In 2011, actor Jim Parsons won the Emmy for his portrayal of Sheldon Cooper on The Big Bang Theory. Now, thanks to Young Sheldon, fans are wondering if young Iain Armitage is also a candidate for Emmy gold due to the same role.
Among the various experts who pick potential candidates for the Globes, New York Post writer Robert Rorke has his money on Iain Armitage. Despite overlooking Stranger Things breakout Millie Bobby Brown, Rorke thinks Armitage has a shot.
Other notable child nominees include Fred Savage for The Wonder Years, Neil Patrick Harris for Doogie Howser, MD, and Frankie Muniz for Malcolm in the Middle.
Iain Armitage, Jim Parsons, Sheldon Cooper
Over the years, The Big Bang Theory has been nominated seven times, but the only true victory went to Jim Parsons. But, the Globe voters have also seen Iain Armitage in HBO’s Big Little Lies, which earned 17 nominations last season.
Since the voters will see the young child’s range, it’s possible that he could get the vote for Young Sheldon. The official announcement will go out on December 11, where we will certainly have our fingers crossed for Big Bang and Young Sheldon nominees.
In fact, some fans even think Young Sheldon is funnier than The Big Bang Theory.
The Two Sides Of Sheldon Cooper
Overall, Young Sheldon is a prequel to The Big Bang Theory, but the shows are quite different from one another. Not only are they shot differently (multi-cam versus single cam), but the live audience makes a huge difference.
Since Big Bang is shot in front of live audiences, the jokes are timed out almost like a laugh track. Meanwhile, Young Sheldon is a dramedy. There are less jokes on the prequel, but they’re more wrapped into the story.
Like The Wonder Years, the jokes and story are one in the same. In order to get a laugh from the new series, it means understanding all of the characters. For The Big Bang Theory, anyone can watch without knowing too much backstory.
For now, we’re enjoying the contradiction between the two shows.
Do you think Iain Armitage should earn an Emmy nomination for his role?