SA's Emmy hopefuls

'Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola' and 'Masterchef SA' have been nominated for Emmy Awards.

'Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola' and 'Masterchef SA' have been nominated for Emmy Awards.

NEW YORK - South Africa has two shots at bringing home an International Emmy Award at tonight's ceremony.

Teams from the production houses behind Masterchef SA and Late Nite News (LNN) with Loyiso Gola are in New York for the ceremony.

The popular local reality cooking show was nominated in the non-scripted entertainment category and LNN was nominated in the comedy category.

LNN executive producer Kagiso Lediga said the show is up against three other shows in the category.

He said it was an honour just to have been nominated for such a prestigious award.