Ed Begley Jr. Receives Emmy Nomination for CTRL ALT DELETE S2
EMMY NOMINATION FOR SEASON 2 OF PRO-CHOICE INDIE COMEDY CTRL ALT DELETE
Ed Begley Jr. Receives 2019 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for His Role As Dr. Rosenblatt
“The bravest TV show in America” -The Guardian
“[CTRL ALT DELETE] approaches the topic with a light, comedic tone, while still highlighting the range of emotions experienced by the clinic’s patients, their partners, friends and family” -New York Times
“CTRL ALT DELETE takes the conversation further and offers viewers the chance to laugh at the lighter aspects while tackling the challenges.” -CBC
Ed Begley Jr. has received an Emmy Nomination for his role of Dr. Rosenblatt in CTRL ALT DELETE in the category of Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series. Said Ed Begley Jr.:
"It was a pleasure and an honor to work with Roni and Margaret on this show. What ultimately drew me to the project was the material - great characters, funny jokes, and very serious consequences about a very serious issue. We are at a turning point with regards to reproductive rights in this country. We can go one way or the other - one would be the Handmaids Tale path, which I hope we don’t choose. So we must stand up and we must fight for justice and a woman’s right to choose."
Co-creators Roni Geva and Margaret Katch are excited to have received Emmy nominations for both seasons of their all-female crew, independently-produced short form series. Said Margaret Katch, "We are beyond thrilled for Ed’s nomination for his extraordinary work as Dr. Rosenblatt, the dad-joke telling, full and gentle-hearted abortion provider. Working with Ed was a joy, and we are so grateful." Roni Geva added, "We also feel great pride for our earnest little show that delves deep into the divisive issue of abortion with heart and hilarity. At a time when reproductive choice seems to be on the endangered species list, we hope that this recognition from the Television Academy will shine more light on this show and these stories.
Co-creators Roni Geva and Margaret Katch and Consulting Producer Amy Brenneman were incredibly proud to bring the second season of CTRL ALT DELETE, starring Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Ed Begley Jr. and Naomi Grossman reprising her Emmy Award nominated role from Season 1 which was released through the month of May 2019.
Ctrl Alt Delete Season 1, independently produced and released by an entirely female crew, received a 2018 Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Series, three film festival awards, and screened at 12 festivals, including the Chicago Feminist Film Festival. In addition to these awards and recognitions, the first season also garnered a huge amount of attention in the media. Washington Post said that the storylines in the series “signal a real and important culture shift,” while Bust called it “downright relatable,” and Tubefilter says it’s “a show that works.”
The first season was seven episodes, each based on interviews with women who have had abortions. Season 2 focuses more on the clinic itself, specifically on the people who work there based on real interviews with independent abortion clinics all over the country. Eight serialized short form episodes track one day in the life of the clinic, starring Ed Begley Jr. as the veteran doctor.
ABOUT RONI GEVA & MARGARET KATCH (creators/executive producers/writers/directors):
Roni Geva is an actor, sketch-comedienne and writer, born and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel. Since coming to the US in middle school and learning English, she has been a professional stage actor and improviser, recently transitioning to film and television work. Before moving to Los Angeles from Chicago, Roni was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for best supporting actress in a musical. Her sketch comedy show The Arab Israeli Comedy Hour (Second City, ioWest, UCB) garnered great acclaim and led her to work as a writer on the 2015 CBS Diversity Showcase. Since then she has worked on television as an actor (Jane the Virgin, Casual, Shaded, This Is Us, Atypical, Bosch) and films (Take With Water, +, Very Grave Robbers, The 98, To Fall in Love with Anyone, Play this Game, Lookin’ Up, This Afternoon, One Small Hitch).
Margaret Katch is a Chicago-born actor, director, and writer, working on stage, film, and commercials. She was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award and two Ovation Awards for her work in The Philadelphia Story at Remy Bumppo Theater Company and Failure: A Love Story with the Center Theatre Group and Coeurage Theatre Company, respectively. She has worked on television (Gilmore Girls, 69th Annual Emmy Awards, Rake, and a pilot for Lifetime), films (Bastard Son of a Thousand Fathers, To Fall in Love with Anyone, Play This Game), and several web series (Quick and Dirty, Crystal’s Balls, Wanted: Best Friend). She has directed the two short films To Fall in Love With Anyone, Play This Game and Take With Water, and the award-winning short form series CTRL ALT DELETE.
ABOUT ED BEGLEY, JR, ACTOR:
Ed Begley, Jr. is best known for his role as Dr. Victor Ehlrich on the TV series St. Elsewhere, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination and six Primetime Emmy Award nominations. His film career includes This is Spinal Tap, Ghostbusters, Best in Show, She-Devil, and more. Currently he can be seen co-starring on the ABC series BLESS THIS MESS, opposite Lake Bell and Dax Shepard. Recent TV appearances include episodes of Young Sheldon, Modern Family, The Office, Gracie and Frankie, and more. From 2000 - 2016, he was a member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
ABOUT AMY BRENNEMAN, CONSULTING PRODUCER:
Amy Brenneman (consulting producer) is a three time Primetime Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee for Judging Amy. She has also been seen in leading roles on Private Practice and The Leftovers, as well as episodes of NYPD Blue (for which she also received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination), Frasier, and Veep. Amy Brenneman believes in this project with all her heart and is proud to be supporting its development. Amy has long been a vocal advocate of reproductive rights and feels that it is high time that these stories be told, with all the humor and intelligence they deserve.
Pictured above: Co-Creators Margaret Katch, Roni Geva
Praise for CTRL ALT DELETE Season 1:
“Works to expand how people feel about an issue that’s still taboo to talk about... These storylines signal a real and important cultural shift.” -The Washington Post
“The best part of Ctrl Alt Delete is that it’s downright relatable.” - Bust Magazine
“...episodes aim to de-stigmatize and normalize the conversation surrounding abortion” - Buzzfeed
“Each Abortion Is a Story Worth Telling: ...one part feminist statement, one part heartfelt character study. Throw in a few well-timed sex jokes and you end up with a show that works.”” - Tubefilter
“The Web Series Using Humor to Smash Abortion Stigma” - Ms. Magazine
“Relatable. What women need.” - Salute Magazine
CTRL ALT DELETE online:
Episodes released at: http://www.ctrlaltdeleteshow.com/videos.html