The negotiations are complete and the job of hosting the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards has been given to ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel.
ABC and the Television Academy made it official this morning, confirming a hire that had been expected since last month. We reported previously that talks were under way with Kimmel.
In the announcement, Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment, said: “Jimmy Kimmel is the consummate showman. With Kimmel at the helm, expect to be at the edge of your seat for a bigger, bolder, and better-than-ever Emmy event.”
Added Kimmel: “I am excited to be hosting the Emmys again. I have a feeling I’m going to be great.”
The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards are scheduled to air Sunday, Sept. 18, on ABC. The ceremony will be televised live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
Nominations will be announced Thursday, July 14.
The Television Academy also confirmed that the Creative Arts Emmy Awards will take place over two nights, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 10 and 11, at the Microsoft Theater.