Finally: Obama nominated for his first Emmy

posted at 4:01 pm on July 10, 2014 by Allahpundit

Is this his first nomination? Ace is right that it’s hard to keep track. He’s got at least two Grammys for reading his books into a microphone and a Nobel peace prize for, uh … to this day, no one’s really sure why.

But the world certainly has been peaceful lately, hasn’t it?

Here’s to you, champ, at the start of a relaxing, star-studded post-presidency.

It seems like there are as many Emmy categories as television programs — and at least one of them is big enough to include President Obama.

Obama’s appearance this year on Between Two Ferns — a Web-based parody talk show hosted by comedian Zach Galifianakis — was nominated for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program…

Obama, Galifianakis, and Between Two Ferns are competing for an Emmy in an eclectic category that includes mini-episodes of the sitcom Parks and Rec as well as the Super Bowl halftime show.

Ace thinks this can only end with Obama winning the Presidential Medal of Freedom and presenting it to himself, like Napoleon placing the crown on his own head. I think it can only end with him presenting himself with an Oscar, as that’s the sort of A-list celebrity cred he truly covets. In the meantime, though, there’s no doubt that (a) he’ll win the Emmy for his “Between Two Ferns” bit and (b) he and Galifianakis will reunite to tape some sort of jokey award-acceptance skit at the White House that the Emmys can air in lieu of a personal appearance. And then (c) that skit will win next year’s Emmy for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program, triggering some sort of Obama/Emmy infinite regression that requires him to be on awards show for the rest of his life. Just as he planned.

Until then, though, between the golfing, pool-shooting, and bowling, there’s work to do.


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He is quite an actor.

faraway on July 10, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Thespian!

Bmore on July 10, 2014 at 4:06 PM

Why hasn’t he won the Nobel Prize for medicine yet ?
He has a law named after him you know ;-)

burrata on July 10, 2014 at 4:06 PM

There’s a category for lying? Who knew?

DAT60A3 on July 10, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Halfway to EGOT.

Mryett on July 10, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Behind him, I want to slap all those kids’ faces for being there and smiling. Just once I’d like to see someone in the background flipping the bird or something.

freedomfirst on July 10, 2014 at 4:08 PM

. . . . . He’s got at least two Grammys for reading his books into a microphone and a Nobel peace prize for, uh … to this day, no one’s really sure why.

Allahpundit on July 10, 2014 at 4:01 PM

.
The Nobel Peace Prize was “honorary” … like an “honorary doctorate”.

listens2glenn on July 10, 2014 at 4:09 PM

One reason why I love reading Allah and Ace is because of their sense of humor.

And yes, of course, Barry must one day present himself with an Oscar. His Emmy win is already a slam dunk.

cat_owner on July 10, 2014 at 4:10 PM

The Hollywood President

Jack_Burton on July 10, 2014 at 4:13 PM

I say go for it. It’s a win-win for us.

It cheapens the Emmys, and Obama at the same time.

faraway on July 10, 2014 at 4:14 PM

He should have been nominated for an enema.

VorDaj on July 10, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Thespian!

Bmore on July 10, 2014 at 4:06 PM

I think that’s his beard, Michelle.

Oh, you said THesbian. Never mind.

Tard on July 10, 2014 at 4:14 PM

MM should get a Emmy for True Detective but Obama…no it would be a token just like his undeserved Nobel peace prize…

sorrowen on July 10, 2014 at 4:14 PM

This guy really is a complete jackass.

Ted the Average on July 10, 2014 at 4:16 PM

There must an award for science-fiction-fantasy-horror-that represents his entire time in office.

vnvet on July 10, 2014 at 4:16 PM

He may be one of the most pyschiatrically “interesting” Presidents we’ve ever had.

aquaviva on July 10, 2014 at 4:16 PM

This POTUS’ing thing is just too hard work…

d1carter on July 10, 2014 at 4:17 PM

It’s a President of the United States engaging in “trash talking”. Incredible.

aquaviva on July 10, 2014 at 4:18 PM

Our society is sick…

PatriotRider on July 10, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Well he’s been pretending to be President for 6 years now, and people still buy it. That’s worth an Emmy.

ironmonger69 on July 10, 2014 at 4:19 PM

He should have been nominated for an enema.

