‘The Big Bang Theory’ Lost Two Emmys but Could Still Win This One Award for Its Last Season

The Big Bang Theory has ended, and the last season got three nominations at the Emmys. The show already lost two of them, but there is one award it could still win. Find out what it is and more about the nomination.

‘The Big Bang Theory’ was nominated for 3 Emmy Awards

Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) on 'The Big Bang Theory'
Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) on ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images

The sitcom got three nominations this year for outstanding directing for a comedy series, outstanding multi-camera picture editing for a comedy series, and outstanding technical direction, camerawork, video control for a series.

The show already lost two of those categories. One Day at a Time took the award for outstanding multi-camera picture editing for a comedy series. Last Week Tonight With John Oliver won the award for outstanding technical direction, camerawork, video control for a series.

That leaves just one chance for the show to take home an award for its last season. But what is the comedy up against?

The show could still win outstanding directing for a comedy series

Mark Cendrowski is nominated for directing the episode “The Stockholm Syndrome.” This was the series finale, which showed Sheldon and Amy giving their speech for the Nobel Peace Prize.

This is Cendrowski’s second nomination, but the director talked about why this one is so special with TV Insider. “It’s been 12 years,” he said. “We ran the gamut of emotions at the end of the season, and it had been a couple of months.”

He continued, “It had kind of been put away and people had started moving on, and to have this brought up again and to talk about that episode and relive these memories is really quite special. And also because I think it’s a very special episode.”

Cendrowski also talked about the last shot of the episode. “We knew that the final shot [would be] of them sitting around the couch to really bookend the series,” he explained.

“What you see in the opening credits of them sitting around eating Chinese food was such a staple of the show throughout its run. To be able to finish with that was fitting, but we didn’t want to make it simple,” he said.

The other nominees in the category are Alec Berg is for Barry, Bill Hader for Barry, Harry Bradbeer for Fleabag, Amy Sherman-Palladino for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Daniel Palladino for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

Will there be a send off for the show at the Emmys?

The Big Bang Theory isn’t the only show leaving television this year. Game of Thrones is another one and the cast will reunite on stage at the award show to say goodbye. There is a chance that the same could happen for The Big Bang Theory.

This is all because there won’t be a host this year. “You have to look at the trade-off,” Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier said according to Galgary Herald. “If you have a host and an opening number, that’s 15-20 minutes that you don’t have to salute the shows.”

Fans will have to wait and see what kind salute the sitcom will get. The Emmy Awards air on Sunday, Sept. 22 on Fox starting at 8 p.m. EST.