Aussie comedian Hannah Gadsby will be presenting a goddamn Emmy award at this year’s 70th Primetime Emmy Awards.
Not bad, not bad at all.
The world got to know Gadsby following the premiere of her heart shattering stand-up special Nanette on Netflix back in June. Almost immediately, Gadsby was skyrocketed into international stardom with The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Rolling Stone (to name three) all praising Gadsby for her presentation of identity, queerness, misogyny, and homophobia.
Despite sharing her plans to quit comedy during Nanette because she no longer wants to make herself, or other minorities, the “joke” anymore, Gadsby told Jimmy Fallon she’d be an “idiot” to quit comedy now.
Since the show’s original debut in 2017, Gadsby has been honoured with the Best Comedy award at the 2017 Adelaide Fringe Show, the 2017 Barry Award for most outstanding comedy at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, and the 2017 Best Comedy Show at the Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
Gadsby was also named 2017’s Best Comedy Performer at the Helpmann Awards in Sydney.
Nanette is available on Netflix now.
Per E!News, other presenters at this year’s Emmy Awards include Queer Eye‘s wonderful Tan France, Bobby Berk, and Karamo Brown. Then there’s also Claire Foy, Tina Fey, Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, Millie Bobby Brown, Connie Britton for her recent return to American Horror Story, fellow AHS alum and queen Angela Bassett, Alec Baldwin, Kit Harrington, and Patricia Arquette.
Fellow Aussie Eric Bana will also be presenting an award.
In other words, lots of huge names on that list – another reminder of just how far Hannah Gadsby has come.
The 70th Primetime Emmys ceremony will take place on September 17. In Australia, you can catch the event on Foxtel’s Fox 8 or stream it on Foxtel Now from 10am on Tuesday, September 18.
Otherwise, I’m sure Twitter will be at your service.