Key & Peele Wins Best Variety Sketch Series at 2016 Emmys (Entertainment Weekly)

By September 18, 2016Blog

Key & Peele is going out on top. In its final season, the show claimed the prize for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series at the 68th annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

“We have to thank Comedy Central,” Jordan Peele began while accepting the honor.

“This is just absolutely amazing,” Keegan-Michael Key said before thanking everyone from the cast and crew, including the folks at craft services… and Detroit.

Known for its trenchant humor tackling racial and cultural issues, Key & Peele emerged victorious over fellow Comedy Central series InsideAmy Schumer and Drunk History; NBC stalwart Saturday Night Live; and IFC’s Portlandia and Documentary Now.

The show was nominated for two other awards this year: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series.

This is only the second year since the Emmys split the award for Outstanding Variety Series into two categories: Outstanding Variety Sketch Series and Outstanding Variety Talk Series.

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