Andy Samberg hit the Academy Award stage this month when The Lonely Island performed “Everything is Awesome” at the Oscars. Now he will take the Nokia Stage on September 20th as the host of the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards. If the thought of the former SNL’er hosting doesn’t make you smile, maybe Samberg’s statement about yesterday’s announcement will:
“Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers! Like, in general you should buckle your seat belts in your car. In fact, even if you’re not an Emmy viewer, you should buckle your seat belt. It can be dangerous on the road. Also, if you’re not an Emmy viewer, you should strongly consider becoming one this year, because I’m hosting, and it’s gonna be a wild ride. So buckle your seat belts.”
Samberg’s own award tally? A Golden Globe in 2014 for Brooklyn Nine-Nine and an Emmy in 2007 for co-writing the SNL song “Dick in a Box” with Justin Timberlake. Samberg will be the third former Saturday Night Live alum to take the Emmy stage. Last year, Seth Meyers hosted the show, and Jimmy Fallon did the honors in 2010.
The Primetime Emmys air live on Sunday, Sept. 20 on FOX. Nominations will be announced on July 16.