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Neil Patrick Harris to Host the Emmys

July 2, 2009 by  

It’s time to suit up. Ok, maybe not today, but definitely on September 20, 2009. That’s when Neil Patrick Harris will take the stage as host of the 61st Annual Emmy Awards.

Variety first reported rumors of the negotiations today, and now comes word through sources that it’s a done deal. Neil, who seems to be the industry’s go to host these days is no stranger to the role of emcee. Most recently he hosted The TV Land Awards and then was much applauded for his role as host of Broadway’s Tony Awards.

After last year’s disastrous reality show host tag team effort, the Academy really needed to gain back not only viewers, but some credibility. Tapping Neil as host takes care of both those issues. Plus we get to see Neil in a tux for a few hours. I’m not complaining.

Here’s to hoping that hosting isn’t Neil’s only obligation on Emmy night. It’s about this boy accept his long overdue Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy. Fingers crossed!

So TV fans…was Neil Patrick Harris a good choice for Emmy host?  Was there someone else you had in mind? Sound off below.


3 Responses to “Neil Patrick Harris to Host the Emmys”

  1. Neil Patrick Harris to Host the Emmys | Joe Hosting on July 2nd, 2009 4:40 pm

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  2. Michele on July 2nd, 2009 7:47 pm

    Awesome! I hope he gets to sing AND accept an award as well. Good for him!

  3. Lisa (aka lmr) on July 3rd, 2009 8:19 am

    The best choice ever.

    Don’t forget he’s on Top Chef Masters next week as the host of the dinner party.