There was actually a seventh nom for best direction of a comedy series, THR has learned.
The Big Bang Theory received a major nomination that was not previously announced when the TV Academy unveiled its nominees this morning, The Hollywood Reporter can exclusively report.
"Voting in the Emmy category of Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series resulted in seven nominees," the TV Academy tells THR in a statement. "One of the nominees, The Big Bang Theory's episode 'The Bow Tie Symmetry,' directed by Mark Cendrowski, was inadvertently left off various Television Academy communications platforms during today's nomination activities."
Under a new rule implemented by the TV Academy after last year's Emmys, at least one of the comedy directing category's nominees must be a multi-camera show and at least one must come from a single-camera show. The category's six nominees announced earlier today all came from single-camera shows. After THR inquired why no multi-camera show had been nominated, the Academy said that the category replied with its statement announcing the nomination for the multi-camera 'Big Bang Theory.'
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