VorDaj on July 10, 2014 at 4:14 PM

Now, that’s funny.
He’s more like the result of said procedure.

freedomfirst on July 10, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Until then, though, between the golfing, pool-shooting, and bowling, there’s work to do.

This is gonna be a long 2 1/2 years til he leaves office. And I don’t mean for him.

Doughboy on July 10, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Now this is bugging me AP. :) I can’t shake the image. The President hosting the award ceremony, winning an award, being a guest on someone’s program, having guests on his program, addressing the UN, passing laws and touring England and publishing books and partying with Congress. It’s creepy because it means the President is the Top Dawg, the press/political-class/entertainment-class are actually the Boozh-wah — and the rest of us are just proles watching TV. Ironically, that state of affairs could make a guy downright Marxist. I suddenly want to start complaining about the Wah keeping the Dawg in power, and calling on my fellow proles to unite.

– but, anyway, crap. Our President’s Zaphod Beeblebrox.

Axe on July 10, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Obama is good at hyperhole not so much trash talking.

sorrowen on July 10, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Well his life is the best FICTION ever performed.

Missilengr on July 10, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Well he’s been pretending to be President for 6 years now, and people still buy it. That’s worth an Emmy.

ironmonger69 on July 10, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Exactly. And he tells lies with such a straight face too, like at yesterday’s “news” conference.

Very Emmy worthy stuff indeed.

cat_owner on July 10, 2014 at 4:22 PM

Didn’t Martin Sheen already get a few of these for doing
what this guy is doing??

ToddPA on July 10, 2014 at 4:25 PM

He’s got at least two Grammys for reading his books into a microphone

LOL. OL.

Has there been a single individual in history that has received more awards and accolades that were utterly devoid of merit?

/rhetorical

Midas on July 10, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Alternate headline:

Academy Awards Slammed As Racist by SAG:
Sarandon, Foxx, Tarantino announce formation of diversity thinktank Initiative of Discerning, Intelligent Oscar ThespianS

Zoe on July 10, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Well, he was pretty funny in Benson.

Left Coast Right Mind on July 10, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Didn’t Martin Sheen already get a few of these for doing
what this guy is doing??

ToddPA on July 10, 2014 at 4:25 PM

Martin Sheen was a vastly superior President to Obama. And I’m referring to him in The Dead Zone, not The West Wing.

Doughboy on July 10, 2014 at 4:28 PM

Doesn’t he have a Medal of Honor for his brave takeout of Osama bin Laden?

Bitter Clinger on July 10, 2014 at 4:29 PM

Just once I’d like to see someone in the background flipping the bird or something.

freedomfirst on July 10, 2014 at 4:08 PM

Within 24 hours, that person would be hauled off to prison for threatening the life of our kind-hearted and wonderful President who works so hard while the Republicans sit back and let him work by his lonesome.

Aizen on July 10, 2014 at 4:30 PM

And just after he said without a trace of irony “This isn’t theater.”

That’s what his whole career has been.

Drained Brain on July 10, 2014 at 4:30 PM

I’ll give Obama credit for having a good poker face even when his lies are so blatantly false they are disproven quickly.

sorrowen on July 10, 2014 at 4:31 PM

“I’m not interested in photo ops”. He managed to say that without laughing.

cat_owner on July 10, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Finally: Obama nominated for his first Emmy

Obama needs to be doing those Dos Equis commercials. Goldsmith can’t begin to be as cool as The One.

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 10, 2014 at 4:33 PM

I never knew there was an Emmy category for ‘Best Imitation of a Leader’….

Athos on July 10, 2014 at 4:34 PM

I’ll give Obama credit for having a good poker face even when his lies are so blatantly false they are disproven quickly.

sorrowen on July 10, 2014 at 4:31 PM

I think he may have had private lessons with Slick Willy.

Dr. ZhivBlago on July 10, 2014 at 4:34 PM

And the Turd in the Punchbowl Award goes to . . . Barky O’Butthead.

there’s no doubt that (a) he’ll win the Emmy for his “Between Two Ferns” bit

I’d bet money on it. American celebrity culture jumped the shark several decades ago.

and (b) he and Galifianakis will reunite to tape some sort of jokey award-acceptance skit at the White House that the Emmys can air in lieu of a personal appearance.

Or else they’ll concoct some IMAX screen setup similar to that stupid Skype deal he did where Mooch and the brats were on stage and Barky was addressing them (and us) from “above.”

