Charlie Collier, the newly independent broadcast network’s CEO, made the announcement Wednesday at TCA.
The Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 22 will have one major thing in common with the Oscars: It will not feature a host.
Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier on Wednesday announced that the 71st Emmy Awards ceremony — set to air on the newly independent broadcast network — will be host-less.
“It’s our job to assess how to elevate the program … and what’s interesting about this year is how many amazing shows we’re saying goodbye to: Game of Thrones, Empire, Veep, Big Bang Theory— this is new to me, I’ve never worked on the Emmys before. You have to look at trade-offs; if you have a host and opening number, that’s 15 to 20 minutes you don’t have to salute the shows,” Collier said at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour. “Our production team has had to balance those trade-offs. I think it will give us more time to honor those shows.”