68th Emmy Awards: Drunk History Outstanding Variety Sketch Series – Facts You Need To Know
Comedy Central’s Drunk History has earned a nomination in this year’s 68th Emmy Awards for its second year in a row. Going against tough competition however, this might be not be the year the comedy series takes home the coveted statuette.Advertisement
Based on the Funny or Die web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner in 2007, the series premiered on Comedy Central on July 9, 2013. It has come a long way with the fourth season set to premiere this September 27th.
In an interview with Yahoo, co-creator Derek Waters talked about the show’s 68th Emmy Awards nomination. He also teased what’s in store in the show’s fourth season including the ‘Hamilton’ and ‘S–tshows’ episodes.
When asked which episode he would submit for the 2016 Emmys, Waters confidently answered “Spies”. Interestingly, he made the claim even before the episode aired.
Drunk History On The 68th Emmy Awards
His confidence stemmed from the great chemistry between actor, role, and of course drunk narrator. Choosing Octavia Spencer and Crissle West to portray abolitionist Harriet Tubman as the actress and narrator respectively was spot on.
According to Waters, it was crazy as he was still editing the episode when he made the claim. After being asked which episode will he pick for next year’s Emmys, he was a little more cautious.
“I think it might be Hamilton” he says and he only said “might” because they are currently in the process of editing the episode. Narrated by none other than Lin-Manuel Miranda himself, the episode will tell the nasty story of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.
Still the 69th Emmy Awards is still a year away and with “Key & Peele” slated to win this year; the 68th Emmy Awards might not be the night for the series. Still with Lin-Manuel Miranda on their upcoming Emmy submission, Drunk History might nab the statuette next year with “Hamilton.”