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[07/14/16 - 12:38 PM]
Comedy Central Honored with 18 Primetime Emmy Nominations
With its 20th Season premiering in the fall, five-time Emmy(R)-winner "South Park" received its 15th nomination for Outstanding Animated Program.

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL(R) HONORED WITH 18 PRIMETIME EMMY(R) NOMINATIONS

Amy Schumer and Keegan Michael-Key Receive Acting Nominations for Second Consecutive Year

Comedy Central Dominates Outstanding Variety Sketch Series Category Receiving Three of the Six Nominations for Its Hit Franchises "Drunk History," "Inside Amy Schumer" and "Key & Peele"

Nominated Series Include "South Park," "Inside Amy Schumer," "Key & Peele," "Drunk History" and "Broad City"

Comedy Central Finishes among the Top 5 Cable Networks for Total Nominations, Joining HBO, FX, AMC and Showtime

NEW YORK, July 14, 2016 - Comedy Central earned 18 nominations in the 2015-2016 Primetime Emmy(R) Awards competition with five individual series receiving nominations ("Broad City" "Drunk History," "Inside Amy Schumer, ""Key & Peele" and "South Park"). The #1 brand in comedy once again dominated the Variety Sketch Series category claiming three of the six nominees ("Drunk History," "Inside Amy Schumer," "Key & Peele"), with Amy Schumer (Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series) and Keegan Michael-Key (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series) earning acting nominations for the second consecutive year. With its 20th Season premiering in the fall, five-time Emmy(R)-winner "South Park" received its 15th nomination for Outstanding Animated Program, with co-creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone each earning their first nominations for Outstanding Character Voice-Over.

In addition to the nominations for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy, the hit fourth season of the Emmy(R) and Peabody(R) Award-winning "Inside Amy Schumer" received two other nominations this year, scoring its third consecutive nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series and its second consecutive for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series.

For its fifth and final season, "Key & Peele" was honored with seven total Emmy(R) nominations. Beyond Outstanding Variety Sketch Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, "Key & Peele" received a third consecutive nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series, as well as nominations for Outstanding Hairstyling for Multi-Camera Series or Special, Outstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Series and Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming.

Five-time Emmy(R)-winner and eighteen-time nominee "South Park," scored three nominations including its 15th overall nomination for Outstanding Animated Program nomination for its "You're Not Yelping" episode and the first nominations in the Outstanding Character Voice-Over for series co-creators, Trey Parker and Matt Stone.

An Emmy(R) Award-winner last year, "Drunk History" earned three more nominations including its second consecutive nomination for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, its first for Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality Competition, and Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming.

Rounding out Comedy Central's nominations, "Hack Into Broad City," digital spinoff of hit series "Broad City," received the franchise's first nomination, for Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series.

The 68th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards will be presented in two ceremonies. The first, primarily for creative arts categories, will take place on Saturday, September 10 and Sunday, September 11, while the balance of the Emmys, primarily for the performing arts, will be announced before a black-tie audience during a primetime telecast on ABC on Sunday, September 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA.

A complete list of Comedy Central's nominations follows.

COMEDY CENTRAL 2015-2016 PRIMETIME EMMY(R) AWARD NOMINATIONS

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series "Drunk History" "Key & Peele" "Inside Amy Schumer"

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Amy Schumer, "Inside Amy Schumer"

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Keegan-Michael Key, "Key & Peele"

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series "Inside Amy Schumer" Michael Lawrence, Amy Schumer, Jessi Klein, Daniel Powell, Christine Nangle, Kim Caramele, Kyle Dunnigan, Tami Sagher, Kurt Metzger, and Claudia O'Doherty "Key & Peele" Jay Martel, Alex Rubens, Rebecca Drysdale, Colton Dunn, Phil Augusta Jackson, Ian Roberts, Charlie Sanders, Rich Talarico, Jordan Peele, and Keegan-Michael Key

Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series Ryan McFaul, Director; "Inside Amy Schumer," "Madonna/Whore"

Outstanding Animated Program "You're Not Yelping," "South Park"

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance Trey Parker as PC Principal, Cartman; "South Park", "Stunning and Brave," Matt Stone as Craig Tucker, Tweek, Thomas Tucker; "South Park," "Tweek x Craig"

Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series "Hack Into Broad City," CC.com; Abbi Jacobson, Executive Producer; Ilana Glazer, Executive Producer; Tony Hernandez, Executive Producer; Lilly Burns, Executive Producer; Ryan McCormick, Producer

Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Series Rachel Robb Kondrath, Production Designer, and Kellie Jo Tinney, Set Decorator; "Drunk History," "New Jersey" Gary Kordan, Production Designer, and Julie Drach, Set Decorator; "Key & Peele," "Y'all Ready For This?" and "The End"

Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming Jody McVeigh-Schultz, Editor; "Drunk History," "Inventors" Rich LaBrie, Neil Mahoney, and Nicholas Monsour, Editors; Stephen Waichulis, Additional Editor; "Key & Peele," "The End"

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special Amanda Mofield, Department Head Hairstylist, and Raissa Patton, Assistant Department Head Hairstylist; "Key & Peele," "Y'all Ready For This"

Outstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic) Scott Wheeler, Department Head Makeup Artist; Suzy Diaz, Key Makeup Artist; Jason Hamer, Key Makeup Artist; Natalie Thimm, Key Makeup Artist; Michael Blake, Key Makeup Artist; "Key & Peele," "Y'all Ready For This?"





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· BROAD CITY (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· DRUNK HISTORY (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· INSIDE AMY SCHUMER (PARAMOUNT PLUS)
· KEY & PEELE (COMEDY CENTRAL)
· SOUTH PARK (COMEDY CENTRAL)





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