The Network and Television Academy has announced that Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the 72nd Emmy Awards on ABC. This means Jimmy Kimmel will be hosting the Emmy for the third time after hosting it in the 64th event in 2012 and 68th in 2016.
Though, currently, it is unclear how the show would look like in these times of Pandemic of COVID-19. The Primetime Emmys, originally set for the annual live telecast from the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, is still set to be doled out on 20th September and will be air on ABC. Till now, officially it has not been confirmed that the dates are still the same as chances are that they may alter. Also, in a statement, Jimmy Kimmel, who is also going to serve as an executive producer of this event, has said that they do not know how they are going to do all this, but they will do for sure.
According to some sources, all the possible scenarios that are being explored for an Emmys broadcast are a fully virtual version, as well as an in-person event that could still incorporate some virtual or other “non-traditional” elements. But the most important thing in determining is which to choose, ensuring the health and safety of anyone involved in the show.
Also, since late March Kimmel has been hosting remote editions of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” from his home. Thus he has become well-versed in such productions which makes him the natural choice for this year. Citing the unusual circumstances of hosting an award show in the midst of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Jimmy Kimmel Live primetime since 18 seasons
Beyond “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” now in its 18th season, he also, recently was an executive producer and hosted “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”’s prime-time return to ABC. The show was recently picked up for another season by the ABC production team.
The Television Academy on Tuesday, July 28 will announce the Nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards.
Additional details about the show will be “announced soon,” ABC said in a statement.
The announcement of the Emmys host being Jimmy Kimmel comes just one day after the announcement made by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that the 93rd Oscars are going to be rescheduled for the first time in the history of 40 years due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Now, the 93rd Oscars will take place on April 25, 2021. On similar grounds, also the British Academy Film Awards is shifting it originally announced February 14 ceremony to April 11.
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