‘State of the Union’ Wasn’t Even Nominated at First, But Wins Short-Form Series Emmy

Variety | 9/15/2019 | Michael Schneider
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“State of the Union” was initially snubbed for an Emmy nomination as outstanding short-form comedy or drama series — but it wound up winning the award itself on Sunday night.

The SundanceTV short, which starred Rosamund Pike and Chris O’Dowd as a couple meeting in a pub before couples counseling — and discussing their troubled marriage — ran for ten, 10-minute episodes in May. The short aired both on SundanceTV as a week-long 10 p.m. strip, and also on SundanceTV.com and the SundanceTV app.

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Not only did “State of the Union” win in the key short-form series category, but Pike won for actress in a short-form comedy or drama and O’Dowd won for actor in a short-form comedy or drama.

“Seems dodgy,” O’Dowd joked backstage of the unusual path of “State of the Union” from snub to win. “But I’m delighted. It’s a really strong show and I hope people get a chance to see it on Sundance.”

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“State of the Union” is a bit of a precursor to the oncoming expected onslaught of short-form programming coming in the next year, thanks in part to the new Quibi programming...
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