Australia’s own Hannah Gadsby has just picked up a big honour in Los Angeles, winning the award for outstanding writing in a variety special at the Creative Arts Emmys.
The awards, which are being handed out over two nights this weekend at the Microsoft Theatre, honour technical and creative achievements in television.
The hosts of Saturday night’s ceremony were an eclectic and highly entertaining bunch, including the likes of Jeff Goldblum, Marie Kondo, Nick Kroll and Lisa Kudrow.
Hannah Gadsby was also nominated in the outstanding variety special (pre-recorded) category, in a field that also included Beyoncé, but lost out to the Paul McCartney edition of Car Pool Karaoke.
James Corden‘s series picked up several other wins in the technical direction and short form variety series categories.
Amongst the other winners, Queer Eye picked up the award for best structured reality show, in addition to awards for best editing, casting and directing.
RuPaul’s Drag Race also cleaned up, taking home awards for outstanding costumes and hair-styling, as well as an award for outstanding host to RuPaul.
👑 Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program
👑 Outstanding Costumes For Variety, Nonfiction, or Reality Programming
👑 Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special pic.twitter.com/GnB0KesZ6c
— RuPaul’s Drag Race (@RuPaulsDragRace) September 15, 2019
Earlier this year, Netflix announced that it had picked up the rights to the latest Hannah Gadsby special, Douglas.
— Television Academy (@TelevisionAcad) September 15, 2019