Awards show season is here! For this year, the second-timer talk show host of the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" is gracing the stage of Emmy Awards at The Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.
His first gig with the Emmys was four years ago where he pranked the audience in the theater by asking Tracy Morgan to play unconscious. But he might have spoken like an angel and his words came true, leaving Morgan in a serious car crash a few years later.
According to ET, it was officially announced Monday morning that Kimmel will be the emcee of this year's star-studded awards show for TV. The talk show host rolled out the red carpet extending to 1,325 feet together with Emmys Executive Producer Don Mischer and Television Academy Chairman/CEO Bruce Rosenblum - the longest in Emmy history.
It is expected that he will deliver something different from his nightly "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" starting soliloquy from his Emmys opener speech. It will be out-of-the-box from the ordinary, but with the Kimmel trademark all have come to love.
Kimmel told the People magazine, "In a way it's better because I know almost everybody in the crowd," and he teased that he wants them to pretend to be enjoying the show or else there will be punishment afterwards.
Although he is also nominated for the night, he is more nervous spilling his script than accepting the trophy. He said further, "I never feel any pressure about being nominated because, it would be great if we won, but I don't think we're going to win and I don't really care if we win or not. I don't have that typical nervousness like, 'Oh god, this is my shot,'. I'm more nervous about hosting."
Kimmel hinted, "The people with whom I'm actually friendly are in the most danger usually because I know they can take a joke." It seems like he is already preparing (better yet, giving warning) his friends on what he is cooking for the one of the most anticipated award show in Hollywood.
The 68th annual Emmy Awards will air live this Sunday on ABC.