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Neil Patrick Harris of 'How I Met Your Mother' and Kristin Chenoweth of 'Pushing Daisies' to unveil Emmy nominations

June 18, 2008 |  8:00 pm

Those are the two stars who'll make the Emmy announcements at the TV academy press conference July 17. Read the reax in our forums — CLICK HERE — and have a good chuckle. Notice that several posters are convinced that this Emmy_nominations_eric_mccormack_1_2means that Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother") and Kristin Chenoweth ("Pushing Daisies") must be nominees. Or else the academy wouldn't invite them, right?

Ha! That's a common fallacy of most showbiz awards. Yes, the organization knows the nominees several days ahead of time and always pretends to be so surprised on noms morning. But not this far ahead. In fact, right now that's impossible, because voting doesn't end till Friday!

As one of our posters points out, there was an especially embarrassing scene a few years ago when Eric McCormack was asked to unveil the bids. Surely, it seemed logical to believe he'd be nommed again considering he'd just won for " Will & Grace" the year before. But McCormack got skunked.

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