As far as awards shows go, the Emmys are one of the least offensive, I would say. They don’t feel as hideously and painfully long as the Oscars and the Grammys, they’re not pretentious like the SAG Awards, not quite as stupid as the People’s Choice Awards… they’re just, eh, alright. The news announced yesterday that Andy Samberg will be hosting the 2015 ceremony didn’t do much to improve my feelings on the matter, but that is indeed what’s happening.
It is Fox’s turn this year to air the Emmys, which will air live coast-to-coast (8-11 p.m. ET/5-8 p.m. PT).
“Buckle your seat belts, Emmy viewers!” said Samberg, 36. “Like, in general you should buckle your seat belts in your car. In fact, even if you’re not an Emmy viewer, you should buckle your seat belt. It can be dangerous on the road. Also, if you’re not an Emmy viewer, you should strongly consider becoming one this year, because I’m hosting, and it’s gonna be a wild ride. So buckle your seat belts.”
“It’s wonderfully fitting that we have Andy Samberg, an Emmy Award winner himself, as our host for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards,” added TV Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum. “Andy has excelled in all aspects of the television universe, both from behind and in front of the camera. His humor, insights and charisma will be an exciting addition to our annual celebration of television’s best and brightest.”
I have mixed feelings on Andy – he was occasionally really brilliant on SNL, though he had the tendency to get obnoxious – it’s a very fine line for him. As for how he is on Brooklyn-Nine-Nine, I don’t watch it, so I can’t speak on that (I should watch it, though – I love Terry Crews!). Basically, what I’m saying is that I feel neutral on this whole thing. It could be worse, it could be better. In the end, it’ll be… mediocre.
Are you an Andy Samberg fan? Is he a good hosting choice?