And The 2016 Emmy Awards Host Is...

Posted: Mar 7 2016, 8:25am CST | by , in News | Latest TV News

And the 2016 Emmy Awards Host is...
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Let the speculation cease! ABC confirmed this morning that the host of the Primetime Emmy Awards, which will take place on Sunday, September 18, 2016, will be none other than late night host Jimmy Kimmel! This will be Kimmel's second time hosting the awards, as he hosted in 2012.

The go to for the Emmy Awards has been to have someone working within the channel host them, which makes Kimmel a good, if not a little predictable, of a choice. Jimmy had glowing reviews when he hosted in 2012, which was the last time that ABC had the show - it switches between the channels for fairness.

For example, last year Andy Samberg hosted the show because it was on Fox, and they have no late night programming. Samberg is an SNL alum and a star or Fox's primetime comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, so that made him a good choice. However, he did such a good job that Fox offered him and his Lonely Island colleagues a sketch-comedy series.

Jimmy Kimmel Live was a bit of sleeper hit at first, but his brand of humor has struck a chord with not only viewers, but the viral audience as well. Now in its 14th season, Jimmy Kimmel Live has earned five Emmy nominations for Outstand Variety Series Talk category, Writing for a Variety Series, and Variety, Music or Comedy Series nominations.

In other Emmy news, Bob Bain will be the executive producer at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which will take place at the Microsoft Theater on Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11.

The Academy will announce nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards during the morning of Thursday, July 14.

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