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The Originator Award
Programming – Gold
Rumpled comedian turned movie star Zach Galifianakis couldn’t believe his good fortune—seriously, he couldn’t grasp it.
After being ushered through the White House gates this spring, he found himself sitting in the Diplomatic Reception Room, waiting for President Barack Obama, where the two were scheduled to mix it up for his satirical chat show, Between Two Ferns.
“Zach looked at me and said, ‘You realize this is not happening, right?’” recalls Scott Aukerman, director and executive producer of the popular Funny or Die sketches.