Jimmy Kimmel Sets Himself up For ‘Mean Tweets’ as 2016 Emmys Host
The Jimmy Kimmel Live! front man, who previously hosted the broadcast in 2012, will take the reins once more in September, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Humbly, Kimmel noted in a statement provided to the site that he’s ready to get his hands dirty.
“I am excited to be hosting the Emmys again,” he said. “I have a feeling I’m going to be great.”
And, after sharing the news on Twitter, Kimmel got some immediate support from fellow comedian Ricky Gervais, who’s hosted the Golden Globes a handful of times — most recently this year.
@jimmykimmel fantastic! Let me know if you run out of holocaust or pedophile gags. I've got loads left over
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) March 7, 2016
On a more serious note, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement that he’s sure Kimmel will do the job justice.
“Jimmy Kimmel is the consummate showman,” he said. “With Kimmel at the helm, expect to be at the edge of your seat for a bigger, bolder, and better-than-ever Emmy event.”
The 68th Emmy Awards will air from Los Angeles on Sunday, September 18 at 8 PM EST on ABC. Nominations will be announced on July 14.
Do you remember Kimmel’s last outing as Emmys host? How do you think he’ll do this time around? Share your predictions in the comments.
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