SA-born Comedian Trevor Noah Scores Prestigious MTV Movie & TV Award, Thanks President Trump


Local fans and celebrities took to social media to congratulate SA-born comedian Trevor Noah on his latest achievement.

Trevor smiled home with the Best TV Host award after the first ever MTV Movie and TV Awards, held in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Consequently, Trevor took to the stage to accept his award, dedicating the historic win to his mother, Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah.

“There is one person I aspire to be every single day,” he said, “and that is my mom: a powerful, strong black woman who never listened when people told her she couldn’t be more.”

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In addition to using the prestigious MTV Movie and TV Awards to give a shout out to his mom, Trevor also seized the opportunity to thank President Donald Trump “for the comedy.”

“Thank you to Donald J. Trump for the comedy. The J stands for Jesus, a lot of people don’t know that,”he said.

He also extended his gratitude to his team at The Daily Show for all the support.

The Daily Show host and SA-born comedian Trevor Noah now has a new accolade to add to his collections. After bagging a Golden Popcorn trophy at the annual event, Trevor couldn’t stop thanking his fans.

Thank you thank you thank you thank you. Wow

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Known previously as the MTV Movie Awards from 1992-2016, the newly revamped MTV Movie & TV Awards debuted on Sunday. The new project now honors both big and small projects, honouring fan favourites in both film and television.

Comedian and actor Adam DeVine who hosted the show kicked things off with a special musical number from “Beauty and the Beast.”

Subsequently, actress Emma Watson, who starred in the Disney blockbuster (Beauty and the Beast), won the night’s award for best actor.

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“I think I’m being given this award because of who Belle is and what she represents. The villagers in our fairytale wanted to make Belle believe the world was smaller than the way that she saw it, with fewer opportunities for her. I love playing someone who didn’t listen to any of that,” Watson said in her acceptance speech.

Notably, this was the first year the awards were made genderless. Instead, female, male, and gender non-binary actors all competed for the awards as one.