Primetime Emmy Awards 2011: Nominees' reactions

Slideshow posted in Entertainment News | Thursday, July 14, 2011

13 of 24: Jim Parsons of 'The Big Bang Theory' on being nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy:

'I'm in New York right now. I was up, I had had my coffee, the 'Today Show' was on. It was so civilized. I can't believe the civilized way in which New Yorkers get to hear these things. I've only known them as [happening in L.A. at] 5 a.m., crack-of-dawn, the sun's not up even... you can't get your bearings about you. This was just like a day at the office -- a happy one.... The very first text I got was from [costar] Simon Helberg's wife, Jocelyn. That's a good friend. She beat my mother by at least 30 minutes. I'm not kidding, the actor said in a statement to TVLine.

This is Parsons' third Emmy nomination. The actor was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series in 2009 and won the award in 2010 for his role on 'The Big Bang Theory.' (Pictured: Jim Parsons in a promotional still for 'The Big Bang Theory') (Monty Brinton / CBS)