Kimmel to host the Primetime Emmy Awards

Kimmel to host the Primetime Emmy Awards

Jimmy Kimmel has been named as the host for this year’s 64th Primetime Emmy Awards. The awards ceremony will air on ABC on the 23rd September.

Previous people to get the top gig have included Glee’s Jane Lynch, Late Night host Jimmy Fallon, How I Met Your Mother’s Neil Patrick Harris, presenter Ryan Seacrest and former Late Night hosts Conan O’Brien & David Letterman.

Kimmel joked “I hope to be able to do for the Emmys this year what Eddie Murphy did for the Oscars” – a quip about Eddie Murphy being forced to pull out of hosting this year’s Oscars ceremony.

Jimmy has previously hosted several awards shows including the American Music Awards and the ABC “after-Oscars” special.

The Hollywood Reporter – “Jimmy Kimmel to Host 2012 Emmy Awards”

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