Entertainment TV Jimmy Kimmel to Host the 2016 Emmy Awards The 2016 Emmy Awards will air Sept. 18 on ABC By Patrick Gomez Patrick Gomez Patrick Gomez is the Editor in Chief/General Manager of Entertainment Weekly. Formerly at People magazine and The A.V. Club, the Critics Choice and Television Critics Association member has appeared on 'Today,' 'Extra!,' 'Access Hollywood,' 'E! News,' 'CNN,' and 'Nightline,' and can be seen frequently on 'Good Morning America.' Follow the Texas Native at @PatrickGomezLA wherever your media is social for all things 'For All Mankind' 'Top Chef,' and puppy related. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 7, 2016 08:30 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times via Getty And the Emmy (host gig) goes to … Jimmy Kimmel! The Jimmy Kimmel Live! star will emcee the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 18, PEOPLE and Good Morning America can exclusively announce. Kimmel, 48, previously hosted TV’s biggest night in 2012. “I am excited to be hosting the Emmys again. I have a feeling I’m going to be great,” the late-night talk show host joked of his new job. This year’s Emmy Awards red carpet will be rolled out at The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and the telecast will air on ABC. Nominees will be announced the morning of Thursday, July 14.