Jerry Seinfield’s “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” has been nominated for an Emmy. The comedy talk show may be crowned Outstanding Variety Talk Series this year.
In 2013, producer Jerry Seinfeld’s show got nominated for Outstanding Special Class-Short-Format Nonfiction Programs category. Later in 2014, it was once again given the opportunity in the same category.
While the show hasn’t been able to bag an Emmy since its first season in 2012, it has been noted and appreciated by other award-giving bodies. Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee won the PGA Awards consecutively in 2015 and 2016 for Outstanding Digital Series.
The talk show also won Steamy Award for Best Non-fiction or Reality Series in 2014.
Earlier in August, Seinfeld revealed his reaction on being nominated for the Emmy. The producer told Variety:
“I’m flattered and humbled our little show has gotten this far. We didn’t even know if audiences would watch a TV show on the internet every week. Nobody knew if it would work — most people told me it wouldn’t. I knew right away that the internet is just another network. The idea of only a few people being in charge of cameras and transmission — I think we all knew that was over. It’s up to the artist to figure out what to make and how to put it out there, and audiences have to figure out how to find it. At the same time, we’re in 1951, when television was just beginning.”
Crackle’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee will be competing for the award with talk shows produced by ABC, HBO, CBS and NBC. Although the comedy show has been appreciated by mass internet audience, it faces tough competition from Jimmy Kimmel Live, Last Week Tonight With John Oliver and others.
Recently, it was revealed that Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee was renewed for season 9. However, the show’s release date still hasn’t been announced by Crackle.