Hannah Gadsby wins an Emmy

Hannah Gadsby has taken home an Emmy Award for her groundbreaking stand-up special Nanette.

Nanette, which was released on Netflix in 2018, also took home the Best Comedy Show award at the Edinburgh Fringe, the Most Outstanding Show award at the Melbourne Comedy Festival, a Peabody award and a Helpmann.

The latest accolade is the ‘Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special’ award at the Emmys. Other nominees in the category included Adam Sandler, Amy Schumer, James Corden, Beyoncé and Wanda Sykes.

“I wrote Nanette as a way to tell my little story to my little corner of the world,” said Gadsby. “I wrote it in the hope it would provide catharsis to myself and to those who existed in the same margins I did. Instead, my story has been pushed into every corner of the world – including places where stories like mine are not told – and I have been connected to so many different people in a way that I could never have expected.

“Thank you to everyone who helped Nanette find a voice on stage and then on screens, especially my friends at Netflix and thank you to the Academy for this amazing honour.”

Congratulations to Hannah and all the other nominees! Australian and New Zealand comedy fans can catch Hannah’s new show Douglas in December and January, all details here.