Just days before Jimmy Kimmel hosts the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards and gives Hollywood the business, the Creative Arts Emmys were bestowed upon the best and brightest behind the scenes. And of the esteemed recipients, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s madcap sketch series Portlandia won an Emmy for Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Series.
The mouthful of an award reflects the show’s (as well as Fred and Carrie’s) ability to create a hilariously evocative world filled with colorful characters immersed in the weirdness of Portland. Also, lots of dance parties!
Congratulations, Portlandia! And good luck to Documentary Now! and Portlandia, which are both nominated in the Outstanding Variety Sketch Series category. We’ll be rooting for you when the Emmys are given out this Sunday!