Jimmy Kimmel to Host 2012 Emmy Awards

March 26, 2012 AT 4:41 PM
Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the Emmy Awards for the first time. Hey everyone this is Ani Esmailian for Hollyscoop. Funny guy Jimmy Kimmel is set to host the 2012 Emmy awards this year and promises it’ll be an amazing show. Referring to Eddie Murphy - who pulled out of hosting this year's Academy Awards - Jimmy said: ''I hope to be able to do for the Emmys this year what Eddie Murphy did for the Oscars.'' So what makes Jimmy qualified to host? He’s previously hosted the American Music Awards and the ESPY Awards and is set to host the White House Correspondents' dinner next month, which is all great practice for the big night. The 64th Primetime Emmy Awards will take place at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre on September 23rd.