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Poll: Who should host the Emmys?

February 10, 2010 | 10:14 am
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"With Conan O'Brien out at NBC, who will now host the Emmy Awards this August?" asks our moderator Chris "Boomer" Beachum in the forums. "He had hosted the previous two times the ceremony was on NBC and was certainly going to be the host again before everything changed.

"Before you shout out 'Jay Leno,' I seriously doubt that the academy or even NBC wants the publicity nightmare that would cause. The only thing in Leno's favor is that he was offended when Conan hosted the past two times. It wouldn't be beyond him to add that to his newly renegotiated NBC contract."

The peacock web will obviously want to stick with members of its network family such as  Jimmy Fallon, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Amy Poehler etc. Personally, I like the idea of teaming up Fallon or Carell with Fey or Poehler — or Fey and Poehler together. A combo not mentioned in our forums is one I'd like to volunteer: Andy Samberg and Justin Timberlake, who won an Emmy together in 2007 for that naughty song about you-know-what in a box. They were nominated last year for "Motherlove."

Chelsea Handler and Ryan Seacrest are on this list because Comcast owns both NBC and E! Entertainment Network. Why not toss them in, eh? Seacrest hosted successfully as solo emcee in 2007 and shouldn't be blamed for that train wreck of five reality-TV co-hosts the next year. Seacrest was merely riding that train; bad writers crashed it.

Check out the discussion in our forums for more suggestions and views.

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I think Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey would be great because they're both from that really funny SNL time (when Justin Timberlake hadn't gotten boring and stupid) and they're both really funny separately too. They could be hilarious paired up.

Tom, I respect your insights a lot but if you viewed Ryan Seacrest's 2007 hosting skills as successful, I have only two questions for you. The first is what in god's name were you smoking when you watched that ceremony and the second is can you get me some because it must be some good stuff. Seacrest was an abomination in his 2007 ceremony and painful to watch. It was like watching someone wheel Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) to the steps of the Capitol, push him out of his wheelchair and then watch him agonizing in pain as he crawled up the Capitol steps.

Why not Ricky Gervais? He is the executive producer of "The Office" on NBC and I thought he did pretty well at the Globes. But if we were to go from this list I'd go with Chelsea Handler. She's sexy and not will definitely leave her mark on this year's ceremony with her unforgiving humor.

how about joel mchale/tina fey? love those two

Please we're tired of seeing Justin's fugly mugg on every awards show...give us a break dammit...he just plain SUCKS!!



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