Emmys: Girls Dad Peter Scolari Enters Race After Veep Nod Is Nixed

Emmy Nominations Girls Scolari

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After the Academy rescinded Veep actor Peter MacNicol’s nomination in the Guest Actor in a Comedy category, GirlsPeter Scolari was the one to claim the vacated spot, our sister site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.