With only hours away, anyone who has ever watched a television is excited for the outcome of the 68th Emmy Awards. Will IFC’s mockumentary series, “Documentary Now” take home TV gold for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series or will Comedy Central once again dominate the category?
Inside Amy Schumer took the award last year making it the defending champion. Will the series shrug off the competition? Can fellow Comedy Central series “Key and Peele” and “Drunk History,” as well as other nominees dethrone it? We’ll find out soon enough.
According to Indiewire, Schumer and company can still nab the 68th Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series. But the hilarious duo of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele could give them a run for their money.
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Last year’s win was due in part to the film “Trainwreck,” which was written by Amy Schumer, promoting it. Now without such publicity it might be hard for the series to win this year.
But where does “Documentary Now” fit in the whole picture? SNL alumni Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Seth Meyers’ creation is well received by critics.
But that’s all the show has going for at the moment, with only a year behind it hasn’t really gotten much exposure. As Vulture described it, the show so audaciously niche that they are happily amazed it’s on television.
Well they’re not wrong. Partly because in order to appreciate much of the humor, you must have at least seen the source material. But let’s face it how many viewers out there are really into watching documentaries, even famous ones at that?
But hey, the winner is determined by the democratic process a.k.a. voting. Who knows, maybe all of them appreciate satirical documentaries from time to time.
As it stands though, the comedic duo of “Key and Peele” are set to run away with the Outstanding Variety Sketch Series category at the 68th Emmy Awards.