Comedian and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ star Andy Samberg will be the host of the 67th Primetime Emmys in September.
The 67th annual edition of the awards ceremony will be broadcast on Fox on September 20, live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, reported Variety.
Bruce Rosenblum, chairman and CEO of the Television Academy, reacted to the news by saying, “It is wonderfully fitting that we have Andy Samberg, an Emmy Award winner himself, as our host for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards, his humour, insights and charisma will be an exciting addition to our annual celebration of television’s best and brightest.”
Samberg was recently a part of the Oscars performance of “The Lego Movie” theme song “Everything Is Awesome”. It was widely acknowledged as one of the few highlights of a mostly dull Oscars night, so perhaps it was this that clinched the decision for the Emmys to appoint Samberg.
Reacting to his appointment as the host, Samberg said: “Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers! Like, in general, you should buckle your seat belts in your car. In fact, even if you’re not an Emmy viewer, you should buckle your seat belt. It can be dangerous on the road.”
The nominations for the awards are due to be unveiled on July 16.