It Really Is a Fab Honor Just to Be Emmy-Nominated

August 6, 2014 6:39 PM

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As someone who has worked as a writer on an award show or two hundred, and as a man who's semi-frequently Red Carpet-adjacent sweating profusely in a tuxedo, I have heard and personally mouthed the phrase "It's an honor just to be nominated" more times than I can count. In fact, I'm quite certain I've written more than my fair share of questionable award show jokes attempting to slyly mock those now very familiar words. Yet when I woke up to find myself Emmy nominated this year in the Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special category for The Beatles: The Night That Changed America -- a Grammy Salute on CBS, I felt the full meaning of those words in an unironic and entirely Fab way.

This is not my first time enjoying the sights and sounds of the Emmy experience. I have written for the Emmy show many times, and I was first nominated for an Emmy Award in 2002 as the Head Writer for America: A Tribute To Heroes, the all-network telethon that immediately followed the tragic events ...

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