Hit mockumentary “The Office,” produced by Ben Silverman, grabbed four Emmy nominations last week. The series was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series for the sixth year in a row, but only won the award its first year on NBC in 2006. Among the other three nominations was Steve Carell for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. This is also the sixth year that Carell has been nominated for his portrayal of Michael Scott, branch manager at Dunder-Mifflin Paper Company’s Scranton Branch, but has yet to win the Emmy.
This year marks Carell’s last chance, as he announced months ago that he would leave the show to pursue his film career. His newest movie, “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” where he stars alongside Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, is due out later this month.
"It is thrilling that ‘The Office’ is recognized as the best show on TV year in and year out,” Executive Producer Ben Silverman said. “Our writers and actors deliver at the highest level, and continue to make America laugh and relate."
Other nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series include “The Big Bang Theory,” “Glee,” “Modern Family,” “Parks and Recreation” and “30 Rock.” The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards will broadcast on Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. on Fox.