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‘Making It’ For Your Consideration Video

‘Making It’ For Your Consideration Video

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman gush about each in this new For Your Consideration video. They both talk about how the other one deserves to win the Emmy for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program. Watch it below!

The Hollywood Reporter Interview: Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman on Hosting ‘Making It’

The Hollywood Reporter Interview: Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman on Hosting ‘Making It’

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman were interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter to discuss their reality show ‘Making It‘. They talk about how the idea for the show came about, why they only wanted to be hosts and not judges, what did they learn from season 1 and much more. You can read the entire interview in our press library.

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman were first seen onscreen together on NBC’s Parks and Recreation, but they met many years earlier, in 1996 in Chicago, where they were both fixtures on the comedy scene. In July 2018, they debuted their newest collaboration, Making It, NBC’s reality competition about crafters competing for a $100,000 prize. Poehler’s (who produces the show through her Paper Kite Productions) and Offerman’s hosting duties include interviewing the contestants as they create ambitious works ranging from Halloween costumes to handmade forts; the pair also performs interstitial comedic bits ranging from pun-offs to a running gag about how they don’t want to send any contestants home, ever.

Emmy-nominated for outstanding host (they’re competing against RuPaul Charles, James Corden, Ellen DeGeneres and Marie Kondo), Poehler and Offerman spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about making a nice reality competition show, why they aren’t judges and what they learned from the first season.

How did the idea for this show come about?

NICK OFFERMAN I’m going to defer credit to Amy and her gang of powerful lady producers. They are the brains behind the operation. They came up with the idea, and I think truly it came from Amy, the sensibility of, “I don’t want to make anyone cry.”

AMY POEHLER I had been asked to host things in the past, but I don’t like a lot of tension in my unscripted series. Even stuff where it’s like a race for money or are they going to make a million dollars — it’s just too stressful for me in these times. [Executive producer] Nicolle Yaron had this idea of taking advantage of what the creative process looked like and celebrating it. It’s really where Making It came from. Immediately I thought, “Well, I have to do this with Nick.” He’s pretty much the only actor I know who I would turn to when the shit goes down. He knows how to make a canoe — he really spends all day making things.

Amy Poehler receives Emmy nominations

Amy Poehler receives Emmy nominations

Today (July 16) the Television Academy announced the 2019 Emmy Awards nominations and we have amazing news! Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman received a nomination as Outstanding Host For a Reality Show or Competition Program for their work on ‘Making It‘. Amy also received a nomination for Outstanding Writing For a Comedy Series. ‘Russian Doll‘ received a total of 13 nominations. Congratulations to Amy and Nick and the whole cast and crew of ‘Russian Doll’!

(Video) Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman demonstrate what makes a perfect host

(Video) Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman demonstrate what makes a perfect host

A new Emmys “For Your Consideration” video promoting ‘Making It‘ has been exclusively released by Entertainment Weekly today. In the video, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman hilariously show us “what makes a perfect host.” According to EW, Amy and Nick are seeking consideration in the Outstanding Hosts for a Reality or Competition Program category at this year’s Emmys. Watch the video below!

‘Russian Doll’ and ‘Making It’ Nominated for the 2019 TCA Awards

‘Russian Doll’ and ‘Making It’ Nominated for the 2019 TCA Awards

The Television Critics Association announced the 2019 TCA Awards nominations this Wednesday (June 19). We’re pleased to announce that both ‘Russian Doll‘ and ‘Making It‘ have received nominations! ‘Russian Doll‘ is leading the nominations alongside ‘Pose‘, scoring four nominations each. The awards will be presented on August 3 in Beverly Hills. Check out all the nominations below:

Individual Achievement in Comedy
Pamela Adlon, “Better Things” – FX
Bill Hader, “Barry” – HBO
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” – HBO (2014 Winner in Category)
Natasha Lyonne, “Russian Doll” – Netflix
Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek” – Pop TV
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag” – Amazon

Outstanding Achievement in Reality
“The Great British Baking Show” – PBS
“Making It” – NBC
“Nailed It!” – Netflix
“Queer Eye” – Netflix
“Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” – Netflix
“Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” – Netflix

Outstanding New Program
“Dead to Me” – Netflix
“The Other Two” – Comedy Central
“Pose” – FX
“Russian Doll” – Netflix
“Succession” – HBO
“What We Do in the Shadows” – FX

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy
“Barry” – HBO
“Fleabag” – Amazon
“The Good Place” – NBC (2018 Winner in Category)
“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” – Amazon
“Russian Doll” – Netflix
“Schitt’s Creek” – Pop TV
“Veep” – HBO (2014 Winner in Category)

Program of the Year
“Chernobyl” – HBO
“Fleabag” – Amazon
“Game of Thrones” – HBO (2012 Winner in Category)
“Pose” – FX
“Russian Doll” – Netflix
“When They See Us” – Netflix

Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman talk ‘Making it’ with Deadline

Amy Poehler & Nick Offerman talk ‘Making it’ with Deadline

Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman were interviewed by Deadline to talk about ‘Making It‘. They discussed the positive side of the show, how they came up with the idea, teased the upcoming Season 2, and much more. Read the interview below!

Comedic powerhouses with incomparable rapport, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman recently ventured into unfamiliar territory with Making It, their first unscripted series. Spearheading the project through her Paper Kites shingle, Poehler’s pitch for the show was beautiful and succinct. “I think she said, ‘We want it to be a hug of a television show,’” Offerman recalls.

Hosted and executive produced by the Parks and Recreation alums, NBC’s crafting series centers on incredibly talented individuals working in various disciplines, who share a penchant and a gift for making intricate works of art by hand. A breezy and good-hearted reality competition series, with little actual emphasis on competition, Making It was crafted like any of the works on display—with a lot of thought, hard work and heart.

From Poehler’s perspective, the show was exciting because it felt unique, like “its own animal in the world of unscripted.” A craftsmen himself—who oversees a Los Angeles woodworking collective, in between other jobs—Offerman brought a lifetime of experience to the table, and found the project equally stimulating, approaching Making It with a specific mission in mind. While engaging in “tomfoolery” with his longtime friend, he wanted to illustrate the magic of crafting, and its considerable value —not only to the individual, but also to the world at large.