- Trevor Noah has given South Africans a reason to celebrate once again
- The internationally recognised comedian has bagged six Emmy nominations for the popular The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
- He took to social media to thank all who were involved in making the show the success that it is
Trevor Noah is flying the South African flag high in America and has made us proud yet again. The internationally-renowned comedian bagged a total of six Emmy nods for his late night show, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
The nominees were announced on Tuesday evening and Trevor Noah's odds are looking good to scoop the prestigious award.
His show is nominated in: Variety Talk Series, Writing for a Variety Series, Directing for a Variety Series, Sound Mixing for a Variety Series or Special, Picture Editing for Variety Programming, and Short Form Non-Fiction or Reality Series categories.
The delighted South African took to social media to share his excitement with the world. He shared a picture of himself along with the caption:
"Tired and scruffy but blessed and fulfilled. Truly incredible to see The Daily Show team nominated for six Emmys this year! Is this even real life? Thank you the Television Academy for the honour!”
Mzansi celebrities and social media users flooded his mentions to congratulate him on the incredible accomplishment.
Nandi Madida said:
“Always making South Africa proud! Continue to soar."
Celeste Ntuli said:
"Tired and scruffy yes, but still fantastic and deserving. Congratulations to you and everyone at The Daily Show!"
"Well done fellow South African! (Scruffy and all)"
"Congratulations! Well-deserved. Keep up the great and much-needed work."
The Emmy Awards will take place on 20 September, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.
Meanwhile, on 26 March, the organisers of the SAMA awards were forced to postpone the date of the event indefinitely.
This was because of the looming danger that the spread of coronavirus in the country was posing. However, since it looks like it might take a while before we go back to the old life that we've always known, we might have to learn to embrace the new normal.
As a result, the 26th edition of the SAMA awards might be one of a kind. On 9 July, the organisers of the event released the details of the nominees, and sadly, Master KG and Makhadzi were not featured in the list.
Nonetheless, these are the SAMA awards nominees list for the different categories and the codes assigned to each one of them.
Unlike the previous years where the event would take place on one day, the 26th edition is going to take place on five different episodes that will stream between 3 August and 7 August 2020. The episodes will run from 9:30pm and the first four will be 30 minutes long. The last episode, which will be the grand finale, will be 45 minutes long.
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