THE 73rd Emmy Awards have been announced to be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer on Monday as the big show returns to a live in-person format.
In a statement, Cedric said: “Since I was a little boy huddled up next to my grandmother, television has always been my reliable friend, so it is an enormous honor for me to host this year’s Emmy Awards.”
“Throughout the roller-coaster of a year that we have all lived through, television has helped us stay connected as a society like never before.
It not only entertained us, but as it always has, it helped to open our eyes, educate us, and hopefully brought about a better understanding of who we are as a people.
I can’t wait to take the stage to celebrate all of the great shows and performances that made us laugh, cry, dance and sing over the past year.”
The event which is set to take place at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on September 19 will host a few nominees and their guests.
Nominations are set to be announced Tuesday morning.