'Glee' coach Jane Lynch to host Emmy Awards
Friday 03 June 2011
Emmy-winner Jane Lynch, who plays the wicked cheerleading coach on the hit music television series
Glee, will host the upcoming telecast of the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, September 18 from the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.
"I am tickled pink to be hosting the Primetime Emmys," Lynch said in a statement. "I'm looking forward to singing, dancing and sporting my finest tracksuit."
The Glee star, who performed a crowd-pleasing opening number at last year's Emmys ceremony, will extend her trademark sharp wit throughout the long evening of award-giving, according to the announcement from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Lynch won the best supporting actress Emmy last year for her portrayal of Coach Sue Sylvester on Glee and also received a Golden Globe for the role this year.
Besides television, her work in film includes Julie & Julia, Paul, Best In Show and The 40-Year-Old Virgin, as well as voice work for animated films Rio and Shrek Forever After.
The Emmys will be telecast on FOX-TV, which also airs Glee. Lynch will be the third woman to host the Emmys solo, following Ellen DeGeneres in 2005 and Angela Lansbury in 1993.
Emmy nominations will be announced at 5:40 am PDT on July 14.
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