One Peter’s loss is another Peter’s gain.
After the Academy rescinded Veep actor Peter MacNicol’s nomination in the Guest Actor in a Comedy category, Girls‘ Peter Scolari was the one to claim the vacated spot, our sister site Variety reports.
MacNicol was disqualified less than a week after netting his fourth career Emmy nod when it was realized (#MathIsHard) that he was ineligible for the guest actor category, having appeared in half of Veep‘s Season 5 episodes (when the rules max candidates out at “less than 50 percent”).
Interestingly, Scolari is now the one to claim a fourth career Emmy nod, having thrice been nominated during his run on Newhart. On Girls, he recurs as Hannah’s father, Ted.