The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will have a comedy duo hosting this year.
NBC confirms that Saturday Night Live stars Colin Jost and Michael Che will head up the awards show when TV's biggest stars descend on L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 17.
"NBC is thrilled to be the home of this year’s Emmy Awards and with Colin and Michael in the driver’s seat as hosts, along with surprise appearances by other cast members of Saturday Night Live," Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment said. "I think we are in for one of the funniest awards shows in a long time."
Che and Jost -- who have been the SNL "Weekend Update" hosts since 2014 -- also expressed their excitement to be chosen for the gig. "We’re proud to be the first duo hosting the Emmys since Jenna Elfman and David Hyde Pierce, and somehow that’s a real fact,” the two joked in a joint statement.
It's been a big week for Jost, who made his first red carpet appearance with girlfriend Scarlett Johansson at the premiere of Avengers: Infinity War in Hollywood, California, on Monday night.
ET chatted with the 33-year-old actress about what it was like to have her 35-year-old beau by her side. “It was all right. It was not bad, you know -- get some laughs in and enjoy it,” she mused. “I'm just excited to share this experience with him because I'm so excited to see the film. I haven't seen it before!”
Will Johansson be Jost's date to the Emmys? We'll find out when the awards show airs live on Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Nominations will be announced on July 12.
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