Creative Arts Emmys: Dave Chappelle's 'Sticks & Stones' Wins Directing, Writing for a Variety Special

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The comedian's latest Netflix stand-up special three Creative Arts Emmys throughout the week.

Dave Chappelle's Netflix stand-up special Sticks & Stones won for directing, writing of a variety special as well as best variety special pre-recorded at Saturday's Creative Arts Emmys.

Chappelle beat fellow nominees Tiffany Haddish, John Mulaney, Jerry Seinfeld, and Hannah Gadsby in the variety special (pre-recorded) category, as well as Patton Oswalt and Seth Meyers in the writing category. The comedian headed into Emmys season with six nominations for Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones, and two for Dave Chappelle: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize For American Humor.

Earlier this year, his latest Netflix stand-up special won best comedy album award at the 2020 Grammys. His latest effort covers everything from gun control to the opioid crisis, though much of the focus is on Chappelle's views of "cancel culture." He examines what he describes as "celebrity hunting season" through the lens of the accusations and controversies surrounding Michael Jackson, R. Kelly and Kevin Hart.

"This is the worst time ever to be a celebrity," Chappelle says in the special. "You're gonna be finished. Everyone's doomed. Michael Jackson has been dead for 10 years, and this n— has two new cases."

Winners were announced as part of the five-night virtual Creative Arts Emmys event, hosted by Byer, which started on Monday and culminated in Saturday's two-hour broadcast ceremony on FXX. The Primetime Emmys will follow on Sunday, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel from an audience-less Staples Center.