Comedian, musician, writer, director, actor, and filmmaker Bo Burnham is officially an Emmy award-winner for his Netflix comedy special, Inside!
The Creative Arts Emmy Awards took place this weekend ahead of the Primetime ceremony, which is scheduled to be held next Sunday. The Creative Arts Awards honor outstanding artistic and technical achievements in a variety of television program genres, guest performances in weekly series, as well as exceptional work in the animation, reality, and documentary categories.
Inside was nominated for a total of six Emmy awards, with five eligible in this weekend’s ceremony. The special picked up the first-ever Emmy win for Burnham for Outstanding Music Direction. Burnham also won Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special and Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special.
Burnham’s sixth nomination for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) will be in contention at next week’s Emmys ceremony. The ceremony will air live on CBS on Sunday, September 19 at 5 p.m. PST/8 p.m. EST.
After announcing an end to performing comedy back in 2016, Burnham made a triumphant and surprising return with Inside. Releasing May 30 on Netflix, the special quickly won the hearts and minds of audiences. Surpassing the realm of comedy and choosing to explore the many emotions that come along with quarantine, Inside was written, filmed, directed, and edited in its entirety by Burnham. Through song, self-deprecating meta-footage, and surreal sound and camerawork it becomes clear to audiences that Inside is not only about being physically stuck inside but also mentally stuck inside one’s own head.
Audiences can tune in for an edited presentation of the 2021 Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday, September 18 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FXX.