The 41st Annual Daytime Emmy Awards may not be televised this year, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be entertaining to watch when comedienne Kathy Griffin hosts. That’s right kids; Griffin is hosting the event, so get ready for a night of wild amusement.
In a released statement Kathy Griffin remarked:
I am beyond thrilled to be hosting what I’m told is the most important television event of the year. Knowing that over 100 million people from every corner of the planet will be watching, I will try to keep my nerves at bay and deliver a great show. I can only hope that at the end of the evening, critics and fans alike will compare it to the experience they once had watching Neil Armstrong take man’s first step on the moon. My only regret is knowing that this epic evening will distract millions of viewers from enjoying this year’s World Cup. I apologize to FIFA.
This certainly won’t be your mother’s award show. The National Academy of Television and Arts and Sciences (NATAS) chairman Malacky G. Wienges stated:
We are very excited to have Kathy leading our ceremony this year. She is a beloved figure in the community and we know that she will have audiences laughing the night away as we honor the brightest stars in our industry on a global stage.
The 41st Annual Daytime Emmys will livestream at DaytimeEmmys.net June 22 at at 8 PM EST.