Is Jane Lynch going to host the Emmys?
One year after Jane Lynch ("Glee") appeared at the podium to nab an Emmy as best supporting actress in a comedy series, she may take charge of the whole stage as host of the TV awards ceremony. Lynch is reportedly in talks with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to emcee the Sept. 18 event, according to the Hollywood Reporter. An Emmy media representative declined to comment when asked to confirm or deny the report.
Lynch is a logical choice to preside over the kudofest considering "Glee" airs on Fox, which will telecast this year's Emmys. She's a deft performer -- both as a singer and comedian.
"There is no deal with Lynch yet, and it is unclear whether she would host alone or be paired with one or more co-hosts," notes the Reporter. "The host must also be approved by the TV Academy's board of governors, which meets on Wednesday night."
Only two women have hosted the awards show solo: Angela Lansbury and Ellen DeGeneres. Many other women have served as co-hosts, including Kirstie Alley, Lucille Ball, Candice Bergen, Angie Dickinson, Shelley Long, Shirley MacLaine, Mary Tyler Moore, Jane Pauley, Joan Rivers, Wanda Sykes and Marlo Thomas. The last female co-host was Heidi Klum, two years ago.
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-- Tom O'Neil
Photo: Last year, "Glee" lost best comedy series to "Modern Family," but Jane Lynch claimed a trophy in the acting slots. Credit: NBC