CBS and the Television Academy today announced that Emmy® Award winner Stephen Colbert, the multi-talented host of THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT, will host the 69th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS, marking his first time as master of ceremonies for the event. The Emmy Awards will be broadcast LIVE from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 17 (8:00-11:00PM, live ET/5:00-8:00PM live PT) on the CBS Television Network.
“We’re excited to kick off the new season and celebrate the top achievements in television with Stephen Colbert as host of the PRIMETIME EMMYS,” said Jack Sussman, executive vice president, specials, music and live events, CBS Entertainment. “Stephen is the ultimate master of ceremonies with award-winning creative talents, and as we’ve seen the past few months, he has a fearless passion for live television. We look forward to honoring television’s best while entertaining audiences with the creative energy and sharp comedy of Stephen Colbert.”
“We are thrilled that Stephen Colbert will be bringing his Emmy-winning comedic talent to hosting this year’s Emmy Awards,” said Television Academy chairman and CEO Hayma Washington. “He’s a formidable showman and we are delighted to begin working with him and the entire CBS team.”
“This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period,” said Stephen Colbert. “Both in person and around the globe.”
Press Release: CBS Press Express.
The Television Academy has announced changes to the rules governing entry into the various Primetime Emmy Awards categories. The changes are designed to better “reflect the increasingly varied and expanding television landscape.” The most notable change affecting ‘The Colbert Report’ and the ‘Late Show with Stephen Colbert’ is the division of the “Variety Series” category:
Split of Variety Series Category: The Variety Series category is now split – Outstanding Variety Talk, to be awarded during the Primetime Emmy telecast, and Outstanding Variety Sketch, to be included in the Creative Arts Emmy program.
Barry Manilow talks to ‘The Desert Sun‘ about taking part in the ‘Colbert Report’ final, and details how the massive star-studded sing-along was meticulously planned and performed.
“There were around 100 famous (REALLY) famous people there,” he told me by e-mail this weekend. “I was told that Stephen had chosen only his favorite guests. I couldn’t have been more honored to be included in that stellar group.”
When Stephen made a reference to the fact that he only has one female writer, as he accepted his Emmy in August, for “Outstanding Variety Show”, he then apologized, “for some reason”. What I thought he was trying to say when he said that was actually more the opposite. I don’t think he should have to apologize at all. He has done nothing wrong. However, many people in the media seem to disagree judging by the number of recent articles commenting on that one line in his Emmy acceptance speech. So we here at the Hub have delved into this issue, analyzed it and here are the results. The opinions expressed in this piece are mine and not necessarily representative of Colbert News Hub as a whole.
Following the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Stephen Colbert and Evelyn McGee-Colbert and their youngest son John attend the Governors Ball held at Los Angeles Convention Center, and HBO’s Official 2014 Emmy After Party at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center.
Stephen Colbert on stage presenting the award for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie”, accepting the Primetime Emmy Award for “Outstanding Variety Series” with “The Colbert Report” staff, and posing with their awards backstage in the press room.
Michael Ausiello from TV Line talks to Stephen Colbert on the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards red carpet about the end of “The Colbert Report” and taking over for the “Late Show” from David Letterman in 2015.