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WATCH: Emmy Winner Jim Parsons Thanks Charlie Sheen, Not Boyfriend, on Conan

If you were among the Emmy viewers on Sundays who were miffed Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series winner Jim Parsons didn’t give much of a shoutout to boyfriend/fiance Todd Spiewak in his acceptance speech, you can blame Charlie Sheen.

Parsons was on Conan last night and explained what happened:

“I winged it. The only time it worried me was right before the category. And then lo and behold Charlie Sheen walked out. That was so confusing to me [that] it kind of took all the pressure away. I forgot we were gonna do the category, I forgot what I was gonna say if I did have to go up there…I didn’t thank one single person and nobody noticed because Charlie was behind me.”

You hear that Charlie? You might have a career as a professional distraction.

Matt Bomer is on line one.

On:           Sep 22, 2011
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    • steve

      Getting that award would no doubt be a highlight of an actors career…

      yet he’s basically saying he fudged the moment due to being star struck by Charlie Sheen? Puh lease!!!

      Sep 22, 2011 at 2:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      Sooooo……he was the only winner that didn’t thank family, or his finance etc…

      And he explained that here…by STILL not mentioning the man he is engaged to.

      Sep 22, 2011 at 3:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Atlas

      In his defense, nobody thought he was going to win again. It was supposed to be Steve Carell, so I buy that he might not have put anything together beforehand.

      Sep 22, 2011 at 3:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • doug105

      Maybe it was thoughts of Sheen’s rumored endowment that struck him

      Sep 22, 2011 at 3:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      @Atlas: said…

      “In his defense, nobody thought he was going to win again. It was supposed to be Steve Carell, so I buy that he might not have put anything together beforehand.”

      Yes, because remembering to say something about the person you are engaged to is so incredibly difficult for somebody whose JOB is remembering lines.

      Sep 22, 2011 at 4:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lon

      @Cam: “whose JOB is remembering lines.”
      Those LINES were never written, so there were none to remember.

      Since some of you apparently didn’t watch the Emmy Awards, know that as soon as he got on stage he muttered that his family assured him that this wasn’t going to happen. Also, he didn’t know what to say and left early off stage in his usual awkward manner.
      He messed up, but didn’t do it on purpose.

      Sep 22, 2011 at 7:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam


      Yeah, nice try, but he had the opportunity to correct it on the Tonight show…oh, and he didn’t did he?

      Sep 22, 2011 at 7:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • UWSguy

      He seems like such a sweet guy. I’d forgive him

      Sep 22, 2011 at 8:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • PP

      Is not it time that he admits that he is gay?
      The fact is that even if he is “out” in his personal life, he still is in the closet. sorry, but isn`t it time….? Most people do not know that he is gay.

      Sep 22, 2011 at 11:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pickles55

      Jim Parsons thanks his partner the FIRST time he won the Emmy
      So what are y’all going on about?
      He also brings his partner to every red carpet and they are listed publicly as a couple for various charitable events.
      Dude just forgot.
      He’s not the first,15th or last person accepting an award who flubs it somehow.
      Why is this such an issue?

      Sep 23, 2011 at 12:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jakey

      @Pickles55: Seriously. It’s not like this would have been the first time he mentioned him in public by a long shot.

      Sep 23, 2011 at 12:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Huh?

      Why are you obsessed with this, Queerty?

      Sep 23, 2011 at 8:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      @Pickles55: said..

      “Jim Parsons thanks his partner the FIRST time he won the Emmy
      So what are y’all going on about?”

      That is a lie. He listed a long list of names and his partners name was in the middle of that list.

      Everybody else says “My beautiful wife, by wonderful fiance, etc… he named off a list of names with no distinctions. So why are you lying and trying to make it seem like he was out?

      Sep 23, 2011 at 12:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cinesnatch

      another misleading headline.

      Five Words:

      Hillary Swank’s First Oscar Speech. (And she is no longer with her “forgotten” companion Chad Lowe)

      You people are funny with your gay conspiracy theories. Will he still be guilty for forgetting his fiancee a year from now if they are no longer together?

      Sep 23, 2011 at 2:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JoeyB

      Jim Parsons gay? hahaha, never would’ve guessed from seeing this clip. He is sooooooo femme.

      Sep 27, 2011 at 10:52 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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