Jimmy Kimmel is to host the Emmy Awards for the first time.
The talk show host has been unveiled as presenter of the prestigious ceremony, which honors the best in television and takes place on September 23.
Referring to actor Eddie Murphy - who pulled out of hosting this year's Academy Awards - Jimmy said, "I hope to be able to do for the Emmys this year what Eddie Murphy did for the Oscars."
The telecast of the prestigious ceremony will be executive produced by Don Mischer for the 12th time. The director and producer is "thrilled" to be working on the awards show again. "We love television and look forward to working with the television academy and ABC in creating a show that is fast-paced, humorous, unpredictable, and at times irreverent, but clearly celebratory of our incredible industry," he said in a statement.
Jimmy has previously hosted the American Music Awards and the ESPY Awards and is set to host the White House Correspondents' dinner next month. The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre.
When you think back on the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards—which portion will you remember the most?
For me, it will be George Clooney’s relationships (plural) with the cast members of Modern Family. Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyd, I beg of you two—please make this happen.
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Tonight, the annual Emmy Awards telecast will be aired live on both the East and West Coasts (finally!). The ceremony will also incorporate fan tweets into Jimmy Fallon’s material—but will there be any other surprises in the 2010 broadcast?
Will 30 Rock continue its domination in the Comedy category, or will Glee - or even Modern Family - finally topple the reigning champ? Will Mad Men snag another Best Drama win, or will Lost get a statue for its final season?
What will Conan O’Brien say if he wins for The Tonight Show during this NBC event? Will Elisabeth Moss address soon-to-be ex-husband Fred Armisen if she wins for Best Supporting Actress? Oh – the awkward possibilities are endless!
So who won and who lost at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards? Read our West Coast play-by-play account of this evening’s telecast and find out!
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- The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, 8 p.m.): “Amy’s friends and family forget about her birthday.” Everyone’s so wrapped up with her sister’s wedding to the oily beau-hunk.
- Miss Universe Pageant (NBC, 9 p.m.): “Global beauties compete in swimsuit, evening gown and interview categories at the 59th annual gala, hosted by Bret Michaels and Natalie Morales.” It’s like Bret almost died and went to heaven.
- Rizzoli & Isles (TNT, 10 p.m.): “A shooter aims for runners participating in the Boston Marathon.” Boston Marathon, biathlon—same diff!
“I was obviously thrilled for all of them,” Glee creator Ryan Murphy said of the show’s whopping 19 Emmy nominations, “but the one that I was just like, ‘holy s&^t, that is just great!’ was Chris Colfer.”
Colfer, who plays Kurt Hummel on the series, scored a nod in the Best Supporting Actor category. Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother) and Jon Cryer (Two And a Half Men) are also among the list of nominees.
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Did Jay Leno make an awkward situation even more awkward? Or was he simply being a good sport?
On last night’s broadcast of The Tonight Show, the talk show host brought up the fact that his program was technically nominated for four Emmys yesterday - though it was for work Conan O’Brien’s crew did.
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Conan O’Brien’s surprise Emmy nominations this morning for his work on The Tonight Show prompted NBC to issue a
unexpected statement about their former employee.
The network, which did not see a Jay Leno mention, wrote: “We congratulate Conan and all our nominees on their creative accomplishments and their deserved nominations.”
Conan - who saw his old program receive four noms including one for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series - also delivered his own comment via Twitter. “Congrats to my staff on 4 Emmy nominations. This bodes well for the future of The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” he wrote.
(FYI - You can also follow TV Envy on Twitter.)
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The fans, producers and cast of Glee should be singing with joy today.
The most talked-about new show of the year has landed a staggering 19 Emmy nominations, including Best Comedy Series, Best Actor (Matthew Morrison), Best Actress (Lea Michele), Best Supporting Actress (Jane Lynch) and Best Supporting Actor (Chris Colfer).
Neil Patrick Harris also got a nod for his guest spot in the “Dream On” episode, while Kristin Chenoweth received a nomination for her guest spot in the “Rhodes Not Taken” episode. Other nods fall in the casting, writing and art direction categories.
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The road to the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards officially kicked off early this morning. Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara (who received a nod) and Community‘s Joel McHale (who didn’t) were the ones who had the honor of reading this year’s list of nominees.
Although Mad Men - with 17 nominations - once again topped off all dramas, 30 Rock didnot
lead the comedies. Glee did. The freshman FOX series raked in a total of 19 noms, only a handful short of the overall leader. (HBO’s miniseries, The Pacific, received 24 mentions.) 30 Rock did receive 15 nominations, though, while Modern Family followed closely behind with 14.
The August 29 ceremony - which NBC will air live on both the East and West coasts - will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon. You can see a partial list of nominees after the jump.
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-Singer Katy Perry will be the Mistress of Ceremonies at Teen Choice 2010 on August 9. I wonder if the California Gurl will have any cupcakes for the kids.
-ABC has recruited pro-wrestler Chris Jericho to front their new game show titled Downfall. Chris will first enter the ring on June 22.
-Speaking of hosts, Jimmy Fallon has appointed the emcee of the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards. The NBC broadcast will air on August 29.
-In need of some change in your life? Let Tony Robbins help. NBC will debut Breakthrough with Tony Robbins on July 27 at 8 p.m.
-Is Jeff Probst angling for Larry King’s job? The Survivor fixture says he would love a chance at the CNN post should King leave after his contract expires next year.
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