Jon Stewart’s hopes of winning an Emmy this year have become a little harder after a recent decision from The TV Academy.
Apple+ had allegedly requested to be placed in the nonfiction series category which appears ar less competitive.
There has been some confusion, according to the outlet as to why David Letterman’s Netflix series won’t fall under the same category this year.
Variety cites the documentary style of Letterman’s show, at odds with the far more familiar late-night feel on Apple+ with Stewart.
Netflix’s Letterman is now known for his long-format interviews, ditching the usual traps of his old CBS job. The 76-year-old now takes on a far more inquisitive television role since making his debut on the streaming platform in 2019.
The comedy legend just recently travelled to Ukraine to speak to Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Stewart’s Emmy-winning odds
It’s known in the late-night space that winning an Emmy whenever John Oliver is in the room is quite the challenge.
Oliver is the dark horse in the television category, often dominating the social media space every week with his impressive long-form monologues. No other late-night show appears to attract more attention online than the British-American host.
Oliver has shockingly won the award seven times in a row. We weren’t kidding when we mentioned a challenge…
Jon Stewart however has become somewhat of an internet sensation in recent months. The former Daily Show host has been applauded by audiences for his recent interviews.
Some have even described the political commentator as the current best in America.
If Jon is able to come out on top, it would be quite the television moment. Stewart has some time though to make an impression, with the award show still months away.