Comedy Central has quite deservedly been drowning in critical accolades of late, for its new and returning series alike. But today was a very good day for the network, as it earned 21 Emmy nominations, topping its personal best of 18 nominations set just last year.
From the press release:
NEW YORK, July 10, 2014 — Comedy Central earned a record 21 nominations in the 2013-2014 Primetime Emmy Awards competition with seven individual series receiving nominations (“@midnight,” “The Colbert Report,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “Futurama,” “Inside Amy Schumer,” “Key & Peele” and “South Park”). The #1 brand in comedy dominated the Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series category with four of the six nominated series (“The Colbert Report,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” “Inside Amy Schumer” and “Key & Peele”).
The network also picked up nominations in several technical categories, including a nod for Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special for “Key & Peele.” If the K&P team doesn’t win that one, we’re calling it: there is no justice in Hollywood.