Hannah Gadsby’s ‘Nanette’ has been nominated for a Peabody Award


Hannah Gadsby by Netflix from her special Nanette
Photo: Netflix

Comedian Hannah Gadsby has scored a nomination for a prestigious Peabody Award in the US for her Netflix special Nanette.

Gadsby picked up the nomination in the Entertainment category for the acclaimed special, which brought her back from the brink of retirement to global fame.

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The Peabody Awards were established in 1940 and the awards honour the “most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media” over the previous year including documentaries, news, radio, and podcasting.

Other nominees in the Entertainment category alongside Gadsby include Atypical, Barry, Killing Eve, My Brilliant Friend, Pose, Random Acts of Flyness, The Americans, The Good Place, and This Close.

The honorees will be celebrated at the 78th annual Peabody Awards ceremony, to be held in New York on May 18 and hosted by journalist Ronan Farrow.

Even before Nanette was released on Netflix and got Gadsby international attention, it had won Gadsby multiple awards including Best Show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Adelaide Fringe; and Best Comedy Performer at the Helpmann Awards.

Earlier this year, Gadsby announced the debut of a new stand-up show, titled Douglas and named after her dog.

The show debuted in Melbourne, before a string of dates in the US and more Australian shows in December.

Gadsby will also release her memoir, tentatively titled Ten Steps To Nanette, later in the year.

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