“Special” Is Now Emmy-Nominated For Outstanding Short Form Series

The Netflix comedy received its first Emmy nomination on Tuesday.

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If you didn’t need another reason to check out Netflix’s groundbreaking comedy series Special, the show was nominated this past Tuesday by the Primetime Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Short Form Series. (The show received 3 nominations in total.) Creator Ryan O’Connell, who also stars in Special, has been outspoken about how authentically portraying his experience of living with cerebral palsy is crucial to expanding disability representation in Hollywood and the show’s success.

Check out a recent interview Ryan did with the disability organization RespectAbility here.

Congratulations, Ryan!