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Neil Patrick Harris Gets Belated Emmy Nomination

by Anna Dimond, posted Aug 11th 2010 1:20PM
Neil Patrick Harris can add one more Emmy nomination to his list this year: The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has acknowledged that it neglected to mention Harris in the special-class program category for his hosting gig at the Tonys.

While award show hosts once had their own category (Hugh Jackman, for example, won for his performance as the Tonys host in 2005), the hosts are now wrapped up in a composite award for the show overall. The 63rd Annual Tony Awards' executive producers Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss were listed as contenders when nominations were announced last month, but Harris was left out in the Emmy cold for his role in the show. The Academy amended its previous announcement Tuesday after 'L.A. Times'' awards blog Gold Derby pointed out the oversight.

Now that Harris is officially on the ballot, he has a healthy field of competitors to face later this month. Other nominees in the category include the 82nd Academy Awards, hosted by Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin, 'The Daily Show: Ask a Correspondent,' the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony, '30 Rock: Webisodes,' 'Avatar: World of Pandora' and ABC's 'Lost Presents: Mysteries of the Universe -- The Dharma Initiative.'

Even if team Tonys doesn't top the special-class, Harris still has two other chances to take home a statuette. He's among the competitors for best supporting comedy actor, for his role as Barney Stinson in CBS' 'How I Met Your Mother,' and for guest actor in a comedy series, for his appearance on 'Glee.' Given the crowded supporting actor field, some pundits don't think Harris has a shot -- but the guest category could be his winning ticket.

The 62nd Primetime Emmys will air Aug. 29 on NBC.

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The trouble with award shows is that there are TOO MANY OF THEM...There is a catagory for everything...They go on forever and are no longer entertaining....Give the award, drop the lousy dancing, cut the speaches, and go home

August 12 2010 at 9:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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