Stephen Colbert was honoured last night at the 10th annual Oscar Wilde Awards, which recognises the contributions of the Irish in film and television. The easygoing event created by the noprofit US-Ireland Alliance, saw the Colbeard make it’s public debut, becoming an instant hit on the green carpet. The event also marked the return of Colbert’s hipster glasses.
“I have not allowed this to happen to my face since college because I’ve been working professionally pretty constantly since then. I have like nine months where nobody has to see me so I said, ‘I wonder what I look like?'”
But what does Mrs Colbert think of the Colbeard?
“My wife has gotten used to it now. At first she wasn’t sure who this man in bed with her was,” he joked. “She likes it OK, so I guess I’m OK with it.” [E Online]
Congratulations to Jim Hoskinson who has been nominated for a “Directors Guild of America Award” in the category of “Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety / Talk / News / Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming” for Episode #11040 of ‘The Colbert Report’. Jim was previously nominated for his work on ‘The Colbert Report’ in 2007 for “Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Musical Variety” for episode #3052 and in 2013 for “Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Variety / Talk / News / Sports – Regularly Scheduled Programming” for episode #10004.
Following the final episode of ‘The Colbert Report’, the National Portrait Gallery announced that Stephen Colbert’s portrait, which hung above the fire place on the set of ‘The Colbert Report’, will return to “occupy prime placement in the museum’s ‘historic alcove’ — just above the water fountains between the men’s and women’s restrooms on the second floor.”
Congratulations to the staff of The Colbert Report who have won the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award for “Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series.” Congratulations are also in order for The Daily Show, who won the Emmy for “Outstanding Picture Editing For Short-Form Segments And Variety Specials.”