- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 10, 2014

President Obama’s “Between Two Ferns” interview with comedian Zach Galifianakis has been nominated for an Emmy Award.

The Funny or Die video clip, in which the two traded barbs while promoting Obamacare, was nominated Thursday in the Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program category, The Hill reported.

White House aides cheered the news on Twitter.

“Congrats @FunnyOrDie @Galifianakisz @ScottAukerman @mike_farah & that one community organizer on your Emmy nomination for Between Two Ferns,” tweeted Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett.

“Between Two Ferns with POTUS just nominated for an Emmy!” wrote Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz.

“Between Two Ferns episode w/ President Obama just nominated for an Emmy!” tweeted White House Director of Broadcast Media Dag Vega.