Leslie Knope has had it! For the sixth consecutive year in a row, Amy Poehler was denied an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a comedy series category for her work in Parks and Recreation. But instead of crying and storming out, the hilarious actress decided to sleep through winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ acceptance speech instead.
Dreyfus, 54, won her third consecutive Emmy for HBO’s Veep. During her speech, she made fun of Donald Trump before giving a shout-out to Poehler, yelling, ‘Amy, wake up!’” as the camera panned to the Saturday Night Live alum in the audience, where she was pretending to snooze in her seat.
Poehler, 44, didn’t stop there. The comedian also wore a hoodie over her black Michael Kors dress. She slouched, threw up peace signs, and wore sunglasses inside the Microsoft Theater. Her look mirrored Taryn Manning’s Orange Is the New Black character, Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett.
Poehler has lost to the Veep star, 54, for the last three years, but she did finally snag a Golden Globe for her work in 2014. Back in July, Parks and Recreation creator Michael Schur said it was a tragedy that Poehler never won an Emmy for her bubbly role. (The NBC comedy aired its series finale episode in February, after seven seasons.)
“I watched this happen with Steve Carell [with The Office] — it’s a very similar thing—and I think the world just thinks that she’s won. She’s been an active part of the Emmy ceremony for years and years. I think people have a picture in their minds of her on a stage in a nice dress and are like, ‘Oh, she’s won three times,’” he told Entertainment Weekly.
“No one can do what she did better than she did it. It’s hard to complain — Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a national treasure—but at the same time, I just hope and pray that somehow or another, this is Amy’s year,” Schur continued. “It’s also about the character. If Steve Carell was in a TV movie and won an Emmy, we’d be like, ‘Yeah, thank God he has that trophy in his house,’ but he should have won for playing Michael Scott. It’s such an iconic character, and the same is true for Amy and Leslie. I’m obviously very biased, but that character is the defining character of the show, for a million different reasons.”
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