Bob Newhart wins his first Emmy for 'TBBT' Posted September 16, 2013

Bob Newhart wins his first Emmy for 'TBBT'

Legendary comedic actor Bob Newhart won his first Emmy last night for his guest appearance on The Big Bang Theory as Professor Proton. Newhart received his award at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmys, which mostly focus on the technical areas of television production but also include the guest actor categories.

Bob Newhart's career spans more than five decades and includes seven Emmy nominations. His first Emmy nomination came in 1962 for The Bob Newhart Show, which ran for six seasons. In the 1980s, he received three consecutive Emmy nominations for Newhart. He received a nomination for Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his guest appearances on ER in 2003. Newhart was also nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Mini-Series or Movie in 2009 for The Librarian III.

Bob Newhart will be returning to The Big Bang Theory again this season. When the actor agreed to guest star on the show, it was on the understanding he would appear more than once. His next episode will be shot in October.

The crew of The Big Bang Theory also took home an award last night. They won the Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series award for the episode The Higgs Boson Observation.

Tags: awards, emmys

Comments (4)

Kaleb Canada, 19:11 Sep 26 2013.
Well deserved.
Shenny Shipper United States, 16:17 Sep 23 2013.
Well deserved and so over due
Joy Marshall United States, 04:53 Sep 21 2013.
I would love to see William Shatner appear as himself since he and Kelly Cucuo have been doing commercials together. It'd be great if Penny broke the news to the guys that she'd just gotten a commercial gig with him. The reactions would be hilarious.
Don Draper Canada, 16:22 Sep 16 2013.
Congrats Bob Newhart. Now, TBBT producers/writers, please get other guest stars from geek/pop culture: Adam West, Burt Ward, Lee Meriwether, Julie Newmar, Billy Dee Williams, Harrison Ford, Mark Hammil, Carrie Fisher, Ralph Macchio, Nichelle Nichols, William Shatner, Bruce Boxleitner, Caludia Christian, Denise Crosby, Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jnr., Samuel L. Jackson, Daniel Radcliffe, Hugh Jackman, Lou Ferrigno, Jennifer Garner, Jackie Chan etc. Please please please!

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