It is undeniable that the United States and the United Kingdom dominate the silver screen. However, especially in recent years, South Africa has increasingly…
The 62nd Grammy Awards nominations are out and, among some of the biggest names in the music industry, South Africa’s very own Trevor Noah is in the running for Best Comedy Album.
The names were officially announced on Wednesday, two months before the show is set to air in 2020, revealing the comedian and Daily Show host’s nomination following the release of his Netflix stand-up special Son of Patricia.
“Today I woke up to the news that I’ve been nominated for a Grammy Award!!! I’m so grateful,” the comedian tweeted in response to the news.
Today I woke up to the news that I’ve been nominated for a Grammy Award!!! I’m so grateful.
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) November 20, 2019
South Africans didn’t miss the opportunity to congratulate Trevor Noah on his achievement, with many taking to Twitter to express their pride and admiration.
Not only are you nominated, you are going to win SA’s first Comedy Grammy! We Stan🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 pic.twitter.com/hE68YLkRmd
— Ofentse Mwase🎞️📽🔥🔥🔥 (@unclescrooch) November 21, 2019
You deserve it. And we are proud of you Trevor!
— mother to joão félix (@LuthoNgqaqu) November 20, 2019
Congratulations I’m so proud of you brother keep raising the South African flag 🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦
— Nellyngwenya7 (@Nellyngwenya71) November 21, 2019
He keeps on making SA proud everyday🔥🙌🙌RESPECT🔥
Trevor Noah pic.twitter.com/bGoboKY2Ly
— Mr Wrong (@Leb0_Lebzah) November 20, 2019
Even the South African Government congratulated the comedian, calling him a “superstar”.
“We are thrilled and very proud of you. A reminder that African child anything is possible!” read the tweet.
South Africa keeps winning! Congratulations to our own superstar Trevor Noah for his Grammy nomination. We are thrilled and very proud of you. A reminder that African child anything is possible! pic.twitter.com/jo95ODnOY4
— South African Government (@GovernmentZA) November 21, 2019
Meanwhile, Ellen DeGeneres, Aziz Ansari, Dave Chappelle and Jim Gaffigan were also nominated in the Comedy category for their recent stand-up specials as well.
Other names dominating the list of nominations in 84 categories include Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish, Lil Nas X and H.E.R.
Feature image: screenshot, @Trevornoah via Twitter