The nominees in their categories were
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
“30 Rock” (NBC)
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“The Daily Show” (Comedy Central)
“How I Met Your Mother” (CBS)
“The Office” (NBC)
INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT IN COMEDY
Alec Baldwin (”30 Rock”)
Steve Carell (”The Office”)
Tina Fey (”30 Rock”)
Neil Patrick Harris (”How I Met Your Mother”)
Jim Parsons (”The Big Bang Theory”)
AND THE SHOW AND JIM!!! just won!!!! Him winning this is AMAZING for his Emmy chances. This is the first major television award of the season, voted by the critics and followed by the industry. And they are who votes for the Emmys. ... which gives a lot of buzz and helps build momentum come Emmy-time. Him winning, against THOSE names!? His stock just rose big-time and the likelihood of him winning the Emmy just took a giant leap upwards! I've already seen in a few places that people think the lead comedy actor is really a two-man race ... between Baldwin and Jim Parsons!! And Jim just won this over Baldwin and those other names?!?!?! OH MY GOD!!!!
For those wondering, Jim Parsons and Neil Patrick Harris are in DIFFERENT categories at the Emmys -- the fact that NPH, whose character is supporting was nominated against all of these other actors who are in the lead category is pretty damn impressive. The point is that BOTH Jim and NPH can (and should!) win come Emmy time.
If you don't watch The Big Bang Theory, you should give it a try -- it's hilarious (and getting better all the time). If you watch it in order (I suggest so), the first couple of episodes have issues, but already by the fourth episode, it's freaking hysterical! And Jim Parsons is just a comic genius; he's also sweet, funny, adorable, adorkable, intelligent, brilliant, humble and the best guest on Craig Ferguson EVER!! Don't believe me?
October 01, 2008 - First Appearance
November 14, 2008 - Second appearance
March 12, 2009 - Third appearance
June 23, 2009 - Fourth appearance, embedding disabled ... part one
Part two ...