Trevor Noah has had a considerable success in the four years he has served as the host of the Daily Show. He took over the show from the famous comedian John Stewart in 2015 and had since then showed the world why he was chosen for the role. He had a rocky start when he initially started as the host of the show. Tweets of some of his jokes went viral with criticism coming from all over America. Some people termed the jokes as offensive to women and Jews. He later apologized and got the support of Comedy Central who were his employers. The show is a success for Trevor and the Trevor Noah Emmy nomination is a proof that he is going places.
In July, the nomination of The Daily Show, hosted by Trevor Noah, for the Primetime Emmy Award was very well received by himself and the fans. He would marvel at the nomination and took to Twitter to share his joy saying,
“To all the people who voted for us and to all who watch our show I could not be more grateful” he wrote.
How do you get to be nominated for an Emmy?
The Trevor Noah Emmy nomination earlier this year was another milestone that the comedian achieved. How does one bag an Emmy nomination? First, The program, performer or individual achievements must be submitted. An individual who is eligible has to be present for consideration. In this case, Comedy Central may have forwarded The Daily Show for consideration. Once you have been vetted, then you are nominated for an Emmy on the category you would like to be awarded for. There are different categories, and this time the category he was nominated for was the Program category where his show would fit. The show had been snubbed in 2016 and 2017 but in 2018, he got the nomination.
One important thing to note is that it had taken 17 years, since the nomination of “The Chris Rock Show” for a black talk show host to be nominated for an Emmy award.
What Emmy did Trevor Noah win?
Trevor Noah has won a Primetime Emmy award in the past. He won his first award in 2017 in the category of Outstanding Short-Form Variety Series. This particular Trevor Noah award was for the short film “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah – Between the Scenes.”
Trevor Noah awards
Trevor's first Nomination, which would result in him winning the award, was in 2012. He won the Comic of The Year Award at the South African Comics’ Award. In 2014, he won the prize of the Personality of the Year at the MTV Africa Music Awards. His book, Born a Crime, won him four awards in 2017:
- Zora Neale Hurston Award
- NAACP Image Awards for the award of Outstanding Literary Work – Biography / Autobiography
- Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author
- Thurber House in the category of American Humor
The Trevor Noah comedy show has also been able to bag some nominations in 2018. Here are the nominations he has received:
- NAACP Image Awards
- Writers Guild of America Award
- People's Choice Awards
Trevor Noah career
Trevor Noah’s career started back when he was 18 years old. He started as an actor in a South African soap opera Isidingo. Later on, he changed and went from the television scene and switched to radio. He has had a considerable success in comedy, and during his career, he has performed with some of the most famous stand-up comedians including Russell Peters. He was also a guest of The Late Show with David Letterman.
Trevor has also hosted several television programmes. For two years, from 2004 to 2006, he hosted Run The Adventure. In November 2016, Trevor released his first book, "Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood", and it was New York Times bestseller. We can only wish him all the best in his career.
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The comedian has been most successful in the United States. He joined The Daily Show as the host in 2015. He does have quite a following judging from the daily show YouTube subscribers. The latest Trevor Noah news is that he has also gone into production. In 2018, the comedian was named as an executive producer in a show titled Re-Established. He will be collaborating with Roy Wood Jr on the output of the show.
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Trevor Noah has shown people that there is no shame in dreaming. He is an African stand-up comedian who has gained worldwide fame and approval.
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You do not have to be a doctor, a pilot, a lawyer or any of those so-called great professions to make an impact. If you have a dream, whether it is to do comedy, to act, or to win in the Olympics, the power to actualize that dream is with you.