South African Trevor Noah left with his first Emmy this end of the week at the honor’s Creative Arts function in LA, taking the best prize for his YouTube comedy special, The Daily Show: Between the Scenes.
The unique comedian won the Emmy for Best Short Form Variety Series, beating out Behind the Voice, Epic Rap Battles of History, Honest Trailers and The Star Wars Show.
Trevor was playing out his exceptional comic drama appear in Washington DC and was not in participation at the service to acknowledge his honor.
The win will be some solace to Trevor and his group after they passed up a great opportunity for an assignment in the Best Variety Talk Series classification at the current year’s honors.
Grammy-winning musician and songwriter Common also won his first Emmy for his song Letter to the Free from his documentary film 13th. The song scooped an award in the Best Music and Lyrics category.
The Creative Arts awards recognize the best achievements in non-fiction, variety, reality, and animation on US TV. The main ceremony will be held this weekend and will be presented by US late night host Stephen Colbert.