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Tasmanian screen star wins National award

Elise Archer, Minister for the Arts

Congratulations to Tasmanian comedian Hannah Gadsby, who has been recognised at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards.

Hannah won the award for Best Performance in a Television Comedy for her ground-breaking Netflix special Nanette, which was filmed during a live performance at the Sydney Opera House.

In Nanette, Hannah draws upon complex and at times confronting moments from her life as an LGBTI woman, to comment on the obstacles female comedians often face when developing and performing their craft.

Hannah has performed Nanette throughout Australia, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and in the United States, to worldwide acclaim.

The Hodgman Majority Liberal Government is proud to see local talent recognised on a national and international stage.

Tasmanian resident and producer, Sue Clothier was also successful in taking home an award, winning Best Documentary or Factual Program for her work producing the pioneering ABC series Employable Me.

A full list of AACTA Awards winners can be found here: www.aacta.org/aacta-awards/winners-and-nominees/