ABC and the Television Academy announced on Tuesday that Jimmy Kimmel will host the ceremony for the third time. He previously hosted in 2012 and 2016. The show will go on for the 72nd Emmy Awards.
The late-night host said on Twitter: “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.”
The ceremony will take place on 20 September and will air on ABC. The network said it will announce more details about the show soon.
Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment, said in a statement: “We know Jimmy Kimmel will deliver a uniquely entertaining, funny and moving Primetime Emmys show.
“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.”
On Monday The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the British Film Awards announced that the Oscars and Baftas had been postponed from February 2021 to April.