One of the longest streaks in Primetime Emmy Awards history came to an end Sunday (Sept. 22) when something other than “The Daily Show” won the award for outstanding variety series.
Jon Stewart‘s show had won the award for a whopping 10 years in a row — the last show other than “The Daily Show” to win in the category was “The Late Show with David Letterman” in 2002. The award will stay at Comedy Central, however — the streak-breaker was none other than “TDS” companion show “The Colbert Report.”
Host and executive producer Stephen Colbert was obviously tickled at the honor. “It’s a cliche to say it’s an honor just to be nominated — but it’s also a lie,” he joked on stage.
“The Colbert Report” also won the Emmy for best writing for a variety series on Sunday, stopping a two-year “Daily Show” streak.