Megan Amram got 2 Emmy nominations for ‘An Emmy for Megan,’ but the job is not done yet

Megan Amram is one step closer to an Emmy. The TV writer and Twitter must-follow received two Emmy nominations Thursday for her web series “An Emmy for Megan” — Best Short Form Comedy or Drama Series and Best Short Form Comedy or Drama Actress — proving that shameless, hilarious and totally by-the-rules self-promotion does make your dreams come true.

As Amram, who’s responsible for all your favorite puns on “The Good Place,” explained in the first of her six-episode series, she was watching last year’s Emmys when she realized that, hey, those short form categories don’t sound too hard. “I thought to myself, ‘Wow, I could win that,’” she said. So she looked up all the requirements — six episodes that are under 15 minutes and are released by April 27 — and got to work, releasing them all on the deadline.

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The meta series, which you can watch at AnEmmyForMegan.com, chronicles Amram’s quest to stop at nothing to realize her Emmy dream. That includes endless crying, drinking, a diverse guest star (just the one), celebrity endorsements (including one from Ted Danson, who also got an Emmy nomination for “The Good Place”), the violin being played like you’ve never it been played before, and even a shocking finale plot twist.

Amram, who’s also worked on “Parks and Recreation” and “Silicon Valley,” invested in a billboard to aid her campaign and got everyone from Damon Lindelof to Nick Offerman to vote for her.

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And now that she’s gotten those nominations, she’s beside herself.

But she’s not celebrating too hard yet. There is more work to be done. We must stay vigilant. “It’s not called #TwoNominationsForMegan, it’s called #AnEmmyForMegan,” she tweeted. “Because what matters is that trophy.”

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