Jimmy Fallon to host this year's Emmy telecast

May 4, 2010 10:33:10 AM PDT
Jimmy Fallon will be presiding over this year's prime-time Emmy Awards telecast. He will be at the helm of "The 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards" when the show airs live coast-to-coast on NBC on Aug. 29. The network made the announcement Tuesday.

Fallon is a veteran of "Saturday Night Live" and host of "Late Night" since March 2009.

He joked in a statement that hosting the Emmys "has been a dream of mine ever since they told me I was doing it."

Nominations for the awards, presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, will be announced July 8.


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