Jane Lynch To Host DGA Awards

Jane LynchJane Lynch seems to be on the shortlist for every emcee job in town — before and after she hosted the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards. Now she will host the 66th annual DGA Awards, set for January 25 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in LA. “We are thrilled to welcome Jane Lynch as host of the DGA Awards for the very first time,” Directors Guild President Paris Barclay said today in announcing her gig. “I have known Jane for years and have envied her quick wit — and her extraordinary height. She always makes the job of directing her a joy, and I look forward to her helping us honor the year’s best in film and television.” Lynch has built a robust list of film and TV credits, so she knows and has worked with directors on both sides, and also is active on the stage (she cut her teeth at Second City and the Steppenwolf Theatre). Of late, she continues her Golden Globe-winning work on Fox’s Glee and hosting the NBC game show Hollywood Game Night, which was just renewed for Season 2.

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  1. As a DGA member and someone who’s worked with Jane, I say: good choice. She’s a pro and she’s a hoot. Although I will miss Carl Reiner.

  2. Bad choice. She is not funny, and offends a large portion of the audience. She was horrible as the NBC game show host.

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