Jim Parsons could walk away with two individual Emmys this year -- one for his dramatic turn in The Normal Heart -- and he dished to ET about the significance this holds for him.
"It's overwhelming," said Parsons. "I never expected anything like this and it was a hell of a morning because of it."
Parsons is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for The Big Bang Theory and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for the HBO AIDS drama, The Normal Heart. This marks the first time that Parsons has been recognized by the Academy for a dramatic role.
Parsons' was one of 16 nominations for The Normal Heart. Director Ryan Murphy and co-stars Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, and Julia Roberts also got nominations.
"Everybody was so proud of this movie that was a part of it," said Parsons. "It could not feel better to have it recognized by our peers."
Watch the video to find out what Parsons had to say about his Big Bang co-star Mayim Bialik's nomination.