“Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis”: President Barack Obama’s segment nominated for an Emmy

CORRECTION: Earlier versions of this post indicated that President Obama was nominated for the Emmy award. Only the producers of the segment were nominated.

The 6 minute 30 second episode of “Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis,” featuring President Barack Obama was nominated for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program. Shout out to HeathCare.gov!

The episode of  the Funny or Die internet parody talk show, which published on March 11, has received 22 million views to date.

Only the executive producers of the segment (Scott Aukerman, Zach Galifianakis, BJ Porter and Mike Farah) were nominated for the award. But if The President had been nominated and won the trophy on August 25, it would have been his third entertainment award. President Obama won Grammy Awards for best spoken word album for 2008′s “The Audacity of Hope”  and 2006′s “Dreams from My Father.”

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