Hannah Gadsby

Hannah Gadsby

From small-town Tasmania, Hannah Gadsby began her stand-up career in 2006 when she was discovered at the Hobart Comedy Festival.

But in 2017 she announced her retirement from comedy with the show Nanette, which won both the Edinburgh Comedy Award (which she shared with John Robins), and the Barry award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

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Emmy nominations for Hannah Gadsby, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and more

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel leads shortlists

John Oliver, What We Do In The Shadows, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Hannah Gadsby  have all been nominated for Emmy awards.

But Amazon’s comedy The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel dominated the shortlists, with 20 nods.

Waller-Bridge was nominated as host of Saturday Night Live, which has been nominated for 15 awards.

Gadsby was twice-nominated for her Netflix special, facing off against such fellow big-hitters as Dave Chappelle, Jerry Seinfeld, John Mulaney and Tiffany Haddish.

What We Do In The Shadows secured eight nominations, including three separate nods for best comedy writing.

In drama, Netflix’s Ozark and HBO’s Succession - written by Peep Show’s Jesee Armstron – notched up  18 nominations each.

In other categories, Tracey Ullman is nominated for supporting actress in a limited series or movie for her role in Mrs America, while Tituss Burgess is up in the male version of the same category for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend.

The accolades will be handed out on September 20, at a televised hosted by Jimmy Kimmel

Here are the main comedy categories:

LEAD ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Don Cheadle, Black Monday
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek
Ramy Youssef, Ramy

LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Christina Applegate, Dead To Me
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Linda Cardellini, Dead to Me
Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek 
Issa Rae, Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

OUTSTANDING VARIETY/TALK SERIES

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

Curb Your Enthusiasm
Dead to Me
The Good Place
Insecure
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Schitt’s Creek
What We Do In The Shadows

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
William Jackson Harper, The Good Place
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Sterling K. Brown, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Mahershala Ali, Ramy
Kenan Thompson, Saturday Night Live
Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Betty Gilpin, GLOW
D’Arcy Carden, The Good Place
Yvonne Orji, Insecure
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Marin Hinkle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Cecily Strong, Saturday Night Live
Annie Murphy, Schitt’s Creek

VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

A Black Lady Sketch Show
Drunk History
Saturday Night Live

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES Fred Willard as Frank Dunphy in Modern Family

Dev Patel as Joshua in Modern Love
Adam Driver as host of  Saturday Night Live
Eddie Murphy as host of   aturday Night Live
Brad Pitt as Dr. Anthony Fauci in Saturday Night Live
Luke Kirby as Lenny Bruce in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

OUTSTANDING GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Angela Bassett as Mo in A Black Lady Sketch Show
Maya Rudolph as Senator Kamala Harris in  Saturday Night
Phoebe Waller-Bridge as host of Saturday Night Live
Maya Rudolph as The Judge in The Good Place
Wanda Sykes as Moms Mabley in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Bette Midler as Hadassah Gold in The Politician

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Gail Mancuso for Modern Family
Ramy Toussef for Ramy
Andrew Cividino and Daniel Levy for Schitt’s Creek
Matt Shakman for The Great
Amy Sherman-Palladino for  The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Daniel Palladino for  The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
James Burrows for Will & Grace

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

Daniel Levy for Schitt’s Creek
David West Read for Schitt’s Creek
Michael Schur for The Good Place
Tony McNamara for The Great
Stefani Robinson for What We Do In The Shadows
Sam Johnson and Chris Marcil for What We Do In The Shadows
Paul Simms for What We Do In The Shadows

OUTSTANDING VARIETY SPECIAL (PRE-RECORDED)

Dave Chappelle for Sticks & Stones
Dave Chappelle for  The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize For American Humor
Hannah Gadsby for Douglas
Jerry Seinfeld for 23 Hours To Kill
John Mulaney & The Sack Lunch Bunch
Tiffany Haddish: Black Mitzvah

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Published: 28 Jul 2020

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