LNN has EFF and Zuma to thank for Emmy nomination

By Drum Digital
15 October 2014

The Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola (LNN), eNCA’s political satire show, has received a second International Emmy Award nomination in the category of Best Comedy.

By KHOSI BIYELA

The Late  Nite News with Loyiso Gola (LNN), eNCA’s political satire show, has received a second International Emmy Award nomination in the category of Best Comedy.

This makes Late Nite News the first South African satire show to be nominated two consecutive years for these international awards.

The show is produced by Diprente Films and has been running for four consecutive years. It features South Africa’s most innovative comedians in a combination of traditional news reportage, sketches and live music. Host Loyiso Gola’s weekly dose of biting and no-holds-barred commentary earns him equal amounts of adulation and disdain, depending on which side of the fence he offends.

Upon hearing the news, Gola said: “I am excited. The first time is always cool but the second time feels so much better”.

LNN director Kagiso Lediga said: “This one we definitely owe to the EFF, Jacob Zuma, and Thuli Madonsela. Thank you so much for getting us recognised by the international television fraternity."

"The second nomination is a boost for South African satire as a whole. Five years ago eNCA decided to support local comedians and show the country the importance of satire. The LNN team have proven our faith in them and forever changed the way South Africans approach news and satire. We just can’t imagine democratic commentary now without it", concludes eNCA’s Managing Director Patrick Conroy.

The 41st International Emmy® Awards Gala will be held on Monday, 24 November 2014 and the LNN team is hoping to bring it back home this time.

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