The Emmy Awards will be hosted by Kenan Thompson of 'SNL' on September 12
The Emmy Awards will be hosted by veteran cast member Kenan Thompson, who was a part of "Saturday Night Live" for many years. As a member of the television community for the last forty-five years, being asked to be part of this incredible evening where we celebrate some of the best stars in the arena is a privilege I choose not to take lightly. It doesn't hurt that I am part of NBC, my longtime family network. This fall, Thompson will return to NBC's late-night sketch show for a 20th straight season, appearing on it since 2003. As a co-writer of the song "Come Back, Barack," which was featured on NBC's show "SNL," he has been nominated for a trio of Emmy awards for his work on the show, and he won a trophy in 2018 for co-writing the lyrics for the tune.
As a result of his actions in the sitcom "Kenan," NBC canceled it after two seasons in May, after which he earned a nomination for best lead actor. Among Thompson's film credits are "Clifford the Big Red Dog," "Barbershop 2: Back in Business," and "Clifford the Big Red Dog 2: Toys for Miles" among others. He was a regular cast member of Nickelodeon's children's sketch comedy series "All That," and starred with Kel Mitchell on its spin-off "Kenan and Kel." The Emmys ceremony on Sept. 12 will be televised live on NBC, and Peacock, NBC's streaming sister, will also air it live. There are several top nominees, including the drama subtitled "Succession" and the comedy entitled "Ted Lasso," "Hacks" and "Only Murders in the Building."