Milo Ventimiglia鈥榮 fans were overjoyed to hear that one of the 10 Emmy nominations given to This Is Us went to our beloved Jack Pearson in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category (and another went to his costar and on-screen son, Sterling K. Brown). Less impressed by the honor? His dad.

During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday, August 8, Ventimiglia described his parents as 鈥渧ery proud, very excited鈥 for his nod, but said that for his dad, 鈥渢hat wasn鈥檛 the news of the day.鈥 Ventimiglia went on to explain further, 鈥淥n the day of the nomination, it also happened to be National French Fry Day.鈥

As evidence of his father鈥檚 commitment to the day, Ventimiglia shared a photo from his father鈥檚 Instagram account posted the day the Emmy nominations were announced 鈥 a photo of French fries that he captioned, 鈥淚 have missed a few National Celebrations in my day, but I won鈥檛 miss this one. Today is National French Fry Day.鈥

Papa Ventimiglia 鈥 deemed an 鈥渁ficionado of snacks鈥 by his son 鈥 continued the celebration the following day with National Chili Mac Day, and then the day after during National Ice Cream Day. Sounds like a man after our own heart, TBH.

Unfortunately, we won鈥檛 be able to see Ventimiglia鈥檚 dad or mom at the September celebration, as his parents declined his invitation to the Emmys. 鈥淭hey said they鈥檙e holding out for an Academy Award,鈥 the TV actor quipped. Well, we can鈥檛 say we blame them for dreaming big.

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