Flight of the Egot: Bret McKenzie could get one step closer to the grand slam if he wins songwriting Emmy this weekend

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Flight of the Egot: Bret McKenzie could get one step closer to the grand slam if he wins songwriting Emmy this weekend
The comedy music duo Flight of the Conchords — New Zealanders Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie — have been gradually racking up kudos for more than a decade, but Egot is around the corner for one of them. They won a Grammy together for Best Comedy Album, and then McKenzie won an Oscar for his original song “Man or Muppet” from the 2011 “The Muppets” movie. Now they’re up for an Emmy at this weekend’s Creative Arts Awards, so if they’re finally awarded by the television academy, McKenzie will be three-quarters of the way to the showbiz grand slam.

The Conchords are nominated for Best Music and Lyrics for writing the song “Father and Son” from their HBO special “Live in London.” But this isn’t the first time they’re trying to win the favor of the television academy — far from it. Their series “Flight of the Conchords” ran
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