|NEIL PATRICK HARRIS|
To host Primetime Emmys for the
Neil Patrick Harris has been named host and producer of the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, to be broadcast from Nokia Theater L.A. live in Los Angeles, Sunday, Sept. 22 on CBS. This will be the multi-talented television, film and stage actor’s second time hosting the Emmy Awards, which he emceed to critical acclaim when the program last aired on CBS in 2009.
“Neil is the quintessential host – engaging, entertaining and a true showman – with a passion for celebrating the medium we all love. We’re thrilled for him to return for CBS’s broadcast of the Emmy Awards,” said Nina Tassler, President, CBS Entertainment.
“Four years ago, Neil was an amazing Emmy host and we are excited to have him back,” said Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum. “Neil is an extremely gifted and inventive performer, and we look forward to seeing what he has in store this year.”
“I couldn't be more honored and excited to be hosting this year's Emmy Awards,” said Neil Patrick Harris. “And what perfect timing – I'll just do the exact same script I'm about to use for the Tonys. ‘And the Emmy for Best Revival of a Musical goes to ‘Breaking Bad!’ See, told you it works.”
Harris, who stars in CBS' How I Met Your Mother, is a three-time Emmy Award winner for his guest-starring role on Glee and as host of the 2009 and 2011 Tony Awards. His talents extend beyond being a “triple threat” performer; he has produced numerous live and televised special entertainment events. His celebrated television hosting career began with the Television Academy’s 2008 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys, and he later went onto host the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards in 2009, the 63rd, 65th and 66th Annual Tony Awards, and will also host the 67th Annual Tony Awards on June 9.