Grammys: Amy Poehler Nominated for 'Yes Please' Audio Book

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Amy Poehler

The comedy actress is up for the best spoken word album award.

Amy Poehler is a Grammy nominee.

The comedy actress is up for best spoken-word album for the audio version of her book Yes Please. In that category, she's up against Patti Smith (Blood On Snow), Dick Cavett (Brief Encounters), Jimmy Carter (A Full Life) and Janis Ian and Jean Smart (Patience and Sarah).

Poehler has been nominated for 17 Emmys but unfortunately has yet to win one of the prestigious TV awards. She did win a best comedy actress Golden Globe in 2014 for her work on NBC's Parks and Recreation, for which she also won a Critics Choice award. In 2015, Poehler and the writing team behind the 2014 Golden Globes, which she co-hosted with frequent collaborator Tina Fey, won a Writers Guild award.

Poehler and Fey will next be seen in Universal's movie Sisters.

Fey was nominated for a best spoken word album Grammy in 2012 for her book Bossypants but lost to Betty White.

Still, the category has often been won by comedians in recent years, with Joan Rivers posthumously winning the award last year, Stephen Colbert winning in 2014 and Jon Stewart winning in 2011.

Through her rep, Poehler declined to comment on her Grammy nomination.

Dec. 7, 1:25 p.m. PT This story has been updated with response from Poehler's rep.

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