Peter MacNicol was nominated last week for an Emmy Award for guest actor in a comedy — MacNicol has since been ruled ineligible and will no longer compete in the category, according to the Television Academy on Wednesday.

Peter MacNicol Disqualified For Guest Actor Emmy

MacNicol, who played Jonah’s (Tim Simons) uncle Jeff Kane on the HBO comedy series Veep, appeared in five episodes of the ten-episode season.

However, the Emmy rules that were instituted in 2015 state: “Only performers appearing in less than 50% of the eligible episodes are able to submit in the Guest Performer categories.”

“Upon review of the Guest Actor in a Comedy Series category, the Television Academy has determined that Peter MacNicol unfortunately exceeds the number of episodes permissible for inclusion in that category,” the Television Academy said in a statement.

HBO’s guest actor entry for MacNicol was reportedly accurate at the time of the submission deadline, but he was later included in an additional Veep episode, bringing his episode count up to 50%.

MacNicol was nominated alongside Veep co-star Martin Mull, Tracy Morgan (Saturday Night Live), Larry David (Saturday Night Live), Bob Newhart (The Big Bang Theory) and Bradley Whitford (Transparent).

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