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Conan O'Brien Emmy Host

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has named Conan O’Brien host of this year’s 58th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. He hosted the Primetime Emmy Awards previously in 2002. Hopefully, his talk-show host talents will cross over and be able to provide us with some good entertain for a couple of hours (the show is 3 hours long).

The Primetime Emmy Awards will air this year on NBC on Sunday, August 27 @ 8PM EST. Be sure to catch the award show to see if your favorite shows/cast have won! Here are the nominations for the 2006 Primetime Emmy Awards.

The candid shots are from July 22, in Pasadena, California from the NBC Press Tour.

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From the Primetime Emmy Conan O’Brien press release:

Conan O’Brien, critically acclaimed host of NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien, has been named host, while veteran television producers Ken Ehrlich (48th Annual Grammy Awards) and Jeff Ross (Late Night with Conan O’Brien) have been appointed as executive producers, of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 58th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards telecast, airing live on NBC, Sunday, August 27 (8-11 p.m. ET).

 “Conan was a natural choice,” said Reilly.  “His comedic talent and hosting expertise coupled with his charm and spontaneity will make for a great show.”

"We are excited about creating a dynamic and innovative Emmy telecast with our imaginative, award-winning executive producers Ken Ehrlich and Jeff Ross," added Rick Ludwin, Executive Vice President, Late Night and Primetime Series, NBC Entertainment.  "And Conan has proven to be a perfect Emmy host — he loves TV and is very funny and unpredictable."

"Conan did a tremendous job when he hosted the Emmys back in 2002 and we are thrilled that he’s returning,” said Askin.  “His style of comedy and humor is sure to make this telecast a memorable one and we are thrilled to working with him again."

O’Brien has been combining his talents as writer, performer and interviewer as host of Late Night, for nearly 13 years and in 2009, will take over the reins on the venerable Tonight Show.

In 2002, O’Brien brought his wit and style to his hosting duties on the 54th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards, garnering big laughs and critical acclaim, delivering "one of the funniest opening monologues in Emmy history" according to the Los Angeles Times.

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  • geniass

    Ahh…a reason to actually watch the Emmys!

  • can’tstandthisman

    Ohhh… a reason NOT to watch the Emmys!

  • Enemy

    Conan rules, he is the funniest man on TV!

  • blah

    A agree #2. A reason to at least miss the first 15 min. Can’t stand him…he thinks he’s funny but really….we all know differently.

  • joliepittme

    Oh, don’t be such prunes, he is the funniest late night host, and brilliant comedian capitalizing on college humour. He’s the best choice to give the Emmys a much needed boost in the 18 – 34 viewers.

  • Ed

    I LOVE CONAN! I watch him every night and he never fails to make me laugh. Thanks to him I always go to sleep with a smile on my face. He’s not annoying like Jay Leno or David Letterman. I can’t wait until he takes over or Leno.