Two Ugandans, Joseph Opio and David Kibuuka have been nominated for the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. This year’s awards are recognising outstanding performances in the Television industry between June 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020.
Both Opio and Kibuuka have been nominated for their outstanding work as screen writers for the Daily Show with Trevor Noah.
Opio, who is a lawyer by profession and former accountant with Deloitte first started out in comedy when he was in Uganda. He was a host for LOL, a show that used to run on Urban TV but after two seasons, he decided to move to New York where he met Trevor Noah and started writing jokes for his show.
He has been nominated for two Writers Guild of America awards for writing for the Daily show.
David Kibuuka on the other hand is also a Ugandan screen writer, producer and comedian as well. He has starred in movies like Blitz Patrollie, Bunny Choe, Font, Die Antwoord, among others. Kibuuka won the Image awards at NAACP awards in 2019.
He has been nominated for the South African Film and festival awards, Writers Guild of America awards, PGA awards, and now the Emmys.
The awards ceremony will be happening on September 21 this year at the Microsoft theater in California.