Our favourite export and comedian, Trevor Noah, bagged his very first Emmy Award this past weekend and South Africa is here for it.
Noah has been winning at life since he went international following his appointment as the host of The Daily Show. From becoming a regular at the industry’s most prestigious events, grabbing MTV awards, honoured with a GLAAD Award, having a flame as a girlfriend (we’re kidding, it doesn’t count), buying a very gorgeous R130m apartment (which became a controversial topic,) the release of his book aptly titled Born A Crime and most recently, his world tour.
So, yes scooping this Outstanding Short Form Variety Series Emmy Award for the show’s YouTube comedy special, The Daily Show Between the Scenes, is only but an addition to the list of his wins. Although maybe arguably the most remarkable one in comparison.
Not surprising, he is a favourite among the millennials and has the numbers to back that up. Earlier this year, the show recorded its highest number of viewers since the premiere and averages around 1.6 million total viewers to date.
While he was not at the ceremony to accept the award, he did express his gratitude for the recognition on Twitter.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) September 10, 2017
The country congratulated him via various social media platforms, however, it was Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, who attracted attention for his tweet, having garnered a reputation for only tweeting condolences, for a minute his tweet seemed like business as usual — almost giving us a heart attack but in fact turned out to be an expression of pride.
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) September 11, 2017
Well done Noah, but we still have not forgiven you for not including Cape Town in your world tour.