“Hosting the Emmys has been a dream of mine ever since they told me I was doing it,” joked Fallon.
“Jimmy was the natural choice as one of the most promising and likable young entertainers who will now have the chance to display his many talents on television’s biggest night,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC’s executive vice president of alternative programming, in a statement. “His proven skills as a comedian and host — as well as his openness to new ideas — will fully engage audiences and ultimately deliver a lively Emmy telecast.”
Nominations will be announced the morning of Thursday, July 8, and the show will air live on Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
Last year’s host was Neil Patrick Harris.