Context is everything, and no other short-form comedy series proves that more than An Emmy for Megan. Earlier this year, Megan Amram -- a television writer and producer -- and the good folks at Abso Lutely Productions -- the people behind The Eric André Show and Nathan for You -- came together and produced something that can only be definitively described as “videos.” To Megan, however, they were so much more. With the intent of meeting the most basic requirements possible, these videos were created in order to win An Emmy for Megan. Or maybe two: One for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series, the other for Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series. After orchestrating a much-talked-about marketing campaign (with a prominent billboard in L.A. at its center) Megan got two nominations but, alas, came up empty at the Awards. Still, she may have landed something better: IFC stepped up and will run An Emmy for Megan opposite the big Emmy show on September 17.
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