Andy Samberg To Host 2015 Emmy Awards For Fox

With his formidable live TV chops from his years on Saturday Night Live and with his Fox show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, already renewed for next fall, Andy Samberg was considered an odds-on favorite to host the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards, which will air September 20 on Fox. The Emmy winner (for co-writing the SNL viral video “Dick in a Box”) has now gotten the gig.

“It’s wonderfully fitting that we have Andy Samberg, an Emmy Award winner himself, as our host for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards,” TV Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum said. “Andy has excelled in all aspects of the television universe, both from behind and in front of the camera.”

dickboxWith his Lonely Island cohorts Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone, Samberg helped usher SNL into the digital age and became one of the first mainstream viral-video superstars with the immensely popular SNL digital shorts. The TV Academy and Fox no doubt will try to tap into Samberg’s strong following with the young, digital generation as well as his live-performance skills as showcased in his musical bit with Weird Al Yankovic, which was one of the highlights of last year’s Primetime Emmys ceremony (you can watch it below).

“The moment the Emmy Awards’ host was brought up, we said it had to be Andy,” said Fox TV Group Chairmen and CEOs Gary Newman and Dana Walden. “He is fearless, hilarious, an award-winning comedian, singer, writer and actor with incredible live TV experience.”

Image (3) emmystatuette__130419054303__130912171435__130914002423.png for post 586676How much of a shoo-in was Samberg for the Emmy-hosting gig this year? He was set before the TV Academy and Fox have locked producers for the ceremony. They will be announced soon. Emmy nominations will be unveiled July 16.

“Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers!,” said Samberg. “Like, in general you should buckle your seat belts in your car. In fact, even if you’re not an Emmy viewer, you should buckle your seat belt. It can be dangerous on the road. Also, if you’re not an Emmy viewer, you should strongly consider becoming one this year, because I’m hosting, and it’s gonna be a wild ride. So buckle your seat belts.”

  1. Does anybody know if the Daytime emmy awards will be on this year? I agree with Rob Jimmy Kimmel would have been the better or choice.

    1. Great choice IMO! I think he’ll do a stellar job. He hosted the Independent Spirit Awards a couple years ago and was hilarious! I agree he’s “adorably doofy” and he makes me laugh even without saying much. I highly disagree he’s worse than Fallon! Fallon to me is incredibly annoying especially when he can’t stop giggling at his own jokes long enough to get to the next one. Can’t wait for the Emmy’s!

      Kgj906…..yes the Daytime Emmy’s will be televised this year. They are going to air on the POP Network on April 26th….and are being broadcast from a sound stage or something like that.

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