Colbert Hosts Grammys, Wins One

Stephen Colbert (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Stephen Colbert (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

By The Associated Press — Comic Stephen Colbert didn’t just host the Grammys. He won one, too.

The Comedy Central host won his first Grammy for the soundtrack to his surrealistic holiday special, “A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All.” He’d been nominated for a spoken word Grammy once before.

“This is a Christmas album, so obviously I should thank Jesus Christ for having such a great birthday,” Colbert said in accepting the prize Sunday at the ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Throughout his opening monologue, he kept asking his daughter Madeline, sitting in the audience, whether he was cool. She kept shaking her head no. But upon his Grammy win, she nodded, her eyes wet with tears.

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