Katy Perry Earns Emmy Nomination For 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show Performance & If She Wins, Will She Thank Left Shark?
Everyone do a victory dance worthy of Left Shark, because Katy Perry has been nominated for an Emmy Award for her epically multifaceted 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show Performance. According to Billboard, the "Teenage Dream" singer is up for the category of short-format live-entertainment program, and a win would mean that she gleaned an Emmy trophy before a Grammy. I, for one, would be overjoyed to see Perry take home the trophy, as her Halftime performance was one of the arguably most show-stopping I've seen in quite a while.
In case you had forgotten, Perry's Halftime performance included a record-setting four costume changes, an appearance by legendary rocker Lenny Kravitz, and a surprise reemergence from "Get Ur Freak On" rapper Missy Elliott. As if the aforementioned alone wasn't enough to make you squee during the showstopper, Perry also rode a ginormous robotic tiger (what?!) and closed out the show by literally flying over the audience. Of course, the best part of all had to be the glorious beacon of happiness known as Left Shark. While flanked by two sharks during her performance of "Teenage Dream," the jazzy Left Shark (which could technically also be known as Stage Right Shark), got a bit frenetic and slap-happy during his choreography, making him a viral sensation over night. Hopefully, if Perry gets the win, she can give Left Shark an honorary Supporting Actor nod or something.
With the nomination, there's no telling what other doors could be open for Perry. If the songstress wins, will this give her an edge in a long-awaited Grammy win? Will she take her live-action talents to a different type of stage and be up for a Tony? Only time will tell, but as a die-hard fan of both Perry and "California Gurls"-style gummy bear brigades, I am definitely rooting for a victory.