Actor Peter MacNicol loses 'Veep' Emmy nod over technicality

Actor Peter MacNicol loses 'Veep' Emmy nod over technicality

Actor Peter MacNicol loses 'Veep' Emmy nod over technicality

Peter MacNicol's Emmy nomination for best guest actor for his work on "Veep" this past season has been revoked after officials determined he appeared in too many episodes of the HBO comedy.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor will no longer be eligible for the prestigious award after it was discovered that he appeared in five of "Veep"'s 10 Season 5 episodes.

"This decision is in no way a diminishment of Mr MacNicol's stellar performance on this season of Veep".

The TV Academy has a number of guest acting categories as part of its Emmy Awards.

The academy acknowledged MacNicol's entry had been eligible at the time of submission, but added he had subsequently appeared in a further Veep episode.

The rules for the guest actor and actress categories were overhauled in 2015 after the Television Academy was criticized for allowing actors who had season-long arcs to enter a race meant to recognize those with minor roles. But he was briefly seen in the show's ninth episode, "Kissing Your Sister", a self-contained half-hour shot in mock-documentary form.

Scolari plays Tad Horvath, father of Hannah (Lena Dunham).

Los Angeles Times stated that what happened to MacNicol was an honest mistake and his case was not the first. MacNicol joins Dennis Miller and Henry Winkler as actors who were found ineligible for Emmies after they had been nominated.

Variety claims MacNicol would have been nominated alongside Veep co-star Martin Mull (Bob Bradley), The Big Bang Theory's Bob Newheart and Transparent's Bradley Whitford to name a few.

When HBO submitted MacNicol in May, the network believed he would appear in four of the Emmy-winning comedy's 10 episodes.

Veep has always been an incredible performer when it comes to the Emmys, which is why Peter MacNicol's disqualification is likely to be something of a blow for HBO.

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