‘The Office’ Star Bumps Himself Up to Lead Actor Category for Emmys

Apr 17, 2012  •  Post A Comment

One of the stars of NBC’s "The Office" has bumped himself up to the lead actor category in the Emmys voting after submitting as a supporting player for the past six seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

If Ed Helms wins in the category, he will take home a prize that eluded predecessor Steve Carell during his run on the comedy, the story points out. Carell was nominated in the lead actor category six consecutive years without a win.

Helms is submitting himself for consideration in the category of outstanding lead actor in a comedy, the story notes. That pits him against Alec Baldwin of "30 Rock" and Jim Parsons from "The Big Bang Theory," who won back-to-back lead actor awards in 2010 and 2011, the piece notes.

Helms hasn’t previously been nominated for an Emmy, the story says.

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