4 items from 2016
There wasn't a dry eye in the room during the presentation of the annual Arthur Ashe Award for Courage during the Espy Awards on Wednesday night. The honoree, Zaevion Dobson, was a 15-year-old football player of Knoxville, Tenn., who was killed in December 2015 when he shielded three girls from a spray of bullets. Sacrificing himself, he died in the shooting. To introduce the award, Steph Curry gave a pointed speech against gun violence — a prevalent theme during the annual awards show that opened with a Black Lives Matter call to action from NBA superstars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane
- Jackie Strause
Jimmy Kimmel is officially hosting this year’s Emmy Awards.
I am hosting the #Emmys on Sunday Sept 18. Until then, have a great summer.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) March 7, 2016
Variety exclusively reported last month that Kimmel was in talks with ABC to host the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards.
“I am excited to be hosting the Emmys again,” Kimmel said in a statement on Monday. “I have a feeling I’m going to be great.”
This year’s show will mark Kimmel’s second time as Emmys host following his stint in 2012, when the show last aired on ABC. The telecast rotates each year among the four broadcast network. Seth Meyers — another late-night host — emceed the ceremony in 2014, when NBC aired the telecast, while Jimmy Fallon »
- Maane Khatchatourian
Jimmy Kimmel has been tapped to host the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. This will be the second time Kimmel has hosted the Emmy ceremony, after his stint in 2012. He follows hosts Andy Samberg (2015), Seth Meyers (2014) and Neil Patrick Harris (2013). Kimmel has hosted numerous awards shows and industry gatherings throughout the years, including the Espy Awards, the American Music Awards and the White House Correspondents' Dinner. ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! has been nominated for 21 Primetime Emmy Awards, winning three. Story developing… »
ABC is in negotiations with Jimmy Kimmel to host this year’s Emmy Awards, Variety has learned.
Kimmel, host of ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” is a natural choice for the Alphabet, which is airing the Primetime Emmy Awards in September under the wheel system wherein the telecast rotates each year among the Big Four networks.
The gig would mark the second time Kimmel has hosted the Emmy ceremony; his first round was back in 2012, when ABC last carried the kudos. Kimmel won praise for his performance back then, with Variety observing in its review: “Kimmel was that rare example of a host who seemed to get better as the night wore on.”
Kimmel has been the face of ABC’s late-night lineup since 2003. He’s also emceed numerous awards shows and industry gatherings, including the Espy Awards, the American Music Awards and the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Kimmel has »
- Debra Birnbaum
4 items from 2016
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners