Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby beats rivals Beyoncé and Amy Schumer for Emmy Award win

Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby has won her first Primetime Emmy Award for her globally acclaimed Netflix special Nanette.

Hannah, 41, beat rivals Adam Sandler, Beyoncé and Amy Schumer for the coveted award in the Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special category.

The writer, actor and television presenter announced she was ‘pretty chuffed’ to be nominated in July, but is yet to comment on her win.

Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby beats rivals Adam Sandler, Beyoncé and Amy Schumer as she's awarded her first Emmy Award for Nanette

Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby beats rivals Adam Sandler, Beyoncé and Amy Schumer as she's awarded her first Emmy Award for Nanette

Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby beats rivals Adam Sandler, Beyoncé and Amy Schumer as she’s awarded her first Emmy Award for Nanette

Stand-up special Nanette, which was Filmed before an audience at the Sydney Opera House, is also nominated for Outstanding Variety Special (pre-recorded).

It covered Hannah’s experience with homophobia and pain.

Ahead of the official televised ceremony later this month, The Television Academy tweeted the good news on Saturday.

‘The #Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special goes to @Hannahgadsby for Hannah Gadsby: Nanette!’

Actor Russell Crowe tweeted his congratulations to Hannah, while Today Extra host David Campbell wrote: ‘So deserving for such an incredible show!’ 

'I'm pretty chuffed': Hannah celebrated her two Emmy nominations in July via a simple Tweet and Instagram post

'I'm pretty chuffed': Hannah celebrated her two Emmy nominations in July via a simple Tweet and Instagram post

‘I’m pretty chuffed’: Hannah celebrated her two Emmy nominations in July via a simple Tweet and Instagram post

Star: Hannah is currently riding the wave of Hollywood success, after her stand-up special Nanette launched on Netflix in 2018

Star: Hannah is currently riding the wave of Hollywood success, after her stand-up special Nanette launched on Netflix in 2018

Star: Hannah is currently riding the wave of Hollywood success, after her stand-up special Nanette launched on Netflix in 2018

Hannah’s win comes after she presented the award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in 2018.

She is currently riding the wave of Hollywood success, after her stand-up special Nanette launched on Netflix in 2018. 

In May, the Tasmanian-born comic announced her follow-up stand-up show will be turned into a special for the streaming platform next year.

At the FYSEE event in Los Angeles: Hannah said: ‘I’m so excited to announce today that Douglas will be released on Netflix in 2020.’

Hannah is currently touring her new hour-long stand-up show Douglas, named after her beloved dog, around the globe.   

'I'm really enjoying touring with the live performance, but there will be places in the world that I won't be able to visit, so it's wonderful that Netflix will bring the show to every corner of the globe,' Hannah said

'I'm really enjoying touring with the live performance, but there will be places in the world that I won't be able to visit, so it's wonderful that Netflix will bring the show to every corner of the globe,' Hannah said

‘I’m really enjoying touring with the live performance, but there will be places in the world that I won’t be able to visit, so it’s wonderful that Netflix will bring the show to every corner of the globe,’ Hannah said

Another hit? Hannah's (pictured) highly anticipated Nanette follow-up, Douglas (named after her beloved dog), has been secured by Netflix for 2020

Another hit? Hannah's (pictured) highly anticipated Nanette follow-up, Douglas (named after her beloved dog), has been secured by Netflix for 2020

Another hit? Hannah’s (pictured) highly anticipated Nanette follow-up, Douglas (named after her beloved dog), has been secured by Netflix for 2020

‘I’m really enjoying touring with the live performance, but there will be places in the world that I won’t be able to visit, so it’s wonderful that Netflix will bring the show to every corner of the globe,’ Hannah said.  

There are still tickets left for Australian tickets for December 2019. 

The overnight success of Hannah was more than 10 years in the making, with her award-winning stand-up shows a sell-out fixture in festivals across Australia and the UK since 2009. 

She also played a character called Hannah on the TV series Please Like Me, alongside fellow Australian comedian Josh Thomas. 

The 2019 Emmy Awards will be held on Monday September 23, Australian time. 

'Nanette is her own beast': Despite the critical acclaim of Nanette handling tough topics, like homophobia and misogyny, Hannah told Variety she wasn't worried about topping it with her new special

'Nanette is her own beast': Despite the critical acclaim of Nanette handling tough topics, like homophobia and misogyny, Hannah told Variety she wasn't worried about topping it with her new special

‘Nanette is her own beast’: Despite the critical acclaim of Nanette handling tough topics, like homophobia and misogyny, Hannah told Variety she wasn’t worried about topping it with her new special

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