Emmys 2021: Hamilton Wins Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

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Emmys 2021: Hamilton Wins Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)

It won over projects by David Byrne, Bo Burnham, and Dave Chappelle, plus two TV reunion specials

LinManuel Miranda at Hamiltons Broadway reopening

Lin-Manuel Miranda at Hamilton’s Broadway reopening (Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)

Hamilton has won the 2021 Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) at tonight’s ceremony. The Disney+ production, which documented the Broadway show, won over reunions of Friends and The West Wing, David Byrne’s American Utopia, Bo Burnham’s Inside, and Dave Chappelle’s 8:46.

Multiple actors were also nominated for Emmys this year in connection with their Hamilton roles: Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr. for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie, plus supporting actor and actress nods for Daveed Diggs, Anthony Ramos, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo, and Jonathan Groff. Thomas Kail also got a nomination for Outstanding Directing.

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