Andy Samberg to host Emmys for 2015
Brooklyn Nine-Nine star lands his first time hosting role of a major television event.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg has been announced as host of the Emmy Awards – his first time hosting a major television event.
“Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers!” said Samberg in a statement. “Like, in general you should buckle your seat belts in your car. In fact, even if you’re not an Emmy viewer, you should buckle your seat belt. It can be dangerous on the road. Also, if you’re not an Emmy viewer, you should strongly consider becoming one this year, because I’m hosting, and it’s gonna be a wild ride. So buckle your seat belts.”
“The moment the Emmy Awards host was brought up, we said it had to be Andy,” said FOX Television Group chairmen and CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden. “He is fearless, hilarious, an award-winning comedian, singer, writer and actor with incredible live TV experience. We know he’ll deliver the laughs and give viewers an incredible night they will enjoy.”
“It’s wonderfully fitting that we have Andy Samberg, an Emmy Award winner himself, as our host for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards,” added Bruce Rosenblum, chairman and CEO of the Television Academy. “Andy has excelled in all aspects of the television universe, both from behind and in front of the camera. His humor, insights and charisma will be an exciting addition to our annual celebration of television’s best and brightest.”
The Emmys take place on September 20th in the US.
Source: Hollywood Reporter