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.