Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Seth Meyers might have to review their speeches ahead of Sunday’s telecast of the Emmys: There’s plenty of buzz that Documentary Now! could take home the award for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series.
As the three nonfiction satirists continue hitting home runs with the show’s second season, critics and fans are blogging and Tweeting about how the acclaimed first season should win Emmy gold this year. Hopefully Bill packed his sweatpants headwrap for the red carpet.
Check out what people have been saying about Documentary Now!’s Emmy chances below. You can catch up on the Emmy-nominated first season right now on IFC.com, Apple TV, the IFC app and on Netflix. And in case you missed the new season premiere, watch it anytime on IFC.com and the IFC app.
“‘Documentary Now!’ Reinvents Sketch Comedy for IFC” — Cynthia Littleton, Variety.
“‘Documentary Now!’ Stands Out in the Emmys’ Variety Sketch Race” — Matt Brennan, IndieWire.
“[It’s] the show’s faithful tributes to notable documentaries that earned them that nomination.” — Nerisha Penrose, Billboard.
“I could not have enjoyed watching this show more. It is so funny, like, tears running down my face.” — Janice Min of the Hollywood Reporter at the 92Y live event.
Documentary Now should win the Emmy simply for the Grey Gardens spoof
— Shawn Reynolds (@ShawnWTVM9) July 14, 2016
— Jacqui Lipson (@JacquiLipson) September 15, 2016
Emmy voters, take note: Documentary Now is the ultimate genre deconstruction. https://t.co/7hbvvyf4yV
— LAiCREATIVES (@LAI_Creatives) June 16, 2016
I know their category has a lot of competition but I would love it if Documentary Now won the Emmy for Variety Sketch Series.
— Daniela (@danipc28) September 14, 2016
— Ali MacLean (@aliontheair) September 7, 2016
— chris prynoski (@chrisprynoski) May 13, 2016
— Laura Beebe (@labeebe94) May 14, 2016
…and we can’t forget this sweet little plug from Doc Now! director Rhys Thomas.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t send out at least one tweet imploring Emmy voters to tick the box next to @IFC ‘Documentary Now!’. Please?
— Rhys Thomas (@RhysThom2) August 29, 2016