Hey, TV academy: Now that the Peter MacNicol (“Veep”) Emmy Awards controversy appears to be behind us, why not invite him to present at this year’s kudos? It’s the least you could do after rescinding his Emmy nomination. In fact, how about you allow him to announce the winner of the very category — Best Comedy Guest Actor — that caused this big mess to begin with?
Ever the class act, MacNicol broke his silence on the Emmy fiasco that cost him a guest bid for “Veep” by giving a personal shout-out to the actor who replaced him on the ballot. MacNicol tweeted, “Congratulations to Peter Scolari [‘Girls’] on his Emmy nomination! Well done!”
Congratulations to Peter Scolari on his Emmy nomination! Well done!
— Peter MacNicol (@PeterMacNicol1) July 21, 2016
MacNicol later responded to a fan, “I felt wildly honored that ‘Veep’ thought my 9 minute contribution to their series was worthy enough to submit me.” In other words, MacNicol appears to have no hard feelings for anyone involved in the events that led to his Emmy nomination being stripped away.
Scolari now joins the other five nominees in the Best Comedy Guest Actor race: Larry David (“Saturday Night Live”), Tracy Morgan (“Saturday Night Live”), Martin Mull (“Veep”), Bob Newhart (“The Big Bang Theory”) and last year’s winner Bradley Whitford (“Transparent”).
Voting for the 68th Emmys will begin on August 15 and end August 29. The guest star winners will be revealed during the Creative Arts ceremonies, which take place September 10-11. The Primetime telecast is scheduled to air live on ABC September 18, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
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