Jimmy Kimmel returns as Emmys host
US awards to take place in September, but yet to confirm just how.
Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the 72nd Emmy Awards in September … but right now nobody can confirm what kind of presentation will take place.
The event will take place as planned on September 20 but producers are exploring options for both a virtual and in-person event, if with “non-traditional” elements.
“I don’t know where we will do this or how we will do this or even why we are doing this, but we are doing it and I am hosting it,” said Kimmel, who will also serve as executive producer.
“We know Jimmy Kimmel will deliver a uniquely entertaining, funny and moving Primetime Emmys show,” said Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment. “He’s a true master of ceremonies who reveres this industry and its people; and just as Jimmy has done with his own show over the past few months, he will tackle this momentous event with heart and humour, and bring some much-needed joy and optimism to our television colleagues and viewers at home.”
Kimmel, who has been hosting remote editions of Jimmy Kimmel Live, previously hosted in 2016 and 2012 (last year it ran without a host).
Nominations will be announced on July 28 with Foxtel expected to screen the event in Australia.