COMEDY SERIES NOMINATED IN NEWLY CREATED OUTSTANDING VARIETY SKETCH SERIES CATEGORY AND OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR VARIETY, NONFICTION, REALITY OR REALITY-COMPETITION PROGRAM
NEW YORK, NY, July 16, 2015 – Today the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy® Award nominations, honoring IFC’s signature comedy, Portlandia, with two nominations. Portlandia, created and written by Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel, who also directs, was nominated in the newly created category of Outstanding Variety Sketch Series as well as Outstanding Production Design for Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Program.
Portlandia is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video. It returns to IFC for a sixth season in 2016.
“We could not be prouder of the Portlandia team for their remarkable work this past season,” said Jennifer Caserta, IFC’s president. “We are extremely happy that Academy voters have recognized this unique comedy with multiple nominations for the fifth year in a row, and especially excited to be included in the newly created sketch series category.”
Nominations & Credits:
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series – Lorne Michaels, Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Andrew Singer, Karey Dornetto, Graham Wagner, David Cress, Alice Mathias
Outstanding Production Design For Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Program – Tyler Robinson, Schuyler Tellen, Katherine Isom
*Please visit www.ifc.com/FYC to view Portlandia.
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