MisterElephant on July 10, 2014 at 4:37 PM

The Superbowl halftime show with Bruno Mars was nominated too.

Buck Farky on July 10, 2014 at 4:38 PM

True Detective and Game of Thrones deserve emmy’s but what has Obama done to earn one desides talk BS all day and be a coward?

sorrowen on July 10, 2014 at 4:39 PM

Martin Sheen was a vastly superior President to Obama.

Doughboy on July 10, 2014 at 4:28 PM

You have him confused with Charlie Sheen. Winning!!

faraway on July 10, 2014 at 4:42 PM

Wasn’t the “Between Two Ferns” appearance titled “Waiting To Inhale”?

Newtie and the Beauty on July 10, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Martin Sheen was a vastly superior President to Obama.
Doughboy on July 10, 2014 at 4:28 PM

You have him confused with Charlie Sheen. Winning!!
faraway on July 10, 2014 at 4:42 PM

No, YOU have Charlie Sheen confused with Martin Sheen, faraway.

Newtie and the Beauty on July 10, 2014 at 4:49 PM

For playing the reality TV, live version of “The Manchurian Candidate”???

albill on July 10, 2014 at 4:53 PM

He may be one of the most pyschiatrically “disturbing” Presidents we’ve ever had.

aquaviva on July 10, 2014 at 4:16 PM
Had to fix that for you!

Bakokitty on July 10, 2014 at 4:55 PM

The guys who should get the award is the sound engineering group (?) that adds in all the charming reverb when Barry recites his speeches, making him sound all mature and gravitas-sy. He’s the most audio-engineered president in history.

slickwillie2001 on July 10, 2014 at 5:01 PM

Our society is sick…

PatriotRider on July 10, 2014 at 4:19 PM

I agree, I want this Obama crazy train to derail. I’m tired of being forced to ride on it like it’s some smoking behemoth from the twilight zone.

Bakokitty on July 10, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Heard his teleprompter was up for 3 Emmys…

albill on July 10, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Who can forget the eloquent and gravitas-laden delivery of the “world in need / white man’s greed” line?

LOL, talk about ham-fisted and galumphing delivery. Yeah, I can see why he earned Grammy’s. *eye roll*

Midas on July 10, 2014 at 5:14 PM

Heard his teleprompter was up for 3 Emmys…

albill on July 10, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Snort! More deserving too.

katy the mean old lady on July 10, 2014 at 5:24 PM

Obama is never going away, is he? I’ve got a feeling he’s going to be in our faces for the rest of our lives.

TarheelBen on July 10, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Why not Chelsea?

Flange on July 10, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Why not Chelsea?

Flange on July 10, 2014 at 5:28 PM

Didn’t Bill’s Hill win something for her dramatic reading of No Ways Tarred?

Fallon on July 10, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Didn’t Bill’s Hill win something for her dramatic reading of No Ways Tarred?

Fallon on July 10, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Maybe a BET award.

Flange on July 10, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Maybe a BET award.

Flange on July 10, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Best performance by a creepy-ass cracker?

Fallon on July 10, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Minolta seeks endorsement agreement with the president; plans to trademark “Only from the mind of Obama”

BobMbx on July 10, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Obama is never going away, is he? I’ve got a feeling he’s going to be in our faces for the rest of our lives.

TarheelBen on July 10, 2014 at 5:28 PM

So was Scatman Caruthers. At least he could dance.

BobMbx on July 10, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Best performance by a creepy-ass cracker?

Fallon on July 10, 2014 at 5:47 PM

I think they gave her a box of Saltines.

Flange on July 10, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Best Supporting Actress in a SciFi Porno Comedy.

formwiz on July 10, 2014 at 6:39 PM

VorDaj on July 10, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Just about pee’ed myself. Quote of the Day…no contest. (Another way of saying he’s FOS.)

NoPain on July 10, 2014 at 7:49 PM


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Global HAWK on July 10, 2014 at 8:25 PM

but, anyway, crap. Our President’s Zaphod Beeblebrox.

Axe on July 10, 2014 at 4:21 PM

NO way. Zaphod was MUCH more competent…

todler on July 10, 2014 at 8:49 PM

He’ got more self gratification to fulfill than BJC and that’s sayin’ a lot.

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