20 February 2017

Trevor Noah scoops two awards at the NAACP Image Awards

Comedian Trevor Noah's book "Born A Crime" won two awards at the 48th annual NAACP Image Awards.

Trevor won in the categories Outstanding Literary Work and Debut Author and Outstanding Literary Work -- Biography/ Autobiography.

The "Daily Show" host said when he wrote the book his only hope was that people would read it. All the awards and everything that has happened since the release of his book has been a blessing he had never dreamed of.

Taking to social media to share the good news with his fans, Trevor wrote on Facebook, "Such an honour to receive two NAACP Image Awards for my book "Born A Crime". Thank you to every single person who has shared in my story."
 

About last night- Such an honour to receive 2 NAACP Image Awards for my book "Born A Crime". When I wrote the book my only hope was that people would read it. Everything that has happened since is a giant blessing I never dreamed of.  #mzansi4sho🇿🇦

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The NAACP Image Awards is presented by the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People to honour outstanding people of colour in film, television, music, and literature.

Beyoncé also won big, walking away with three awards in the music category for Best Female Artist, Best Music Video and Best Album.

Other winners included Laurence Fishburne (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series), Viola Davis (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture) and Regina King (Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie).

Trevor also recently received a Zora Neale Hurston Award for his book at the Book and Media awards.
 

What a huge honor! Many thanks to the #ALA - My English teacher would be so proud! #ZoraNealeHurstonAward #bornacrime #trevornoah #rusa

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