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Emmys: For 'Parks and Recreation's' Amy Poehler, it's about validation ... and 'Carmageddon'

July 14, 2011 | 11:03 am

Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler, who plays Leslie Knope on "Parks and Recreation," got a twofer this morning when she learned that she and the show had received Emmy nominations.

That's gotta feel good?

To be included in this group of women is an honor and awesome. The fact that the show got nominated is so exciting. I’m so happy that the whole cast is going to be there, and  we’ll all get to celebrate together.

How did you hear the news?

I’m on vacation in Nantucket with my family. So we watched the nominations like a sporting event and it got loud and rowdy. It was because my husband was also nominated. (Will Arnett for outstanding guest actor in a comedy for "30 Rock.")

What does this mean for the show?

We’ve had an interesting road, so I guess this is a sort of validation. Nomination and validation are similar words. So is determination and United Nations.

Do you have big celebration plans?

I plan to celebrate this weekend by getting in my car and taking in all the sights on the Westside. I want to drive leisurely to Brentwood, amble to Long Beach and then to Pacific Palisades.


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Photo: Adam Scott and Amy Poehler in an episode of "Parks and Recreation." Credit: Byron Cohen / NBC