Seth Meyers Picked to Host the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards
It has been announced that Seth Meyers, the presenter of the Late Night show has been picked to host the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25 this year
Seth Meyers, the host of the popular Late Night show will now also present the 66th Emmy Awards show on NBC primetime television on August 25, 2014 from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, according to a recent announcement.
This year, the show has been preponed to a Monday. Seth Meyers had starting hosting the Late Night show two months ago from the earlier presenter Jimmy Fallon. When he had presented the Golden Globes awards earlier this year in January, Seth Meyers had indicated that he was open to other similar options for presenting popular and widely watched award ceremonies.
The 40 year old Seth Meyers has several years experience in both hosting and script writing for popular television shows, having worked as a head writer for SNL for more than eight years out of the total thirteen years with SNL, before taking up gigs for presentation of the show. Hence more than any other show presenter, who usually only have an acting background and work with pre-written scripts, he knows how to handle unexpected situations, understanding the pulse of the audience, always having a witty observation or comment for any event which takes place.
The 2014 prime time Emmy Awards show will be produced by Don Mischer who has several years experience in producing very high profile events. NBC executive Paul Telgedy who made the announcement about the Emmy awards show, said that Seth Meyers experience as both a witty host in front of the camera with a live audience in SNL and Late Night, as well as brilliance as a writer, made him the ideal choice for presenting the widely watched Emmy Awards show. Other Late Night show hosts, like Jimmy Fallon, David Letterman and Conan O’Brien have also presented the Emmy Awards earlier, and Seth Meyers is expected to make it an event to remember.