Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik
Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki of The Big Bang Theory both got Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series. The series was also nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series and two other awards.
Both Parsons and Galecki are excited:
“I always wanted the show to be nominated and I’m so glad Johnny got one,” Parsons said from New York, where he learned of the honors via the Today show. “It’s wonderful to have the whole family feeling; it feels happier this year, to be totally honest, because there’s more people. A party is always more fun with more people there.”
Galecki said of Parsons, "I predicted during the pilot that he was gonna win an Emmy. In the script, I didn’t get it, but when I heard him say the lines, I got it. Originally they approached me for that role, but it wasn’t right for me, I just didn’t relate to it. I liked the role of Leonard, I liked what I knew would be a long term struggle of the heart with Penny.
"Nobody can play that character like Jim, and I think he would say he couldn’t play my part like me. If he wins and I don’t or I win and he doesn’t, there’ll be a cage match. I’m doing my crunches now."
It's disappointing that neither Community nor Parenthood got a single nomination.
The Big Bang Theory's Mayim Bialik, who plays Amy Farrah Fowler, was on Access Hollywood Live and Dish of Salt. They showed her kissing Johnny Galecki when he was a teen guest star on Blossom (she played the title role). She talks about what it's like to play Dr. Sheldon Cooper's girl-who's-a-friend, especially how her degree in neuroscience helps her play the role. Her return to performing was the result of a desire she shares with her husband to devote themselves to unconventional parenting (she and her husband share a bed with their children.)