When the nominations for the 2018 Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday morning, the list of nominees was one short.
In an update announcement sent out later that same day, the Television Academy revealed that it had apparently goofed by inadvertently omitting a nominee in the Outstanding Director for a Comedy Series category.
Voting in that category, said the academy in its statement, actually resulted in seven nominees, not the six that were listed.
“One of the nominees, ‘The Big Bang Theory’ episode ‘The Bow Tie Symmetry’ directed by Mark Cendrowski, was inadvertently left off various Television Academy communications platforms during today’s nomination activities,” reads the statement, revealing the hit sitcom’s season finale to be the seventh nominee in that category.
The “BBT” nomination, notes The Hollywood Reporter, is the result of a new rule instituted for this year’s awards stipulating that at least one of the nominees in that category must be a single-camera comedy and one must be a multi-cam. As the six nominees announced in that category were all single-camera shows, “The Big Bang Theory” clearly benefited when the realization hit that there were no multi-cam shows on the list, leading to the episode’s inclusion.