Actor Jim Parsons has won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance in "The Big Bang Theory," on Sep. 22, 2013, at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, Calif. The Primetime Emmy Awards are presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and honors the best in television. Tonight’s show was hosted by Neil Patrick Harris live on CBS from the Nokia Theater L.A. Live.
Jim asked during his acceptance speech "It's so silly to be emotional, isn't it?"
This is the third Primetime Emmy Award win and fifth nomination for Jim Parsons. His previous Emmy wins were in:
- 2011 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance in "The Big Bang Theory"
- 2010 - Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance in "The Big Bang Theory"
Also nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series were:
- Jason Bateman for "Arrested Development"
- Alec Baldwin for "30 Rock"
- Don Cheadle for "House of Lies"
- Matt LeBlanc for "Episodes"
- Louis C.K. for "Louie"
In "The Big Bang Theory," a woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory.
"The Big Bang Theory" was nominated for 8 Primetime Emmys, including:
- Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series
- Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Bob Newhart
- Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special - Lesli Linka Glatter
- Outstanding Comedy Series
- Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series - Peter Chakos
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series - Mayim Bialik
- Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series
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-Kay Shackleton is a film historian with special focus on Silent Films, see her work at SilentHollywood.com