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Anthony Anderson (FOX Entertainment Publicity photo)
Anthony Anderson (FOX Entertainment Publicity photo)

Anthony Anderson to host 75th Emmy Awards


Wed, Dec 13th 2023 05:40 pm

Entertainment industry comes together to celebrate Monday, Jan. 15, on FOX

Press Release 

FOX and the Television Academy announced jointly today that Anthony Anderson will host the 75th Emmy Awards.

“With our industry’s recent challenges behind us, we can get back to what we love – dressing up and honoring ourselves. And there’s no better celebratory moment to bring the creative community together than the milestone 75th Emmy Awards,” Anderson said. “When FOX asked me to host this historic telecast, I was over the moon that Taylor Swift was unavailable, and now I can’t wait to be part of the biggest night in television.”

“After Anthony hosted our upcoming show, ‘We Are Family,’ we knew he’d be a natural fit for a star-studded, anticipatory night like the Emmys,” said Allison Wallach, president of unscripted programming at FOX Entertainment. “Anthony’s known for his humor, heart and spontaneity, so he’s sure to give audiences in the theater and at home a night they’ll never forget.”

“Anthony is a multitalented performer and a great friend to the Television Academy,” said Academy Chair Frank Scherma. “We are thrilled that he is hosting what promises to be a rich celebration of the year’s outstanding television, as well as 75 years of Emmys excellence!”

"Jesse Collins Entertainment has long admired the work of Anthony Anderson and treasure our many years working with him. We are truly looking forward to him hosting what is sure to be one of the most entertaining anniversary Emmy telecasts,” said Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon and Jeannae Rouzan-Clay for Jesse Collins Entertainment.

The three-hour, coast-to-coast live telecast from the Peacock Theater at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles will air on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 15, 2024 (8 p.m. ET), on FOX, and will also be available the next day on Hulu.

Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor Anderson is the host of new FOX game show “We Are Family,” from executive producer Jamie Foxx, premiering Wednesday, Jan. 3 (9 p.m. ET/PT). He starred for eight seasons in the multi-award-nominated sitcom “black-ish,” where he portrayed Andre “Dre” Johnson and also served as executive producer. He recently completed a six-week journey around Europe with his mother for their reality series “Trippin’ with Anthony Anderson and Mama Doris.” Anderson also partnered with Cedric the Entertainer to launch their own barbecue label, AC Barbeque, and documented their journey to become barbecue masters in the unscripted series “Kings of BBQ,” which premiered in August.

Anderson appeared in the Emmy Award-winning pair of live television specials, “Live in Front of a Studio Audience.” He first appeared as Henry Jefferson in “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’ ” and then as himself in the second special, “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘All in the Family’ and ‘Good Times,’ ” performing the opening song with Patti LaBelle.

Anderson also hosted a game show, “To Tell the Truth,” a popular primetime reimagination of the beloved classic game show of the same name, which ran for eight seasons. Additionally, he was executive producer of the “black-ish” spinoff, “grown-ish.” Anderson reprised his role as Det. Kevin Barnard in 2022 on the highly anticipated 21st season of “Law & Order.”

He has become familiar to audiences through roles in such prominent films as “Transformers,” “The Departed” and “The Big Year.” Most recently, Anderson starred in and was the executive producer of streaming film “Beats,” alongside Uzo Aduba and newcomer Khalil Everage.

Anderson has received seven consecutive Emmy nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, three Golden Globe nominations and three Critics Choice nominations for his popular role in “black-ish.” He has also been nominated for four Emmys as a producer on “black-ish” for Outstanding Comedy Series. Additionally, in 2022, he won his eighth individual Image Award in the category of Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series, adding to his 18 total Image Award nominations in his career. He has been nominated for four Screen Actors Guild awards, BET Awards, and Teen Choice awards as well as one People’s Choice Awards and one Kids’ Choice Awards. In 2020, he was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and, in 2022, Anderson was named as one of the 2022 Disney Legend Award recipients, The Walt Disney Company’s highest honor recognizing individuals who have made an extraordinary and integral contribution to The Walt Disney Company.

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will take place at the Peacock Theater at L.A. Live over two consecutive nights on Saturday, Jan. 6, and Sunday, Jan. 7. An edited presentation will be aired Saturday, Jan. 13 (8 p.m.), on FXX.

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