The Will Smith And Meghan Markle Netflix Special From Chris Rock Gets The Highest Emmy Recognition

Published 08/17/2023, 10:30 AM EDT

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Netflix ventured into the arena of performances with the face of the biggest controversies of all time. Chris Rock got a chance at his own stand-up special, only this time it was a show. His comedy special was a comeback after 5 dormant years in the arena. Plus, fans looked forward to it since it was the first time post the Will Smith and his Slapgate fiasco. Moreover, at this live event in Baltimore, Maryland, special guests like Abdul Karim Jabbar and David Spade made an appearance. 

While Rock’s comedy special was laced with eyebrow-raising topics of Smith and the famous Royal exit of Meghan Markle, the actor might add new accolades to his shelf. 

The comedian strikes again

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The Chris Rock: Selective Outrage had an unforgettable air of electricity and excitement. In recent news by Netflix Queue, the Everybody Hates Chris actor got nominated for three Emmy awards! They were in the categories of Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special, Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special, and Outstanding Variety Special (Live). The Madagascar actor had not spoken about the 2022 Oscar controversy, but when he did, he earned a lot of fans. And now the critical acclaim.

The Netflix audience viewed this show for 798M minutes and made it jump the charts. Moreover, famous NBA stars like Jabbar,  who wrote opinions after the Slapgate fiasco, spruced up the event.

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Though once the 58-year-old comedian admitted to leaving the Paul Pelosi joke, he made enough news with the jokes on the Duchess of Sussex.

The Royal exit remains the favorite topic

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The comedian left no stones unturned after his initial silence. He even took a bold jibe at the recent royal exit of ‘Harry and Meghan.’ He commented about how she married, knowing their persistent racism in advance. He made the classic “trouble with the in-laws” comment and had a hearty dad laugh.

He went a step further and chuckled at the news about the races of their incoming baby, which he countered with his own thought of how black people were curious to guess the color since the possibilities were endless. Rock’s comedy definitely strikes chords, and sometimes a slap.

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Do you think Rock will win all those Emmys? Comment below and let us know.

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Rishika Bhardwaj

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Rishika Bhardwaj is an entertainment reporter at Netflix Junkie. She has a knack for giving unbiased reviews and is always excited about providing readers with both sides of a coin. Although she is new to the scene, her love for crime and dark comedy dramas goes back a long way.

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