'Portlandia' nominated for 2 Emmys

'Portlandia' nominated for 2 Emmys

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by Jeff Thompson, KGW Staff

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Posted on July 18, 2013 at 9:52 AM

Updated Thursday, Jul 18 at 10:10 AM

PORTLAND -- The Portland-based sketch comedy "Portlandia" was nominated for two Emmy awards Thursday.

"Portlandia" was nominated in the Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series and Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series categories.

Independent Film Channel president Jennifer Caserta released a statement Thursday after hearing the news.

“We are honored by these nominations and so proud to be the home of Portlandia, one of the most unique comedies on television and a show that has helped define and establish IFC’s comedic sensibility,” she said.

The series had hired "Emmy Campaign Strategist" James Carville to help make its case:

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