Jimmy Kimmel to Host the 68th Emmy Awards

By Steve Dove | May 31st, 2016

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the 68th Emmy Awards airing LIVE SUNDAY SEP 18 7e|4p on ABC! The 2016 Emmys mark Jimmy's second time hosting the show, having hosted in 2012. Jimmy's own late night series, Jimmy Kimmel Live, has been nominated for 20 Emmys and has won three.

Joining Jimmy will be acclaimed producer Don Mischer. Mischer is an internationally acclaimed producer and director of television and live events. He has been honored with 15 Emmy Awards, a record 10 Directors Guild of America Awards for Outstanding Directorial Achievement, two NAACP Image Awards, a Peabody Award for excellence in broadcasting, Europe's prestigious Gold Rose of Montreux and the 2012 Norman Lear Achievement Award in Television from the Producers Guild of America. In 2014, he was given the distinct honor of becoming the first live event producer/director to be awarded his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In addition, Mischer Productions' Charlie Haykel and Juliane Hare are set to return as co-executive producers of the awards telecast.

The Academy previously announced that the Creative Arts Emmy Awards will take place over two nights, Saturday and Sunday, September 10 and 11 at the Microsoft. Bob Bain will executive produce. 

The Television Academy will announce nominations for the 68th Emmy Awards the morning of Thursday, July 14.

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