Jon Cryer stays true to form after Emmy nod for 'Men'
This post has been corrected. Please see the note below for details.
Jon Cryer on Thursday picked up his sixth Emmy nomination for supporting-actor work on an obscure little sitcom called "Two and a Half Men."
However, those judging solely by his reaction to the nod -- and perhaps living under a rock since late last year -- might think this is the brightest spotlight he's faced in a long time.
"In a year when nothing much has happened on our show and you could barely find a word about me or my co-stars on the internet," the wry Cryer offered in a statement, via Radar Online, "it is lovely to be recognized by the Academy in this way!"
The whole Charlie Sheen meltdown? "Two and a Half Men" production being put on hold? Ashton Kutcher taking over the lead role amid rumors that Charlie Harper would be dying a very-dead death at the start of next season? Shoot -- we'd totally forgotten!
In classic and classy Cryer fashion, there's nothing to see here, folks -- at least until the Sept. 18 ceremony, when we'll learn if the usually-not-under-arrest actor and 2009 Emmy winner will take home his second prime-time trophy. His competition includes Chris Colfer of "Glee", and last year's Emmy winner, Eric Stonestreet of "Modern Family."
Nothing to see here, actually, as long as we all forget to watch Comedy Central's Sheen roast set to air a week earlier, right after the Kutcher-Cryer-Angus T. Jones incarnation of "Two and a Half Men" hits the small screen.
Move along now.
[For the record, 8:32 a.m. July 15: A previous version of this post said Chris Colfer won the 2010 supporting actor Emmy. That trophy went to Eric Stonestreet, while Colfer took home the 2011 Golden Globe and was among the winners of the 2010 Screen Actors Guild Award for ensemble performance in a comedy series. While we're at it, here are the rest of the 2011 nominees in the comedy-supporting category: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Ed O'Neill and Ty Burrell, all from "Modern Family." Thanks to commenter David Migicovsky for flagging the gaffe.]
-- Christie D'Zurilla
Photo: Jon Cryer, left, Angus T. Jones and Ashton Kutcher appear on behalf of the retooled "Two and a Half Men" in New York on May 18. Credit: Jeffrey R. Staab / CBS / Associated Press