Carter Bays talked to Korbi at Zap2It about NPH’s nomination, and gave some vague information about where they’re taking Barney this season. [Korbi, stop trying to make "Robarn" happen.] The best news, though, is that they start shooting Season 4 in August 11, meaning the complete spoiler drought we’ve had this summer is coming to a close.
Two this year – NPH for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, and Steve Olson and Susan Eschelbach, who won last year, for Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series (The Yips, No Tomorrow, and Miracles).
Remember, the Emmy nominations will be announced by Neil Patrick Harris and Kristin Chenoweth of Pushing Daisies tomorrow morning at 5:40 AM Pacific/8:40 AM Eastern. The televised portion [seen on ABC] will include the acting and series nominations, and the Academy’s website will be publishing the full list of nominations at that time, with an announcement here as soon as I can put together a list of the HIMYM inclusions.
Last year, HIMYM won Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series [Steve Olson and Susan Mina Eschelbach for Aldrin Justice, Something Borrowed, and Something Blue], and also received nominations for NPH in Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy and Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Series [Susan Federman for Slap Bet].
In 2006, HIMYM won two Emmys – Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series [Steve Olson and Rickard C. Walker, for the pilot] and Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series [Chris La Fountaine, for The Limo].
According to Gold Derby, this is the list of finalists from which the Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series nominees will be selected:
Jon Cryer, “Two and a Half Men” (“Meander to Your Dander”)
Kevin Dillon, “Entourage” (“The Dream Team”)
Justin Kirk, “Weeds” (“Bill Sussman”) Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother” (“The Goat”) John Krasinski, “The Office” (“Branch Wars”)
Jack McBrayer, “30 Rock” (“Episode 210″)
Tracy Morgan, “30 Rock” (“Secrets and Lies”)
Jeremy Piven, “Entourage” (“The Day F***ers”)
Fred Willard, “Back to You” (“Cradle to Grave”)
Rainn Wilson, “The Office” (“Money”)
No word yet on Lead Actor in a Comedy (Josh Radnor), Supporting Actress in a Comedy (Cobie Smulders, Alyson Hannigan), or Guest Actor in a Comedy (Will Forte), but we do know for sure that Jason Segel, Sarah Chalke, and That Woman Who Played Abby are all out of the running.
Bad news first! The ten Emmy finalists in the Outstanding Comedy Series category have been announced, and HIMYM did not make the cut. [We lost out to Two and a Half Men and Family Guy, which...no.] This is a new move for the Academy, but don’t expect to know about any of the other categories until the nominations themselves are announced.
Now, some bits of good news – we have official confirmation of the September 22 premiere, Amazon is currently offering S1 and S2 for half off [along with a ton of other shows], and, while everyone knows that there are very few things with less relevance than the Teen Choice Awards, Forgetting Sarah Marshall is up for Choice Movie Bromantic Comedy, Jason Segel is up for Choice Movie Breakout Male, HIMYM is up for Choice TV Show Comedy, and NPH is up for Choice TV Actor Comedy.
Voting for the Teen Choice Awards is at their website.
Neil Patrick Harris and Kristen Chenoweth have been asked to announce the nominees at the Academy press conference on July 17. The announcement is scheduled for 8:40 AM Eastern.
[This means nothing for their chances, incidentally - last year, Jon Cryer and Kyra Sedgwick made the announcement and both were nominated, a few years ago, Eric McCormack and Laura Innes made it and neither of them was.]
These are the areas in which the show, cast, or crew have been submitted for nomination – the actual nominations won’t be announced until July. Also, keep in mind that it’s up to the actors themselves whether they’d like to run as lead or supporting.
If something’s in italics, then I’m upwards of 90% certain that it’s true, but don’t have definite confirmation yet.
Outstanding Comedy Series – HIMYM [Ten Sessions, The Bracket, How I Met Everyone Else, Sandcastles in the Sand]
Lead Actor – Josh Radnor [Ten Sessions]
Supporting Actor – Neil Patrick Harris [The Goat], Jason Segel [Slapsgiving]
Supporting Actress – Alyson Hannigan [Dowisetrepla], Cobie Smulders [No word on this, but what could it be other than Sandcastles in the Sand?]
Guest Actor - Will Forte [Rebound Bro]
Guest Actress – Sarah Chalke [Ten Sessions], The Woman Who Played Abby [Ten Sessions]
Directing – Pam Fryman [The Bracket]
Writing – Craig Thomas, Carter Bays, and Chris Harris [Ten Sessions], Gloria Calderon Kellett [How I Met Everyone Else], Joe Kelly [The Bracket]
I’ve been told by Jennifer that the HIMYM Emmy screeners for Outstanding Comedy Series have gone out! Screeners are DVDs that the studio sends to Emmy voters to familiarize them with the shows that are up for nomination – the episodes they’re submitting for consideration from this season are Ten Sessions, The Bracket, How I Met Everyone Else, and Sandcastles in the Sand.
This year’s Emmy nominations will be announced on July 17.
Thoughts? Personally, I think it’s a good selection that shows the range of the show nicely, but I’m a little surprised that Slapsgiving didn’t make the cut.
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