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Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The doyen of the night celebrated the 20th birthday of his ABC show in January. He is the only nominee from this group to have won an Emmy (he has received three). But the only other name for him this year is directing.
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
For the final season of its South African host in the hosting chair, the Comedy Central show earned its sixth consecutive nomination in this category. It’s tied for a high category with three total nominations (including writing, but not directing).
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Selected over his NBC entry, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallonfor the second year in a row, this category’s lone nominee from the 12:35 a.m. timeslot earned only one other nomination, for writing.
The problem with Jon Stewart
the daily program he won 10 times under Stewart’s watch. This marks the first season of eligibility for his Apple TV+ show in this category after being nominated last year for Featured Nonfiction Series and for Writing. This year, it is also for directing.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
The Colbert Report twice won this award, and CBS’ late show he is nominated for the seventh consecutive year. with champion last week tonight ineligible and as the only nominee in this category with both directing and writing nominations, it is the new favorite.
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A Black Lady Sketch Show
This groundbreaking show has been nominated for all four seasons, but faces an uphill climb to win with three nominations (undirected and unscripted), the lowest tier in its category, and a longtime fellow HBO nominee. been a favorite of the TV Academy.
Saturday night live
Although the six-time NBC champion’s 48th season was interrupted by the writers’ strike, he earned a category-high nine nominations, including directing and writing. But no regular cast member was nominated for the first time since 2007.
last week tonight
Given its once-a-week format, this British-hosted HBO show was knocked out of the talk series category it dominated (it has won in each of the past seven years). Its most recent season garnered four nominations, including directing and writing.
This story first appeared in an independent August issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, Click here for subscribe.