ABC announced Monday (March 7) that late-night host Jimmy Kimmel will be serving as Master of Ceremonies for the 2016 Emmy Awards.
Kimmel says on Twitter, “I am hosting the #Emmys on Sunday Sept 18. Until then, have a great summer,” adding in a statement, “I have a feeling I’m going to be great.”
This is Kimmel’s second time hosting the Emmys. He previously hosted in 2012, when he told Zap2it that he doesn’t see hosting an awards show as an extension of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”
“I operate under the presumption that no one has ever seen my show,” said Kimmel at the time, “so I go from that point of view. I understand that I’m there hosting the Emmys, and it’s not some extension or expansion of my show.”
The consensus seemed to be that Kimmel did a pretty good job in 2012, so expect more of the same in 2016 — the only question really is if he gets BFFs Ben Affleck and Matt Damon to stop by.
The 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards air Sept. 18 on ABC; nominations will be announced July 14.