Ceremony takes place June 22
Kathy Griffin will host the 41st Annual Daytime Emmy awards, which take place June 22 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
This year the ceremony, which has been broadcast on various networks in the past, will be livestreamed, beginning at 5 p.m. at daytimeemmys.net.
“I am beyond thrilled to be hosting what I'm told is the most important television event of the year,” Griffin said of the gig. “Knowing that over 100 million people from every corner of the planet will be watching, I will try to keep my nerves at bay and deliver a great show. I can only hope that at the end of the evening, critics and fans alike will compare it to the experience they once had watching Neil Armstrong take man's first step on the moon.”
Griffin did, however, apologize in advance for stealing the spotlight from the World Cup.
“My only regret is knowing that this epic evening will distract millions of viewers from enjoying this year's World Cup,” Griffin added. “I apologize to FIFA.”
“We are very excited to have Kathy leading our ceremony this year,” said Malachy G. Wienges, Chairman of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. “She is a beloved figure in the community and we know that she will have audiences laughing the night away as we honor the brightest stars in our industry on a global stage.”