Streamer Peacock Wins First-Ever Primetime Emmy Award for Judith Light in ‘Poker Face’ Episode

NBCUniversal’s streaming video service Peacock Jan. 6 won its first ever Primetime Emmy Award with Judith Light winning “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series” for her role as Irene Smothers in dramedy “Poker Face” in the episode “Time of the Monkey.” The award was presented at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony, and is Light’s first-ever Primetime Emmy Award win.

Peacock received a record eight Primetime Emmy Award nominations for its original comedy, limited and reality series and variety special, with four for “Poker Face,” including an “Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series” nomination for Natasha Lyonne, which will be presented at the televised Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony on Jan. 15. Lyonne is also nominated for a Critics Choice Award and Golden Globe Award for her role as Charlie Cale.

Unscripted/nonfiction categories will be presented Jan. 7 at night two of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards where Peacock has nominations for “The Traitors,” “Baking It,” and “Would it Kill You to Laugh?,” starring Kate Berlant & John Early.

Following its successful season one premiere, “Poker Face” was renewed for a second season.

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Peacock Releases ‘Poker Face’ Super Bowl LVII Commercial

NBCUniversal’s Peacock Feb. 9 bowed a look at an upcoming Super Bowl LVII ad for its new detective drama “Poker Face” that features a unique twist on Super Bowl commercials.

“Poker Face,” created by Glass Onion director Rian Johnson, stars Natasha Lyonne (Netflix’s “Russian Doll,” “Orange Is the New Black”) as an amateur sleuth who has the uncanny ability to sense when people are lying.

The show’s spot will feature Lyonne riffing, seemingly in real time, on actual ads from other brands that Super Bowl viewers will have already seen prior in the game telecast.

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The ad features Lyonne in a bar watching the game, along with another patron. The man inquires about her ability to determine when someone isn’t telling the truth and proceeds to ask her about ads that have just aired during the game.

Created in partnership with M&M’S and Google Pixel, this “meta” spin on advertising is designed to leave viewers feeling like Natasha’s character is watching the game in real time.