‘Veep’ Actor Has His Emmy Nomination Rescinded

Jul 21, 2016  •  Post A Comment

An actor who received an Emmy nomination for his work on “Veep” has had that nomination rescinded by the TV Academy. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the nomination for Peter MacNicol for guest actor in a comedy series was pulled because he appeared in more than half of the show’s episodes.

MacNicol’s spot among the nominees is expected to be awarded to a replacement nominee. MacNicol plays Jonah’s politically influential uncle on the HBO sitcom, the report notes.

“TV Academy rules stipulate that, in order to be considered in any of the four guest acting categories, a performer must have appeared in ‘less than 50 percent’ of a season’s episodes,” THR reports. “But MacNicol, 62, appeared in five of the 10 episodes of ‘Veep’s’ fifth season, a fact acknowledged on his IMDb page and first brought to the attention of the TV Academy by GoldDerby.com.”

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  1. 50 percent of the episodes could be interpreted as 50 percent of the total time of those episodes: Get legal on the phone.

  2. Hey Pete. If the rules were interpreted that way then the guest actor category could be glutted with series regulars who would qualify which would negate the integrity of the category. His representatives either were asleep at the wheel or were gaming the system (more likely).

  3. All this — apart from the more important fact that he absolutely sucked in the role?

  4. Filed under “nobody gives a shit and I still have to pay my mortgage”.

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