ABC confirmed Jimmy Kimmel will be returning to the Emmys as the host of the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards. Kimmel will once again take on the hosting duties after handling the gig back in 2012 at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards. This year’s Emmys will be held on Sunday, September 18th and will air live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles beginning at 5pm PT/8pm ET.
Announcing Kimmel as host, ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey 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.”
And Kimmel added, “I am excited to be hosting the Emmys again. I have a feeling I’m going to be great.”
Nominees for the 2016 Emmy Awards will be announced on the morning of Thursday, July 14th, according to the Television Academy. The Academy also revealed the Creative Arts Emmy Awards have been set for Saturday and Sunday, September 10th and 11th. Bob Bain will executive produce the awards.
Kimmel’s been hosting and executive producing Jimmy Kimmel Live for 14 seasons, making it ABC’s longest running late night talk show. Kimmel’s show has picked up five Emmy nominations including nominations in the Outstanding Variety Series Talk category.