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'Big Bang' star Jim Parsons on his 'bittersweet' Emmy nod and those pesky contract talks

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jim-parsonsImage Credit: Monty Brinton/CBSWith the cast of The Big Bang Theory in contract renegotiations—and Jim Parsons’ peeps possibly angling to get him the show’s fattest paycheck—the actor’s second Emmy nomination couldn’t have come at a better time. But, when I spoke with him, he didn’t seem inclined to use the accolade as a bargaining tool. “I cannot wait to get back to work,” insisted the funnyman, “and nothing but the fiery gates of hell could keep from portraying Sheldon again.”

Still, Parsons was bummed that the CBS hitcom wasn’t recognized. “Bittersweet is the perfect way to describe [the feeling],” he told me. “I of course was excited, but it would’ve been so nice to be able to rejoice with the whole group over a show nomination.

“Next year,” he added.

In the meantime, the genius’ portrayer won’t be wracking his brain trying to decide which episode he’ll use to entice Emmy voters. “I am submitting the one where Sheldon is accepting an award, and ends up on stage drunk and loses his pants,” he revealed. Why that one? “Sex sells.

“But in all seriousness,” he continued, “I worked with everybody in one-on-one scenes [in this outing] and I thought it really showed very specific facets of Sheldon and how he relates to this person and that person.”

So how do you think Parsons will do, come Emmy night? Weigh in below.