role as Amy Farrah Fowler in The Big Bang Theory, and Bob Newhart has been nominated for Best Guest Actor for his role as Arthur Jeffries.
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