Try as they might, The Big Bang Theory stars couldn’t help but get emotional at the 2013 Emmy Awards. As Jim Parsons took the stage to accept the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, castmates Kaley Cuoco and Mayim Bialik fought back tears.
In a Monday, Sept. 23 blog post on Kveller, Bialik, 37, confessed, “I cried when Jim Parsons won. I also jumped out of my seat when Jim won. He deserves this award so very much and his speech was so touching. We have a regular work day today, and I can’t wait to hug him and celebrate with him.”
During Parsons’ speech, the camera panned to his Big Bang Theory costars sitting in the audience with teary eyes. Parsons, 40, also admitted that he got a little emotional, despite it being his third Emmy win for the role of theoretical physicist Sheldon Cooper on the CBS series. “My heart, oh my heart. Boy, I want you to know that I’m very aware how exceedingly fortunate I am. First, to have the chance to do this role in this show. Thank you [creator] Chuck Lorre, [creator] Bill Prady, [executive producer] Steve Molaro. Secondly, to be here to be a part of such a phenomenal group of people and for seemingly happenstance reasons to be up here right now, thank you so much,” he said with tears in his eyes. “It’s so silly to be emotional, isn’t it? I do want to real quick give a shout out to our magnificent director, Mark Cendrowski, you’re such a part of my every day routine. To the most wonderful cast, Johnny [Galecki], Kaley [Cuoco], Simon [Helberg], Kunal [Nayyar], Melissa [Rauch], Mayim [Bialik]. CBS and Warner Bros., you’ve been such wonderful supporters through this whole exciting journey.”
When the music started playing to cut him off, Parsons said, “You know what, I will. I’ll wrap it up.” He then thanked his manager, agent and added a special shout out to his love of more than 10 years. “Oh, and my favorite person on earth, Todd Spiewak,” he said. “Thank you all, very much.”
While Bialik, who plays Cooper’s sorta love interest Amy Farrah Fowler on the show, was thrilled for Parsons’ win, she confessed in her blog post Monday that she was disappointed she didn’t win her own award. Bialik was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, but lost to Nurse Jackie star Merritt Wever.
“Let’s just get it out of the way right now: losing sucks,” the Blossom star wrote. “I am a fiercely competitive person about everything from how fast I can run up a flight of stairs to how much someone loves me. Since I was a very small child, I wanted to win all things and be the best at everything and if not, challenge myself to try to be the best by beating myself up for not being the best. So, yeah: losing sucks. I am happy for Merritt Wever and sure, being nominated makes me a winner, except when it doesn’t because I lost. I am fine, I am OK. I’m not broken, just bent. And I will learn to love again.”