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Veep's Peter MacNicol Ruled Ineligible for Emmy Nomination

Veep's Peter MacNicol Ruled Ineligible for Emmy Nomination

Actor Peter MacNicol was nominated in the guest actor category for the 2016 Emmys for his work on Veep, but his nomination has been rescinded.

The rules state that “only performers appearing in less than 50% of the eligible episodes are able to submit in the Guest Performer categories.” Peter appeared in five out of 10 episodes this season.

“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. HBO’s 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,” the statement read (via Variety). “Unfortunately, that additional appearance places him in 50% of the season’s episodes and makes him no longer eligible to compete in the guest actor category. This decision is in no way a diminishment of Mr. MacNicol’s stellar performance on this season of ‘Veep’.”

NEWS: Check out the 2016 Emmy Nominations

Veep‘s Martin Mull, SNL‘s Tracy Morgan, SNL‘s Larry David, Big Bang Theory‘s Bob Newhart, and Transparent‘s Bradley Whitford were also nominated in the category. A replacement will be announced soon.

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  • Dee

    aww he was great in it too :/