Question: Hey Matt, I'm curious about something. All year long, critics have said great things about Neil Patrick Harris as Barney on How I Met Your Mother, and yet no one mentioned him come Emmy time. What's up? Did I miss a fall from grace or something? Really curious!
Answer: I guess there were just so many outrages on this Emmy list that he got lost in the shuffle. Barney was one of the season's true breakout characters, a terrific departure for the former Doogie, and he joins excellent company (Donald Faison and John C. McGinley of Scrubs, John Krasinski of The Office, to name just a few) in being grievously overlooked in this category.