For the first time since the year 2001, The Daily Show, an iconic Comedy Central satire program, was not nominated for an Emmy.
The Daily Show has received a nomination for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series Program, or Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Series Program in every Emmy class for the last 15 years. The show won the former category for 10 consecutive years from 2003 to 2012. Jon Stewart, who anchored the program from 1999 until 2015, was nominated for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program four times.
The Emmy recognizes excellence in television by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
The program has suffered since millennial Trevor Noah took over Stewart’s news desk as anchor 10 months ago. His performance has been widely panned by critics who have criticized an underwhelming stewardship of the flagship program in caustic terms. In that period, the audience size has retracted 37% compared to Stewart’s nightly numbers in his final season as host. (RELATED: Is New ‘Daily Show’ Host Trevor Noah Anti-Israel)
Noah himself recognizes the transition has not gone smoothly.
“I know there are moments where I feel like I have excelled or reached where I would like to be. But I’m far from, from where I would like to end up,” he told Reuters on Wednesday.
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