Comedian Jimmy Kimmel has recently been announced of the host of this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards, which will air Sunday night. Before spilling the news, he unrolled a red carpet to tease the audience about what’s to come.
Also, perhaps in a bid to increase viewership, he mentioned that he’s planning to play a big prank, and that everyone who is tuned into the broadcast will know what’s going on, and everyone who decides not to watch will be left in the dark about whatever Kimmel’s planning.
Kimmel Nominated for Work, Too
The comedian’s late night variety show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” received its first nomination this year, and will be in the running for Outstanding Variety Series. Since its premiere, the show has welcomed several musicians, along with television and film stars, often who are promoting their newest projects.
Currently, the soon-to-be Emmy host is deftly handling the responsibilities of his usual gig, along with all the necessities of preparing for one of entertainment’s biggest nights.
Some Details of the Emmys
Downtown Los Angeles will be the site of this year’s broadcast, as the ceremony will be held at the Nokia Theatre for the fifth year in a row. The interior of the building will feature Art Deco theme and a huge span of red carpet outside to accommodate the frenzy of photographers, celebrities, reporters and fans. In fact, show organizers say that this year’s red carpet area will take up nearly an entire sidewalk.
Nicole Kidman, Tina Fey and Betty White are just a few of the stars who have been assigned to sit in the front row for this year’s event. This could potentially give them a lot of camera time, and also hasten their trip to the stage in the event that they win something. Also, celebrities will not always sit with their co-stars, as the cast of comedy “Modern Family,” and period drama “Downtown Abbey” will be spread across several sections.
Source: CBS News