Hands up if your favorite character on New Girl is Schmidt. All I’m seeing right now are, like, a million hands up in the air, so I’m guessing I’m in really good company. I was also very pleasantly surprised at the Emmy nominations list announced yesterday. Yeah, there were a few snubs, but on the whole, it was a big fat yay because plenty of my favorite shows and actors were given props. Of this list, high up on my personal high-fives is Max Greenfield, aka Schmidt, who I adore akin to the self-loathing Cece (Hannah Simone) feels for getting it on with him. (Although, I am first and foremost a proud, card-holding member of the Cumberbitches.) Max and Zooey Deschanel have both been given nods for their series and the news is made doubly awesome since the actor and his fellow “men of New Girl” — Jake Johnson and Lamorne Morris — are also hosting the VH1 Do Something! Awards, which will air on VH1 on Tuesday, August 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Vulture got him on the phone to congratulate him about the nomination and he’s already way ahead of the pack, in terms of awards show pre-gaming. “Zooey I think e-mailed me minutes after it happened, and we immediately started to coordinate what we’re going to wear,” he joked. And he’s not taking any chances with his outfit, either, adding, “… I already e-mailed Damian Lewis and Michael C. Hall. I want to make sure that I don’t show up in the same outfit. How embarrassing. I don’t want to wear the same color, you know what I mean? I want to make sure that it’s a memorable moment on the red carpet for me.” Hah! Good luck, Schmidty! We’ll be bringing you all the action from both awards shows, so you won’t miss a thing.
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