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Finally, there’s some on-camera talent attached to the 2019 Primetime Emmys. While the annual TV awards show mulls hosting options, including going host-less like the Oscars, the TV Academy has tapped two familiar faces for the nominations announcement.
D’Arcy Carden and Ken Jeong will be on hand to help Academy chairman and CEO Frank Scherma announce the nominees July 16; the event will be live-streamed at Emmys.com, starting 8:30 a.m. PT/11:30 a.m. ET.
“Television is the world’s premier entertainment choice and the global reach of U.S. television programming is immediate and impactful thanks to networks, channels, platforms and delivery systems that continue to grow,” said Scherma. “We are thrilled to have these two comedic talents join us to announce this year’s Emmy nominees — programs and individuals whose excellent work is reshaping the television landscape.
Carden, ubiquitous on TV comedy with roles on Bonding, Barry and Broad City, is perhaps best known for playing Janet on NBC’s The Good Place. Jeong presently stars (as himself) on Fox’s The Masked Singer, after roles in Dr. Ken and Community.
The 71st Emmy Awards telecast will air live from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on Sunday, Sept. 22, on Fox. The event will be co-produced by Don Mischer Productions and Done+Dusted.
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