Katy Perry thanks Left Shark for Emmy nomination after Super Bowl dancing went viral

The inept shark broke the internet during Perry's halftime performance

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Katy Perry has thanked the Left Shark from her Super Bowl performance after she got nominated for an Emmy.

Game of Thrones and Mad Men received the most nominations, but musician Perry also got a nomination under the Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program category for her halftime show at the Super Bowl XLIX.

The shark, who was one of her backup dancers, went viral during the performance for his messy choreography and awkward moves.

The Hollywood Reporter declared the Left Shark ‘the unlikely hero’ of the show, while memes, gifs and viral stories about the shark dominated social media.

In a tweet, Perry said she was proud of everyone involved, ‘especially #leftshark’, and included a cartoon of her in the shark costume.

Perry has tried to trademark the left shark following the performance, but has met a few roadblocks, with the US Trademark Office saying it isn’t her design to trademark.

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