Glee star Jane Lynchwill be channeling her inner Sue Sylvester as she takes center stage at the Emmy Awards on September 18. Lynch, who won her very own Emmy last year, will be taking on hosting duties at this year’s ceremony.
Jane Lynch said she is “tickled pink” about hosting and looks “forward to singing, dancing and sporting my finest tracksuit.” Lynch should indeed be honored as ony two other women have hosted the Emmy’s solo — Angela Lansbury and Ellen DeGeneres.
Mark Burnet, Emmy Awards show executive producer, said Lynch was absolutely his first pick to be this year’s host. “She has incredible comedic timing, and is a charismatic, talented actress whose energy leaps off the screen and stage. I am thrilled and excited to have her as our host,” Burnett said in a press statement.
The nominations for the 63rd Emmy Awards will be announced July 14. The show will be aired live on Fox on September 18.