Hannah Gadsby Just Won An Emmy For Her Netflix Special ‘Nanette’

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Ahead of the major event for this year’s Emmy Awards next weekend, the Creative Arts Emmys are being handed out as speak. And our very own Hannah Gadsby has taken out an Emmy for her Netflix special Nanette.

After winning the MICF Award and co-winning Best Comedy Show at Edinburgh Fringe in 2017, Gadsby filmed the show at the Sydney Opera House in January 2018. Nanette premiered on Netflix last June.

At the Creative Arts Emmys in LA, Gadsby won the award for Best Writing (Variety Special), beating out stand-up specials from Adam Sandler, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes, as well as the Paul McCartney episode of Carpool Karaoke, and Beyoncé’s Homecoming concert film.

Nanette was also up for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded), alongside the Wanda Sykes special, Paul McCartney’s Carpool Karaoke, and concert films by Beyoncé and Bruce Springsteen. She lost out to Carpool Karaoke.

Intended as Gadsby’s swansong, the show made waves around the world for the way it unpacked LGBTIQ+ issues, sexual assault and toxic masculinity, all while deconstructing comedy as a form and the way it builds and breaks tension. The very moving show looked at the way minorities and marginalised peoples use self-deprecating humour in a way that can actually compound hurt.

The show won a Peabody Award back in May.

Gadsby has long been a figure in the Australian stand-up scene. She was up for the MICF Award twice before she won in 2017 and also featured as Hannah in Josh Thomas’ Please Like Me.

She returned to stand-up earlier this year with new show Douglas at Adelaide Fringe and MICF. She’s since taken it worldwide, and was performing the show in New York as her Emmy win was announced.

Hannah Gadsby’s new show Douglas returns to Australia in December. It’s also expected to drop on Netflix in 2020.