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Though lacking critical and audience acclaim, Apple Music's "Carpool Karaoke" is turning a few industry heads, as the series is up for a prestigious television award.
Television Academy chairman and CEO Hayma Washington, as well as president and CEO Maury McIntyre, on Thursday announced this year's Emmy nominees from the Wolf Theatre at the Television Academy's Saban Media Center. Among this year nominees: "Carpool Karaoke."
Apple's "Carpool Karaoke" series has been nominated for an Outstanding Short Form Variety Series award, a surprise to many who weren't fond of Apple's adaptation of late night talk show host James Corden's bit.
The "Carpool" team celebrated the news with a shoutout, and accompanying gif, on Twitter.
The Late Late Show with James Corden spawned "Carpool," which was picked up by Apple, massaged into a full-length show and streamed on Apple Music. The talk show version still appears on The Late Late Show, and Corden will pop in from time to time on Apple's iteration.
Apple has been increasingly investing in their television series, amassing quite the list of shows, but has yet to announced where the lode of content will be made available. Original series could air on Apple Music, as did "Carpool" and "Planet of the Apps," but a recent report suggests Apple is looking to bundle its music, video and news offerings in a new subscription service.