Peter Scolari of HBO’s “Girls” is now the fifth Emmy nominee in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series. He replaces Peter MacNichol of HBO’s “Veep,” who the TV Academy learned appeared in more than half of the shows episodes this past season, making him ineligible. The other nominated actors in the category are Bob Newhart (“The Big Bang Theory,” CBS), Tracy Morgan (“Saturday Night Live,” NBC), Martin Mull (“Veep,” HBO) and Bradley Whitford (“Transparent,” Amazon).
The nomination does nothing to change HBO’s overall count, but does represent the only one for “Girls” this season. The guest acting categories will be handed out at one of the two Creative Arts Emmys shows, which will take place on Sept. 10 and 11. The Primetime Emmy Awards will be televised on ABC on Sunday, Sept. 18.