Portland, August 16th, 2015. It’s already been a month since the Portlandia crew learned they were nominated for an emmy, but it hasn’t gotten old. They shared their joy in the following statement:
We are thrilled to learn that Portlandia has been nominated for two Emmy® Awards: Outstanding Production Design For Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Program and Outstanding Variety Sketch Series. Naturally, we are feeling outstanding over the news.
Congratulations to Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel and the entire cast and crew that earned this honor and recognition from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
It’s a great honor and an incredible way to kick off the sixth season of Portlandia, which is filming now and we made sure to relay the news to them even though they are on location far, far away. Clearly they were over the moon.
It was just a few years ago (2011) that the Independent Film Channel darlings, Fred Armisen (also of SNL fame) and his co-creator, Carrie Brownstein, came to town and welcomed reporters with a special luncheon .
Jonathan Krisel-co-creator, writer and director of the show, also works on SNL directing digital shorts. In the past, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have actively supported Portland non-profits, including the Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls and the In Other Words Feminist Community Center. Portlandia is created, written by and stars Armisen and Brownstein. According to IFC, “Each episode’s character-based shorts draw viewers into Portlandia, the creators’ dreamy and absurd rendering of Portland, Oregon.” An assortment of guest stars inhabit the city, including Kyle MacLachlan (Twin Peaks, Sex & The City). MacLachlan plays Portland’s fictitious mayor. For several years on media day Reporters watched the cast and crew filming. We took these images in 2011.
The Emmy Awards will take place on September 20th.