Call it a massive snub. Call it a cosmic course correction. Whatever your take, it’s a plain fact that Two and a Half Men‘s Jon Cryer, the 2012 Emmy winner for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, isn’t even in the hunt this year.
Four of the men Cryer vanquished last time around — 30 Rock‘s Alec Baldwin, House of Lies‘ Don Cheadle, The Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons and Louie‘s Louis C.K. — will use the opportunity to try to add a statuette to the mantle following the Sept. 22 ceremony. (Don’t feel too anxious for Parsons or Baldwin, though, as the duo respectively triumphed in the Lead Comedy Actor race in 2010-2011 and 2008-2009.)
Rounding out the 2013 category are a pair of fellas who, while they weren’t eligible in 2012, are probably experiencing a bit of deja vu anyway: Episodes‘ Matt LeBlanc (a nominee in 2011, and three prior times for his stint on Friends) and Arrested Development‘s Jason Bateman (nominated back in 2005 during his series’ initial run on Fox).
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