Jim Parsons Up For Emmy Amid Exit Rumors
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Jim Parsons is up for an Emmy again this year, and by all accounts, that thing is as good as his. He has been nominated six times, taking home the Emmy three of those times so far. The first in 2010, then in 2011, and 2013.
All those nominations for Jim Parsons’ work on the incredibly popular show, The Big Bang Theory, have him feeling surprised and honored.
“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.”
The Big Bang Theory is also up for (and has practically already won) the Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. One of Jim Parsons’ co-stars and his onscreen love, Mayim Bailik, is up for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Jim Parsons has also been nominated for an Emmy for his role as Tommy Boatwright in The Normal Heart on HBO. This could be a really big year for Parsons!
All this Emmy news comes at a rather turbulent time for Jim Parsons and the rest of The Big Bang Theory cast. Talk of contract negotiations being stalled and rumors of Jim Parsons leaving The Big Bang Theory are running rampant. Rumors began with Jim Parsons’ character, Sheldon Cooper, appearing to exit the story line as last season ended.
They continue as contracts for leading stars Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, and Johnny Galecki remain in limbo for the coming seasons.
However, CBS Chairman of Entertainment Nina Tassler says there’s no reason to worry just yet.
“We’re feeling very confident that everything will work out,” she said last Thursday.
“These deals manage to get done somehow miraculously year after year,” she added.
I hope she’s right. I mean, if Jim Parson goes, The Big Bang Theory would fall apart. That’s my opinion, but what is the show without Sheldon Cooper? Just Leonard and Penny. And we all know how that story will likely end, and most of us don’t care because we watch The Big Bang Theory for Sheldon and Amy Farrah Fowler.
Hopefully this will all be settled soon and fans of Jim Parsons can stop wringing their hands and get on with life knowing that come September 22nd on CBS, The Big Bang Theory will premiere with all of our favorite nerds intact.
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