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Jimmy Kimmel to Host 2016 Emmy Awards

“I have a feeling I’m going to be great,” comedian jokes of September hosting stint

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Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2016 Emmy Awards, which air live September 18th on ABC

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Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2016 Emmy Awards on ABC. This year’s ceremony – which will air live from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on Sunday, September 18th at 8 p.m. EST – marks the comedian’s second hosting stint, following the 2012 ceremony, according to The Hollywood Reporter

“I am excited to be hosting the Emmys again,” Kimmel said in a statement. “I have a feeling I’m going to be great.” The Jimmy Kimmel Live! host also confirmed the news on Twitter, writing, “I am hosting the #Emmys on Sunday Sept 18. Until then, have a great summer.”

Nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards will be revealed Thursday, July 14th.

Last year’s ceremony – which featured big wins for Game of Thrones and Veep – was hosted by Andy Samberg, who added his wacky comedic touch throughout the evening. Kimmel appeared to introduce the Lead Actor – Comedy Series category, delivering a long bit about his power as announcer and eating part of the official envelope. 


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