Jimmy Kimmel will return to present the 72nd Emmy Awards, ABC Network and the Television Academy announced Tuesday. This is the third time Kimmel presents the Emmys, after the 64th edition in 2012 and the 68th edition in 2016.
"I don't know where we're going to do this or how we're going to do this or even why we're doing this, but we're doing it and I'm hosting it," Kimmel said in a statement. The presenter is also involved in the award ceremony as an executive producer.
Karey Burke, director of ABC Entertainment, explained why Jimmy Kimmel Live! has been asked to take on the Emmy Awards presentation: "He is a true master of ceremonies who honors this industry and its people; and just as Jimmy has done with his own show over the past few months, he will heartily celebrate this momentous event address humor and bring much needed joy and optimism to our television colleagues and viewers at home. "
The prestigious film award ceremony will take place on Sunday September 20. What the show will look like during the corona outbreak will be announced at a later date.
Monday evening, it was announced that the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, traditionally held over the weekend for regular Emmys, will take place online this year due to the corona outbreak. The Creative Arts Emmys mainly award prizes for work behind the scenes, but there are also awards for small categories such as documentary series and specials.