And he stands a good chance of winning more Emmys this weekend. After all, his acclaimed Netflix special “8:46” received nominations for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded), Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special. In fact, Chappelle shares the directing nomination with “American Factory” Academy and Emmy Award winners Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar of Yellow Springs.
The 73rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, will be telecast Sunday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. on CBS from the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. The ceremony, featuring a limited audience of nominees and guests, will mark a return to live telecast following last year’s virtual edition due to the coronavirus pandemic.