He hosted ‘Weekend Update’ on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ He hosted the ‘MTV Movie Awards’ and the ‘MTV Video Music Awards.’ And, of course, now he’s got his own late-night talk show. But is Jimmy Fallon ready to host the Primetime Emmy Awards?
NBC executives apparently think so, as ‘Late Night’ host Fallon is the network’s top choice to lead the 62nd annual Emmy telecast when it airs on NBC on August 29, according to Variety.
Other potential contenders for the job: ‘The Marriage Ref’ producer and panelist Jerry Seinfeld, and ’30 Rock’/’The Office’/’Date Night’ stars Tina Fey and Steve Carell. ‘Parks and Recreation’ star and ‘SNL’ vet Amy Poehler was also reportedly a contender, but she is scheduled to give birth to her second child days before the telecast.
Besides, as per Variety, Fallon is firmly the top choice of NBC honchos, who have also convinced TV Academy (the Emmy people) board members that he’s the right funny guy for the job. No deal is yet in place, but NBC is expected to announce the host next week. Continue reading