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Entertainment Megan Amram earns two Emmy noms for her show about really wanting an Emmy

02:20  13 july  2018
02:20  13 july  2018 Source:   latimes.com

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Megan Amram received two Emmy nominations for her aptly titled show " An Emmy for Megan ." (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times). Bill Hader stepped into the Emmy spotlight Thursday with “Barry,” the show he co-created with Alec Berg.

Megan Amram earns two Emmy noms for her show about really wanting an Emmy . TV writer Megan Amram ’s plan to win an Emmy is now in full swing after receiving two Emmy nominations for her short form comedy series, “ An Emmy for Megan .”

TV writer Megan Amram's plan to win an Emmy is now in full swing after receiving two Emmy nominations for her short form comedy series, "An Emmy for Megan."

Amram - whose writing credits include "The Good Place," "Parks and Recreation" and "Silicon Valley" - created the web series in April with the purpose of getting the Television Academy's attention for Emmy consideration.

"It worked," she tweeted Thursday morning after the nominations were announced.

The comedy writer played to and mocked the category's minimal rule requirements on the show, which streams on Vimeo. Per Hollywood tradition, Amram purchased a billboard to launch her campaign.

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I’m going to make this super simple for you, Emmy voters: Megan Amram has made a web series that meets all of the minimum requirements needed to win an Emmy for Outstanding The Best TV Shows of 2018 (So Far). Katharine McPhee, 34, Is Already Defending Her David Foster, 68, Engagement.

As both digital comedy series and awards show tolling, An Emmy For Megan is a delight. Created by and starring Megan Amram — whom you might know as a writer on Parks and Recreation and The Good Place, from her book Science…

a woman in glasses looking at the camera: Megan Amram Gets an Emmy Nomination for An Emmy for Megan© Handout/Los Angeles Times/TNS Megan Amram Gets an Emmy Nomination for An Emmy for Megan

Amram plays a fictionalized version of herself and name drops celebrities she knows in various episodes to keep the audience engaged during each episode, though the episodes are just long enough to qualify as a TV show, some ending at a little over two minutes in length.

"An Emmy for Megan" received nominations for actress in a short form comedy or drama series and short form comedy or drama series.

And Amram is serious about wanting to win.

"But remember: it's not called #TwoNominationsForMegan, it's called #AnEmmyForMegan," she tweeted Thursday. "Because what matters is that trophy. SEE YOU ON THE WINNER'S PODIUM/STAGE."

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Thursday morning, the Television Academy awarded an Emmy nomination to An Emmy for Megan , a web series devoted to, well, getting the titular Megan an Emmy . Actually, it has two nominations: one for the show overall, and another for Amram , its star.

Megan Amram earns two Emmy noms for her show about really wanting an Emmy . TV writer Megan Amram ’s plan to win an Emmy is now in full swing after receiving two Emmy nominations for her short form comedy series, “ An Emmy for Megan .”

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