AceShowbiz - While TV Academy had to revoke one of "This Is Us" nominations last year, the academy added one additional nomination for "The Big Bang Theory" this year. The organization revealed it inadvertently omitted a nod for the long-running CBS sitcom in the Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series category.
"Voting in the Emmy category of Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series resulted in seven nominees," the TV Academy said in a statement which was published on Thursday, July 12 via The Hollywood Reporter. "One of the nominees, 'The Big Bang Theory' episode 'The Bow Tie Asmmetry', directed by Mark Cendrowski, was inadvertently left off various Television Academy communications platforms during today's nomination activities."
Cendrowski now joins fellow nominees Donald Glover and Hiro Murai (one apiece for "Atlanta"), Bill Hader ("Barry"), Jesse Peretz ("GLOW"), Amy Sherman-Palladino ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel") and Mike Judge ("Silicon Valley").
This oversight happened after TV Academy implemented a new rule following last year's Emmys. It stipulates that at least one of the comedy directing category's nominees must be a multi-camera series and a single-camera series. The initial nominees for this category were all single-camera series.
Along with the directing nomination, "The Big Bang Theory" picked up nods for Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series. It brings the series' total number of nominations this year to three. In total, the show has won 10 Emmys over the course of its run, including Jim Parsons' four wins for his role as Sheldon Cooper.
The 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards is set to air on NBC on Monday, September 17 from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. "Saturday Night Live" stars Colin Jost and Michael Che will host the ceremony.