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In truth, just about everyone on The Big Bang Theory is an adorable geek — even comparative regular girl Penny (Kaley Cuoco). But Sheldon (Jim…

The Big Bang Theory may have gone out with a, well, bang, but TV Academy voters were a little stingy with their Emmy nominations this year.

The CBS sitcom that surpassed Cheers this year as the longest-running multi-camera sitcom in TV history only earned three nods for its final season — and only for the behind-the-scenes players. There were no shout-outs in the comedy or acting categories.

The Procreation Calculation
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But Mark Cendrowski, who earned his second nomination on TBBT for directing the finale episode, "The Stockholm Syndrome," is far from complaining. In this latest episode of EW's The Awardist podcast, Cendrowski tells us about those final days on the finale — which attracted the largest audience for any regularly scheduled entertainment program during the 2018-19 season — while making a positive prognosis for the future of multi-cam sitcoms.

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You can listen to the full podcast below, featuring some of our early predictions for the win, and you can also listen and subscribe to The Awardist at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Radio.com, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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