75th Annual Primetime Emmys to be Hosted by Anthony Anderson
Emmys Get a Host
The long-awaited 75th annual Primetime Emmys is just a month away, and it finally has a host. Anthony Anderson, the star of “Black-ish,” will be taking the reins for the January 15, 2024, telecast on Fox. The ceremony will be broadcast live from downtown Los Angeles’ Peacock Theater, located at the L.A. Live complex.
Anthony Anderson Excited to Host
In a statement, Anderson expressed his excitement about hosting the historic 75th Emmy Awards. He said, “With our industry’s recent challenges behind us, we can get back to what we love — dressing up and honoring ourselves. There’s no better celebratory moment to bring the creative community together.”
Anderson’s Recent Roles
Earlier this fall, Fox announced that Anderson would host its upcoming game show “We Are Family” alongside his mother, Doris Bowman. Anderson was also a contestant on Fox’s hit show “The Masked Singer,” where he revealed himself to be the celebrity under the Rubber Ducky costume.
A Natural Fit
Fox Entertainment’s unscripted programming president, Allison Wallach, praised Anderson’s hosting abilities. She said, “After Anthony hosted our upcoming show ‘We Are Family,’ we knew he’d be a natural fit for a star-studded, anticipatory night like the Emmys. Anthony’s known for his humor, heart, and spontaneity, so he’s sure to give audiences a night they’ll never forget.”
Previous Emmys Connection
Interestingly, Anderson had a pseudo-hosting gig at the 2019 Emmys when he opened the telecast. Now, he’s taking on the role for real. Frank Scherma, the outgoing TV Academy chairman, expressed his excitement about Anderson hosting the event and celebrating 75 years of Emmys excellence.
FOX’s Emmy Hosting Tradition
When it’s Fox’s turn to host the Emmys, it’s always a guessing game to figure out who will take on the role. Some possibilities that could have been considered include “Community” alums Ken Jeong, Joel McHale, and Yvette Nicole Brown, as both Jeong and McHale appear on multiple Fox series. Other options might have included Will Arnett, David Spade, and Gordon Ramsay.
Anderson’s Hosting Experience
Anderson is no stranger to hosting. He has filled in for Jimmy Kimmel, James Corden, and Ellen DeGeneres on their respective talk shows. He has also hosted multiple editions of the NAACP Image Awards, the Soul Train Awards, and co-hosted “Stand Up to Cancer,” among other events. Currently, he hosts the A&E series “Kings of BBQ” and has recently traveled through Europe for the series “Trippin’ with Anthony Anderson and Mama Doris.”
The 75th annual Primetime Emmys, produced by Jesse Collins Entertainment, will take place on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The event was originally scheduled for September 18 but was postponed due to the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. The nominations were announced on July 12, just before the strikes began, causing a halt in production and promotion in the entertainment industry.
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