Jim Parsons Comments on 'NORMAL HEART' Emmy Nomination

July 11
9:44 AM 2014
Jim Parsons Comments on 'NORMAL HEART' Emmy Nomination

Yesterday, Jim Parsons received Emmy nominations as Best Lead Actor in a Comedy for his performance on CBS's The Big Bang Theory, as well as a nod for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Miniseries for his work on HBO's The Normal Heart.

Commenting on his role as computer geek Sheldon Cooper on the long-running CBS series, the actor told Deadline.com, "The magical way in which the writers have handled the advancement of his relationship with Amy. It ain't easy running their progress with these two love birds without alienating the viewers. But the writers do it so well, even in such moments like a kiss."

In HBO's The Normal Heart, Parsons reprised his Broadway role as AIDS activist Tommy Boatwright. He says of the film, (which also picked up an Emmy nomination), "It's a snapshot in time. Almost like 'Letters From'. There's some literal stuff going on at specific time. These were events going on when I was a child, and never in my wildest dreams did I think they could happen. Certain specifics, that made you say, 'Really, in this country?'"

HBO's The Normal Heart debuted on MAY 25th. The drama starred Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons and Julia Roberts. The drama also starsAlfred Molina, Joe Mantello, Jonathan Groff, Denis O'Hare,Stephen Spinella, Corey Stoll, Finn Wittrock, and BD Wong.

Directed by Ryan Murphy and written by Larry Kramer, adapting his groundbreaking Tony Award-winning play of the same name, THE NORMAL HEART, tells the story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS Crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial


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