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Hannah Gadsby Just Picked Up An Emmy For 'Nanette'

Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby has received an Emmy Award for her acclaimed Netflix special, 'Nanette'.

Gadsby won the gong for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, beating out Beyoncé's 'Homecoming', 'Springsteen On Broadway' and 'Wanda Sykes: Not Normal'.

The award was handed out at the Microsoft Theatre in LA, the first of two evenings of Creative Arts categories, a week ahead of the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards.

Comedian Hannah Gadsby speaks onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California on September 17, 2018 (Getty Images).

Gadsby's critically acclaimed standup show was recorded at the Sydney Opera House and picked up by Netflix in 2018.

The show was performed more than 200 times all over Australia, as well as in the UK and the US, and nabbed Gadsby Best Show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Adelaide Fringe.

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Gadsby earlier explained to Peter Helliar on 'The Project' that the show "was not a performance".

"It was lived. I could feel it in my body. I felt hurt. I felt pain. The grief of a wasted life a bit."

The show was originally planned to be Gadsby's swansong in the comedy industry, but its success, and impact, around the globe pushed her to reconsider. She also joked that she "hasn't got any other skillsets".

Gadsby's new show, Douglas, continues across Europe and the UK next month, before returning to Australia at the end of the year.

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