Award Shows June 16, 2020
Jimmy Kimmel to Host 2020 Emmy Awards
He's back! Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the 2020 Emmys, Variety reports.
There are few details about how the Television Academy will handle the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards during the coronavirus pandemic, but we do know TV's biggest night is set to take place Sunday, September 20, at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET on ABC. Nominations will be announced July 28.
Kimmel, who is also serving as an executive producer, told Variety, “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.”
Insiders say the show could be virtual, or a combination of in-person and virtual.
President of ABC Entertainment Karey Burke praised the comedian, saying, “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 humor, and bring some much-needed joy and optimism to our television colleagues and viewers at home.”
Kimmel hosted the 64th Annual Emmy Awards in 2012 and the 68th in 2016. He has also hosted the Oscars twice.
The “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” host has been filming his late-night show from home during the pandemic.