Louis C.K. may be the reigning “King of Comedy”… But the jack of all trades is apparently an Emmy darling as well.
The 44-year-old half-Mexican American actor/comedian racked up a record-breaking seven nominations during Thursday morning’s Primetime Emmy nominations announcement.
Louis C.K. was nominated in the Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series category for his critically acclaimed FX series Louie, which he also writes, directs and edits.
His behind-the-scenes work on the “Louie” earned him writing and directing Emmy nods.
Meanwhile, Louis C.K.’s self-produced stand-up special Live at the Beacon Theater also earned him four nominations, bringing his total to an impressive seven nominations, the highest of any individual in one year.
According to A.V. Club that honor was previously held by David Lynch, who earned five nods for the first season of Twin Peaks.
In an interview with The New York Times, Louis C.K. felt some guilt for earning so many individual nominations.
“That’s a lot of nominations. It feels selfish, because I was really rooting for everybody on my show, so I feel a little selfish,” said the comedian, who’s upcoming comedy tour is already selling out .
Louis C.K. said he would’ve liked to have seen Louie nominated for Outstanding Comedy so he could share the Emmy love with the cast and crew.
“I would have loved to see it nominated, for everybody that works for me. But I don’t think I got robbed or something,” said Louis C.K. “That’s all craziness and I don’t believe in that. We’re a little show on FX. Anything you get is great.”
C.K. has been on the receiving end of a lot of accolades lately. In February, he won a Grammy Award for his comedy album “Hilarious.” He won Best Actor in a Comedy Series at the Critics’ Choice Television Awards and was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He picked up four awards at Comedy Central’s Comedy Awards, and he was named the Webby Awards Person of the Year in May.
Meanwhile, Sofia Vergara scored a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. It’s the 40-year-old Colombian actress’ third straight nod in that category for her work on ABC’s Modern Family.
And Bobby Cannavale earned a nod for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy for playing Cameron’s “estranged ex-clown partner” on ABC’s Modern Family. The 42-year-old half-Cuban American actor, who won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2005 for his guest-starring role on NBC’s Will and Grace, had previously earned a Critics’ Choice Television Awards nomination for that memorable role.
The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be telecast on September 23 on ABC.