It’s official Yakksters, Jane Lynch aka Sue Sylvester aka Hilarious has been formally announced as the host for the 2011 Emmy awards set to air on September 18th on Fox. The actress, an Emmy winner herself has the “it” factor that is the mark for what a great host needs to be; comedic, dramatic and musical talent all in one. (Anyone remember her fantabulous work on Criminal Minds as Reid’s schizophrenic mother?).
“We’re delighted to have Jane Lynch host the Primetime Emmys this year,” said John Shaffner, Chairman and CEO, Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “When our host has comedic, dramatic and musical talents – as Jane proved in last year’s opening number – we know it’s going to be fun for us and for the audience at home!” Executive producer Mark Burnett went on to say that she was his first, and only choice to host going on to say that her comedic timing, as well as her charisma and talent gives the type of energy that “leaps” off the screen and stage.
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