2013 Primetime Emmy Nominations Posted July 18, 2013
The nominations for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced today in Hollywood. The Big Bang Theory received a total of eight nominations at this year's Emmy awards.
The Big Bang Theory received its third consecutive nomination in the Outstanding Comedy Series category. The other contenders for this year's award are 30 Rock (NBC), Girls (HBO), Louie (FX), Veep (HBO) and last year's winner Modern Family (ABC).
Jim Parsons was nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for the fifth consecutive time. He won the award in 2010 and 2011. His competitors this year are 30 Rock's Alec Baldwin, Arrested Development's Jason Bateman, Louie's Louis C.K., House of Lies' Don Cheadle and Episodes' Matt LeBlanc.
Mayim Bialik received her second consecutive nomination in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series category. The other contenders for the award are Glee's Jane Lynch, Modern Family's Julie Bowen, Nurse Jackie's Merrit Wever, 30 Rock's Jane Krakowski and Veep's Anna Chlumski.
Comedy veteran Bob Newhart was nominated for his guest role on The Big Bang Theory as Professor Proton. This is the seventh Emmy nomination for the stand-up comic and TV actor, famed for his shows The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart, including a 2004 nomination in the same category for his guest appearance on ER.
The Big Bang Theory crew received four nominations for their work. The show was nominated in the "Outstanding Art Direction For a Multi-Camera Series" category, the "Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series" category, the "Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special" category, and the "Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork,Video Control For A Series" category.
The Emmys will be held Sunday, September 22 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles and will be broadcast on CBS. How I Met Your Mother's Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the ceremony for the second time.
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