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Rob Lowe Explains Why He Submits as Lead Actor Contender in Emmy Race

May 10, 2011 (6:49 am) GMT
'Having 3 guys from the same show all submit in 'supporting' didn't seem like a good idea in Pawnee,' says the actor who has been 'Parks and Recreation' regular for less than a season.

has his own consideration on why he decided to join the run of Lead Actor in a Comedy in this year's Emmy race. The "" star takes it to his Twitter page to explain his submission. "Having 3 guys from the same show all submit in 'supporting' didn't seem like a good idea in Pawnee," he writes without mentioning the co-stars he means.

Previously, Lowe made people question his motivation for submitting himself as lead actor contender considering he has only been the NBC comedy's regular for less than a season. At that time, a rep for the network said Lowe "decided on his own to enter in the lead category - not NBC. We don't normally decide these things anyway - they do on their own."

The Lead Actor in a Comedy category at 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards is expected to be less crowded than the supporting actor category. Possible lead comedy actor nominees include former "" star , of "", of "", and "" actor who won last year's Emmy.

Lowe made his first guest-starring appearance as Chris Traeger in "Parks and Recreation" season 2. He was later upped to the series' regular in season 3 which is currently running.

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