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SNL ‘Weekend Update’ co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che will host the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards

Saturday Night Live Weekend Update co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che will host the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards this September.

SNL creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels is set to exec produce the Emmys this year for the first time since 1988. Jost and Che will be the first duo to host since Jenna Elfman and David Hyde Pierce in 1999.

“NBC is thrilled to be the home of this year’s Emmy Awards and with Colin and Michael in the driver’s seat as hosts, along with surprise appearances by other cast members of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ I think we are in for one of the funniest awards shows in a long time,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman, NBC Entertainment.

Paul Telegdy, president, alternative and reality group, NBC Entertainment, added, “We’re proud of our deep comedy roster at NBC, and Michael and Colin — along with the return of king of comedy producer Lorne Michaels — will make this the must-see comedy event of the year.”

Saturday Night Live has been on an upswing with ratings and awards recently, routinely earning 9+M viewers weekly and won nine Emmys last year, the most of any single program.

The 70th Primetime Emmys will air live from the Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Monday, September 17th at 8pm EST / 5pm PST on NBC. Nominations will be announced July 12th.

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About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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