Hannah Gadsby wins Emmy Award

Not nominated for a Logie, but Hannah Gadsby wins a writing award in the US.

Hannah Gadsby has won an Emmy Award for her Netflix comedy special, Nanette.

Gadsby won the Writing for A Variety Special category beating out entries such as Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé, Amy Schumer: Growing and Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh.

She was also nominated in the Variety special (pre-recorded) category but lost out to James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke.

Gadsby’s win follows a billboard campaign in Los Angeles and contrasts with the fact she was never even nominated for a Logie Award this year.


Saturday’s award categories were primarily for unscripted programs: reality, variety special, documentaries, animated program and short form animation, choreography for variety or reality programs, and interactive program.


Variety special (live): Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All In The Family’ And ‘The Jeffersons’

Variety special (pre-recorded): Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool

Choreography for variety or reality programming: Tessandra Chavez, World of Dance

Production design for a variety special: Rent

Production design for a variety, reality or competition series: Saturday Night Live

Structured reality program: Queer Eye

Short form variety series: Carpool Karaoke: the Series

Short form animated program: Love, Death & Robots

Picture editing for a nonfiction program: Bob Eisenhardt, Free Solo

Narrator: Sir David Attenborough, Our Planet

Music composition for a documentary series or special (original dramatic score): Marco Beltrami, Brandon Roberts, Free Solo

Music direction: Alex Lacamoire, Fosse/Verdon

Original music and lyrics: Adam Schlesinger, Rachel Bloom, Jack Dolgen, Antidepressants Are So Not a Big Deal, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Creative achievement in interactive media within an unscripted program: Free Solo

Interactive program: NASA and SpaceX: The Interactive Demo-1 Launch

Technical direction, camerawork, video control for a special: Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special 2019

Technical direction, camerawork, video control for a series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Short form nonfiction or reality series: Creating Saturday Night Live

Writing for a nonfiction program: Anthony Bourdain, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown

Motion design: Patriot Act With Hasan Minhaj

Exceptional merit in documentary filmmaking: (tie) RBG ; The Sentence

Informational series or special: Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown

Documentary or nonfiction special: Leaving Neverland

Documentary or nonfiction series: Our Planet

Makeup for a multi-camera series or special (non-prosthetic): Saturday Night Live

Hairstyling for a multi-camera series or special: Hector Pocasangre, RuPaul’s Drag Race

Costumes for variety, nonfiction or reality programming: Zaldy Goco, Art Conn, RuPaul’s Drag Race

Directing for a reality program: Hisham Abed, Queer Eye

Casting for a reality program: Queer Eye

Directing for a documentary/nonfiction program: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Free Solo

Directing for a variety special: Thom Zimny, Springsteen on Broadway

Animated program: The Simpsons

Character voice-over performance: Seth MacFarlane, Family Guy

Picture editing for variety programming: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

PIcture editing for an unstructured reality program: United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell

Picture editing for a structured reality or competition program: Queer Eye

Sound mixing for a variety series or special: Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul

Sound mixing for a nonfiction program (single or multi-camera): Free Solo

Sound editing for a nonfiction program (single or multi-camera): Free Solo

Lighting design/direction for a variety special: Rent

Lighting design/direction for a variety series: Saturday Night Live

Host for a reality or competition program: RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race

Unstructured reality program: United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell

Cinematography for a nonfiction program: Free Solo

Cinematography for a reality program: Life Below Zero

Further awards today will focus on scripted programs: short form drama and comedy series, casting, cinematography, and guest performers in comedy and drama series.

Primetime Emmy Awards will take place next week, screening Live to Australia at 10am Monday September 23 on FOX8.

Source: Variety

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