NEW RELEASE — PATRIKA DARBO RECEIVES PRIMETIME EMMY AWARD NOMINATION FOR OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A SHORT FORM COMEDY
RECEIVES PRIMETIME EMMY AWARD NOMINATION FOR OUTSTANDING ACTRESS IN A SHORT FORM COMEDY
IN WEB SERIES ACTING DEAD
Patrika Darbo has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award in the category of Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy for Acting Dead, a web series created by Brian Beacock and produced by Beacock, Susan Bernhardt, and Paul Nygro.
This year, the TV Academy added three new short-form categories — a bid to open up the kudos tent to digital players. Indy newcomers, however, were almost entirely shut out as most of the 68th Emmy Award nominations for short-form scripted comedy or drama series (and actor or actress) went to traditional TV networks or their online outlets, making Darbo’s nomination especially thrilling to the producers and company of Acting Dead.
A ‘Zom-Com’ which has gleefully been described as Shaun of the Dead meets Arrested Development, Acting Dead tells the story of Tate Blodgett (Beacock), a down on his luck, unemployed actor, who after being turned down for role after role, decides to take matters into his own hands and become a Zombie so he can finally get work in the many Zombie movies and television shows being made. Along the way, as things aren’t working out so well, he meets Alex Carboneux (Jillian Clare), a former child star whose temper has stalled her career. Alex decides to take matters into her own hands, which doesn’t work out so well either.
Brian Beacock and Susan Bernhardt are known for their earlier web series, the critically acclaimed McCracken Live! (Beacock) and Miss Behave (Bernhardt). Along with Beacock and Clare, Acting Dead boasts a wide array of talent including series regulars Chris Galya, Patrika Darbo, Paul Nygro, and John Yelvington. Season One guest stars are Debbie Gibson, Eric Martsolf, Carolyn Hennesy, Sean Kanan, John J. York, Cocoa Brown, Christine Lakin, Lori Alan, Erin Matthews, Gary and Larry Lane, Peter Allen Vogt, Sheila Sheila, Mitch Silpa, and Jacee Jule.
Season One of Acting Dead is available for viewing at www.actingdead.com.
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