Bo Burnham fans say he was ‘robbed’ after losing to Hamilton at Emmys

‘I wanted Bo Burnham to win that Emmy so, so badly. Hope he knows he deserved it’ one fan wrote

Peony Hirwani
Monday 20 September 2021 07:15
Comments

Colman pays tribute to her father, who died during the coronavirus pandemic

Bo Burnham’s fans think he was “robbed” after losing the Outstanding Variety Special award to Hamilton at the 2021 Emmy Awards.

The 31-year-old American comedian was nominated for his Netflix comedy special Inside, which won three awards at the Creative Arts Emmys.

The Netflix special was recorded by Burnham in the guest house of his Los Angeles home during the coronavirus pandemic, without a crew or audience.

Many fans of the comedian are unhappy about him not winning the award last night (19 September).

“Oh my. Oh my. Never thought I’d be sad to see Hamilton win an award. I wanted #BoBurnham to win that Emmy so, so badly. Hope he knows he deserved it,” one fan wrote.

“Bo Burnham deserved that 4th award more than anyone out there, no one can convince me otherwise! He has been such an inspiration/comfort to so many people including me, so in my eyes, he won all the awards! Thank you Bo for helping me when I needed it most #boburnham #inside” another said.

“As much as I love #Hamilton, for it to win in this medium vs Dave Chappelle and Bo Burnham who was able to encapsulate such (forgive me) unprecedented times as they did, is really a shame,” one person tweeted.

“I’m sorry I loved Hamilton, I really do but Bo Burnham should’ve won. It’s an amazing special dive by one man during the pandemic expressing how we all felt during this s*** year. He was robbed but a winner in my heart. F*** the #EMMY2021 #boburnham,” another fan wrote.

See the full list of winners here.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged in