LOS ANGELES Veep’s Peter MacNicol is no longer a 2016 Emmy nominee.
The 62-year-oldactor, who was nominated for outstanding guest actor in a comedy series for his role as Jonah’s politically influential uncle, was disqualified on Thursday, according to reports.
The reason for the rescinded nomination? MacNicol appeared in five out of 10 episodes in the HBO show’s fifth season.
However, according to TV Academy rules, an actor must appear in “less than 50 percent” of a season’s episodes in order to qualify for a nomination in the guest actor category. Awards website GoldDerby.com first noticed the violation.
Representatives for the Academy of Television and Arts and Sciences and MacNicol did not respond to Mashable’s request for comment.
However, the Academy told The Hollywood Reporter: “Upon review of the Guest Actor in a Comedy Series category, the Television Academy has determined that Peter MacNicol unfortunately exceeds the number of episodes permissible for inclusion in that category. HBOs guest actor entry for Peter MacNicol was accurate at the time of the submission deadline, but he was subsequently included in an additional Veep episode. Unfortunately, that additional appearance places him in 50% of the seasons episodes and makes him no longer eligible to compete in the guest actor category. This decision is in no way a diminishment of Mr. MacNicols stellar performance on this season of Veep. A new nominee for Guest Actor in a Comedy Series will be announced shortly.”
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