Portlandia's Fred Armisen gets Emmy nod

Portlandia's Fred Armisen gets Emmy nod

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Posted on July 10, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 10 at 1:09 PM

PORTLAND — One of the stars of the comedy TV show "Portlandia" has been nominated for an Emmy in the category of for Outstanding Supporting Actor.

Fred Armisen got the news Thursday morning when the 2014 Emmy nominations were announced live.  He's up against Oregon native Ty Burrell from "Modern Family," Andre Braugher from "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," Adam Driver from "Girls," Tony Hale from "Veep" and Jesse Tyler Ferguson, also from "Modern Family."

The IFC comedy lovingly skewers overzealous progressives, hipsters and folks who go to extremes to live sustainable lives.

Meantime, the 2014 season "Portlandia" is over, after 10 half-hour episodes. Season Five on IFC will also feature 10 episodes. The show has not yet been renewed for a sixth season.

"Portlandia" was created by Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, who both also star in the popular comedy.

Armisen is an actor, writer, director and producer who first earned fame as a "Saturday Night Live" cast member. Brownstein, a Pacific Northwest native, is also a former guitarist and vocalist for the band Sleater-Kinney.

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