Colin Jost and Michael Che to host 70th Primetime Emmy Awards
NBC has announced that Colin Jost and Michael Che, Weekend Update anchors and Emmy Award-nominated co-head writers of NBC’s iconic and Emmy Award-winning late-night franchise Saturday Night Live, have been named co-hosts of the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards.
The Emmys will air live coast to cost from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, September 17 from 8-11 p.m. ET on NBC.
Robert Greenblatt, Chairman at NBC Entertainment, said: “NBC is thrilled to be the home of this year’s Emmy Awards and with Colin and Michael in the driver’s seat as hosts, along with surprise appearances by other cast members of Saturday Night Live, I think we are in for one of the funniest awards shows in a long time.”
“We’re proud of our deep comedy roster at NBC, and Michael and Colin — along with the return of the king of comedy producer Lorne Michaels — will make this the must-see comedy event of the year,” added Paul Telegdy, President of Alternative and Reality Group at NBC Entertainment.
Jost and Che said they are “proud to be the first duo hosting the Emmys since Jenna Elfman and David Hyde Pierce, and somehow that’s a real fact.”
Hayma Washington, Television Academy chairman and CEO, also commented: “We are elated that Colin Jost and Michael Che will bring their hilarious collective talents to hosting this year’s Emmy Awards. They have an amazing onscreen rapport and we are delighted to begin working with them along with the entire NBC team.”
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will be executive produced by SNL creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels. Nominations for the awards will be announced Thursday, July 12 from the Television Academy’s Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center.