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Tuesday, 12 December 2023 12:52

Trevor Noah nominated for Golden Globe as Barbie, Oppenheimer dominate nominations.

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

South African comedian, writer, and producer Trevor Noah has been nominated for the first time in the upcoming 81st Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Noah received the prestigious nomination in the category of Best Performance in Stand-up Comedy on Television for his performance on Where Was I.

He was nominated alongside Ricky Gervais, Amy Schumer, Wanda Sykes, Chris Rock and Sarah Silverman.

His nomination comes days before his new comedy special 'Where Was I' premieres on Netflix.

The comedy special, directed by David Paul Meyer, was filmed at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.

Barbie and Oppenheimer tied with nine nominations each, while HBO's Succession led the TV nominations with nine.

Other films with five or more nominations are Martin Scorsese's "Killers of the Flower Moon," "Poor Things" and "Past Lives."

The 81st Golden Globe Awards will be handed out on January 7.

Noah has won various international awards, including a Primetime Emmy in 2017, an MTV Movie & TV Award in 2017 for Best Host, and three NAACP Image Awards in 2022.  He was also the first South African to have hosted the Grammy Awards for the past three years.