Several late-night show hosts including Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel have all been added as presenters for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Read on to learn more about this update.
According to Variety, Colbert, Fallon and Kimmel are set to present several awards during the annual event. It was announced by this year’s main man, Set Meyers, via Twitter.
— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) August 19, 2014
All three presenters have also their shows nominated for outstanding variety series in the said awards event including Colbert and Fallon during the Creative Arts Emmy ceremony.
Colbert won the Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Series Award for “The Colbert Report.” Fallon, on the other hand, showed his flawless comedic skills after he won an award for being the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy series for his hosting stint on “Saturday Night Live.”
Earlier, Colbert was announced to succeed legendary host David Letterman on his late night show.
“Stephen has always been a real friend to me. I’m very excited for him, and I’m flattered that CBS chose him. I also happen to know they wanted another guy with glasses,” said Letterman, expressing his support to Colbert, as posted on Variety.
Colbert is scheduled to take over effectively as soon as Letterman decides to step down from the program.
Other announced presenters are Jim Parsons, Allison Janney, Key, Matthew McConaughey, Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg, Octavia Spencer, Debra Messing, Lucy Liu, Keegan-Michael, Julianna Margulies, Jordan Peele, Julia Roberts, Gwen Stefani, Halle Berry, Bryan Cranston, Viola Davis, Zooey Deschanel, Adam Levine, Woody Harrelson, Sofia Vergara, Kerry Washington and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
The Emmy Awards is an award-giving ceremony established by Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). It recognizes excellence in the television industry and corresponds to the Academy Award for film, the Tony Award for theater and the Grammy Award for music. They are presented in different annual ceremonies held throughout the year, with the Primetime Emmys and the Daytime Emmys receiving the most media coverage. They recognize outstanding work in American primetime and daytime entertainment programming, respectively.
NBC will air the live coverage of the 66th Emmy Awards at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014.
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