Trevor Noah. Photo: MATT SAYLES/INVISION/AP

South African-born comedian and 'The Daily Show' host Trevor Noah and his team have been nominated for the best Variety Talk Series category in the 70th Annual Emmy Awards.

Noah bagged his first gong last year in the Best Short Form Variety Series category for his YouTube comedy special, The Daily Show: Between the Scenes, beating Behind the VoiceEpic Rap Battles of History, Honest Trailers and The Star Wars Show.

2018 sees the the late-night talk show's first nomination in the Best Variety Talk Series category with Noah as host. He will be up against US talk show greats like Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert and Britain's James Corden.

The Emmy Awards will be held Monday, 17 September, hosted by "Saturday Night Live" stars Michael Che and Colin Jost.