Harris previously hosted the Emmys back in 2009.
NPH’s involvement was announced by CBS President Nina Tassler who stated: “Neil is the quintessential host – engaging, entertaining and a true showman – with a passion for celebrating the medium we all love. We’re thrilled for him to return for CBS’s broadcast of the Emmy Awards.”
“Neil is one of the most versatile artists currently working in television. It’s going to be great fun to utilize his acting, hosting, musical and producing talents on the Emmys, an event designed to showcase all of the elements that combine to make great television,” added Ken Ehrlich, Executive Producer of the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards. “We’ve had the pleasure of working together on other award shows in the past, and to have him bring all of that versatility to this year’s Emmy telecast again is very exciting for all of us working on the production.”
“I couldn’t be more honored and excited to be hosting this year’s Emmy Awards,” revealed Neil Patrick Harris. “And what perfect timing – I’ll just do the exact same script I’m about to use for the Tonys. ‘And the Emmy for Best Revival of a Musical goes to Breaking Bad!’ See, told you it works.”
Harris’ awards show hosting background includes the 2008 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys, the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards, and the 63rd, 65th and 66th Annual Tony Awards. He’ll also be hosting the 67th Annual Tony Awards on June 9th.
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