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IFC Original Comedy Series "Portlandia" Nominated for Two Emmy(TM) Awards
The series is up for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.

[via press release from IFC]

IFC Original Comedy Series "Portlandia" Nominated for Two Emmy(TM) Awards

Portlandia Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.

New York, NY - July 19, 2012 - The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has honored IFC's original comedy series Portlandia with two Emmy nominations. Created and written by Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein and Jonathan Krisel, Portlandia welcomes viewers to the creators' romanticized and dreamy rendering of Portland, OR. Portlandia is on the ballot for the following categories: Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series. The series previously won a 2011 Emmy award for Outstanding Costumes for a Variety Program or Special and a 2011 Peabody Award.

"We are honored the show has been recognized with these Emmy nominations," said co-creator, writer and director Jonathan Krisel. "It is a privilege to be part of the conversation. We'd also like to extend our thanks to the city of Portland, which has embraced and championed the show in a way that I think none of us could have imagined."

Jennifer Caserta, President & General Manager of IFC, commented: "Portlandia has become a genre defining original series for IFC and our distinct brand of alternative comedy. Today's honor is matched only by the tremendous support the show has received from fans and the press, and is a testament to the amazing efforts of the show's entire creative team. We are grateful to them and to the Academy for these nominations."

Season three of Portlandia returns to IFC in January 2013 and the one-hour summer event, Portlandia: The Brunch Special, premieres Friday, July 20 at 11pm.

Shot entirely on location in Portland, OR the series is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video. For IFC, the series is executive produced by Debbie DeMontreux and Dan Pasternack.

About IFC

IFC creates and champions authentic, original content that is "Always On. Slightly Off." Since 1994, IFC has cultivated television programming that challenges the conventions of storytelling. Today, IFC continues to embrace content with an indie perspective. Original series - headlined by brand-defining scripted and sketch comedy - air alongside an extraordinary collection of films and cult TV shows. Long and short-form original content inspired by music, web, gaming, animation, news, and culture is available on multiple platforms. IFC provides viewers access to must-see festivals and events around the country, like the Film Independent's Spirit Awards and SXSW. IFC.com features exclusive video, podcasts, blogs, news and reviews cultivated and written by industry experts. The network's On Demand offering, IFC Free, gives fans the opportunity to watch select content from IFC whenever they want. IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc.

  [july 2012]  


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