Jim Parsons wins Emmy award
Jim Parsons won the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy award at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards today. This was the actor's fifth consecutive nomination for the award and third win, having previously taken the award home in 2010 and 2011. Parsons joins Dick Van Dyke, Tony Shalhoub, Don Adams and John Lithgow as actors who have won this award three times.
The other contenders for the award this year were 30 Rock's Alec Baldwin, Arrested Development's Jason Batemean, Louie's Louis C.K., House of Lies' Don Cheadle and Episodes' Matt LeBlanc.
Parsons' Emmy nomination this year was for the episode "The Habitation Configuration". In the episode, Sheldon is caught in the middle of an argument between his girlfriend Amy and Wil Wheaton. After Penny introduces Sheldon to the Long Island Iced Tea, a drunk Sheldon confronts Wil Wheaton at his home. Parsons won the Emmy in 2010 for the third season episode "The Pants Alternative", another episode in which Sheldon was drunk.