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Jemaine Clement swipes an Emmy nod like a stealthy Kiwi ninja


Emmy nominations have been announced, and, while there are the usual Tina Fey and Steve Carell nods, a few surprises have been thrown in. One of the most unexpected performance nominations went to Jemaine Clement, for his work on HBO’s Flight of the Conchords. Sure, the inclusion of Big Bang Theory‘s Jim Parsons was pretty surprising too, but at least that’s under the CBS monster. Upon reading about this sneaky nod to Clement, my heart stopped, I made my voice heard on Twitter, and then I sought medical attention for my failing heart.

I haven’t bothered to get my hopes up, because, really, he has slim chances against heavy-hitters like Carell and Alec Baldwin. Don’t get me wrong: I love Clement’s work on FotC, but considering the big-name competition, and the slightly rushed quality of the second season compared to the first, things don’t look good. Of course, one could always refer to Ricky Gervais‘ wild Golden Globes double-win a few years back, but, keep in mind, that was The Office, more or less television perfection (I’m not biased; not at all).

Regardless of what happens, we should definitely celebrate the fact that Clement was nominated at all, for it is a testament to all the musical, deadpan goodness he’s put into the series. Meanwhile, Bret McKenzie continues to prepare his lasagna for one.

Just for kicks, here’s one of my favorite FotC songs.

Aww, heck. Have another.

Photo Credit: HBO

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3 Responses to “Jemaine Clement swipes an Emmy nod like a stealthy Kiwi ninja”

July 17, 2009 at 1:02 AM

Just in case anybody was wondering Jemaine is the guy on the left in the picture. Coz, y’know, on Imdb they share the exact same profile photos you have to attend a band meeting to witness the roll call ;-)

Anyway. Wohoo! :-)

July 17, 2009 at 1:21 AM

For years, my friends and I have had a special place in our hearts for the Kiwi movie Tongan Ninja. I’d recommend any Jemaine Clement fan Netflix it for his turn as Marvin, the Action Fighter, Master of the Patio of Death.

July 17, 2009 at 7:45 AM

Oh, man… I saw that a few years ago. The best part was the opening credits/song. It still rings in my head ever so sweetly.