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Megan Amram earns two Emmy noms for her show about really wanting an Emmy

Los Angeles Times logo Los Angeles Times 7/12/2018 By Erin Ben-Moche, Los Angeles Times

TV writer Megan Amram's plan to win an Emmy is now in full swing after receiving two Emmy nominations for her short form comedy series, "An Emmy for Megan."

Amram - whose writing credits include "The Good Place," "Parks and Recreation" and "Silicon Valley" - created the web series in April with the purpose of getting the Television Academy's attention for Emmy consideration.

"It worked," she tweeted Thursday morning after the nominations were announced.

The comedy writer played to and mocked the category's minimal rule requirements on the show, which streams on Vimeo. Per Hollywood tradition, Amram purchased a billboard to launch her campaign.

a woman in glasses looking at the camera: Megan Amram Gets an Emmy Nomination for An Emmy for Megan © Handout/Los Angeles Times/TNS Megan Amram Gets an Emmy Nomination for An Emmy for Megan

Amram plays a fictionalized version of herself and name drops celebrities she knows in various episodes to keep the audience engaged during each episode, though the episodes are just long enough to qualify as a TV show, some ending at a little over two minutes in length.

"An Emmy for Megan" received nominations for actress in a short form comedy or drama series and short form comedy or drama series.

And Amram is serious about wanting to win.

"But remember: it's not called #TwoNominationsForMegan, it's called #AnEmmyForMegan," she tweeted Thursday. "Because what matters is that trophy. SEE YOU ON THE WINNER'S PODIUM/STAGE."

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