Not sure if people at the Emmy’s are taking notes from the Oscars but Fox CEO Charlie Collier confirmed during Fox's TV Critics Association press tour that the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will not have a host.
Collier said. "We're happy to have it this year, we're passing it off to another network partner next year, so our job is to assess how to elevate the program in the year we're lucky enough to broadcast it, and what's interesting to me is how many amazing shows we're saying goodbye to—Game of Thrones, our own Empire, Veep, Big Bang Theory..."
While there won’t be a 15-20 minute monologue, award lovers shouldn’t freak out because rumor has it that there might be an opening number or perhaps some type of TV show In Memoriam. Plus, just the like the Academy Awards, the network, and Emmy producers have said that they are sending offers to several stars to host segments for categories like comedy, drama, variety, limited series and unscripted.
Charlie Collier did say that they had several names in mind of who the host could be but in the long run they wanted to spend those minutes on beloved shows instead. After all, that's what these awards are all about, TV's Biggest Night. Right?
The awards are about a month away and details about the production are still being finalized. The Emmy’s will air live on FOX on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 8 p.m. ET from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
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