Host for Emmys? Just 1 of 5 picks likely to win favor
The Television Academy and Fox recently announced Sept. 22 as the date for next year’s 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, leaving the network less than 10 months to figure out who, exactly, will host the ceremony.
Here are five suggestions — most of them people who would buoy a ceremony that can feel staid at times. (We’re also including the individual Fox will inevitably choose, even though the choice is predictable and bad.) Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” “MasterChef” and “MasterChef Junior” — percolating on the network.
Would dispense of awards-show niceties, another great accent, very good at shouting.
FCC fines for obscenities would bankrupt network, very good at shouting.
The star of Fox’s “Last Man Standing” would be a fascinating choice. The comedy veteran, after all, took a run at co-hosting the ceremony in 1992 alongside Kirstie Alley and Dennis Miller.
But then you consider Allen’s recent comments comparing conservativism in Hollywood today to the climate of 1930s Germany — and things go a little sideways.
Emmy hosting experience, ratings.
Maybe too many references to Nazism.