Host for Em­mys? Just 1 of 5 picks likely to win fa­vor

The Columbus Dispatch - - Front Page - By Libby Hill

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.

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