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President Obama's 'Between Two Ferns' interview with Zach Galifianakis scores Emmy nomination

By Daniel S Levine,

President Barack Obama’s IMDb page will now note that he was involved in an Emmy-nominated program. The Commander in Chief played Joker in Chief with Hangover star Zach Galifianakis on Funny Or Die.com and the interview has been nominated for an Emmy.

Galifianakis’ Between Two Ferns interview with Obama earlier this year has earned a nomination in the TV Academy’s special Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program. Obama himself isn’t actually nominated, though, as the award would go to the executive producers - Galifianakis, Scott Aukerman, BJ Porter and Mike Farah.

However, the interview does have some still competition. The other nominees are Adult Swim’s Childrens Hospital, NBC.com’s Parks And Rec In Europe the Super Bowl Halftime show with Bruno Mars and E!’s The Soup: True Detective skit.

Obama appeared on Galifianakis’ bizarre interview series in March to help reach the youth of America on signing up for health care. During the interview, Obama assured the actor that the HealthCare.gov site is finally working.


The Emmys are set for Aug. 25.

image courtesy of Michele Eve Sandberg/INFphoto.com

 

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