The Big Bang Theory's days of winning acting Emmys are long gone, but that doesn't mean it got shut out of nominations for its final season: The long-running CBS comedy series' final episode, "The Stockholm Syndrome," earned three nominations in technical categories when the nominees for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Tuesday.
The Big Bang Theory earned nominations for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for Mark Cendrowski (who directed 244 of the show's 279 episodes); Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series for Peter Chakos; and Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series for the camera department, all for the series finale, "The Stockholm Syndrome."
These nominations bring the show's total number of nods over its lifespan to 49, with 10 wins. Its most recent win was in 2017 for Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series. Jim Parsons won Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series four times, and the rest of the wins were all in technical categories.
It's unlikely to win direction this year, as it's up against Barry's "ronny/lily," an incredible directorial feat. (A rules change last year mandated that at least one multi-cam director be nominated, so Cendrowski might not be in otherwise; last year was his first nomination.) But the show stands a chance in the other categories.
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